Accreditation

Mount Holyoke College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. 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
209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730-1433
781-271-0022
Email: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

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 2007. Formal continuation in accreditation was approved by NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education in spring 2008. Mount Holyoke’s next comprehensive review is scheduled for fall 2017.

NEASC’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education requires substantial interim reports between the ten-year comprehensive evaluations. Interim reports require institutions to review how they continue to meet the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation, reflect upon progress made since the last comprehensive review, and project areas of focus for the next five years leading up to the next comprehensive review.

Mount Holyoke’s Interim (Fifth-Year) Report was submitted in August 2012. The Commission formally accepted it in September 2012 as spelled out in its February 2013 letter.

Questions and comments about Mount Holyoke’s accreditation may be addressed to the President of the College through the Accreditation Liaison Officer, Sally Sutherland.