Higher Education Opportunity Act Consumer Information Under 34 CFR 663.43B

New England College of Optometry (the College) is accredited by both the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) of the American Optometric Association and by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Both ACOE and NECHE are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as reliable authorities on educational quality, and adhere to the standards of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The College has been continuously accredited by ACOE since 1941 and by NECHE since 1976.

Requests for written documentation regarding the College’s accreditation may be directed in writing to the Office of the President, 424 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02115.

NECHE Fall 2022 Accreditation details

ACOE October 2021 Accreditation details

If you have questions or complaints regarding the College’s ACOE accreditation, you may contact: 

Accreditation Council on Optometric Education 
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd, Fl 1
St. Louis, MO 63141

If you have questions of complaints regarding the College’s NECHE accreditation, you may contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108

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