New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Associate of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
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
Massachusetts Department of Education
The University is also accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Massachusetts Department of Education should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
American Bar Association (ABA) Approval
Bay Path’s legal programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree levels, as well as the certificate of advanced paralegal studies, are approved by the American Bar Association. The Washington D.C. office is located at:
American Bar Association
740 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
The phone number is (202) 662-1000.
ACOTE and AOTA Approval
Bay Path’s occupational therapy programs at the Master’s degree levels are approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The Master of Science of Advanced Practice Occupational Therapy and the Master of Occupational Therapy are part of the Graduate School at Bay Path University. The entry-Level Occupational Therapy Program has been granted accreditation by the:
Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD 20852-4929
AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA or email at www.aota.org.
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC) Approval
The Master of Science in Genetic Counseling is fully accredited by the ACGC. The office is located at:
4400 College Blvd Suite 220
Overland Park, KS 66211
Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) Approval
The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bay Path University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards.
Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be September 2025. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs at Bay Path University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Visit ccneaccreditation.org.
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 2001
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Approval
Bay Path’s education programs at the baccalaureate and Master’s levels are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
The phone number is (781) 338-3000.
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing
- American Association for Paralegal Education
- American Association of University Women
- American Council on Education
- Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
- The College Board
- Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield
- Council for Advancement and Support of Education
- National Association of College Admissions Counselors
- New England College Council
- Women’s College Coalition