The mission of Cambridge College is to provide students with a time efficient and cost-effective way to get quality higher education while maintaining commitments to work and family. The school has a special dedication to helping those that are in the adult working population for whom access to education has previously been limited or denied. The College wants to help these students, and all students, achieve their career goals in a diverse and collaborative learning environment.
The College was founded in 1971 by John Bremer as that Institute of Open Education at Newton College of the Sacred Heart. Today, Cambridge College is a private school and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and specializes in adult education. It has regional centers in Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, California, Virginia, and Puerto Rico and offers a distance learning program as well.
Cambridge College is unique among many schools because of its dedication to helping working adults go back to school and gain additional education to further their careers and increase their earning potential. The College aims to provide classes and schedules that are flexible and convenient enough that students are able to attend classes while holding down full-time jobs and maintaining personal and familial responsibilities. Students will be able to take night and weekend classes that can more easily fit into their busy schedules and allow them to advance in their careers without sacrificing their present financial stability.
Students taking distance education courses through the college will be able to work towards their degrees on their own time with coursework available to them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will work with faculty and other students in the virtual classroom and through online chat to complete lectures and online coursework. Programs of study are offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in fields like management, human services, psychology, criminal justice and health services.