Cambridge College to Open a Boston Campus!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2016   

Contact: Jacqueline Conrad
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CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE TO OPEN NEW CAMPUS IN BOSTON

Consolidated location expands capacity, increases opportunities and enhances access(Cambridge, MA)  The Cambridge College Board of Trustees announced plans to consolidate their two campuses in Cambridge into a new, integrated facility in 2017.  Located at the historic Hood Park in Boston, MA, the new 85,000 square foot location offers the opportunity to create a unified campus in a state of the art facility in a location that is easily accessible from communities throughout the Greater Boston and surrounding areas.

“For over 45 years our mission has focused on creating access, opportunity and an environment where adult learners can learn, thrive and succeed,” said Susan M. Ifill, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Cambridge College.  Ms. Ifill, an alumna of its Graduate School of Management further stated, “We see an opportunity in this decision to think creatively about how we continue to evolve our programs, services and partnerships to support our mission.”

Cambridge College enrolls over 5,000 students each year across four schools: School of Undergraduate Studies, School of Management, School of Psychology and Counseling, and the School of Education.  “In exploring options for our graduate programs, which have always been in multiple locations, it became clear that we had a unique opportunity to think strategically about our physical presence.  A single campus model will more effectively meet the needs of our current and prospective students.  The Hood Park campus will offer a number of benefits for our college,” said Deborah Jackson, President of Cambridge College.”

Some of the benefits of locating the new campus in this dynamic and emerging neighborhood include opportunities to utilize the design to accommodate flexible classrooms, advanced technology, and thoughtfully considered student centered amenities, as well as expanded ease of access to and from surrounding communities and ample parking.

"The City of Boston has some of the nation's greatest academic institutions, and we take pride in the educated workforce we have as a result," said Mayor Walsh. "We are excited that Cambridge College has chosen Charlestown for their new Boston campus and we look forward to many years of collaboration ahead."

“We are excited about the next phase of this process which will engage the entire College community in a dialogue to define priorities for the new campus,” said President Jackson.  The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the College’s regional accreditation body, will review the final plans at their next meeting in April. 

 

About Cambridge College:

Cambridge College is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom these opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAC) and all programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.  Recognized as a pioneer in providing quality affordable higher education to adult learners, Cambridge College offers flexible undergraduate and graduate degree programs across six locations nationwide in Cambridge, Springfield and Lawrence, MA, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Inland Empire, CA.  It’s highly diverse student population consist of 68% females and 32% men with 63% of this population pursuing a degree part time on evenings and weekends. 

Click here to view photos of the Boston Campus!