Current Accreditation Status

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

In 2023, the University of Massachusetts Amherst submitted an interim (fifth-year) report to NECHE, which was accepted by the Commission at its meeting of September 21, 2023. The interim report and NECHE response are accessible below.

2023 University of Massachusetts Interim Report

NECHE Response to 2023 Interim Report - October 25, 2023

The most recent comprehensive accreditation review took place on October 21-24, 2018. On April 12, 2019, NECHE voted to continue UMass Amherst's accreditation for ten years. The complete response from NECHE to the university is available below.

NECHE Response to 2018 Comprehensive Evaluation - June 11, 2019

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. 

Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785

2018 UMass Amherst Self-Study - Complete Report

2013 Interim Report

CIHE Response to 2013 Interim Report

2009 Self-Study

CIHE Response to 2009 Self-Study