Urban College of Boston

The College:
A private, non-profit college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), 
Urban College of Boston (UCB) opens new pathways to opportunity through individualized, supportive, 
and multilingual education that prepares a diverse community of learners to pursue career 
advancement and transform their lives. UCB grants Associate of Arts degrees in Early Childhood 
Education, General Studies, and Human Services Administration, and offers seven certificates. UCB 
enrolls over 1,000 students annually, many of whom attend college part-time, while working full-time 
and raising a family. Classes are offered in both online and face-to-face formats. UCB offers classes in 
English, Spanish, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole. Chartered in 1993, UCB has long served an 
ethnically- and racially- diverse student body; of the over 1,100 students enrolled during the 2022-2023 
academic year, 59% identified as Hispanic or Latinx, 14% as Black or African American, 10% as Asian, 6% 
as white, 3% as another race or ethnicity, and 8% did not indicate their race or ethnicity. During the 
same period, 92% of students were women and the average age was 37.