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General Accreditation Information

Becker College is granted accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. The NECHE is a nongovernmental, nationally recognized organization with a broad spectrum of affiliated institutions from elementary schools to collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction. The College is also approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education to grant Initial Licensure for the Early Childhood Education level (pre-K through grade 3) and Initial Licensure in Elementary Education (grades 1 through 6).

Accreditation of an institution by the NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process. An accredited school or college 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 NECHE is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of the quality 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.

The NECHE standards focus on the 9 key areas below:

  • Standard 1: Mission and Purposes
  • Standard 2: Planning and Evaluation
  • Standard 3: Organization and Governance
  • Standard 4: The Academic Program
  • Standard 5: Students
  • Standard 6: Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
  • Standard 7: Institutional Resources
  • Standard 8: Educational Effectiveness
  • Standard 9: Integrity, Transparency, and Public Disclosure

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution‘s accreditation by the NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781.425.7700
Fax: 781.425.1001
https://cihe.neasc.org/

Accreditations

Memberships

  • Academic and Research Collaborative (ARC)
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • American International Recruitment Council (AIRC)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE)
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)
  • Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM)
  • Association of International Educators (NAFSA)
  • Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA)
  • Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
  • Central Massachusetts Regional Library System (CMRLS)
  • Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. (COWC)
  • Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
  • Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
  • Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)
  • Council on Competitiveness
  • Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC)
  • EDUCAUSE
  • Innovative Users Group (IUG)
  • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
  • International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Massachusetts Library Association (MLA)
  • Massachusetts Library System (MLS)
  • Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing
  • Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR)
  • National Association for Campus Activities (NACA)
  • National Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Foreign Student Advisors
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • National Association of President‘s Assistants in Higher Education (NAPAHE)
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • National League for Nursing
  • NELINET, Inc.
  • New England Association of College Admissions Counselors
  • New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience
  • New England Association of Veterinary Technician Educators
  • New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)
  • New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC)
  • New England Transfer Association
  • Northeast Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR)
  • Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)
  • Public Relations Society of America (PASA)
  • Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
  • The College Board
  • Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO)
  • Worcester Art Museum
  • Worcester Chamber of Commerce
  • Worcester Educational Collaborative

Ranked by The Princeton Review as a “Best College” for undergraduate education for six consecutive years

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Becker College receives four honors from Colleges of Distinction

Published on: May 23, 2019

  Becker College continues be recognized as a national and Massachusetts College of Distinction in 2019, as well as a “Nursing Colleges of Distinction” and a “Career Development Colleges of Distinction.” Colleges of Distinction is a national guidebook honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused education. The organization noted Becker’s commitment to graduating […]

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Grants fund Becker College greenspace

Published on: May 21, 2019

Becker College has received a grant from The Nathaniel Wheeler Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee in support of creating a community greenspace on the College’s Worcester Campus.  The funds have been used to purchase flowering trees and shrubs to beautify the space that was previously the site of the Worcester Tennis Club on Sever […]

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WooSmash! at Becker is a smash success

Published on: May 20, 2019

WooSmash! A Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Event, hosted by MassDiGI, drew hundreds of people to Becker College on May 18.   Shine 2019 sponsored the event, which was held at Becker’s Colleen C. Barrett Center. Shine 2019, a major Smash event, is coming to the DCU Center in August. A total of 229 people preregistered for […]