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College Deliberately: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst is a very large, public, four or more years University that emphasizes research, character and culture located in a suburb of Amherst, MA.

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

place 374 Whitmore Building 181 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003
phone Phone: (413) 545-0111
web Web: http://www.umass.edu
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst is also known as:
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst, UMass Amherst

Accreditation

The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
AgencyType / Program
Campus StatusInitial Accreditation date
University of Massachusetts AmherstMusic (MUS) – Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1968
University of Massachusetts AmherstAudiology (AUD) – Graduate degree programs
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Not recognized by the USDE*
ProgramAccredited1979
University of Massachusetts Amherst at Robert M. Hughes AcademyInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1985
University of Massachusetts Amherst at Holyoke Community CollegeInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1985
University of Massachusetts Amherst at South Hadley Middle SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1985
University of Massachusetts Amherst at Hitchcock Center for the EnvironmentInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
University of Massachusetts Amherst at High School of Science and TechnologyInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
University of Massachusetts Amherst at John J. Lynch Middle SchoolInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1990
University of Massachusetts Amherst at Berkshire Medical CenterInstitutional Accreditation
New England Commission of Higher EducationInstitutionalAccredited1992
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’

Links

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Rankings

University of Massachusetts-Amherst does not appear in the top ten rankings at National or State level.

short_textMission

The University’s mission is to provide an affordable and accessible education of high quality and to conduct programs of research and public service that advance knowledge and improve the lives of the people of the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

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