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 Office of Academic Affairs at Springfield College (firstname.lastname@example.org). Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
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.
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
Boston, MA 02108-1696
The Houston campus is approved through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Student Complaint Policy: Students who have complaints against the School should contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The rules governing student complaints (i.e. Title 19 of the Texas Administrative Code, Sections 1.110-1.120) can be found on the section of Office of the Secretary of State’s website, while information regarding forms and descriptions of the complaint procedure as found on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s website.
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