Boston University Accreditation

Welcome to Boston University’s reaccreditation website.

Boston University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.[NEASC]).

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though 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: New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, 781-425-7785, E-Mail:

Boston University 2009 Accreditation Report

Accreditation is a process of peer review that assures the academic and financial integrity of participating institutions. Every ten years, the member institutions of the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)—formerly the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)—undertake a comprehensive evaluation for accreditation. As part of this process, in 2009 Boston University prepared a self-study report that addressed the then-current NEASC Eleven Standards.

Boston University’s 2009 self-study report is published here in full and is also downloadable as a PDF. We hope that this self-study will provide a useful overview of Boston University and we welcome your comments on the report, which may be addressed to Doug Sears at or 617-358-1360.