Current Accreditation Status

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

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. A standard fifth-year interim report will be submitted for consideration in fall 2023.  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