Facts & Figures

The Woods College of Advancing Studies provides flexible, academically rigorous, ethics-focused undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs for non-traditional students. In keeping with the Jesuit educational tradition of Boston College, the Woods College seeks to prepare students for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society.

Our Programs


hybrid courses


fully online courses

Our Community


of our students identify as AHANA

Undergraduate Students

279 undergraduate students

18–55 age range, 23.9 average age

36% of students identify as AHANA

19:1 student-faculty ratio 

Graduate Students

287 students

21–78 age range, 28.4 average age

29% of students identify as AHANA

14:1 student-faculty ratio

Non-degree/Certificate Students

174 undergraduate students

18–73 age range, 29.6 average age

39% of students identify as AHANA

Top 10 Industries of Our Alumni


Health Services

Bank and Credit

Higher Education

Securities Investment


Legal Profession

State Government


Business Services