Located on Lake Massasoit in Western Massachusetts, Springfield College has been a leader for over 125 years in providing a balanced and diversified educational experience for future leaders in the health sciences, human and social services, sports and movement activities, education, business, and the arts and sciences.
Founded in 1885, Springfield College is known for its foundation of Humanics
– educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills for today’s and tomorrow’s careers. Springfield College is again ranked in the top tier in its category in U.S.News & World Report's 2013 edition of “Best Colleges,” by U.S.News Media Group. In addition, the College is designated as a premier leadership development center by the YMCA of the USA.
Springfield College is internationally renowned as the The Birthplace of Basketball ®
, a game invented by graduate student and instructor James Naismith in 1891. It is also the alma mater of William G. Morgan, inventor of the game of volleyball.