Accreditation and Authorizations
Cambridge College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through 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 New England Association 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 New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Bedford, MA 01803
The Teacher Education Program and School Guidance Program at Cambridge College are awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of five years, from May 2014-May 2019. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure, or other purposes.
All 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
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 web site www.bppve.ca.gov.
Cambridge College is authorized by the Council of Education of Puerto Rico and recognized by the Department of Education.