Cambridge College offers a unique environment where working adults can build their education on a lifetime of learning. Cambridge College recognizes diversity as an asset to the classroom, the community, and to our society. Our innovative teaching and learning model helps adult students meet the challenges of higher education and earn the degree credentials they need to advance their careers.
Mission - To provide academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.
Values - Cambridge College is a responsive learning community, where working adults can find ways to make the personal and professional changes they need to achieve their goals. Learning at Cambridge College takes place in an atmosphere of true diversity, where students support each other in a collaborative learning process that respects their needs and values, their prior learning and life experiences. The College's innovative adult-centered learning model links theory and practice, helping students to acquire the academic credentials they seek, enrich their lives and careers, and become leaders in their communities.
Cambridge College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. All Cambridge College degree programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Cambridge College is approved to operate and to offer selected degree programs in California, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and Puerto Rico.
main campus - Cambridge, Massachusetts
regional centers - Springfield and Lawrence, Massachusetts; Chesapeake, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; Augusta, Georgia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Inland Empire/Ontario, California.
Founded - 1971
Institution type - private, non-profit
Alumni - more than 30,500
Calendar - three terms/year: Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty - more than 450 active full- and part-time professors
Enrollment - over 7,600 students (full-time equivalent - 4,450); more than 1,370 degree and certificate seeking undergraduate students; over 4,230 degree and certificate seeking graduate students
Average age - 36
Gender - 75% female, 25% male
Diversity - 67% minority
Student status: undergraduate - 36% full-time; 51% part-time
Student status: graduate - 64% full-time; 49% part-time
Financial aid recipients - 69% of all degree and certificate seeking students receive student aid.
(Facts from academic year 20010--2011.)
range from bachelor's and master's degrees for educators, counselors, managers, and human service providers, to doctoral programs in educational leadership.
Other compelling benefits for adult learners at Cambridge College include:
Convenient evening and weekend classes
Curriculum that balances theory and practice
Collaborative learning emphasizing teamwork among faculty and students
Cambridge Main Campus - Cambridge College's main campus is in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Our students enjoy many convenient eating places, bookstores, museums and cultural events within a few blocks of campus.
The main building, with student services, main offices and the School of Undergraduate Studies, is at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square and Central Square. Look for the bright blue flags.
The School of Education and the School of Psychology & Counseling are in Central Square at 80 Prospect Street, a 10-minute walk down Massachusetts Avenue.
The School of Management is at 17 Msgr. O'Brien Highway, across the street from the Museum of Science, on the corner of Museum Way.
Hospital/Medical locations--Selected Cambridge College courses and programs are offered at cooperating hospitals in Massachusetts.
Satellite sites--Some classes are offered at other locations in greater Boston and across eastern Massachusetts.
All Cambridge College offices and student services are located at the Cambridge campus, not at hospitals or satellite sites.
Regional Centers - Our students and alumni across the nation have urged Cambridge College to bring its academic programs and culture of adult learning to the working people of their own cities and states. Each regional center offers academic programs from the main campus, selected to serve local needs and authorized by state education authorities.
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