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Accreditation

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA  01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
e-mail: info@neche.org

RetentionPercent
Biological Oceanography100
Chemical Oceanography90
Marine Geology & Geophysics87
Applied Ocean Science & Engineering63
Physical Oceanography82
Total85

Average Time to (Doctoral) DegreeYears
Biological Oceanography5.5
Chemical Oceanography5.4
Marine Geology & Geophysics5.2
Applied Ocean Science & Engineering5.4
Physical Oceanography5.6
TOTAL5.4

DestinationsDoctorateMastersTotal
Research: University, Institution, Govt Lab69.7%0.0%60.3%
Private Company/Industry13.8%23.5%15.1%
Military2.8%64.7%11.1%
Government7.3%0.0%6.3%
Science Policy Organization3.7%0.0%3.2%
Other2.8%5.9%3.2%
Other academic0.0%5.9%0.8%