A Legacy of Community Engagement
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known worldwide as the Birthplace of Basketball® and for the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.
Springfield College’s foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage prepares students with real-world leadership skills for tomorrow’s careers that transform lives and communities. A broad range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, business, education, and the arts and sciences. Doctoral programs are offered in physical education, physical therapy,
The College is consistently ranked in the top tier of “Best Regional Universities—North Region” by U.S.News Media Group, and is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA. More than 5,000 traditional, nontraditional, and international students study at its main campus in Springfield, Mass., and at its School of Human Services campuses at locations throughout the United States.
Graduates of the College serve as leaders in their respective communities across the country and throughout the world. They work in a variety of nonprofit and human service organizations, public and private schools, hospitals and health care agencies, and Fortune 500 companies. They are teachers and coaches, entrepreneurs, health care providers, YMCA leaders, and even gold-medal winning Olympians. Wherever they work or reside, they become vital links in a human chain that makes a difference in the quality of people’s lives and leads to impressive achievements.
The Office of Community Relations
The Springfield College Office of Community Relations supports relationship and program development with partnering organizations, and represents the College to government officials and community leaders.