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Dean, School of Fire and Health Sciences

 Accreditation and Recognition

Anna Maria College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., the official accrediting agency for institutions in the six New England states. Accreditation by the Association indicates that Anna Maria College has been carefully evaluated and found to meet or exceed agreed upon standards, and is capable of achieving its stated educational purposes.


  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • American Music Therapy Association 
  • Council on Social Work Education at the undergraduate level
  • National Association of Schools of Music


  • American Medical Association - Approved Colleges of Arts and Sciences
  • Board of Regents of Higher Education (training veterans and other eligible persons)
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • Massachusetts Department of Education (Art, Music, Early Childhood and Elementary programs)
  • American Music Therapy Association (Music Therapy Program)
  • National Fire Protection Association (Fire Science program)
  • Quinn Bill Approved - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (Criminal Justice program)


  • American Crafts Association
  • Educators for Social Responsibility
  • Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • American Association for Higher Education
  • American Association of University Women
  • Association of American Colleges
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Association of Governing Boards
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts
  • Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education
  • College Entrance Examination Board
  • Colleges of Worcester Consortium
  • Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC)
  • Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC)
  • Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • Massachusetts Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Massachusetts Association of Teacher Education
  • Massachusetts Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
  • Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing
  • National Art Education Association
  • National Council for Schools of Music
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • National Commission on Accrediting
  • National Council on Social Work Education
  • National League for Nursing Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs
  • New England Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • New England College Athletic Conference (NECAC)
  • New England Organization for Nursing