Invitation for Public Comment
The University of Maine at Presque Isle underwent a comprehensive evaluation visit in April 2014 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The CIHE is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Following the CIHE team’s visit and review of UMPI's Self-Study, its findings were compiled into a final report and UMPI officials had the opportunity to respond to the report. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six-state New England region. UMPI has been accredited by the Commission since 1968 and was previously reviewed in 2003. Its accreditation by the New England Association encompasses the entire institution.