Cambridge College Leads New England in Granting Master's Degrees to Hispanics

Jun 14, 2010, 12:43 ET from Cambridge College

Hispanic Outlook's annual "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics" ranks the school #47 nationally

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College, a private non-profit college serving a diverse population of working adults, awarded more master's degrees to Hispanic students than any other college or university in New England during the 2009 academic year. Nationally, the school ranked 47th, according to the annual list "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics" in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine.

"We serve a rich variety of students in terms of age, race, and life experiences. Their dedication and success are the spirit of the Cambridge College community," said Dr. Tito Guerrero, III, Cambridge College president. "This distinction highlights our mission of providing educational opportunities to working adults who may otherwise have limited access to a quality higher education."

Hispanic students earned 148, or 11.5%, of the school's 1,290 master's degrees in 2009. Cambridge College offers a comprehensive assortment of degree and non-degree options tailored to the needs of adult learners. Besides master's-level study across three schools: the School of Education; the School of Psychology and Counseling; and the School of Management, degree offerings include undergraduate, doctoral, and certificate programs. In addition to the main campus at 1000 Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard and Central Square, the college has seven regional centers nationwide, including Springfield and Lawrence, Massachusetts.

The ranking was based on information gathered from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To learn more about The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education's annual rankings, visit http://www.hispanicoutlook.com/top100.htm.

About Cambridge College:

Cambridge College is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.  Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, (NEASC).  Comprised of undergraduate programs  and three graduate schools–  the School of Education, the School of Psychology and Counseling, and the School of Management– Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Lawrence, Massachusetts; Chesapeake, Virginia; Memphis, Tennessee; Augusta, Georgia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Ontario, California.

SOURCE Cambridge College