Worcester State University Overview
Worcester State University is a public institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
What Is Worcester State University Known For?
- The highest award offered at Worcester State is the post-master's certificate.
- In 2017-2018, 45% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor's degree make about $48,200 a year. That's 18% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Worcester State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Worcester State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Worcester State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Worcester State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Worcester State University?
Contact details for Worcester State are given below.
|Address:||486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602-2597|
How Do I Get Into Worcester State?
You can apply to Worcester State online at: https://www.applyweb.com/worcest/index.ftl
Admission Requirements for Worcester State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Worcester State?
Approximately 36% of accepted students are men and 64% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 78%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.
Can I Afford Worcester State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Worcester State, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,237 a year. That adds up to $28,948 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Worcester State is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Worcester State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 872 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,078 full-time undergraduates at Worcester State, 38% are male and 62% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Worcester State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||318|
|Hispanic or Latino||551|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Worcester State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 39 countries are represented at Worcester State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Worcester State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Worcester State has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of Worcester State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Worcester State University was 10.3%. This is the #1,319 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Worcester State regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Worcester State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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