Mount Holyoke College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
781-425-7785 or Toll free (US) 855-886-3272
Email: New England Commission of Higher Education.
Mount Holyoke is an independent, liberal arts college for women, founded in 1837 by Mary Lyon. The College admits qualified students with any disability and of any age, religion, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, or Vietnam-era veteran status to all activities generally accorded or made available to students, and does not discriminate on the basis of these factors in the administration of its educational policies and programs.
Mount Holyoke was initially accredited in 1929. The College has been continuously accredited since, and is presently accredited at the Bachelor’s and Master’s level. The College’s last comprehensive review took place in 2017. Formal continuation in accreditation was approved by NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education in spring 2018 and ensures accreditation through fall 2022.
The Commission formally accepted the visiting team’s report and findings from October, 2017, and provides feedback in its June 2018 letter.
Questions and comments about Mount Holyoke’s accreditation may be addressed to the President of the College through the Accreditation Liaison Officer.
The Office of the Registrar ensures the integrity of academic records and implements College policies regarding the curriculum. The Registrar's office is also responsible for release of official academic records and transcripts.