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The College

A private, coeducational, four-year comprehensive institution of higher learning.

The Main Campus

  • 25 buildings in the neo-Georgian tradition
  • 72 acres that feel suburban, right in the midst of an urban setting

The City

  • AIC is located in the geographic center of Springfield, MA
  • The metropolitan area is home to one half-million people affording intellectual, cultural, recreational, and commercial resources abound with easy access from the College

Our Academic Organization

  • Three schools, each headed by its own dean:
    • Business, Arts & Sciences
    • Health Sciences
    • Education

Academic Programs

Undergraduate academic programs in more than three dozen liberal arts and sciences and career-related fields, including the humanities, the social sciences, the physical sciences, accounting, business administration, criminal justice, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sports management, and more. Graduate academic programs in emerging and high-demand fields including accounting, business administration, psychology, education, exercise science, nursing, occupational therapy, resort and casino management, and more.


1,167 undergraduate students, and 843 graduate students for a total of 2,010 students.

Student/Faculty Ratio

  • Undergraduate: 17 to 1
  • Graduate: 8 to 1

Student Body Diversity

Gender and Demographics

Undergraduate Student Characteristics
Percent of undergraduates who are female 54%
Percent of full-time undergraduates 94%
Percent of undergraduates by race/ethnicity
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1%
Black or African American 26%
Hispanic/Latino 24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2%
White 34%
Two or More Races 4%
Race and ethnicity unknown 5%
US Nonresident 4%
Percent of undergraduate students by age
24 and under 92%
25 and over 8%
Age unknown 0%

Fall 2022 Student Profile

Student type Fall 22
Undergraduate 1,167
— All incoming 388
— First Time Full Time Freshman (FTFT) 329
— Transfers (incoming) 59
Graduate 843
— School of Busi,Arts,Sci & School of Health Science 461
— School of Education 385
Total 2,010

Academic Year

  • September — December: day, evening, and weekend
  • January intersession: day and evening
  • January ­— May: day, evening, and weekend
  • May — August summer sessions: day and evening

Financial Aid

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs are available for eligible students; academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement.

Supportive Learning Services (LD Program)

A formal integrated program for students with special needs.


The James J. Shea Sr. Memorial Library contains more than 76,000 volumes and 14,900 bound periodicals, plus subscriptions to more than 400 current periodicals. Through online database access, innumerable educational resources are available to our students.

Computing Technology

The College has completed a technology transformation that includes a new wireless network covering the campus inside and out, along with new desktop computers for staff and new laptop computers for faculty. AIC was the first area college to switch to a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system, which offers unified calling and messaging, plus access to voice messages in your email and faxes from your computer.


Students who live on campus may choose from traditional coeducational residence halls, one all-female residence hall, and residential suites (primarily upperclassmen).

Student Activities

Dozens of student-led and student-centered clubs and organizations; entertainment on campus; public transportations, and college shuttle to area events.

Intercollegiate Sports

  • Fall Sports
    • Men’s and Women’s Cross Country
    • Field Hockey
    • Football
    • Men’s and Women’s Rugby
    • Men’s and Women’s Golf
    • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
    • Women’s Triathlon
    • Women’s Volleyball
  • Winter Sports
    • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
    • Ice Hockey
    • Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track
    • Wrestling
  • Spring Sports
    • Baseball
    • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse
    • Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track
    • Softball
    • Women’s Tennis

Athletic Conferences

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II for all sports except for Men’s Ice Hockey, and Women’s Rugby (Division I). Conferences include the Eastern College Athletic Conference, Northeast-10 Conference, and Atlantic Hockey Association.


American International College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact:

New England Commission of Higher Education 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 (781) 425 7785 E-Mail:

Health sciences programs have additional accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, and the post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The post-graduate APRN certificate program at American International College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education  ( The accreditation decision was made by the CCNE Board of Commissioners during its April 25-28, 2023 meeting, and the effective date of accreditation is October 5, 2022.

The education preparation programs are approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for state licensure eligibility. The School of Business, Arts & Sciences at American International College have received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation  Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas.

The United States Department of Veteran Affairs approves American International College programs for veterans. American International College holds membership in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, and the University Continuing Education Association.


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