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Becker College is an undergraduate and graduate, career-focused college that provides a supportive and inclusive learning community, and prepares graduates for their first to last careers. Founded by American revolutionaries John Hancock and Samuel Adams in 1784, Becker College has long been an innovator in education, launching cutting-edge programs considered ahead of their time and rapidly growing from the merger of two junior colleges (Leicester Junior College and Becker Junior College) into today’s institution, comprised of five schools offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees for both traditional and adult learner populations.
Becker is not just a small college; it is a small, exceptional college! Here’s why.
The Agile Mindset
At a time when a high-tech and ever-changing economy require knowledge and training beyond a high school diploma, Becker College practices what it teaches. At Becker, we call this the Agile Mindset.
The Agile Mindset is Becker’s value proposition in the higher education marketplace. It is part of the DNA of the institution—a signature initiative that is infused into the curriculum and campus culture, and gives students the foundation they need for tomorrow’s world. Rather than prepare students for one narrow path for their professional future, The Agile Mindset gives them an understanding of how the convergence of discipline-specific knowledge, with critical “soft skills,” gives them a competitive edge in the job market. With The Agile Mindset as the foundation for learning, Becker inspires graduates to be innovators, entrepreneurs, job creators, and visionary thinkers who have the ability and agility to adapt to the future.
Noteworthy College Recognition
Out of close to 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States, Becker is proud to be recognized as a “Best College” in the U.S. (The Princeton Review), and a national and state (Massachusetts) College of Distinction. In 2019, The Princeton Review ranked Becker #3 in the world for “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools to Study Game Design” and, for the first time, Becker landed a #11 spot in “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design.” The College is one of only about 15 schools to be recognized on both lists. Such recognition and rankings reflect excellence in academic programs and a stellar living and learning environment for students.
An Enhanced Campus Culture
The College’s new vision and mission statements infuse the campus community with a renewed sense of purpose, dedicated both to the present and the future success and goals of the College. In addition, the community is committed to the tenets of the College’s Core Values: Excellence, Accountability, Community and Diversity, Social Responsibility, Integrity, and Creative Expression.
Becker provides a close-knit, inclusive, and vibrant community of approximately 1,700 students from across the country and around the world. An abundance of student activities, clubs and organizations, and NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports provides students with a wide range of social, cultural, athletic, and recreational events and activities.
Students also receive real-world, hands-on training through on-campus clinics, labs, institutes, and centers, such as the John Dorsey Crime Scene Lab, Lenfest Animal Health Clinic, Yunus Social Business Centre, and the Community Counseling Clinic at Becker, which provides students in our Master’s in Mental Health Counseling program with client-based training.
In 2017, with input from more than 60 campus constituents, Becker launched a three-year Strategic Plan dedicated to three overarching goals: Improve Academic and Student Success, Strengthen Enrollment, and Enhance Brand, Culture, and Resource Development. This document outlines an ambitious plan of growth and transformative experiences that directly link to these goals and, over the course of the next three years, will serve to strengthen the College.
Educating for the Future
Becker College is keenly focused on preparing students for 21st-century careers, providing them with innovative academic programs and the ability and agility to successfully navigate future change.
Becker is a place where students can thrive and become their authentic selves. I invite you to learn more about Becker, to visit, and to find out why Becker’s small-college atmosphere is exceptional.
Nancy P. Crimmin, Ed.D.
President, Becker College