Published Statement on Accredited Status

Bristol Community College is accredited by Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and College’s Inc, renamed The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) in 2018

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institution 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 may also contact:

Commission on institutions of Higher Education
The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
E-Mail: info@neche.org