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Accreditations and Certifications

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Bridgewater State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university 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 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.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the NECHE should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
301 Edgewater Place, Suite 210
Wakefield, MA 01880

Other Accreditations and Certifications

  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • Aviation Accreditation Board International
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • International Reading Association
  • Interstate Agreement for Educator Licensure
  • Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy, Option One Status
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Professional Science Masters Association
  • United States Tennis Association