Hampden County College

Find Hampden County Massachusetts colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.

American International College 1000 State Street Springfield MA 01109 800-242-3142

Bay Path University 588 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow MA 01106 413-565-1000

Branford Hall Career Institute Springfield Health MA campus 112 Industry Avenue Springfield MA 01104 413-781-2276

College of Our Lady of the Elms 291 Springfield Street Chicopee MA 01013 413-594-2761

DiGrigoli School of Cosmetology 1578 Riverdale Street West Springfield MA 01089 413-827-0037

Holyoke Community College 303 Homestead Avenue Holyoke MA 01040 413-538-7000

Jolie Hair & Beauty Academy 44 Sewall Street Ludlow MA 01056 413-589-0747

Kay Harvey Academy of Hair Design 11 Central Street West Springfield MA 01089 413-732-7117

Mansfield Beauty Schools-Springfield 266 Bridge Street Springfield MA 01103 413-788-7575

Salter College-Chicopee 645 Shawinigan Drive Chicopee MA 01020 413-206-0300

Springfield College 263 Alden Street Springfield MA 01109 413-748-3000

Springfield College-School of Human Services 263 Alden Street Springfield MA 01109 413-748-3204

Springfield Technical Community College 1 Armory Street Springfield MA 01105 413-781-7822

Western New England University 1215 Wilbraham Road Springfield MA 01119 413-782-3111

Westfield State University 577 Western Avenue Westfield MA 01085 413-572-5300

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Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.