Assumption College Ranking Profile

Founded in 1904, Assumption College is a leading private, Catholic, liberal arts and sciences college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.

Assumption College alumni hold prominent positions in the areas of law, medicine, politics, social justice, public policy and education. Notable alumni include: William Aubuchon, Jr . (Former second generation CEO of Aubuchon Hardware), Timothy M. Barnicle (Former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy and Budget and for Employment and Training), Joe O’Brien (Former Assumption College basketball coach and President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame), Mike Gravel AP (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1969-81 and 2008 presidential candidate), etc.

The Graduate School at Assumption College offers the Master of Arts degrees in Counseling Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, and Special Education; as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program which is accredited by the New England Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The M.A. program and the M.A./C.A.G.S. program in Rehabilitation Counseling are accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 34th in Tier 1 in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- Assumption College is among a handful of New England colleges ranked by US News in the top 50 Best Graduate Schools in Rehabilitation Counseling. It is placed 33rd in the ranking of Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs (2008).

- Careers and Colleges magazine has rated Assumption College as one of its Top 20 “Cool Schools”. The list is compiled by Robert Franek of The Princeton Review, consisted of 20 “underrated gems”. The only Northeastern school on the list, Assumption shared its honor with other prestigious schools, including DePaul University and Seattle University.

- The Princeton Review has included Assumption College in their first edition of The Best Northeastern Colleges. The book constitutes one-fifth of their "Best" regional guidebook series, which collectively includes profiles for more than 600 institutions.

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