Our Impact

The story of Northeastern University College of Professional Studies (CPS) is one of gradual transformation and broad impact. The institution that would become today’s CPS evolved incrementally, picking up momentum in the 1960s and soon setting the pace as a global leader in adult learning.

Since the beginning—and with increasing visibility in recent years—our accomplished graduates have made profound positive change in the world, applying the intellectual and professional tools of higher education to theoretical and practical challenges across industries and endeavors.

From timeless disciplines in education, policy, and economics to cutting-edge programs like informatics, digital media, and applied machine intelligence, our inclusive, experiential pedagogy is anchored in the bedrock of Northeastern’s commitment to educational excellence, in the lessons of our history,and the desire to make a lasting difference in the world.


The College of Professional Studies has deep roots in Northeastern University.