Becker College is a private, independent, co-educational, four-year institution with undergraduate (associate and bachelor) degrees; graduate degrees; and adult education degrees (associate's and bachelor's) and certificate programs. The College is dedicated to its mission of providing students with a transformational learning experience that prepares them to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society. Students are prepared to truly be world ready—divergent thinkers with emotional intelligence and an entrepreneurial mindset who are capable of making the world better than the way they found it.
For four consecutive years, Becker College has been named by The Princeton Review as a "best college for undergraduate study."
The Yunus Social Business Centre @ Becker College is recognized as the only official Yunus Centre site in the U.S.
The College offers a first-in-the-nation B.A. in Global Citizenship.
Becker is ranked #1 among private undergraduate nursing programs in Massachusetts, with a first-time National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) pass rate for prelicensure nursing graduates consistently exceeding state and national rates.
Becker College is ranked #1 in New England-and #2 in the U.S.-among four-year private institutions in awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees. Nationally, Becker is the third largest producer of undergraduate veterinary technology degrees among four-year private institutions. A fully operational on-campus veterinary clinic, open to the public, provides students with hands-on experience.
The Princeton Review ranked Becker #9 in the world for its undergraduate game design program. It is the only institution on the East Coast, and one of four worldwide, to be recognized as a top-ranked program for six consecutive years.
Becker is home to 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.
95% placement rate for employment or further study.
The Becker College student experience focuses on world-ready preparation, leadership development, and 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 and externships, 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.
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 with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the competitive job market
A 95% 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
Division III 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. Their extensive academic, career, and life experience, along with a focus providing students with career preparation from the first day of class ensures students are ready to handle any challenge that lies ahead. Academic programs combine rigorous course work and experiential learning into an innovative curriculum. Numerous centers and labs give students hands-on experience, including a Center for Global Citizenship, Collaborative Learning Centers, a crime scene lab, an equestrian center, a nursing simulation lab, and an animal clinic.
Courses in each major give students not only the required knowledge and hands-on practical experience, but also the essential soft skills that will enable them to be adaptive and effective in the evolving job market.
Students develop the Agile Mindset, which values learning over knowing and consists of competencies in empathy, divergent thinking, an entrepreneurial outlook, and social and emotional intelligence.
Service learning trips, study abroad, outreach programs, internships, externships, practica, clinical field work, preceptorships, and other opportunities broaden understanding of a global society.
The Colleen C. Barrett Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an epicenter that fosters global innovation and entrepreneurship and includes The Yunus Social Business Centre @ Becker College, the Center for Global Citizenship, the Women's Leadership Institute, MassDiGI, and the MassDiGI New Ventures Center.
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