Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. This is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.
Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds the criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer-group review process. An accredited school or college is one that 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 New England Association 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 of the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education / New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods #100, Burlington, MA 01803
Toll-free: 855 88-NEASC or (855-886-3272) or on the web at www.neasc.org
In addition, Massasoit Community College is approved by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission; the United States Department of Education for listing in the Directory of Higher Education and for federal assistance from any unit of the Department of Education; and for Veterans’ Training.
The program in Dental Assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Child Care program is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Respiratory Care program is accredited by Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), and Radiologic Technology is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiology Technology. These specialized accrediting bodies are recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and by the United States Department of Education.
The program in Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing and is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
Other professional affiliations include:
American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers
American Association of Community Colleges
American Council on Education
American Technical Education Association
Association of American Colleges
College Entrance Examination Board
Cooperative Education Association
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
National Association of College and University Business Officers
National Council for Occupational Education
National Council on Resource Development
National League for Nursing
New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers