Mount Ida College was founded in 1899 as a women's private high school on Mount Ida Hill in Newton Corner, Massachusetts. In 1939, Mount Ida moved to its present campus in Newton on the site of the former Robert Gould Shaw II Estate. At that time there was a demand for advanced studies for women and the College evolved into one of the first junior colleges in New England. Over the next forty years programs were added to meet the increasing demand for career and professional education. The first associate degrees were awarded in 1967.
In the 1980's the College became a co-educational institution with both a junior college division and a senior college division where bachelor degrees were awarded in addition to associate degrees, again with an emphasis on career and professional education. In the late 1980's three small Boston-based institutions â€“ Chamberlayne Junior College, New England Institute of Funeral Service Education and Coyne School of Technical Electricity â€“ merged with Mount Ida on the Newton campus.
Today more than 80 percent of our students are enrolled in bachelor degree programs, and ...
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