Accreditation and Memberships

The New Hampshire Department of Education’s Higher Education Commission (NHHEC) has approved the New Hampshire Institute of Art for degree-granting authority for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching Visual Arts, and Master of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Photography, and Writing,

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges through the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredit the New Hampshire Institute of Art.


Inquiries regarding the accreditation status of NHIA, or requests for copies of accreditation reports, should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness at (603) 836-2549.

Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Phone: (781) 425-7785  Email:

A fair summary of NHIA’s most recent audited financial statements is available upon request to the Financial Officer at (603) 836-2512.


The New Hampshire Institute of Art is an institutional member of the following organizations:

The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
The Currier Museum of Art
New Hampshire DOE’s Higher Education Commission
New Hampshire College and University Council
The College Art Association
New Hampshire Art Educators Association
The Arts Schools Network
New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
The Association of Governing Boards
National Association of College and University Business Officers

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