Founded in 1899 as a women’s private high school in Newton Corner, Massachusetts, Mount Ida College has become a coeducational institution which awards associate and master’s degrees. When it moved to its present campus at 777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts, it became one of the first junior college of New England, which continued to develop and adapt to the increasing demand for career and professional education in the area. It occupies a 72-acre campus housing 23 buildings including six residential halls.
Total enrollment is approximately 1,500 full-time and part-time students coming from 25 states and 35 countries. At least 900 students live on campus or use campus-sponsored housing facilities.
The educational programs of Mount Ida College are provided by its five schools: the School of Animal Science, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Design and New England Institute. The college offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs in 25 areas of study. Graduate studies are comprised of the Master of Science in Management and the Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Interior design. Certificate courses are likewise offered in Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician, Canine Grooming, Canine Behavior and Training, Thanatology and Pharmacy Technician. Other educational options include the Veterinary Technology Program, the Dental Hygiene Program and the e-learning alternative.
Educational costs for an academic year include $ 23,100.00 for tuition and $ 235.00 for activities fee. The tuition overload fee costs $ 575.00 per credit. Part-time tuition costs $ 625.00 per credit. Room and board rate costs $ 11,450.00 for academic year. An additional amount to $ 1,185.00 is charged for a single room. A mandatory parking fee of $ 50.00 for commuters and $ 100.00 for residents is charged for car use. Cost of books and supplies is estimated to be from $ 400.00 to $ 500.00 per semester.