A liberal arts education provides essential preparation for professional and civic life. As Massachusetts’ designated public liberal arts college, MCLA is committed to helping students develop the critical thinking and communication skills that employers seek in today’s complex global economy.
- Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine voted MCLA in the 100 best colleges that combine outstanding academics with an affordable cost for 2015.
- Ranked for four consecutive years as a Top Ten Public Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report.
- In 2016, the U.S. Department of Education recognized MCLA as one of 26 U.S. colleges with low tuition costs and high salaries for graduates.
- MCLA consistently appears on the Corporation for National and Community Service's annual President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
- A member of COPLAC (Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges), MCLA is recognized for championing the cause of liberal arts education of superior quality in the public sector, providing students of high ability and from all backgrounds access to an outstanding education.
- In 2016, MCLA was awarded a $2.177 million Title III “Strengthening Institutions Program” grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase retention and graduation rates of students. Read more about the grant here.
- MCLA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Inc. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. MCLA received our reaccreditation by NEASC in April 2014.
- Named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) for the fourth consecutive year.
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