Elms College is a modern part of a living tradition established over 300
years ago by the Sisters of St. Joseph - a bold group of devout,
progressive changemakers. We are dedicated to providing a rigorous
education animated by a community where all are welcome. Religious or
non-religious, we're all on a journey to understand and maneuver the
bigger world. We believe education is not an end in itself, but a path to
discovering what we can each contribute to that world, our neighborhood,
and one another.
Elms College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and
Colleges. Accreditation by the NEASC indicates that the institution has
been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by
The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work
The Nursing programs are approved by the Massachusetts Board of
Registration in Nursing. The baccalaureate degree in nursing and the
master's degree in nursing at Elms College School of Nursing is
accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Elms College has received specialized accreditation for its business
programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business
Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas,
USA. The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the
Master of Business Administration with concentrations in:
Bachelor of Arts, in with majors in:
The college is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges, the
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation, and the Association of Governing Boards.