Framingham State University 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 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 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 by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785

Also Accredited By:

Commonwealth Honors Program, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108. Phone: (617) 994-6950. Web:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036. Phone: (202) 887-6791. Fax: (202) 887-8476. Web:

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 800-877-1600 for Coordinated Program in Dietetics; Nutrition Dietetics. Web:

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248. Phone: (703) 437-0700. Fax (703) 437-6312. Web: For departments of Art & Music, Communication Arts, and Fashion Design & Retailing.

Council of the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, 1140 19th St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036. Phone: (202) 223-0077. Web:

National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, 20005. Phone: (202) 232-8777. Web:

International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, 11374 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215. Phone: (913) 631-3009. Fax: (913) 631-9154. Web:

Certified By:

Interstate Certification Compact on Certification of Educational Personnel American Chemical Society. Web:

Member Of:

College Entrance Examination Board
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
National League for Nursing
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

Notice to Students:

The rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study, and academic requirements that appear in this catalog were in effect at the time of its publication. Like everything else in this catalog, they are published for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute a contract between the University and any student, applicant for admission or other person. Whether noted elsewhere in this catalog or not, the University reserves the right to change, eliminate, and add to any existing (and to introduce additional) rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study and academic requirements. Whenever it does so, the University will give as much advance notice as it considers feasible or appropriate, but it reserves the right in all cases to do so without notice.

Individuals seeking additional information on accreditation or licensing should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 508 626-4582.