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Anna Maria College
Lux et Veritas
Motto in English
"Light and Truth"
TypePrivate college
Established1946 (1946)
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Academic affiliation
Endowment$4.77 Million (2018)[2]
PresidentMary Lou Retelle[3]
Academic staff
41 Full time
156 Part time[4]
Undergraduates1,134 (2018)
Postgraduates327 (2018)
Location, ,
42°19′46″N 71°55′10″W / 42.3294°N 71.9194°W / 42.3294; -71.9194Coordinates: 42°19′46″N 71°55′10″W / 42.3294°N 71.9194°W / 42.3294; -71.9194
CampusRural, 190 acres (76.9 ha)[5]
Colors   Cardinal and White
Sporting affiliations

Anna Maria College (AMC) is a private Catholic college in Paxton, Massachusetts.


Anna Maria College is a private, coeducational Catholic College founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. The school's original campus was in Marlborough, Massachusetts. In 1952, Anna Maria College moved to its present location on a 190 acres (77 ha) campus in Paxton.[citation needed]


Anna Maria College has an annual enrollment of 1,500 students who study 35 undergraduate or 21 graduate and continuing education programs.[6] Rooted in the traditions of Catholic education,[6] AMC combines liberal arts and sciences education with career preparation.

AMC offers several courses online, including an RN to BSN Nursing program,[7] a continuing education Fire Science program,[8] and a Master's in Public Administration program.[9]

In 2011, Anna Maria College created a School of Business. The School is accepting majors and programs for the Fall Semester of 2012.[10][11]

Anna Maria College is divided among six academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Education, the School of Justice and Social Sciences, the School of Fire and Health Sciences, the School of Visual and Performing Arts, and the School of Humanities.[12]


The 192-acre (0.78 km2) campus is located in Paxton, Massachusetts (just outside Worcester, MA).


Main article: Anna Maria Amcats

Anna Maria has 13 Division III athletic teams (the "AMCATS") in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) including men's baseball, basketball, ice hockey, cross country, football, lacrosse, and soccer; and women's basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. It is a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Football is played in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC). Anna Maria was also a charter member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), which it competed in from 1984 to 2011 before joining the GNAC.[citation needed]

Notable alumni



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  2. ^ "IPEDS Data Center". Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  3. ^ "President's Welcome". Anna Maria College. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  4. ^ "College Navigator- Anna Maria College". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  5. ^ "About". Anna Maria College. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Bachelor of Science of Nursing Archived July 17, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "Bachelor's in Fire Science - Online B.S. in Fire Science - AMC". Anna Maria Online.
  9. ^ "Master of Public Administration Online - Anna Maria College". Anna Maria Online.
  10. ^ "Anna Maria Will Launch Biz School". Worcester Business Journal.
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  12. ^ "Home".