Accreditations - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology


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.

National 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

101 Blue Seal Drive, SE, Suite 101; Leesburg, VA 20175;
(703) 669-6650; Fax: (703) 669-6125;

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

PO Box 592; Canton NY, 13617
(703) 468-0566;

Student Complaints

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.

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.

Public Records

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