Principles of Collaboration

We believe that by working together we can enhance the student and faculty environments of our individual institutions while retaining the unique and special qualities of each of our schools.

Moreover, we believe that through the economic benefits of collaboration we can slow down the escalating costs of higher education through the sharing of resources, the ending of costly duplication, and the advantages of joint purchasing.

Through collaboration, our students and faculty will be able to share the best of both worlds: continuing to study, live, and teach in a small college environment while also enjoying the resources of a major academic environment.

Therefore, Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MCPHS University, Simmons College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Wheelock College agreed to form the Colleges of the Fenway.