Anna Maria College

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Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College seal.svg
Motto Lux et Veritas
Motto in English
Light and Truth
Type Private liberal arts college
Established 1946
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Undergraduates 1100[1]
Postgraduates 332[1]
Location Paxton, MA, USA
Campus Rural; 190 acres (76.9 ha)
Colors Cardinal and White          
Athletics NCAA Division IIIGNAC, ECFC, NECC
Nickname Amcats
Anna Maria College logo.svg

Anna Maria College (AMC) is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts college in Paxton, Massachusetts.


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 192 acres (78 ha)[2] campus in Paxton, Massachusetts.


Anna Maria College has an annual enrollment of 1,500 students who study [3] 35 undergraduate or 21 graduate and continuing education programs.[4] Rooted in the traditions of Catholic education,[4] 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.

AMC offers several courses online, including an RN to BSN Nursing program,[5] a continuing education Fire Science program,[6] and a Master's in Public Administration program.[7]

In 2011, Anna Maria College created a School of Business. The School is accepting majors and programs for the Fall Semester of 2012.[8][9]

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.[10]


The 192-acre (0.78 km2) campus is located in Paxton, Massachusetts (just outside Worcester, MA).


Anna Maria has 13 Division III athletic teams (the "AMCATS") in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) including men's baseball, basketball, cross country, football, lacrosse, and soccer; 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 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC). Anna Maria was also a charter member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), which it competed in from 1984 to 2011 before joining the GNAC.

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  1. ^ a b "Common Data Set 2011" (PDF). Anna Maria College. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2012-05-08. 
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  4. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  5. ^ Bachelor of Science of Nursing Archived July 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "Bachelor's in Fire Science - Online B.S. in Fire Science - AMC". Anna Maria Online. 
  7. ^ "Master of Public Administration Online - Anna Maria College". Anna Maria Online. 
  8. ^ "Anna Maria Will Launch Biz School". Worcester Business Journal. 
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  10. ^ "Home". 

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Coordinates: 42°19′45.99″N 71°55′9.69″W / 42.3294417°N 71.9193583°W / 42.3294417; -71.9193583