Metropolitan College

At its core, BU’s Metropolitan College is about creating access to the world of ideas. In an environment that is flexible, interactive, engaging, practical, and rigorous, students and faculty from around the world connect with each other, engage with new perspectives, take on fresh challenges, and develop novel solutions—and share in the pursuit of an education that prepares students for the competitive and evolving needs of today’s world.

At Metropolitan College, learning is accessible to all. A range of evening, flexible online, and blended formats makes it possible for professionals, lifelong learners, and learners from around the globe to access the richness of BU, find new opportunities and connections, and eventually become part of the worldwide Boston University alumni community.

Metropolitan College, as part of the Campaign for Boston University, seeks support that will allow the us to continue to deepen our educational and programming initiatives, and strengthen our support for our students and faculty.

Campaign priorities

Educational and programming initiatives

Metropolitan College has been recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency, and we received a bronze award from the United States Distance Learning Association. Continued support for our educational and programming initiatives will ensure that MET continues to attract top faculty and offer the highest-quality programs to working professionals.

Student support

MET’s programs serve individuals and employers throughout greater Boston, across the country, and around the world. We seek additional funding to be sure that we can support every deserving student who lacks the financial means or corporate support to take advantage of a MET education.

Faculty and staff support

Given the demands on faculty time, especially, as expectations and workload increase, restricted funds to support faculty and staff professional development are particularly important for MET. We are committed to helping our faculty and staff adapt to the changing needs of our students (and the technological tools used to reach them), while keeping them at the forefront of their respective fields. Donor support can fund time taken and stipends used by individual faculty members as they train in the latest educational technologies.