Elms at a Glance
Type of Institution
Co-educational Catholic liberal arts college
Chicopee, Massachusetts (population 54,653), two miles from downtown Springfield
1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph
9,500 alumni; 6,700 in Massachusetts; 5,000 in the Pioneer Valley
Undergraduate, graduate, certificates of advanced graduate studies
Number of Majors
Associate of Arts (A.A.)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Master of Arts in Applied Theology (M.A.A.T.)
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Master of Science in Autism Spectrum Disorders (M.S in A.S.D.)
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (C.A.G.S.) in Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
67 full-time, 10 half-time; 90 adjuncts
814 full-time; 265 part-time; 276 graduate
2012 Graduation Stats
181 bachelor of arts degrees, 135 bachelor of science degrees, 2 associate degrees, 80 graduate degrees, and six certificates of advanced study
Most Popular Undergraduate Majors
2. Social Work
Undergraduate tuition is $27,750
Part-time undergraduate tuition is $546 per credit
Graduate tuition for MAAT, ASD, CSD, and Education program is $364 per credit
Tuition for the M.B.A. and M.S.N. program is $650 per credit
2012-13 Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee: $922*
Technology Fee: $236 for commuter students/ $440 for resident students
*Please note, certain programs such as nursing have additional comprehensive and course fees
2011-12 Financial Aid
Eighty-eight percent received financial assistance; average financial aid package for full-time undergraduate students was $26,030.
Member of NCAA Division III and ECAC participating in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in the following sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's volleyball.
Elms College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation by the NEASC indicates that the institution has been carefully evaluated and found to meet standards agreed upon by qualified educators.
The social work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.
Elms College has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), Olathe, Kansas. The following degree programs are accredited by the IACBE:
The college is also a member of the Council of Independent Colleges, theAssociation of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and the Association of Governing Boards.