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Bay State College loses appeal on accreditation, which will be stripped this summer

March 21, 2023

The New England Commission of Higher Education, or NECHE, said in January it intended to nix Bay State’s accreditation.

But the for-profit institution, which has grappled with years of enrollment declines and a ballooning budget deficit, said it intended to fight NECHE’s decision.

It lost that appeal.

NECHE President Lawrence Schall said in a statement Monday the accreditor affirmed its January decision and that Bay State lacks “sufficient human, financial, information, physical, and technological resources and capacity to support its mission.”

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