Accreditation and Approvals

Carr Hall in the spring

Bay Path University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. 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; 617-271-1433; e-mail: Massachussets Department of Higher Education, One Ashburton Place, Room 1401, Boston, MA 02108; 617-994-6950;

ABA Approval

Bay Path’s legal programs on the associate and baccalaureate degree level, as well as the certificate of advanced paralegal studies, are approved by the American Bar Association.

ACOTE and AOTA Approval

The Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. AOTA’s phone number is (301) 652-AOTA or

DOE Approval

Bay Path’s education programs on the baccalaureate degree level are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Physician Assistant Program

The ARC-PA has granted Accreditation - Provisional status to the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program sponsored by Bay Path University.

Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA Standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the Standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students.

Accreditation-Provisional does not ensure any subsequent accreditation status. It is limited to no more than five years from matriculation of the first class.


American Council on Education

American Association for Paralegal Education

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts

The College Board

Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS)

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

National Association of College Admissions Counselors

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

New England College Council

Women’s College Coalition