Accreditation

Massasoit Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though 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 Commission 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 Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of Massasoit Community College. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
781-425-7785
info@neche.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