Urban College of Boston

178 Tremont St 7th Fl
Boston, MA 02111-1093
Tel: (617)348-6359
810 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 810 students (4% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is higher than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 38%.
Urban College of Boston is one of 6 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 19 teachers has grown by 375% over five years.
College Urban College of Boston (MA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Private not-for-profit
Total Faculty 19 staff 90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 810 has grown by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has decreased from 163:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has declined by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 810 students 2,021 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 43:1 26:1
# Full-Time Students 32 students 758 students
# Part-Time Students 778 students 1,479 students
% Asian
12%
5%
% Hispanic
59%
12%
% Black
27%
12%
% White
2%
62%
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. 0.56 0.58

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $7,124 is more than the state average of $5,094. The in-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,124 is less than the state average of $10,038. The out-state tuition has grown by 50% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $7,124 $5,094
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,124 $10,038
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 89%
Source: 2014 (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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