Salter College

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Salter College
Salter College, West Boylston MA.jpg
Former names
Salter School
Established1937 (Salter School); 2007 (Salter College)
Location, ,
42°21′00″N 71°47′09″W / 42.35000°N 71.78583°W / 42.35000; -71.78583Coordinates: 42°21′00″N 71°47′09″W / 42.35000°N 71.78583°W / 42.35000; -71.78583

Salter College is a for-profit junior college owned by Premier Education Group with locations in West Boylston and Chicopee, Massachusetts.


Salter began as the Salter School in 1937, when Dorothy Salter opened a secretarial school. It was originally located on Cedar Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.[1] The school's offerings expanded over time, and in 2002 the school was bought by Premier Education Group. "Salter College" was launched by Premier in 2007 with a new facility in West Boylston.[2] The college awarded its first three associate degrees in June 2008.[3]

Salter College is a private two-year college with programs in business, health care, and computers.[citation needed] It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award degrees and certificates. It offers certificates.[citation needed] Salter College Medical Assisting Certificate program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistant Endowment (AAMAE).[citation needed]

The college has two locations, the original in West Boylston, and one in Chicopee, Massachusetts which opened in August 2011 in a building which had previously been the site of a strip club before being renovated for educational use.[4]

Enrollment controversy[edit]

The Massachusetts Attorney General brought claims against Salter College alleging deceptive enrollment tactics. An investigation by the state government found that Salter had engaged in dubious marketing tactics and false promises to lure students into its health-related training programs. Salter, together with the Salter Schools, settled the claims in 2014 for $3.75 million.[5]


  1. ^ Kevin Sanderson, president, Salter College, West Boylston, Telegram & Gazette. 21 September 2014.
  2. ^ Salter School is Now Salter College! Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine. Salter College (6 December 2007).
  3. ^ Salter College -FIRST ASSOCIATE DEGREES, Telegram & Gazette, 14 June 2008
  4. ^ Salter College opening campus in Chicopee, Telegram & Gazette, 9 August 2011.
  5. ^ Woolhouse, Megan (December 12, 2014). "School chain agrees to pay Mass. $3.75m to settle claims". The Boston Globe.

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