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Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

Wentworth Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly 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 purposes 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:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514
(781) 425 7785
E-Mail:  info@neche.org

Wentworth is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the Boston Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the National Commission for Cooperative Education.

School of Management

Wentworth Institute of Technology has received specialized accreditation for its construction management programs through the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The primary goal of the ACCE is to promote and improve construction education in colleges and universities. By working together through the ACCE, representative of the total construction community, including construction educators and professional constructors, are able to establish and maintain standards and criteria for accreditation, provide guidance to those programs seeking to achieve accredited status, and carry out the accreditation process.

The ACCE accreditation serves the interests of students, the construction industry and owners, as well as users of constructed facilities and the public at large, by raising the professional caliber of constructors and thus the quality of the construction for which they assume responsibility. The ACCE accreditation assures students and prospective employers that the program has met stringent industry standards of content and quality and that program graduates have been provided a quality education enabling them to perform a broad range of professional responsibilities. Moreover, it assures the construction industry and students that the program performs periodic self-evaluations to keep current with emerging technologies and requirements of the construction industry while improving instructional techniques and access to construction industry contacts nationwide.

The Construction Management program at Wentworth received its latest BSCM accreditation in 2019. The program also received its accreditation for the MSCM program in 2015 which positions the MSCM program in the School of Management among very few other graduate programs nationwide. Both accreditations run for 6 years which is the longest duration for an accreditation period.

  • The Bachelor of Science degree program in Construction Management (BSCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
  • The Master of Science degree program in Construction Management (MSCM) is accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
  • Construction Management Accreditation Letter (BSCM)

School of Architecture and Design

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an 8-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs: a One- Year Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 36 graduate credits, for internal candidates); a Two-Year Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree from a NAAB accredited school + 70 graduate credits, for external candidates); and a Three-Year Master of Architecture (for candidates with an undergraduate degree in a field other than architecture, or an architecture degree from a school without a NAAB-accredited degree).

The Department currently holds a full 8-year term of accreditation (the maximum possible under the 2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation) for its Master of Architecture degree program from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). In order to promote transparency in the process of accreditation in architectural education, Wentworth is required by NAAB to make the following information available to the public.

  • Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2026

For more information on the accreditation of Wentworth's Architecture programs, please visit Wentworth's Architecture Accreditation page.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Interior Design (BINT) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

For more information on the accreditation of Wentworth's Interior Design program, please visit Wentworth's Interior Design Accreditation page.

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Design (BIND) is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

School of Computing and Data Science

Programs in Computer Science and Computer Networking are accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For more information on the accreditation of individual degree programs, please visit Wentworth's ABET Accreditation page.

School of Engineering

Wentworth programs in Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Additionally, the Biological Engineering program is currently seeking accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

For more information on the accreditation of individual degree programs, please visit Wentworth's ABET Accreditation page.

You can also contact the Engineering Accreditation Commission, Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, or the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET at:

415 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-347-7700