Accreditations

Lasell College is Accredited by:

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (Criminal Justice program)
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

 

ACBSPAccreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The association embraces the virtues of teaching excellence and emphasizes to students that it is essential to learn how to learn.

ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at the associate, baccalaureate, master, and doctorate degree levels worldwide. Recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in 2001 and again in 2011, ACBSP was the first to offer specialized business accreditation at all degree levels.

Programs that are ACBSP accredited are:

Undergraduate Program
- B.S. in Accounting
- B.S. in Entrepreneurship
- B.S. in Finance
- B.S. in International Business
- B.S. in Management
- B.S. in Marketing
Graduate Program
- M.S.M: Hospitality and Event Management
- M.S.M: Human Resources Management
- M.S.M: Management
- M.S.M: Marketing
- M.S.M: Project Management

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NEASCThe New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering post-graduate instruction.

Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment on institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.

An accredited school or college 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 the quality 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.

Inquires regarding the status of an institution's accreditation by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the school or college. Individuals may also contact the Association:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
208 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730
(781) 271-0022

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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
Accreditation is a process to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met. Institutions and/or programs that request an agency's evaluation and that meet an agency's criteria are then "accredited" by that agency.

The Board of Higher Education in Massachusetts does not accredit programs or institutions. Accreditation of institutions is done by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, there are specialized accrediting bodies for certain programs of study to ensure that programs meet necessary quality standards.

Program approval is the process through which a program or sponsoring organization may receive state approval. The Commissioner of Education has the statutory authority to approve programs that prepare candidates for educator licensure in Massachusetts. Such programs may be offered by public and private higher education institutions, whether or not they also lead to degrees, and other sponsoring organizations.

The fundamental purpose of state approval of educator preparation programs is to assure the public that teachers and other educators who complete these programs in Massachusetts are prepared to educate our PreK-12 students according to the learning standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education ProgramsCommission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is a programmatic postsecondary accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and carries out its accrediting activities in cooperation with 19 review committees (Committees on Accreditation). CAAHEP currently accredits over 2100 entry level education programs in 23 health science professions.

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NAEYCNational Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NAEYC works with NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) to review the early childhood programs at four-year colleges and universities. NAEYC peer reviewers are faculty in early childhood programs and evaluate program reports to determine whether programs meet the NAEYC Professional Preparation Standards. If a program meets the standards and receives National Recognition, and if the institution goes on to be accredited by NCATE, the program has received a nationally known mark of quality.

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