Commonwealth Honors Program


The Commonwealth Honors Program

Massachusetts is the only state in the country to offer an integrated network of honors programs throughout the public higher education system. There are Commonwealth Honors Programs in community colleges and state universities and on the campuses of the University of Massachusetts.

Learn more about statewide Honors Colleges.


The mission of the Honors College is to challenge, encourage, and celebrate undergraduate students who wish to pursue a path of academic excellence on their way to becoming advanced scholars, working professionals, creative artists, and community leaders. We do this through innovative and engaging classroom settings, living communities, and special events that promote a love for inquiry, learning, and exposition. The Honors Colleges welcome students who are able to thrive in a reading, writing, and research oriented environment and who want to be encouraged and challenged by their peers and their Honors Faculty.