Accreditation & Honors

New England Commission of Higher Education
Holy Apostles is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc.

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785


NECHE Confirmation Letter

Holy Apostles is accredited by the State of Connecticut Department of Higher Education and its Board of Governors.

Accredited Membership in the Association of Theological Schools

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological School (10 Summit Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
Phone: 412.788.6505),

The following degree programs are approved by the Commission on Accrediting:

Master of Divinity
Master of Arts (Theology) (Academic MA)
Master of Arts (Philosophy) (Academic MA)
Master of Arts (Pastoral Studies) (Ministerial MA)

What is the ATS?

From the ATS website: The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) is a membership organization of more than 270 graduate schools that conduct post-baccalaureate professional and academic degree programs to educate persons for the practice of ministry and for teaching and research in the theological disciplines. The Commission on Accrediting of ATS accredits the schools and approves the degree programs they offer. ATS membership is open to schools in the Christian and Jewish faiths. The current membership represents the full range of Christian denominations, including schools in mainline and evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, as well as multidenominational and nondenominational schools. Schools representing other faiths and other organizations interested in theological education may become Affiliates of ATS.

ATS Accreditation Letter

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is approved by The Cardinal Newman Society. Holy Apostle’s commitment to fostering a strong sense of Catholic identity is recognized in the second edition of The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College as a Recommend Catholic College.

Holy Apostles was also named in the 2010-2011 edition of the National Catholic Register’s Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.  In the same year, we received “honorable mention” in First Things magazine as one of the new, up-coming colleges to consider.

Holy Apostles College & Seminary was selected by for inclusion in the (ASO), a leading resource for online learning and college accreditation information, release of its annual rankings for the 2015-2016 Best Online Colleges in Connecticut. 

Holy Apostles was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as being in the top-third of online undergraduate programs in the country in the fall of 2013.