Purview of the Board of Higher Education

Independent Institutions in Massachusetts Under Purview
Out-of-State Institutions Under Purview
Independent Institutions in Massachusetts Not Currently Under Purview

Independent Institutions in Massachusetts Under Purview

In addition to the 29 public higher education institutions in Massachusetts, the following independent institutions based in Massachusetts fall under the purview of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education:

Anna Maria College 
Assumption College
Babson College 
Bay Path University
Bay State College 
Becker College 
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (private two-year institution) 
Bentley University 
Berklee College of Music 
Boston Architectural College 
Boston Baptist College 
Boston Graduate School for Psychoanalysis 
Cambridge College 
Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc. 
Conway School of Landscape Design 
Curry College 
Dean College
Eastern Nazarene College 
Emerson College 
Endicott College 
FINE Mortuary College (private two-year college) 
Fisher College (private two-year college) 
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering 
Gordon College 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 
Hampshire College
Hebrew College
Hellenic College
Hult International Business School
Laboure College, Inc.
Lasell College
Lesley University
Massachusetts School of Law at Andover 
Merrimack College
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Montserrat College of Art
New England College of Business and Finance
New England College of Optometry
New England Conservatory of Music
New England Law Boston
Newbury College
Nichols College
Northeast Maritime Institute
Northpoint Bible College
Pine Manor College
Pope John XXIII National Seminary
Quincy College (two-year municipal college) 
Regis College
Salter College (private two-year college)
Sattler College
Simmons College
Springfield College
Stonehill College
Tufts University
The Urban College of Boston: A Two-Year College, Inc. (private two-year college)
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Wheelock College – Closed; Merged with Boston University
William James College *previously Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning

Out-of-State Institutions Under Purview

The following out-of-state institutions fall under the purview of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education for purposes of offering courses for credit in Massachusetts:

Bard College
Bethel University
College of Saint Catherine
College of Saint Rose
Conservative Baptist Seminary of the East
Daniel Webster
George Washington University
Johnson and Wales
Lyndon State College
Nazarene Theological Seminary
New England Institute of Technology
Nova Southeastern University
Rivier University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Louis University
Salve Regina University
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary—Northborough (Boston) Extension Center
Union Institute & University University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Phoenix, Inc.
University of Southern California
Western Governor's University

Independent Institutions Not Currently Under Purview

The following independent institutions based in Massachusetts do not currently fall under purview of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education:

American International College
Amherst College
Andover-Newton Theological School
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Clark University
College of the Holy Cross
College of Our Lady of the Elms
Emmanuel College
Episcopal Divinity School
Harvard University
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Saint John’s Seminary
Smith College
Suffolk University
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute