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Accreditation Information

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Boston College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has been accredited by NEASC since 1935.   

CIHE 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 CIHE’s guidelines, member institutions of NEASC 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.

For information regarding the accreditation process please reference: or the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803.  Inquiries regarding BC’s accreditation may be directed to the Office of the Provost and Dean of Faculties, Boston College, 270 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (617-552-3260).  For a paper copy of the information presented on this webpage, please contact the Boston College Office of Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment at 617-552-3111 or  The mailing address is Boston College, IRPA, St. Clement’s Hall, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.

In addition to NEASC, a variety of schools and programs at BC are affiliated with discipline-based accrediting agencies such as:


Connell School of Nursing American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Carroll School of Management Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
Law School American Bar Association
School of Social Work Council on Social Work Education
School of Theology and Ministry The Association of Theological Schools
Lynch School of Education
Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction programs
Teacher Education Accreditation Council
Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology
American Psychological Association