Application for University Status Approved
Following the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education’s approval of Assumption’s application for university status, the Secretary of State has approved the amendment to the College’s Charter, which was the final step in the application process.
With this approval, it is left to the discretion of the institution to determine the effective date of the transition to university. The transition is expected to take place next August at the beginning of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Until then, the institution will remain and operate as Assumption College.
“We are pleased the Commonwealth has affirmed our belief that Assumption is a comprehensive institution with exemplary undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs,” said College President Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D. “Despite the challenges facing the higher education industry, through the devoted and energetic work of many throughout the campus community, we find ourselves at the cusp of yet another significant moment in the storied history of this institution that was founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption.”
Additional updates will be shared in the coming months as the institution anticipates and prepares for the transition, or, information may be found on the Restructuring page.
In The News
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Assumption College gets state’s approval to become university
- Worcester Business Journal: Assumption receives state approval to become a university
- MassLive: Assumption College gets approval to become a university, plans to make transition in August
- University Business: Assumption College gets state’s approval to become university
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