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, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803 (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.