Newbury College (United States)

Newbury College (United States)
Newbury College
Motto Floruit Floreat (Let it Flourish)
Established 1962
Type Private
President Hannah M. McCarthy
Location Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Suburban, 10 acres
Colors Green and Gold
Athletics NCAA Division III
Sports Baseball, Basketball (M,W), Cross Country (M,W), Golf (M), Soccer (M,W), Softball, Tennis (M,W), Volleyball, M,W)
Mascot Nigel the Nighthawk
Affiliations New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE), Council for Interior Design



Newbury College is a coeducational undergraduate college in Brookline, Massachusetts that offers a career-focused education grounded in the liberal arts. Newbury contains three schools: Arts, Science and Design; Business and Management; the Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. The College offers associate's and bachelor's degrees to approximately 1,000 students and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


Newbury was founded in 1962 on Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay. It was originally founded as the Newbury School of Business by entrepreneur and educator Edward J. Tassinari. Tassanari’s goal at the time was to help supply local Boston businesses with competent and educated employees.

In the 1960’s, as the college began to expand, dormitories were acquired on Commonwealth Avenue. In 1968, Newbury moved to Boylston Street, Boston, to the former location of Bentley College. Shortly thereafter, in 1971, the school changed its status from a school of business to a junior college. It then began granting associate’s degrees and officially changed its name to Newbury Junior College.

As the College continued to grow, it began to acquire other schools that were on the verge of collapse, including Holliston Junior College and Graham Junior College. The most notable of these schools was the Boston branch of a 110-year-old business school, Bryant and Stratton College, which Newbury acquired in 1975.

Newbury was soon the largest private 2-year college in the country, and became an innovator of campus extensions and continuing education. In 1973, the school became one of the first colleges in the region to establish satellite campuses. At one point in the 1990’s, the college had a total of 15 campus extension sites throughout Eastern Massachussetts. These were located in Arlington, Attleboro, Boston, Braintree/Weymouth, Brookline, Dorchester, Framingham, Hopedale/Milford, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, Norwood, Revere, Taunton, and Wakefield.

In 1982, the College acquired the upper campus of the former Cardinal Cushing College and began moving the school to Brookline. As the College began physically expanding and acquiring buildings in the surrounding area, the satellite campuses began to be consolidated into one centralized and more traditional collegiate campus.

The school changed its name to Newbury College in 1985, and in 1994 officially became a baccalaureate college. Newbury College now offers both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in over 30 majors on its Brookline campus.


Newbury is situated 3.5 miles from downtown Boston on Fisher Hill, much of which is the upper campus of the former Cardinal Cushing College. The 10-acre campus consists of eight buildings. Many of the buildings were once private residences. The campus is located half a mile from the Reservoir MBTA station on the Green Line’s D train and the Cleveland Circle MBTA station on the Green Line’s C train, which takes commuters into the downtown Boston area. A shuttle runs regularly between the campus and the Reservoir station.


Newbury College is accredited by the Commission on Institution of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in over 30 career-orientated majors. It contains three schools: Arts, Science and Design; Business and Management; the Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Students can double major or major and minor across schools, and an interdisciplinary program is also available for students who wish to create their own specialized majors. Newbury mentors students so that they become professionally competent, ethically aware, socially responsible, and prepared for lifelong learning.

Degree Offerings

The School of Arts, Science, & Design
Department Major Concentration Associate
Communication X
Mass Communications X
Media Writing X
Computer Science X
Graphic Design X
Interdisciplinary Studies X
Interior Design X
Legal Studies X
Criminal Justice X
Psychology X
General Studies X
The School of Business & Management
Department Major Concentration Associate
Business X
Accounting X
Business Management X
Fashion Merchandising X
International Business Management X
Marketing X
Sports Management X
Health Care Management X
Management X X
The Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel & Restaurant Management
Department Major Concentration Associate
Hotel, Restaurant, and Service Management X
Culinary Management X
Hotel Administration X
Culinary Arts X
Food Service and Restaurant Management X
Hotel and Resort Management X

Student Life

Of the 1,000 students who attend Newbury, about 50% reside at the college, 40% come from out-of-state (3% international), and 48% are AHANA (African, Latino, Asian, Native American).


Newbury College has an active Class Council for every year, as well as many other activities that take place both on and off campus. There are social justice, career-oriented, and multicultural organizations such as Communication Club, Gay-Straight Alliance, Innkeepers Club, International Student Organization, Multicultural Student Union, Newbury Voices, Student Athletic Advisory Council, a Commuter Council, and a Resident Hall Council.

Newbury students are also very active in community service. The school offers many opportunities for this kind of work, including mentoring, helping the homeless, and caring for animals.


Newbury College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III (NCAA Division III) athletics.[2] The Newbury Nighthawks compete in Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball as members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the North Atlantic Conference. Newbury is also a member of the North East Collegiate Volleyball Association.

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