Academics

From the first day on campus, Anna Maria students are treated as professionals-in-training. They are well prepared to succeed in the real world—because they’re already in it. We stand out because we are a place where students love to learn and professors love to teach, and why an Anna Maria College education really matters—to individuals, to employers and local communities, and to the world.

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The value of an Anna Maria education

Anna Maria College offers a vibrant, compassionate, close-knit culture of active learning, bold thinking, and mentorship whether studying on campus or in one of our online programs. Our students are treated as professionals-in-training as they grow in knowledge, skills, and experience, becoming leaders who are passionate about serving their communities. Now, as never before, the world needs thoughtful, compassionate, highly skilled leaders of outstanding character who are prepared for lives of engaged citizenship and passionate service. We stand out because we are a place where students love to learn and professors love to teach, and why an Anna Maria College education really matters—to individuals, to employers and local communities, and to the world.

At Anna Maria we provide:

  • Exceptional professional programs at all degree levels, especially in community-oriented professions, propelling our students to lives of civic, spiritual, and personal consequence.
  • Moral, ethical, and service-oriented character building through a Catholic, liberal arts learning culture and active service learning.
  • Key literacies for contemporary achievement (effective communications, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving).
  • Community-Situated Learning, where Anna Maria enhances its educational value through external partnerships in greater Worcester and the region, providing students opportunities for active engagement in civic and community work.

Whether we are students or faculty, staff or community members associated with the College, our assurance that Something Greater is always possible allows each of us to say:

“I’m ready to answer the call, to use
all that I’ve learned and experienced
in a profession that inspires me to
improve the lives of others and the
world around me.”

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COMMUNITY

Wherever you go on our campus, you’re almost guaranteed to run into someone you know. For most of our students our campus feels like home, and we take that kind of responsibility very seriously.

PERSONAL ENGAGEMENT

Your professors will know much more than your name. They will know your goals and how you intend to reach them. And they will be there to support you at every step, even well after you’ve graduated and are on your way.


PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Our programs are specifically designed to provide you with strong practical skills and connect you to professional opportunities. We want to make sure you graduate from our programs knowing where you want to go and that you possess the skills and confidence to get there.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

We Deliver Results

Students at Anna Maria College are educated in the Catholic Intellectual tradition as envisioned by the Sisters of Saint Anne. As a college grounded in the liberal arts with a strong professional focus, student learning is geared toward attaining the following skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World through the Liberal Arts
  • Intellectual and Applied Skills
  • Personal and Social Responsibility

 

Assessment of these outcomes is accomplished through multiple means, including (but not limited to):

  • Standardized surveys (NSSE, SSI)
  • Anna Maria College developed assessment tools such as writing and critical thinking rubrics

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