Accreditation



Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; ABET, Inc the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation by the New England Association assures that the institution:

  • Meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process
  • Maintains the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future
  • Maintains its demonstrated institutional integrity Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges should be directed to the administrative staff at the university or to the association at:

    Commission on Higher Education
    New England Association of Schools and Colleges
    The Sanborn House, 15 High Street
    Winchester, MA 01890(617) 729-6762

Addresses for other accrediting agencies include:

  • ABET, Inc., (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)
    111 Market Place Suite 1050
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 825-7700

    www.abet.org
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    One Dupont Circle, NW
    Suite 530
    Washington, D.C. 20036-1120
    (202) 887-6791
    www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation
  • The Council for Standards in Human Service Education
    PMB 703
    1050 Larrabee Ave, Suite 104
    Bellingham, WA 98225-7367

    www.cshse.org
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
    P.O. Box 25217
    Overland Park, KS 66225
    (913) 631-3009
    www.iacbe.org
  • The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education NCATE
    2010 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 508
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    (202) 466-7496

    www.ncate.org

    NEASC Standards for Accreditation