2019-2020 Catalog

Accreditation

Berkshire Community College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc., (NECHE) 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 Commission 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 that has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purpose through appropriate education 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 Commission 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 reduce the health risks related to second-hand smoke for the campus community, providing a healthy learning and working environment.

Inquiries regarding the status of Berkshire Community College’s accreditation by the New England Commission should be directed to the College’s administrative staff (copies of the Commission's report are available in the President’s Office). Individuals may also contact the Commission directly:

New England Commission of Higher Education, Inc.

3 Burlington Woods Drive

Suite 100

Burlington, MA 01803

781-425-7785

 

Following a comprehensive on-site evaluation in October 2009, the commission accredited BCC for 10 years, the maximum allowed. See NEASC Report 2009. The next comprehensive evaluation will take place in Fall 2019.