About Springfield College
Springfield College inspires students through the guiding principles of its Humanics philosophy—educating students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to others.
The College offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of health sciences, human and social services, sport management and movement studies, education, business, and the arts and sciences. It also offers doctoral programs in physical education, physical therapy, and counseling psychology.
With its foundation of academic excellence and rich athletic heritage, Springfield College prepares students with real-world leadership skills for careers that transform lives and communities.
Springfield College is ranked in the Top Tier in the category of “Best Regional Universities – North Region” in the 2021 U.S.News Best Colleges report. The College is ranked 26 in the category, marking the sixth-consecutive year Springfield College is ranked in the top 30 in the “Best Regional Universities – North Region.” In addition, Springfield College also is ranked 18th in its category of the U.S.News & World Report Best Value rankings that showcase colleges with high quality and a lower cost.
Springfield College is designated as a premier Leadership Development Center by the YMCA of the USA.
Known as the Birthplace of Basketball, Springfield College is where the sport of basketball was invented. Springfield College graduate student James Naismith invented the game in 1891. Speaking of notable alumni, we have quite a few. Alumnus William Morgan invented volleyball in 1894, and actor and professional wrestler John Cena is an alumnus.