Office of Educator Licensure

Recognized Accrediting Organizations

To find out if your College or University is accredited by any of the DESE recognized organizations listed below, contact your institution or use the links below for assistance.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Commission on Technical and Career Institutions
View Roster of Institutions

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools 
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
View Institutions Directory

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
The Higher Learning Commission
Search Affiliated Institutions

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges

WASC Senior College and University Commission
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities*
Directory of Institutions

The Distance Education and Training Council Accrediting Commission
View Accredited Institutions

*The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges disbanded and split into two separate organizations, with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) handling the accreditation of institutions of higher education and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools handling the accreditation of primary and secondary schools. with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) handling the accreditation of institutions of higher education and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools handling the accreditation of primary and secondary schools.

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148-4906

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370

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