Urban College of Boston

178 Tremont St 7th Fl
Boston, MA 02111
Tel: (617)348-6359
569 students
Private not-for-profit
The Urban College of Boston (UCB) is an independent, co-educational two-year institution located in the heart of downtown Boston. UCB is chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer programs of study leading to the Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration and General Studies. UCB also offers a range of certificate programs and continuing education courses.
School Highlights:
Urban College of Boston serves 569 students (4% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.
Urban College of Boston is one of 8 community colleges within Suffolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is New England College of Business and Finance (0.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 325% over five years.
College Urban College of Boston Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 17 staff
61 staff
Urban College of Boston Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 569 has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 168:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 569 students 1,296 students
Urban College of Boston Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1
21:1
Urban College of Boston Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 22 students
814 students
Urban College of Boston Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 547 students
1,040 students
Urban College of Boston Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Urban College of Boston Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
12%
5%
Urban College of Boston Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
56%
21%
Urban College of Boston Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
22%
15%
Urban College of Boston Black (2006-2013)
% White
9%
51%
Urban College of Boston White (2006-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
Urban College of Boston Unknown (2006-2013)
Urban College of Boston Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.62 0.68
Urban College of Boston Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,124 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 77% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,124 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 77% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,124 $5,660
Urban College of Boston In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,124 $10,250
Urban College of Boston Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100%
89%
Urban College of Boston % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • 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 under-served by higher education. The Urban College was founded by Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD), which is one of the nation's largest community action agencies and Boston's official antipoverty agency. In 1967, ABCD launched the Urban College Program in an effort to meet the educational, employment and career development needs of the adult community. The Urban College Program quickly attracted the enthusiastic collaboration of major Boston area colleges and universities, enabling men and women over the ensuing years to earn academic credits toward undergraduate and graduate degrees while acquiring job-related skills. Twenty years later, preparations began to obtain independent degree-granting status. In May 1993, the Higher Education Coordinating Council of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts voted unanimously to charter the Urban College of Boston. In January 1994, the Urban College of Boston proudly enrolled its first degree candidates, men and women who had chosen the road to personal and professional fulfillment with an institution created specifically to support and foster their ambitions. UCB serves more than 700 students each semester through associate degree programs in Early Childhood Education, Human Services Administration, and General Studies, as well as a variety of certificate and continuing education program. The Urban College of Boston is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC).

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Did You Know?
For Boston private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,175 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Boston community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.81, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Boston is Sanford-Brown College-Boston. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.