The Urban College of Boston was established to provide post-secondary educational and professional mobility to members of the urban community who have been traditionally underserved by higher education. The Urban College of Boston is committed to the belief that access to a career-related and quality liberal arts education, and to an accompanying system of comprehensive student support results in the professional and personal success of those who might otherwise remain unemployed, underemployed, or unfulfilled.
Programs of study at the Urban College enrich lives through an integrated and individualized approach to the acquisition of learning and career skills, and to knowledge of today's world and workplace. Students are asked to apply acquired skills and knowledge in "hands-on" situations, with internship and study opportunities furnished by the diverse cultural, educational, and business resources of the city of Boston and the organizations of the Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. network. The Urban College of Boston faculty understand the collective and individual needs of post-secondary learners of all ages, drawing upon the life experiences of their students to make education relevant and timely. A supportive environment and the availability of helpful services unique to the Urban College assist students to move forward on the path to personal fulfillment, while empowering them to responsibly manage their own progress and achievement.
The purposes of the Urban College of Boston are far-reaching, extending well beyond the threshold of the Urban College campus. Our graduates, newly empowered as educated citizens, will enjoy a more satisfying and productive life. Equally significant, they will be prepared for the responsibility of contributing to the betterment of their communities and the well-being of their neighbors. Thus, the Urban College of Boston mission purposefully addresses the spectrum of urban issues and needs by ensuring the educational advancement and personal growth of its students.
Urban College of Boston: A Two-Year College
Board of Trustees
December 12, 1994