Assumption College is a Catholic post secondary institution founded in 1904 and located in Worcester, Massachusetts. When first established the school was dedicated to educating French immigrants and residents to become leaders in their New England communities. During World War II the school suffered a massive decline in enrollment due to nearly all students enlisting in the military. The school was kept afloat financially through increased enrollment in the preparatory school it operated. In 1952 a graduate school was added to Assumption COllege and in that same year the school was struck by a tornado. As a result, Assumption College took the opportunity to separate the college from the preparatory school and move to its Worcester location. Since that time the school has seen growth both in its facilities and enrollment, currently serving nearly 3000 student a year.
Assumption College offers over 40 undergraduate programs and 5 graduate programs. These programs are fully accredited and provide students with a high quality education in their field of study. Undergraduate programs may be augmented through minor studies programs, allowing students to pursue a secondary education in a separate interest or in a field that augments their major. Graduate programs require a bachelor degree in order to be enrolled and provide students with a more in depth education in that particular field. All programs are taught in the Catholic tradition and provide an academically stimulating environment.
Programs offered include:
Adult and continuing education programs are also available, resulting in certificates, associate degrees and bachelor degrees. These programs provide an education in a high demand fields and assist in planning for one's future. Professional workshops are also available to provide additional information and training in a given field.
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Assumption College must submit an application for admission, including standardized test scores and pertinent transcripts. Once submitted the provided information will be reviewed and a decision rendered regarding admission. Once the decision is made, the student will be notified shortly thereafter. Students should determine which program of study they wish to pursue prior to applying. Graduate programs may have requirements unique to the program and should be reviewed prior to applying.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships and loans, a majority of which is based on financial need. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine need, eligibility and award. Students may be asked to produce financial documents prior to the disbursement of funds to ensure that the information provided in the FAFSA is accurate.
The Assumption College Greyhounds participate in a number of intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA Northeast-10 Conference. Intercollegiate athletic provide a forum for healthy competition and teach students the value of teamwork and discipline.
Athletic programs offered include:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give you an idea of the students Assumption College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Assumption College is around 2,700 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 21% enrolling as graduate students and 83% as undergraduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $36,000-$43,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Per unit charges are around $1,300 for part time students
- Some programs may have tuition rates locked at the first year rate for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||98%||$20,473|
|Receiving Student Loans||77%||$8,352|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Assumption College may offer student services like:
- Online course work available
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
With a high graduation rate of around 73%, Assumption College is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||70%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.2%|
Assumption College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Basketball (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Northeast 10 Conference)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field, Indoor
- Track and Field, Outdoor
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Assumption College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Assumption College for official up-to-date information.