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Newbury College (United States)

Newbury College
Newbury College Seal
Motto Floruit Floreat (Let it Flourish)
Established 1962
Type Private
President Joseph L. Chillo, LP.D.
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)
Nickname Nighthawks
Mascot Nigel the Nighthawk
Affiliations New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE)

Newbury College Logo

Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens.


  • History 1
  • Campus 2
  • Academics 3
    • Degree Offerings 3.1
      • The School of Arts, Science, & Design 3.1.1
      • The School of Business & Management 3.1.2
      • The Roger A. Saunders School of Hotel and Restaurant Management 3.1.3
  • Organizations 4
  • Athletics 5
  • External links 6


Newbury College 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. Tassinari's goal in establishing this institution was to help supply local Boston businesses with competent and educated employees.

In the 1960's as the College began to expand, it acquired dormitories on Commonwealth Avenue. In 1968, the Newbury School of Business relocated to Boylston Street, at 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 Junior College continued to grow, it began to acquire other schools throughout the Greater-Boston area that were on the verge of collapse, including Holliston Junior College and Grahm Junior College. The most notable of these schools was the Boston branch of a 110-year-old business school, Bryant & Stratton College, which Newbury acquired in 1975.

Newbury Junior College was soon the largest private two-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 1990s, the college had a total of 15 campus extension sites throughout Eastern Massachusetts. 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 junior college acquired a portion of the former Cardinal Cushing College and began relocating the school to Brookline, Massachusetts. As the college began physically expanding and acquiring buildings in the surrounding area, the satellite campuses began to consolidate into one centralized college campus.

The school officially changed its name to Newbury College in 1985, and in 1994, it became a baccalaureate college. Newbury now offers both associate and bachelor degrees in over 20 majors on its Brookline campus.


Today, Newbury is situated 3.5 miles from downtown Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. The 10-acre campus consists of eight buildings, many of which were formerly 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 provide service directly into downtown Boston. A shuttle runs regularly between the campus and the Reservoir station as well.


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 20 career-focused majors. It contains three schools: Arts, Science and Design; Business and Management; and 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
Digital Journalism X
Media Production X
Public Relations & Advertising 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 and Restaurant Management

Department Major Concentration Associate
Hotel, Restaurant, & Service Management X
Culinary Management X
Hotel Administration X
Baking & Pastry Arts X
Culinary Arts X
Food Service and Restaurant Management X
Hotel & Resort Management X


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 a multitude of clubs and organizations at Newbury including the Communication Club, Innkeepers Club, Fashion Club, Interior Design Club, Psychology Club, Newbury Quidditch, Newbury Radio, the Newbury Players Improve Troupe, Student Athletic Advisory Council, a Commuter Council, and a Resident Hall Council. Newbury College is affiliated with several Honor Societies including: Phi Eta Sigma (First Year Honor Society), Alpa Chi (National Honor Scholarship Society), and Lambda Pi Eta (Communications Honor Society). Many community service opportunities, such as an alternative spring break, are also available to Newbury College students.


Newbury College is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III (NCAA Division III)athletics and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). An inaugural member of the New England Collegiate Conference, the Newbury Nighthawks’ 13 athletic programs compete in eight NCAA-sponsored sports including: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

The Newbury men’s volleyball team experienced great success in recent history including three ECAC Division III New England North titles and three national rankings. In 2008, the Nighthawk’s Men’s Volleyball program was ranked sixth in the nation with a 33-10 record and finished second in Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) Championship Tournament.

In addition, the Nighthawk men’s basketball team also claimed an ECAC Division III New England title in 2007-2008 with a 21-9 record while the Newbury baseball team earned a trip to the ECAC tournament with 23-22 record in 2012.

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website
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