Dec 09, 2021  
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Springfield College Catalog

Accreditation


Accreditation Statements

Springfield College is recognized as an institution of higher learning of collegiate rank by the Board of Collegiate Authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Membership in this association, one of six accrediting associations in the United States, indicates that the college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

The College supports the efforts of secondary school officials and governing bodies to have their schools achieve regional accredited status, which provides reliable assurance of the quality of the educational preparation of its applicants for admission.

Springfield College undergoes continuous self-evaluation.  Academic programs are reviewed based upon internal academic program review and also are reviewed on an ongoing basis, via external program review and professional accreditation.

Inquiries regarding this accreditation should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Tel: 781-425-7785
Email: cihe@neasc.org

Online

Springfield College operates distance education classes and programs for out-of-state students under the terms and provisions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.  

Springfield College can currently enroll online students living in 49 states (excluding California), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; although, some restrictions may apply to programs related to professional licensure.  For details, visit the licensure program’s website page.  

Information regarding the SARA complaint process is available on the Regional and Online Accreditation and Consumer Information page of the external website.  

Regional Campuses

Springfield College’s regional campuses are also approved through the appropriate accreditation body within the state each campus is located.  Below is a list of those approvals.  

Springfield, Boston, and Worcester Campuses

The Springfield, Boston, and Worcester campuses are approved through the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.  Inquiries regarding this approval should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place
Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108-1696
Tel: 617-727-7785
Website: www.mass.edu

Houston Campus

The Houston campus is approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Inquiries regarding this approval should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Tel: 512-427-6101
Website: www.thecb.state.tx.us

Milwaukee Campus

The Milwaukee campus is approved through the Educational Approval Program at the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.  Inquiries regarding this approval should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

Educational Approval Program - Department of Safety and Professional Services
P.O. Box 8366
Madison, WI 53703-8366
Tel: (608) 266-1996
Fax: (608) 264-8477
Email: DSPSEAP@wisconsin.gov

Tampa Campus

The Tampa campus is approved through the Florida Department of Education.

  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number 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.

Inquiries regarding this approval should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

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. 
Website: www.fldoe.org

Wilmington Campus

The Wilmington campus is approved through the Delaware Department of Education.  Inquiries regarding this approval should be directed to the administrative staff at Springfield College.  Individuals may also contact:

Delaware Department of Education
The Townsend Building
P.O. Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903-1402
Tel: 302-739-4601
Website: www.doe.k12.de.us/