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The Boston Architectural College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The BAC’s professional degree programs are also professionally accredited.

NECHE Accreditation

Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds the Commission’s standards for institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university has the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.

Accreditation by NECHE applies to the institution as a whole. NECHE accreditation provides reasonable assurance to the public about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Every 10 years, The Boston Architectural College undergoes a self-study as part of our reaffirmation by NECHE. The findings of the most recent study were submitted to NECHE (formerly NEASC) on September 30, 2016.

Boston Architectural College Institutional Self-Study for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Inquiries regarding accreditation status should be directed to the administration 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

Through its Board of Higher Education, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Higher Education charters all degrees at The Boston Architectural College. The BAC is approved by the Commonwealth to grant bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, and design studies.

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Architecture program has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) since 1977. The Master of Architecture program has been accredited by NAAB since 2001. The most recent NAAB accreditation was awarded in 2018, and the next full accreditation review visit is scheduled for 2026.

The Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Master of Interior Architecture programs have been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER) since 2002. CIDA accreditation was renewed in 2015 for a term of six years.

The Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program has been accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board (LAAB) since 2013. The MLA program received the maximum six-year accreditation in 2016. The Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) has been accredited by LAAB since 2010. A dual program accreditation scheduled for Fall 2020 has been postponed to Fall 2021 due to COVID-19. Both the BLA and MLA will undergo a full self-study and accreditation visit at that time.