Passion Meets Purpose

Elms College was founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. The college serves as a living legacy of their bold idea, conceived more than 3 centuries ago, to act as progressive changemakers, dedicated to serving the community and all those in it. Elms College is devoted to the core principles of providing a rigorous and quality education, service to the community, and creating a campus where all are welcome, regardless of faith and prepares you to journey out into the world to leave your mark on it. Discover Your Purpose! Open Viewbook

 

  • 50+
    We have over 50 undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate academic programs.
  • 79%
    79% of classes have fewer than 20 students, so you get to know your professors for a personalized education experience.
  • 98%
    On average 98% of our first-time undergraduate students receive financial aid.
  • 75%
    75% of our Student-Athletes earn at least a 3.0 grade point average with 57% earning at least a 3.4 GPA.

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News

Building Bridges: The Campaign for Elms College

Elms College President Harry E. Dumay, Ph.D., MBA, and the Institutional Department at the college have launched a $20 million capital campaign, Building Bridges: The Campaign for Elms College. Read more

Elms College MSN Program Nationally Ranked by Forbes Advisor 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Elms College has been ranked by Forbes Advisor (FA) as one of the most affordable, high-quality online MSN programs in the United States. The MSN program at Elms was one of nine programs ranked by FA and the only one located in Massachusetts. Read more

Christmas Drive Thank You

Toys, toys, toys! Over the past few weeks, the Student Affairs team at Elms College, along with the Multicultural Scholars Collaborative, Student Government Association, and the Student Nurse Association, held a Christmas Toy Drive to benefit The Gray House in Springfield and the Homework House in Holyoke. The toys will be distributed to more than 1,000 children in the local area. Read more

Elms College Surged Up U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges Rankings

College of Our Lady of the Elms greatly improved its ranking on two listings in the U.S. News & World Report (USN) 2024 Best Colleges Rankings and was listed as a Best Value School in the North Region for the first time.  Read more

Western Mass. Literacy Collaborative: community solutions needed for a growing problem affecting our children

Elms College had the great honor of hosting a community town hall Sept. 14 in Veritas Auditorium on a subject that we at the college consider to be critically important: knowing how to read. That the event was attended by leaders from colleges and secondary school systems through greater Springfield and more than 100 members of the general public shows they feel the same about literacy. Read more

The Elms Experience

  • Miranda Lebel, student, Elms
    Excellence

    Miranda Lebel, BSN ‘22, MSN ‘23

    Miranda, age 37, of Chicopee, works as a registered nurse at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree in the summer of 2022 and immediately enrolled in...
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    Justice

    Victoria Guay, '23

    Bachelor of Science in NursingClass of 2023 Co-valedictorian. The best thing about Elms College is how small it is. I was accepted into every nursing program I applied to. There...
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    Community

    Taylor Borla, '23

    Communication Science and DisordersClass of 2023, co-Valedictorian.Attending Southern Connecticut State University Graduate School The first time I came to Elms College and set foot on the campus, I felt as...
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  • Kimberly Quinonez, student, elms
    Faith

    Kimberly Quinonez, ’23

    Kimberly Quinonez graduated in 2023 from Elms College with an Bachelors degree in social workA native of South Carolina, Kim grew up in a life of poverty, addiction, and homelessness....
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  • Miranda Lebel, student, Elms
    Excellence
    Miranda Lebel, BSN ‘22, MSN ‘23
  • student, valedictorian, elms college, college, 2023, chicopee, western ma
    Justice
    Victoria Guay, '23
  • student, elms college, 2023, western ma
    Community
    Taylor Borla, '23
  • Kimberly Quinonez, student, elms
    Faith
    Kimberly Quinonez, ’23

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