August 16, 2021

Worcester Polytechnic Institute will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit October 4-7, 2021, by a team representing the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), one of seven accrediting commissions in the U.S., that provide institutional accreditation. Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole.  Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been accredited by the Commission since 1937 and was last reviewed in 2012. For the past year and a half, Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.  

Public invited to comment

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to: Public Comment on Worcester Polytechnic Institute, New England Commission of Higher Education, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514, E-mail:

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. Public Comments must be received by October 7. The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.