You know you’re capable and ready for more. You recognize the value of earning a college certificate or degree, yet it’s easy to get sidetracked with all of life’s demands: full-time or part-time job, kids, elderly parents, community involvement. You’re the type of person who’s not satisfied with doing just enough to get by. You fully commit.

The Center at Springfield is here for you. As an educational center of UMass Amherst, we offer a number of highly rated, in-demand programs that support you along the way to your first real job or the next step in your career. We’re committed to helping level the playing field for people living in zip codes that may have been under-resourced. We offer highly personalized counsel and support should you need it. We’ll also help you find your way around 

UMass Amherst is a globally recognized research university and one of the Five Colleges. As a Center at Springfield student, you’ll have access to the university’s vast academic resources. Know that UMass holds itself to the same high educational standards, whether you’re enrolled in Springfield, Mount Ida, or Amherst. 

We’re proud to be here to help make an affordable, high-quality education possible for you.

Explore the information we’ve provided here. If there is something else we can help you with, just ask.

UMass has a long history of involvement in Springfield, recognizing the city’s importance to the economic, social and cultural vitality of the region.  

Our Tower Square location means easy access to amenities and services. Students who are juggling school, work, and kids appreciate these conveniences. 

Building a career-ready workforce that supports economic development in Springfield and throughout the region.