Becker College is a private, independent, co-educational four-year institution with undergraduate (associate's and bachelor's) degrees, and adult education degrees (associate's and bachelor's) and certificate programs. The College is dedicated to preparing students to be world ready, as highly educated, responsible citizens who will contribute to a global society and rise to the top of their chosen professions. For the second consecutive year, Becker has been named as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review and offers some of the country's best educational experiences in programs such as nursing, veterinary studies, video game design, and more.
The Becker College is ranked #1 among undergraduate nursing programs in Massachusetts, with a 2012 99% NCLEX pass rate for prelicensure nursing graduates.
Becker College is ranked #1 in New England and among the top-15 producers nationally among four-year private institutions in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees. Becker is one of only two private colleges in New England to offer AVMA-accredited undergraduate programs in veterinary technology. A fully operational on-campus veterinary clinic, open to the public, provides students with hands-on experience.
The Princeton Review has named Becker's game design program among the top colleges in the U.S. and Canada for five consecutive years.
Becker is home of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), a first-in-the-nation, statewide center that creates opportunities for industry-leading game design companies to work with faculty and students on game development projects and curriculum enhancements, which ensure Becker graduates have the skills for success upon graduation.
The Becker College student experience focuses on world-ready preparation and on global citizenship, supporting the belief that students must be prepared to thrive in a world that is rapidly changing as well as increasingly more global. The "three pillars" of global citizenship-academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression-provide the contextual framework for student life programming. These experiences include academic study, community service and leadership opportunities, internships, personal connections, and activities that make each student's education an engaging and enriching experience. Becker provides an open and diverse community, encourages the exchange of ideas, and values the empowerment of all individuals. Through these experiences, students are encouraged not only to transform themselves into educated people, but also to consider how they can make a positive impact on others in ways that transform lives and communities.
At a Glance
The College's core values of excellence, accountability, community and diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and creative expression are integral components of the student experience. There is a connectedness between students and faculty that enhances learning and student success and provides each student with personal attention and a close-knit, family atmosphere.
A nurturing environment for every student
Career-focused four-year academic programs that prepare students to be world ready
A 99% placement rate for employment or further study
Choice of residential living on two campuses (urban/rural)
Numerous community service/volunteer opportunities
A wide range of student clubs and organizations
Athletics and intramural programs
Innovative Learning Experience
Professors care about the success of each student and are committed to providing one-on-one attention and support. Full-time and adjunct professors bring extensive academic, career, and life experience to the classroom. Their focus is on helping students excel, both inside the classroom and beyond.
Academic programs combine rigorous course work and experiential learning into an innovative curriculum that prepares graduates for career success.
Courses in each major have been designed to give students not only the required knowledge base and hands-on practical experience to rise to the top of their chosen professions, but also business essential skills that will enable them to be adaptive and effective in the evolving job market.
Students engage in outreach programs, internships, externships, practica, clinical field work, preceptorships, and other career-developing opportunities, to develop the knowledge and skills needed for graduate school or entry into careers.
The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI), which is housed at Becker College, improves the talent pipeline between higher education and the digital games industry through its Reverse Sabbatical Program, Virtual Production Laboratory, the Summer Innovation Program, the New Ventures Center, and more.
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