Accreditation and Authorizations

Regional Accreditation

Cambridge College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, 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
Bedford, MA 01803-4514

State Authorizations

Program Licensure & Credentialing by State


All of Cambridge College’s degree programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Cambridge College programs preparing students for educator licensure are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and are subject to its regulations and standards.

In addition to the Cambridge campus, authorized instructional sites are located in Lawrence, Springfield, and collaborating hospitals.


Cambridge College is a private institution, approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary Education.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to:

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
fax: 916-263-1897

As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review the academic catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling 1-888-370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet website:

Puerto Rico

Cambridge College is authorized to operate and offer selected degree programs by the Puerto Rico Board of Higher Education Institutions under the Department of State, and the graduate education programs are also recognized by the Puerto Rico Department of Education and the Puerto Rico Board of Professional Counselors under the Puerto Rico Health Department.