Accreditation Information

Since 1935, Boston College has been accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).  NECHE is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education and adheres to the standards of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  As part of NECHE guidelines, member institutions undergo a peer review process every ten years which involves the preparation of a comprehensive self-study.  Boston College’s most recent full review for accreditation occurred in March 2017.

Inquiries regarding Boston College’s accreditation status, including requests for a paper copy of this information, should be directed to the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties, Boston College, 270 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617-552-3260); individuals may also contact the New England Commission of Higher Education, 301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210, Wakefield, MA 01880 (781-425-7785).  

In addition to NECHE, a variety of schools and programs at Boston College are affiliated with discipline-based accrediting agencies.  For distance education, Boston College is an approved member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and Boston College’s public safety and police department is an accredited program of the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission.

Connell School of Nursing

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Carroll School of Management

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Boston College Law School

American Bar Association

Boston College School of Social Work

Council on Social Work Education

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

The Association of Theological Schools

Lynch School of Education and Human Development — Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction programs

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Lynch School of Education and Human Development — Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology

American Psychological Association