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Cambridge College gets high marks from adult students

10/12/2011, 1:31 a.m.
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— Wingspread Group

Cambridge College will be nationally known for providing quality, innovative and relevant higher education opportunities through a student-centered and participatory learning model that empowers our students, enriches our community and transforms the future.

— Cambridge College Vision Statement

Cambridge College alumni celebrate at the 2011 Commencement.

More than 40 years ago, Cambridge College was created for motivated adult learners seeking access to high-quality, affordable education to help begin new careers or to enhance their potential for professional advancement. Far ahead of the curve in providing access to great instructors, knowledgeable peers and a respectful environment, Cambridge College is designed to deliver the best education in a way that fits busy lives and careers. A recent national survey suggests that the College is fulfilling its mission in terms of satisfied students, flexibility, value and high-quality instruction.

Between April and May 2010, all degree-seeking, graduate-level Cambridge College students were invited to participate in the Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities survey. This national survey was created to measure the unique needs of adult students. It identifies the importance students place on various aspects of campus life, and measures their satisfaction levels. Among the items that Cambridge College students thought were important (and were most satisfied with) were:

• “The quality of instruction I receive in my program is excellent.”

• “The content of the courses within my major is valuable.”

• “Faculty are available for students … by phone, by e-mail or in-person.”

• “Faculty are fair and unbiased in their treatment of individual students.”

• “Classes are scheduled at times that are convenient for me.”

• “Tuition paid is a worthwhile investment.”

• “Adequate financial aid is available for most adult students.”

 Cambridge College has long been recognized for breaking down barriers in access to quality education. Students who have overcome great challenges have always been central to the College’s mission and enjoy a great deal of mentor support. Additionally, the College has been recognized for serving the African American and Latino communities in New England, and is committed to providing one of the lowest tuition rates among private universities and independent colleges in Massachusetts.

“Individual economic security in the future will depend not on job or career stability, but on employability, which itself will be a function of adaptability and the willingness to learn, grow and change throughout a lifetime.”

Although higher education has become an often-expensive necessity in the modern world, Cambridge College is committed to providing one of the lowest tuition rates among private universities and independent colleges in Massachusetts. The College is committed to helping its students obtain the skills to ensure stability and security in tumultuous economic times. What’s more, the College’s courses are both academically excellent and time-efficient.  Because many adults hold down full-time jobs and support their families, flexible class schedules are a priority, so classes are held during evenings and weekends.

“We are all students of life, and Cambridge College lets the adult learner put that knowledge to work by giving us the confidence, tools and credentials to better our career as it did for me.”

 Cambridge College offers bachelor’s degree (B.A. and B.S.) programs in a variety of fields; master’s degree (M.Ed. and M.M.) programs in education, psychology, counseling and management; and a doctor of education (Ed.D.) program in educational leadership, as well as certificates of advanced graduate studies (C.A.G.S.). Students may transfer up to 90 credits from regionally accredited institutions into undergraduate degree completion programs and nine or more credits into a master’s degree, depending on the program.  

With campuses in Cambridge, Merrimack Valley and Springfield, Cambridge College is accessible to all of Massachusetts major metropolitan areas.