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 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remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards.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. 


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