Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association 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 purpose 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 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 New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01739-1433, Tel: 781-271-0022, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springfield College is approved to offer its School of Human Services programs in the following states:
California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 1625 N. Market Boulevard, Suite S-202, Sacramento, CA 95834. Tel: 888-370-7589
Delaware, Department of Education, The Townsend Building, P.O.Box 1402, Dover, DE 19903-1402. Tel: 302-739-4601.
Florida: Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-245-3200; 1-888-224-6684.
Grievance policy: Students who have unresolved conflict with the School should contact the Commission for Independent Education, 325 W. Gaines St., Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-245-3200; 1-888-224-6684.
Legal control: The College is a Massachusetts not for profit corporation organized in 1891 and registered in Florida as Springfield College, Inc., a not for profit corporation and doing business in Florida under the name of Springfield College.
Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108-1696. Tel: 617-727-7785.
New Hampshire, Postsecondary Education Commission, 3 Barrell Court, Suite 300, Concord, NH 03301-8543. Tel: 603-271-2555.
South Carolina, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1333 Main Street, Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201. Tel: 803-737-2260. Students who have complaints that cannot be resolved at the school level may contact the Non-public Institution Licensing of the Commission. All complaints must be submitted in writing on forms available at the campus.
Texas, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788. Tel: 512-427-6101.
Vermont, The Vermont State Board of Education, Vermont Department of Education, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Tel: 802-828-5139
Wisconsin, Educational Approval Board, P.O.Box 8696, Madison, WI 53708-8696. Tel: 608-266-1996.
Licensure indicates that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.