AIC Named Among Fastest-growing Colleges in U.S.
SPRINGFIELD — The Chronicle of Higher Education recently named American International College (AIC) one of the fastest-growing colleges in the U.S. for the fourth time. Among private, nonprofit master’s institutions, AIC placed among the top 20 colleges and universities in the country with a 131.5% growth rate, more than doubling its enrollment over a 10-year span, 2003 to 2013.
In categorical comparison to other colleges and universities in the Commonwealth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute ranked sixth among private, nonprofit, doctoral-degree institutions with a 69% growth, Bay Path University ranked 17th in private, baccalaureate institutions with 79.4% growth, and AIC ranked 18th in private, master’s institutions with 131.5% growth.
“We are extremely proud to have been recognized for our efforts,” said President Vincent Maniaci. “We’re very student-centric at AIC and believe that a college education is more than academic and intellectual growth. It includes personal, spiritual, and professional development, building a sense of community and trust between staff and students. These ideals, coupled with the college’s commitment to identify future trends as we develop programs, give our students a solid foundation on which they can build to reach their full potential, paving the way for them to compete successfully in a rapidly changing world.”
Data collected for the Chronicle of Higher Education was based on fall enrollments of full-time and part-time students and included all U.S. degree-granting programs with a minimum 500-student enrollment in 2003.