Framingham State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., 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 of 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. Inquiries 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: NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, Massachusetts, 01730, 781-271-0022.
ALSO ACCREDITED BY:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036. Phone: (202) 887-6791. Fax: (202) 887-8476.
American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-4872 for Coordinated Program in Dietetics; Nutrition Dietetics Concentration (Developmental Accreditation)
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248. Phone: (703) 437-0700. Fax (703) 437-6312. Web: http://nasad.arts-accredit.org.
Interstate Certification Compact on Certification of Educational Personnel American Chemical Society
College Entrance Examination Board
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
National League for Nursing
International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education
NOTICE TO STUDENTS
The rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study, and academic requirements that appear in this catalog were in effect at the time of its publication. Like everything else in this catalog, they are published for informational purposes only, and they do not constitute a contract between the University and any student, applicant for admission or other person. Whether noted elsewhere in this catalog or not, the University reserves the right to change, eliminate, and add to any existing (and to introduce additional) rules, regulations, policies, fees and other charges, courses of study and academic requirements. Whenever it does so, the University will give as much advance notice as it considers feasible or appropriate, but it reserves the right in all cases to do so without notice.