Bentley maintains accreditations with the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In the spring of 2013, Bentley was re-accredited by NECHE for a 10-year period. AACSB accreditation was attained initially in 1989 and reaffirmed in 1995, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. Bentley also holds AACSB accreditation for its accounting program.
As part of the re-accreditation process, Bentley University completed its most recent NECHE Self-Study process in February 2022. A copy of the institutional self-study report can be accessed here. To review the formal document sent to NECHE, a request can be made to Erin Kelley, associate dean of assurance of learning and accreditation.
Invitation for Public Comment
Bentley University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit March 20-23, 2022 by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, NEASC).
The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 220 institutions in the six-state New England region as well as several American-style institutions overseas.
Bentley University has been accredited by the Commission since 1966 and was last reviewed in 2013. Its accreditation by the Commission encompasses the entire institution.
For the past year and a half, Bentley University has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Bentley University
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Public Comments must be received by March 23, 2022. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.