• 2019 U.S. News & World Report - national top ten public liberal arts college
  • May 28-July 5 June 24-Aug 2 July 8-Aug 16 summer classes. 80+ classes to choose from. free campus housing for thos who qualify.
  • spring public policy lecture series sarah smarsh, author,, educator, speaker, and journalist. 7pm thursday, april 4, 2019, MCLA church stree center. free and open to the public.
  • announcing MCLA's first diversity, equity, and inclusion conference. Catalyzing 21st century discourse and engagement on race featuring keynote speaker Nikki Giovanni
  • announcing our new location: mcla pittsfield. 66 allen street, pittsfield, MA. graduate programs, degree completion, continuing education
  • 80+ academic programs apply now! discover your passion
  • MCLA's undergraduate research conference powerful skills preparing undergrads for what's next
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Southern Vermont College Transfer Students

We at MCLA are saddened to hear of Southern Vermont College's closure. As SVC's preferred teach-out partner, MCLA is here to help and will allow all SVC students who are currently enrolled--or who were accepted to SVC for the fall 2019 semester--to transfer to MCLA. Visit mcla.edu/svc for more information. ...Read More

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MCLA Named Top Four-Year Public College in MA for Gender Equality

A report from the Eos Foundation examining gender equality in Massachusetts colleges and universities has identified Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) as the top four-year public institution among only a small handful of schools to achieve gender equality.
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MCLA Announces New Certificate Programs in Accounting and Network Security

Bringing new programs to the Berkshires and our new location in Pittsfield, two new certificate programs in accounting and network security will be available this fall. Classes for these 21-credit programs will be held at MCLA-Pittsfield, 66 Allen Street.
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MCLA Tops List of Best Equity Campuses Across the U.S.

A new report from USC’s Race and Equity Center has identified MCLA as one of the top public institutions nationally for serving black students well. According to Dr. Christopher MacDonald-Dennis, chief diversity officer, this recognition is a call to action and further impetus for infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into everything we do. ... Read More


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