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.
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Springfield College in the top 30 in its category, ranking at 28. U.S. News & World Report also ranked us no. 19 in a listing of Best Value Schools for Regional Universities—North, as well as a ranking in the “A-Plus Schools for B Students” category, which highlights colleges with strong academic ratings in the Best Colleges rankings that accept students with nonstratospheric transcripts. 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.