Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. Our students:
- Conduct innovative research and develop creative ideas with acclaimed faculty
- Engage in service learning and internships in the community
- Pursue study away opportunities in the U.S. and abroad
We prepare our students to take on real-world challenges with portfolios that include critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, technology and global awareness skills. They are ready to succeed.
Worcester State University offers 62 undergraduate majors and minors, 31 master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates, and real-time access to online, noncredit professional training. Our accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. demonstrates that our liberal arts and sciences curriculum meets or exceeds its criteria for assessment of quality.
Location: 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602
Student Population: 6,306 (2015)
Student/Staff Ratio: 17:1
Enrollment Dates: Early Action November 15; Nursing and Occupational Studies January 15; Regular decision March 1
Ranking: “Best in the Northeast” for 13 years by Princeton Review – Here is a link to their methodology: https://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/ranking-methodology.
Accreditation: Our 10-year reaccreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges in 2012 demonstrates that we meet or exceed its criteria for institutional quality. We received the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching’s elective Community Engagement Classification in 2015, making us 1 of 25 colleges and universities in Massachusetts with this recognition. Our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, which is offered by our Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our Education Department’s teacher-training program is accredited by Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. The program has met CAEP’s rigorous standards for preparing competent K-12 classroom teachers. Our nuclear medicine technology concentration, one of the options for biology majors and offered in conjunction with the UMass Memorial Health Care, is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology. Our baccalaureate and master’s degree nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Our combined Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies and Master of Occupational Therapy Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Our School Psychology graduate program, which is offered by our Education Department, is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists Accreditation Board.
Most Popular Programs: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Biology, Nursing
Campus Life: Life on the Worcester State University campus is a perfect blend of community, culture, academics — and fun. Students have many opportunities to make friends, learn new skills, and discover new interests. WSU has 38 Student Organizations and Clubs, 18 Academic Honors Societies, Division III Athletics, on campus dining options, Student Center, and a brand new Wellness Center.
Residential Options: 4 Residence Halls, approximately 1,600 full-time students who live on campus. Each hall is staffed with a professional, full-time, live-in residence director who is on call 24/7 year-round. Each wing or living area is staffed with a resident assistant. All residence hall staff assist with relevant, fun programming that will help shape your academic and social growth.
Typical Annual Total Tuition & Fees: Total tuition, fees, and room and board for 2016 -17 is $30,370.