Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges), receiving initial accreditation in 2007. Prior to that the college was accredited by NEASC's Commission on Technical and Career Institutions.
The New England Commission of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 220 institutions in the six-state New England region as well as several American-style institutions overseas. Its accreditation by the Commission encompasses the entire institution.
The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
Public Comment on Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
New England Commission of Higher Education
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100
Burlington, MA 01803-4514
Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.
Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)
The Automotive Technology program at the Benjamin Franklin
Institute of Technology is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, an independent, non-profit
organization with a single mission: To evaluate technician training
programs against standards developed by the automotive industry and recommend
qualifying programs for NATEF accreditation.
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation
Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101; Leesburg, VA 20175;
(703) 669-6650; Fax: (703) 669-6125; http://www.natef.org/
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
The Opticianry program at Benjamin Franklin Institute of
Technology is accredited by the Commission on Opticianry Accreditation. The
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation (COA), a not-for-profit agency,
accredits Opticianry education in the United States. The mission of the
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation is to foster excellence in opticianry
education by setting standards, assessing educational effectiveness, and identifying
those academic programs that meet the standards, in order to aid programs to
produce competent graduates who will provide professional services to the
public. The COA accredits two-year Opticianry degree programs and one-year
ophthalmic laboratory technology certificate programs in the United States and
Canada that are sponsored by post-secondary institutions accredited by agencies
recognized by the Department of Education or CHEA. The COA is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation.
Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
Box 592; Canton NY, 13617
(703) 468-0566; http://www.coaccreditation.com/
The State of Massachusetts allows students the right to make a
formal complaint to The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and they
attempt to provide an avenue for informal resolution of matters concerning
institutions. They cannot require an institution to take any specific action in
a matter and cannot provide legal advice. However, once filed the college will
be asked to follow the complaint process.
The Board of Higher Education receives and refers
complaints/inquiries to the specific college for clarification and response. It
is the college’s Board of Trustees which has responsibilities for establishing
and enforcing policies necessary for the management of the institution under
its authority. The management will review the complaint and investigate each
matter and will meet with the student.
Under most circumstances, the text of the complaint/inquiry will
be considered a public record, a copy of which is available to any member of
the public upon request. However, identifying information (e.g., name, address,
phone number, etc.) will not be disclosed. Furthermore, no part of the
complaint/inquiry will be discussed in response to a request that asks
specifically for a complaint/inquiry submitted by an individual. To submit a
complaint, visit http://www.mass.edu/forstufam/complaints/complaints.asp