Feb 17, 2020  
Fitchburg State University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Accreditation



Accreditations

Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education; ABET; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Accreditation Council for Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

The New England Commission of Higher Education is a non-governmental, nationally recognized organization whose affiliated institutions include elementary schools through collegiate institutions offering postgraduate instruction.

Accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education assures that the institution:

  • Meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process
  • Maintains the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future
  • Maintains its demonstrated institutional integrity

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution’s accreditation by the New England Commission of Higher Education should be directed to the administrative staff at the university or to the association at:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425-7785
(781) 425-1001 (Fax)
neche.org

Addresses for other accrediting agencies include:

ABET
415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700
(410) 625-2238 (Fax)
www.abet.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW,
Suite 750
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 887-6791
(202) 887-8476 (Fax)
http://ccneaccreditation.org

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE)
3337 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
(571) 257-3959
www.cshse.org

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
1140 19th Street NW,
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
caepnet.org

International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
11374 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS  66215
(913) 631-3009

(913) 631-9154 (Fax)
iacbe.org/

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:

  • Master of Business Administration with specialized tracks in:
    • Accounting
    • Human Resource Management
    • Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in:
    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Marketing

Approvals

  • The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification
  • The Interstate Certification Compact in Certification of Educational Personnel
  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Department of Higher Education, Commonwealth Honors Program

Institutional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education
  • The College Entrance Examination Board
  • The Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the International Association of Colleges and Universities
  • The American Council on Education
  • The New England Association of College Admissions Counselors and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • The Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • The Council of Graduate Schools
  • The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
  • University Continuing Education Association

Affiliations

McKay School

The McKay School is a diverse pre-K to grade 8 innovation school that provides a safe and inclusive learning environment. While located on the university campus, McKay is part of the Fitchburg Public School District. The university uses part of the complex for university classes, and many students majoring in education perform their student-teaching at McKay.

This collaboration between k-12 and higher education facilitates our mutual desire to provide the most beneficial learning environments for our students.

Servicemembers Opportunity College

Fitchburg State University is a fully-approved Service Opportunity College member. The SOC principles and criteria subscribed to by all member institutions provide the basis for a consistent and uniform approach to meeting the educational goals and special needs of military personnel. The Registrar serves as the counselor for this important program.

The Washington Center

Fitchburg State University offers students the opportunity for semester-long internships at the Washington Center in Washington, D.C. For information contact Dr. Joshua Spero, (978) 665-3214 or jspero@fitchburgstate.edu.