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Institutional Accreditation

Bentley maintains accreditations with the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In the fall of 2022, 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.

Read the notice of Bentley's continuation of NECHE accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) is the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in the six New England statesThe Commission is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a reliable authority on the quality of education for the institutions it accredits. The Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), affirming that its Standards and processes are consistent with the quality, improvement, and accountability expectations that CHEA has established.


Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Bentley holds both AACSB Business and Accounting Accreditations. AACSB business accreditation signals to the world that an institution has met the most rigorous standards of excellence in business education. Institutions that have earned the AACSB accreditation seal demonstrate that they are committed to upholding and advancing the quality of their programs, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Accounting Accreditation is a supplemental accreditation for schools with an elevated quality assurance system for their accounting program.