American International College

American International College

American International College, established in 1885 and often referred to as AIC, is a co-educational, private, liberal arts college located in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. It was named as French Protestant College at the time of its founding. The college offers associate degrees and bachelor's degrees in various educational streams.

American International College is organized into four schools, namely:

    School of Arts, Education & Sciences School of Business Administration School of Continuing and Extended Studies School of Health Sciences

The sports teams of American International College are known as the AIC Yellow Jackets. The official mascot of the college is the Yellow Jacket. The men and women from AIC compete in intercollegiate basketball, lacrosse, football, beseball, ice hockey, wrestling, tennis, softball and many other sports events. The college has a dedicated cheerleading squad. Students are also encouraged to take part in various intramural sports.

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American International College
1000 State Street
Springfield , MA 01109
General Phone: (413) 737-7000

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American International Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching114elementary/middle school admin, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching
Business and Management114business management, accounting, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, international business, MIS, ...
Therapy and Counseling69psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology, physical therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine46registered nursing, various nursing
Security and Law Enforcement40criminal justice and safety
Liberal Arts28American studies, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Science27biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy26sports and fitness management, occupational therapy
Media7media studies
Family and Social Work5human services, public administration
Computer Science and Engineering0computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for American International in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree25139
Master's degree19127
Post-master's certificate306
Associate's degree12
Doctor's degree61

American International Student Body

In 2007-2008, American International had a total enrollment of 2,678 students (2,197 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 56%
Graduate 44%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 19%
Hispanic 7%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 18%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

American International Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %

American International Room and Board (2007)

American International offers campus housing for 842 of its 2,197 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Springfield, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

American International Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420510
SAT Math420520
SAT Writing420500
ACT Verbal1720
ACT Math1623
ACT Composite1623

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT4%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

American International Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,100
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,100
Room and board $ 10,150
Room charge $ 5,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,850
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,381

Financial Aid:
American International participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 211400)

American International Faculty

American International has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$61,106
Assistant professorcalendar year0*3$63,572
No academic rankcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*8$55,726

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year10$57,8826$52,602
Associate professoracademic year9$48,2539$50,405
Assistant professoracademic year11$46,02115$47,358
Instructoracademic year3$32,5237$38,306
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year33$48,99738$46,889

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

American International Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Northeast 10 Conference
Basketball Northeast 10 Conference
Baseball Northeast 10 Conference
Track Northeast 10 Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports364682

American International Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication and Media Studies, Other


Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets American International Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%American International % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%American International Number of degree programs
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 12%American International % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%American International % of degrees in security and law enforcement
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%American International % students on athletic fin. aid
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%American International Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%American International Female % of student body

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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