Hilbert College is a private Franciscan college located in the Town of Hamburg, about 20 minutes south of Buffalo, New York
Hilbert College is named after Mother Collette Hilbert of the Franciscan Sisters of Saint Joseph, who founded the school to train teachers in 1957. Hilbert College is a coeducational liberal arts college that currently enrolls approximately 1,100 students and grants both undergraduate and master’s degrees.
Hilbert College offers 16 bachelor’s degree programs, including psychology, digital media and communication, criminal justice, forensic science, computer security and information assurance, and Western New York’s first undergraduate Rehabilitation Services program.
The college also offers two bachelor’s level accelerated degree programs (conflict studies and dispute resolution and organizational development), and programs leading to Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Arts degrees.
Hilbert operates on a semester schedule with summer sessions available. The accelerated degree programs feature seven-week sessions (offered six times per year) with a hybrid classroom/online class model. The graduate program operates on five-week sessions.
The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is 13:1. Hilbert helps students transition to college life with its First-Year Experience (FYE) program, which includes faculty/staff mentoring, seminars, guest lectures, and other tools to promote academic success and persistence to graduation.
Hilbert also offers an Honors Program for its top students across all majors.
In 2011, Hilbert College began offering Masters level degree programs in the fields of Criminal Justice Administration and Public Administration.