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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

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New Dean Announced for School of Graduate & Professional Studies

Published on: November 15, 2018

Following an extensive national search, Becker College has announced that Mary Ellen Mahoney has been appointed Dean of the College’s School of Graduate & Professional Studies, effective November 2018. She will be the first Dean of Becker’s fifth school, which launched in July.

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Becker Esports Club to compete in Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup

Published on: November 13, 2018

The Becker College Esports Club “Heatwave” and “Frostbite” Overwatch teams have been chosen to compete in the first-ever Boston Uprising Collegiate Cup. Overwatch is a team-based, multiplayer online game where players are assigned into two teams of six, with every player selecting from a roster of characters, each with a unique style of play. “Being part […]

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Sports Industry, Continual Learning lectures on Nov. 13

Published on: November 8, 2018

Becker College has two lectures planned for Tuesday, Nov. 13. The first will highlight the power of continual learning, the second will focus on careers in the sports industry. Both are free and open to the public and both will be held in the Colleen C. Barrett Center, 80 William St., Worcester. Becker College Professor […]