Accreditation

Post University is an accredited University that offers students the academic, social and leadership skills they will need to succeed in their chosen fields.

State Licensure and Accreditation

Post University is licensed by the Connecticut Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education. The Office assures that degree-granting institutions of high education meet the highest standards of quality and compliance with state and federal regulations. More information can be found here.

In addition to licensure, the State of Connecticut also ensures through its accreditation process that Post University continues to meet the quality standards established by the state. Post University's accreditation by the State of Connecticut carries with it authorization to award specified degrees.


Regional Accreditation

Post University is also accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This is the regional accreditation agency for more than 200 colleges and universities in the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Commission is one of six organizations recognized by the US Department of Education and by the Council on Higher Education as being reliable authorities on the quality of institutions of higher education. This recognition provides for the transferability of credits by assuring standards of quality. Post University has been accredited by NEASC since 1972.

Post University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and College, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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 give 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
Burlington, MA 01803
Toll-Free: 855.886.3272
Main Tel.: 781.425.7700
Fax: 781.425.1001
cihe@neasc.org


ACBSP National Business School Accreditation

In addition to the University’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), almost all degree programs in The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business at Post University are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation council for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only business accrediting organization for all associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree programs. Its mission is to promote continuous improvement and recognize excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world. 

For more information on ACBSP, visit www.acbsp.org.


Upcoming NEASC Evaluation

Post University will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on April 6, 2014, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and accredits approximately 240 institutions in New England. Post University has been accredited by the Commission since 1976 and was last reviewed in 2005. Its accreditation encompasses the entire institution.

For the past year and a half, Post University has conducted a self-study of its own effectiveness, addressing the Commission's Standards for Accreditation. A team of peer evaluators will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

Public Comment on Post University
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Suite 201
Bedford, MA 01730-1433
E-mail: cihe@neasc.org

Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments. Comments must be received by April 9, 2014.