Assumption University 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.).
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 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 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 the institution. Individuals also may contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
The University is accredited by:
- New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Education
- Council on Rehabilitation Education
- Assumption’s Chemistry major is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
- The University’s Rehabilitation Counseling Program is accredited by The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
The Assumption University curriculum and Catholic intellectual tradition enable students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students become engaged participants in Assumption’s classic liberal arts education – exploring new ideas, making connections across disciplines, and pushing themselves to achieve more than they thought possible. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, and develop excellent communication and critical analysis skills. The 180-member faculty support and enhance Assumption’s well-known undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Their expertise ranges from the digital arts to biology, from political science to rehabilitation studies, and from business studies to psychology and sociology.