Accreditation and College Recognition
Fisher College has several notable accreditations.
Fisher College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formally the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission 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 purpose through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.
Accreditation by the Commission is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education
Fisher College is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) for the college's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
Fisher College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) for the college's Health Information Technology and Health Information Management programs.
International Accreditation Council for Business Education
The School of Management and Communications at Fisher College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. For a listing of accredited programs, visit https://iacbe.org/memberpdf/FisherCollege.pdf.
The School of Management and Communications at Fisher College has undertaken a rigorous self-evaluation; has undergone a comprehensive, independent peer review; and has demonstrated compliance with the following Accreditation Principles of the IACBE:
1. Outcomes Assessment
2. Strategic Planning
5. Scholarly and Professional Activities
7. Internal and External Relationships
8. Interntional Business Education
9. Educational Innovation
In addition, the School of Management and Communications has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement, excellence in business education, and advancing academic quality in its business programs and operations. The College public disclosure regarding outcomes can be found here.
Programs Accredited by the IACBE:
- Master in Business Administration
- B.S. in Marketing
- B.S. in Sport Management
- B.S. Management Concentration
- Information Technology
- Fashion Merchandising
- Health Care Management
- Health Information
- Management Hospitality and Event Planning
- Human Resource Management
About the IACBE – The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The IACBE is the leader in mission-driven and outcomes-based programmatic accreditation in business and management education for student-centered colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions throughout the world. The IACBE has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,500 business and business-related programs in the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.