Institutional History

With campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Becker College traces its history from the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions—one founded in 1784 and the other in 1887. Discover how the College's traditions and leaders helped to evolvd the institution into one that delivers to each student a transformational learning experience–anchored by academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression–that prepares graduates to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.

  • Evolution of Our Name

    Evolution of Our Name

    Our remarkable journey began with the founding of two institutions—Leicester Academy and Becker’s Business School.

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  • Past Presidents of Becker College

    Past Presidents of Becker College

    Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D. is the 10th president of Becker College. Meet his predecessors, beginning with E.C.A. Becker.

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  • Timeline


    Trace our history, with milestones that go back to 1784.

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  • Articles


    Discover some of the people, events, and activities from our past that figure prominently in the long, collective history of Becker College.

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