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Welcome from the Office of The President

  President Deborah C. Jackson

I am delighted to welcome you to Cambridge College.  I encourage you to explore our web site and learn more about the exciting opportunities to become engaged in the life of our unique institution.

Cambridge College is a gem of an institution that has been a pioneer in adult learning since its founding in 1971 by a group of innovative educators who believed that quality higher education should be accessible to all. With over 33,000 alumni, Cambridge College continues to be a leader in providing an environment that empowers adult learners to build on their life experiences in the context of their academic journey.  Over 5,000 degree-seeking students are enrolled in the college across our three schools – the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Technology, and the School of Education and Counseling – and in locations across two states – Massachusetts, California – and Puerto Rico.

Cambridge College has been recognized in so many areas that reflect our commitment to diversity, access and excellence.  We have been cited as a Military Friendly School for our leadership in providing the best educational opportunities and experience for members of the armed forces, recognized for our diversity as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution in Excelencia in Education and as a leader in awarding master’s degrees in business to African-American students, and for the scale of our graduate programs as recognized by Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine as one of the top 100 colleges and universities that conferred the most graduate degrees.  The Boston Business Journal ranked Cambridge College 11th from the Area’s Largest Graduate Schools in Massachusetts and one of the Area’s Largest Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts.

In addition, we have been recognized as “One of the Top Colleges in Massachusetts with the Best Student-Teacher Ratios” reflecting our commitment to provide a learning atmosphere dedicated to personal attention and individual success.   

At Cambridge College we recognize diversity among our students, faculty and staff as an asset in the classroom and in our college community.  We also take great pride in our faculty who are both practitioners and experts in their respective fields and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into the classroom.  Our students bring to their academic pursuits their lifetime experiences and unique personal journeys to create an inclusive and engaging learning environment.   Combined with our innovative teaching and learning model, we help adult learners successfully meet the challenges of higher education, prepare for successful careers and become agents of social justice and change in their communities.

Our alumni are the best indicators of our success.  Our community of alumni include an Emmy Award winner, the founder of one of Boston’s first and only public high schools for the visual and performing arts, Fortune 500 executives, innovative social entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and a countless number of inspirational teachers and health care leaders, to name a few.

I encourage you to peruse our website and visit one of our locations.  I have no doubt that you too will be impressed by all that Cambridge College has to offer.  As Cambridge College embarks on a new and exciting chapter, I invite you to join us as we make dreams come true and change the world.


Deborah Jackson