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Stockbridge School of Agriculture has earned the reputation of providing a quality educational experience that integrates applied techniques and academic knowledge. We offer programs that develop the competencies and applied skills that individuals need in order to be leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs in their chosen occupations. Stockbridge provides the perfect opportunity for those interested in a two-year education preparing them for satisfying careers in today's agricultural/green industries. And, by the way, Stockbridge graduates find jobs - we boast 100% job placement for our students!
Stockbridge School is a small school with big opportunities. Our enrollment is just 200-300 students, but we are located within the larger UMass Amherst campus. We say it is the best of both worlds since class sizes are usually smaller, yet students have all the advantages of being at a larger university. Stockbridge students find a "niche" as soon as they begin their studies in the fall, and they will meet their fellow classmates in all of their classes. Stockbridge students take UMass courses taught by faculty from related departments in the College of Natural Sciences and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, specialists in their fields of expertise.
An associate degree from Stockbridge can also prepare you for a bachelor degree program. Typically forty percent or more of Stockbridge graduates go on to a baccalaureate degree program utilizing all the credit they earned in the associate degree program. Furthermore, the rigor of the two-year associate degree program has shown that Stockbridge School graduates usually become the stronger students in a four-year major.
When they graduate, Stockbridge students are part of a large, active, and supportive Stockbridge Alumni Association. They become part of the extended Stockbridge family, and are able to continue to strengthen the friendships they made while on campus.
New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)
Students who are residents of Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, or Vermont may be eligible for reduced tuition through the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). Get an overview of how the program works, or visit the NERSP website for more details.