Why Cambridge College?

Cambridge College is a pioneer in adult higher education. Each year, we enroll over 3,000 students in our undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs. 


Cambridge College (CC), a private, nonprofit institution, has been a leader and pioneer in adult learning for more than 50 years. With a main campus in Boston, Massachusetts, and a regional center in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Cambridge College provides educational opportunities that prepare learners to succeed in a competitive global economy, elevate their communities and promote social justice.

Over 65 percent of our students represent ethnically and racially diverse communities. Collectively, we speak 55 languages and represent 98 countries.

Career-Changing Higher Ed Within Your Reach

Cambridge College offers the high quality, convenience and accessibility you need to make your academic and career dreams a reality.

The superior caliber of our programs has been recognized by a number of industry organizations. We've also received acclaim for the outstanding value we offer students: the result of pairing our high-quality programs with affordable tuition. We're honored to have received these distinctions, which include:

  • #2 Autism/ABA Master's Program in the U.S., from ABA Degree Programs
  • #4 Best Value in Applied Behavioral Analysis Doctoral Program in the U.S., from ABA Degree Programs
  • Best Value Master's Programs in Education, from Teacher.org (1 of only 5 colleges in Massachusetts to earn this designation)
  • Best Bachelor's Degree Colleges for the Money in New England (#15 out of 110), from College Factual
  • Top 30% of Online Bachelor's Degree Programs in the country (#104 out of 360), from U.S. News & World Report

Our innovative teaching and learning model enables you to meet the challenges of higher education to earn the credentials needed to accelerate your career.

Each year, over 3,000 students enroll in our undergraduate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees and in our advanced certificate programs.

Our programs are offered in a variety of formats, including on-campus, online (asynchronous), remote (via Zoom) and hybrid. Because our programs are tailored for working adults, most scheduled courses are offered during evenings and weekends, while our asynchronous online courses can be taken when they best fit into students' busy lives.

We offer more than 100 programs through our schools; the School of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business & Technology, the School of Education & Counseling and through our industry-leading online division, Cambridge College Global.

"For me as an immigrant, I never imagined that I would get a degree in the United States…. I didn't have a lot of money, I didn't have a lot of time. I just had a dream….Cambridge College was the perfect place. It was the right decision."

Keila Vieira
MEd School Adjustment & Mental Health Counseling 2020

Affordable Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid

Cambridge College believes that education is the foundation of the American dream and that no one should be denied access based on economic barriers or societal constraints.

Cambridge College’s tuition is less than the cost of the average nonprofit four-year college.

We provide helpful information and resources to assist in making your Cambridge College education affordable and attainable, and we remain committed to keeping tuition low.

In addition to keeping our tuition among the most affordable, Cambridge College offers a range of scholarships and financial aid options to students who meet the eligibility requirements. In fact, we provide financial aid to more than 60 percent of our students.

Explore the array of financial aid and scholarship opportunities we offer to help you earn your degree. Review Financial Aid Options.

A Diverse Community of Adult Learners

Cambridge College offers a dynamic and inclusive culture where you will share a classroom with peers who will benefit from the rich experience and perspective you bring to the classroom, just as you will benefit from theirs.

Our expert faculty respect and leverage the diverse skills and experiences of our students. We value the life skills and abilities that our students bring into the classroom because we believe that life experience is an asset – not a liability.

The diversity of our community spans age, background, ethnicity, and work experience. Our inclusive culture provides a positive and productive educational experience to complement and extend classroom learning.

In addition to being a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, we have been ranked as:

  • The 7th Most Ethnically Diverse College in America, according to Best College Reviews
  • One of the Top 50 Best Colleges for Latinos by Latino Leaders Magazine
  • One of the top institutions in Gender Leadership Parity in Massachusetts, according to the EOS Foundation Study on Women's Power Gap in Higher Education

Discover Our Commitment to Diversity

Racial Equity and Social Justice Initiative

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Student Life

Personalized Support for Your Success

We're a small school with a large reach and a big impact that values group learning and peer interaction. Here, students learn from and challenge one other. Our talented faculty bring their expert professional experiences to bear in the classroom.

We strive to unlock valuable educational opportunities for students and offer a range of academic support services for student success such as:

  • One-on-one student advising and faculty mentoring
  • Free tutoring
  • Math and writing assessment and support
  • Language classes

Other Honors and Recognition

High BCBA Exam Pass Rates: Our MEd Autism/Behavior Analyst program prepares students to meet course requirements to sit for the BCBA examination. The exam pass rate for first-time test takers for Cambridge College graduates has averaged 85% over the last 5 years, significantly higher than the national average of 65%.

Successful MTEL Pass Rates: For the 2020-21 school year, 81% of Cambridge College graduates of MEd Initial Licensure programs successfully completed all Massachusetts Tests for Educator License (MTELs). The 2018-2019 rate was 98% and the 2019-20 rate was 94%.

Popular MBA Program: Cambridge College’s MBA program was ranked #16 in Boston Business Journal’s list of “Largest MBA Programs in Massachusetts.”

Military Benefits: We have been recognized as a Military Friendly® School for 13 consecutive years. Additionally, we provide a number of benefits and discounts for military servicemembers, veterans, and their families.

Cambridge College is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and all Cambridge College’s programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.