American College is located in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, an island state which lies at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa. Founded in 1975, the College, is one of the oldest higher education institutions in Cyprus. American College is registered with the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture and it offers a wide range of accredited programs of study.
The programs are modelled on American and European higher education and they are recognized nationally and internationally. The vast majority of our programs are offered in English. American College hosts students from all over the world, in a multicultural learning environment, promoting friendship, cooperation and understanding.
American College was founded in 1975. Its mission was to provide high-quality education that would satisfy the needs of its students. It started as a private institute teaching accounting and English language and in 1979 it commenced offering its first higher education program of study - the one year program in secretarial studies. In 1985 the College introduced its first two year programs in Business Studies, Computer Studies, Hotel Management and Travel & Tourism. In 1986 the College established its first academic links with universities abroad and in 1988 American College admitted its first international students. One year later the College started offering its first bachelor degrees and since then there has been a continuous addition of programs of study. In 2005 the College introduced its first postgraduate program - the Master in Business Administration.
Today, American College is a leading international College offering world-class undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through its broad range of programs, the College provides students from Cyprus and around the world with the depth of understanding and intellectual flexibility they need to respond to the challenges they will face in the years to come. American College sustains a superior faculty dedicated to excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and research. The College strategic goal is to continue meeting the needs of its students and providing innovative programs that can respond in a timely manner to societal issues and problems.