Bay State College is accredited by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

It is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts:
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science (Fashion Merchandising, Entertainment Management, Criminal Justice and Management)

Bay State College is also a member of several professional educational associations. The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states. Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

Medical Assisting Program Accreditation

Bay State College's Certificate program in Medical Assisting is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and prepares students for the national certification exams like the Medical Assisting Registration Exam (RMA) of the American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam of the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). ABHES is located at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314 N. Falls Church, VA 22043 (703) 917-9503.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation

Bay State College's Associate in Science Degree program in Physical Therapist Assistant is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone 703-706-3245; email:; website: In order to be eligible to practice as a PTA in Massachusetts, graduates must take the national licensure examination.

Nursing Program Accreditation

Bay State College’s Associate in Science Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850  Atlanta, Georgia  30326; 404-975-5000

The Associate Degree Nursing Program was granted full approval status by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing on November 12, 2014.

Campus Crime Statistics 2011

Students and parents, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 617-217-9237 with any questions related to the Annual Campus Crime Statistics Report.