Honors, Memberships, & Accreditations



New England Commission of Higher Education

American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 (781) 425 7785 E-Mail: info@neche.org

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

The professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/master’s program within the Division of Occupational Therapy at American International College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA and its Web address is www.acoteonline.org. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be an Occupational Therapist, Registered (OTR). In addition, all states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.

Comission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085; telephone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see https://www.capteonline.org/about-capte/recent-actions-and-updates/recent-actions/public-disclosure-noticesIf needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 413.654.1400 or email tracy.brudvig@aic.edu.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) require that the Board of Registration in Nursing review annually, each nursing program in the Commonwealth for compliance with the Board’s Regulations.

The Division of Nursing has received Full Approval Status annually from the Board of Registration in Nursing since 1982.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

AlC has state authorization as a Sponsoring Organization of educator preparation programs to endorse candidates for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The College is authorized to endorse candidates for licensure through August 31, 2023. Consistent with requirements for all educator preparation providers operational in Massachusetts, AIC is currently engaged with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), around ongoing improvement efforts with the current status of probationary approval with a low performing designation. The College is steadfast in its commitment to working with DESE and preparing the next generation of educators.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

The School of Business, Arts, and Sciences and the School of Graduate and Adult Education at American International College have received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA. The business programs in the following degrees at the listed locations are accredited by the IACBE:

Business Programs

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Majors in:
    • Accounting
    • Economics/Finance
    • General Business
    • Healthcare Management
    • International Business
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Sports and Recreation Management

Athletic Conferences and Divisions

Athletic Conferences and Divisions

Atlantic Hockey

Atlantic Hockey is a Division I Men’s Ice Hockey conference currently in it’s 15th year. Members reside in Colorado (Air Force), Connecticut (Sacred Heart), Massachusetts (American International, Bentley, Holy Cross), New York (Army, Canisius, Niagara, RIT), and Pennsylvania (Mercyhurst, Robert Morris).

National Intercollegiate Rugby Association

The National Intercollegiate Rugby Association (NIRA) is comprised of 17 member institutions. Each of these institutions sponsor NCAA rugby at their respective divisional levels and are committed to the expansion of women’s rugby at the highest level with eventual full sponsorship by the NCAA. 

NCAA Division II

Division II is a collection of more than 300 NCAA colleges and universities that provide thousands of student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level of scholarship athletics while excelling in the classroom and fully engaging in the broader campus experience.

Northeast 10 Conference

Established in 1979, The Northeast-10 Conference is an NCAA Division II conference. The conference consists of 15 member institutions located throughout the Northeast. With the addition of women’s golf in 2014-15, the NE10 now sponsors a total of 24 sports.

Honors & Memberships

Honors & Memberships

College Steps

AIC is proud to partner with College Steps, a non-profit organization that offers an enhanced level of individualized college support for students with social, communication or learning challenges.

Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS)

Members of the CCGS, American International College, Bay Path College, Elms College, Holyoke Community College, Springfield College, Springfield Technical Community College, Western New England University, and Westfield State University, share academic coursework, allowing students from one college to take classes at another. All colleges share library resources, jointly promote cultural events, concerts, and sporting events available to all CCGS institution students and Pioneer Valley community members.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

HACU’s mission is to improve access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students. HACU is the only national educational association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Military Friendly School

American International College is proud to be on the 2019-20 20 Military Friendly® Schools list. Military Friendly® Schools is a comprehensive resource for veterans, that helps service members and their families, select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

As the only national organization solely focused on representing private, nonprofit higher education on public policy issues in Washington, D.C., NAICU is instrumental both in shaping higher education policy and in assisting its members with issues at the intersection of the institution and the federal government.

Quality Matters

This certification mark recognizes that this course met Quality Matters Review Standards.

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