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Accreditation & Memberships

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Fairfield University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Accreditation by one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Additional accreditations include:

  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (Charles F. Dolan School of Business)
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (School of Engineering)


    Computer Engineering program
    Electrical Engineering program
    Mechanical Engineering program
    Software Engineering program


  • American Chemical Society (College of Arts and Sciences)
  • B.S. in Chemistry
  • Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions, GSEAP)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy program
  • Connecticut State Department of Higher Education (GSEAP)
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (GSEAP)
  • Counselor Education programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (School of Nursing) Undergraduate Nursing programs
    Graduate Nursing programs
  • International Association of Counseling Services
  • Counseling & Psychological Services Center
  • Academic program approvals include:
  • Connecticut State Department of Higher Education

    Elementary and Secondary Teacher certification programs
    Graduate programs leading to certification in specialized areas of education
    School of Nursing programs

  • Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Nursing
  • Undergraduate Nursing programs
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Certifications include:

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Supplemental First Responder, State of Connecticut (Department of Public Safety)
  • Infirmary License, State of Connecticut Department of Public Health

Institutional Memberships

The University is an institutional member of these organizations:

  • AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • America East Athletic Conference
  • American Association for Employment in Education
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Council for Higher Education
  • American Council on Education
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Association for Information Communications Technology Professionals in Higher Education Association
  • for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of College Unions International
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Association of Higher Education Campus Television Administrators
  • Association of International Education Administrators
  • Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities
  • Catholic Campus Ministry Association
  • Connecticut Association of Colleges and Universities for Teacher Education
  • Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges
  • Connecticut Council for Higher Education
  • Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium
  • Connecticut Education Network
  • Connecticut Library Consortium
  • Council for Opportunity in Education
  • Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors
  • Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
  • EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research
  • EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • Fairfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Bridgeport Regional Business Council
  • Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium
  • International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
  • Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
  • National Association for Campus Activities
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Catholic Educational Association
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education
  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association
  • New England Business and Economic Association
  • New England Library Information Network
  • Northeast Regional Computer Program
  • Online Computer Library Center
  • Society for College and University Planning
  • The College Board
  • The Forum on Education Abroad

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