Tufts University 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, Inc.).
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to email@example.com. Individuals may also contact:
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
Tufts University’s most recent on-site comprehensive evaluation took place in March, 2013. In September, 2013 the commission issued a decision that Tufts University be continued in accreditation. The next comprehensive evaluation will take place in Spring, 2023. The most recent fifth-year interim report was submitted in January 2018 and was accepted by NECHE in May 2018.
The 2018 fifth-year interim report is available here.
The response by NECHE to the 2018 fifth-year interim report is available here.
**Prior to 1994, teacher education programs were “registered” by the Commonwealth. In 1994, the Massachusetts Department of Education initiated a program review process and approval for Teacher Education programs.
***The Doctor in Physical Therapy program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education as of May 2020. Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. This is the first phase of the full accreditation process which is ongoing.