Anna Maria College
|Anna Maria College|
|Motto||Lux et Veritas|
Motto in English
|Light and Truth|
|Type||Private liberal arts college|
|Location||Paxton, MA, USA|
|Campus||Rural; 190 acres (76.9 ha)|
|Colors||Cardinal and White|
|Athletics||NCAA Division III – GNAC, ECFC, NECC|
|Affiliations||AAC&U, NAICU, ACCU, NEASC, AICUM, NECC, COWC|
Anna Maria College is a private, coeducational Catholic College founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. The school's original campus was in Marlborough, Massachusetts. In 1952, Anna Maria College moved to its present location on a 190 acres (77 ha) campus in Paxton, Massachusetts.
There are over 1600 students studying in one of the College's 35 undergraduate or 21 graduate and continuing education programs. Rooted in the traditions of Catholic education, AMC combines liberal arts and sciences education with career preparation. Majors include Art and Art Therapy, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Fire Science, Law, Music and Music Therapy, Nursing, Paramedic Science, Psychology, Social Work and Sport Management.
Anna Maria College is divided among six academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Justice and Social Sciences, the School of Fire and Health Sciences, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Humanities.
The 192-acre (0.78 km2) campus is located in Paxton, Massachusetts (just outside Worcester, MA).
Anna Maria has 17 Division III athletic teams (the "Amcats") in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) including men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, soccer and tennis; and women's basketball,cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. It is a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Football is played in the EFCC, and field hockey in the NECC.
- Edward F. Davis, former Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department.
- Brendan Doherty, former Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police, 2012 Republican Candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District.
- "Common Data Set 2011" (PDF). Anna Maria College. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
- Bachelor of Science of Nursing
- Fire Science program
- Master's in Public Administration