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Stockbridge Facts and Figures
The foundation of the Stockbridge School as we know it today was laid in 1870; in 1893 a two year course was organized at Massachusetts Agriculture College (MAC).
Read more about our History.
Stockbridge faculty are members of the University of Massachusetts who also teach in baccalaureate and graduate degree programs. Many are nationally and internationally recognized, are authors of notable publications, and are actively engaged in research. Stockbridge faculty have demonstrated a strong commitment to their students and a conviction about the lasting values of a Stockbridge education.
Approximately 300 students are presently enrolled in the Stockbridge School. Of these, 70 percent are Massachusetts residents and 25 percent are women. Generally, forty percent of each graduating class transfer to the University to complete a bachelor degree.
Professional work experience is required for first-year students during the last six weeks of the spring semester and throughout the following summer. Prior to the internship, freshmen are considered full-time students during the first eight weeks of the semester. (For students in Equine Industries and Turfgrass Management, the internship lasts only three months, June through August.)
Students are responsible for finding their own internship position, although assistance can be provided by their departments. All internship positions must be approved by academic advisers. Positions should be secured which will enable students to gain practical experience in their field of specialization. Check out Jobs and Internship and Student Resources on the JobNet page.
Students are required to complete the work experience without unnecessary absences. Although wag