Accreditation and Memberships

Public Comment

Becker College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 1-4, 2017 by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Becker College has been accredited by the Commission since 1993 and was last reviewed in 2007.  For the past year, Becker College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation.  An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate.  The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Becker College
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514

E-mail:  cihe@neasc.org

Please note these guidelines from the Commission: public comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution.  The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups.  Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.

General Accreditation Information

Becker College is granted accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) at the associate, bachelor and master degree levels. The NEASC 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 NEASC 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 NEASC 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 NEASC 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 NEASC should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:

New England Association of Schools & Colleges, Inc.
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803
Tel: 781.425.7700
Fax: 781.425.1001
www.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 Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • 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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