Cambridge College: Academics, Admissions & Tuition Info

Learn about Cambridge College. Read about its admission info, financial aid and degree programs to make an informed education decision.

About Cambridge College

Cambridge College, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a school solely devoted to the continuing education of working adults, though it does offer bachelor's degrees to full-time undergraduate students. Cambridge College offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a number of fields, including education, counseling, managing, human services and leadership.


Cambridge College mainly offers classes for students who are working part-time or full-time while they are completing degree programs. So, most classes are offered during nights and weekends to accommodate a student's full-time work schedule.

The most popular programs at Cambridge College, listed above, are only a few of the majors offered at Cambridge, though a majority of students study education at a higher degree level. The education department makes up the largest percentage of graduates with master's degrees, though psychology, business and marketing are also popular fields of study.


Cambridge College practices open admissions. This means that if a student applies, he or she will most likely be able to take classes at Cambridge College for the upcoming term. Cambridge College offers students admission based on their previous life experiences and commitment to success. No standardized test scores are required for application. Prospective students can attend an information session at any one of Cambridge College's locations to learn more about the admissions process.

Undergraduate applicants can apply to Cambridge College online, though doctoral students must apply on paper. Students must include the application fee, official transcripts, transfer credit request (if necessary), current resume, a personal statement and a letter of reference with their application. Certain programs require further information, and more information regarding admissions can be found on Cambridge College's website.

Tuition & Financial Aid

For the academic year of 2011-2012, the cost to attend Cambridge College was $13,240, including tuition and fees. The estimated cost of living, including room and board, for a Cambridge College student is about $15,000. Students should be aware that Cambridge College does not offer on-campus housing, so all undergraduate students must make other arrangements for living. The estimated price for books and supplies is $1,500, but that price will vary depending on the degree program and area of study of the student.

School Type Private, not-for-profit*
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's, doctoral*
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar 3 terms per year: fall, spring, summer*
School Setting Midsize city**
Student Body 1,500 undergraduates, 5,300 graduates*
Student Housing None available**
Student-Faculty Ratio 16 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In the 2010-2011 academic year:
Bachelor's: Liberal Arts (117), Business/Management/Marketing (77);
Master's: Education (819), Business/Management/Marketing (191)**
Admission Rate Open admissions - 100%***
First-Year Retention Rates 35%***
Average SAT or ACT Score of Admitted Students n/a (open admissions)
Application Due Date n/a (open admissions)
Decision Notification Date n/a (open admissions)
Tuition (2011) $13,240, including tuition and fees**
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It) In 2010, for full-time, first-year undergraduate students: federal grants (63%), state grants/scholarships (26%),
student loans (79%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid In 2008-2009: 68% of all students
For full-time, first-year undergraduate students: 84% in 2010

Sources: *Cambridge College, **IES National Data Center for Education Statistics, ***CollegeBoard.

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Phone: (617) 868-1000
  • Website:

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