In Easton, Massachusetts, Stonehill College, a school founded by members of the Roman Catholic church, has been serving students since the middle of the twentieth century. The members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, the founders of Stonehill College, are also the founders of a very famous Ivy League school known as Notre Dame.
In the 1930s, the leaders of the seminary in Easton recognized that a new facility needed to be purchased and constructed because enrollment was at an all-time high. These individuals purchased a tract of land that would eventually become the campus of Stonehill College.
Ten years after the land was purchased, the operators of the seminary in Easton were permitted by the government of Massachusetts to commission the seminary as a fully-fledged post-secondary institution. At this time, the board of the seminary built the first structure that would serve as the science building of what became Stonehill College. Only two years after the college first opened, women were allowed to enroll at Stonehill College. A year later, the first graduating class left the college: a total of seventy-three men made up the class.
Today, Stonehill College is a thriving school in Massachusetts with a campus built on nearly four hundred acres. Over two hundred faculty members serve a student body that averages about twenty-four hundred students each year. The liberal arts colleges offers students a wide variety of undergraduate programs, campus activities, and NCAA-participant varsity sports teams.