Western New England University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Curricula leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical, Electrical, Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology. The Bachelor of Social Work degree program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The School of Law is fully accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. The University's teacher education programs have been approved by the Massachusetts Board of Education and meet the standards of reciprocity of the Interstate Certification Compact. The Doctor of Pharmacy program of the Western New England University College of Pharmacy was awarded candidate accreditation status in 2012. The doctoral program in Behavior Analysis has been accredited by the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) for the period 2014-2019.
Western New England University is a member of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the University Entrance Examination Board, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts.