The Urban College of Boston is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available 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 future.
In a letter to UCB's president, dated October 18, 2012, the Commission explained its decision to place Urban College on probation. The letter states that, while UCB does not currently meet the standard for Financial Resources and Organization and Governance, "the Commission found that, as a result of progress and plans made . . . the institution had shown cause to retain its accreditation." UCB is in compliance with 9 other Standards of Accreditation and remains accredited during this period of transition. Under the bold leadership of new President, Michael Taylor, UCB is growing, offering more expansive opportunities and securing a future for innovative education.
Urban College is accredited on probation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges, effective September 20, 2012, because the Commission finds that the institution is in danger of losing its accreditation because it is not in compliance with the Standards for Accreditation. Of concern are accreditation standards on Financial Resources and Organization and Governance. A statement providing further information about the probationary status is available on the website of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (http://cihe.neasc.org).
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road
Bedford, MA 01730-1433