A globally recognized leader in hospitality education

Les Roches enjoys worldwide recognition.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges

NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges)Les Roches Global Hospitality Education is accredited at the university level by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting bodies in the United States, is a voluntary, non-profit, self-governing organization having as its primary purpose the accreditation of educational institutions. Through its evaluation activities, carried out by six commissions, the Association provides public assurance about the educational quality of those schools and colleges that seek or wish to maintain membership, which is synonymous with accreditation.

Institutions of higher learning achieve accreditation from the New England Association through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education by demonstrating they meet the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation and comply with its policies. The Standards for Accreditation establish criteria for institutional quality; in addition, the Commission adopts policies that elucidate the Standards, relate to their application, and otherwise ensure that the Commission is current with respect to changing circumstances in higher education and public expectation. Moreover, the Commission expects affiliated institutions to work toward improving their quality, increasing their effectiveness, and continually striving toward excellence. Its evaluative processes are designed to encourage such improvement.

Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution that meets the Standards:

  • has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning;
  • has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes;
  • is achieving its purposes;
  • has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

209 Barlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
+1 781 2710022



In 2002, the Education Department of the Canton of Valais recognized Les Roches as having degree-awarding status. This was a major step in the school’s position within the Swiss education system.


Les Roches is proud to partner with leading educational institutes and organizations:

Other recognition

The following agencies also recognize Les Roches:

  • Council on Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE – USA) and EUROCHRIE (Europe)
  • International Association of Hospitality Management Schools (IAHMS)
  • Association of Swiss Chefs
  • Association of Directors of Hotel Schools (EUHOFA)
  • The Leading Hotel Schools in Europe (EURHODIP)
  • European Council on International Schools (ECIS)
  • Swiss Association of Maîtres d’Hôtel
  • International Hotel & Restaurant Association