Babson holds accreditation from NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System).

New England Association of Colleges and Schools

NEASC provides accreditation services for more than 2000 public and private institutions in the six state region—Pre-K through university.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Babson College has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business. There are 681 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation.


Babson College has received full five-year EQUIS accreditation. Currently, only three U.S. schools are accredited by EQUIS. Worldwide, there are 147 EQUIS-accredited schools in 40 countries.

Babson College is authorized by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Babson College to advertise and recruit for the following degree program: Master of Business Administration. Authorization by the HECB does carry with it an endorsement by the board of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the HECB at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.