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 post-master's certificate is the highest award offered at Worcester State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 46% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Worcester State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $48,200 a year. That's about 18% more than their peers at other schools.
Worcester State University Rankings
We have ranked Worcester State as #451 out of 2,587 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list.
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.
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.
|#1||Best Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best Biotechnology Bachelor’s Degree Schools||College Factual|
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|#15||Best Criminal Justice Studies Schools||College Factual|
|#28||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools||College Factual|
|#29||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
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||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Worcester State?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 78% of students accepted to Worcester State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 590.
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
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Worcester State, approximately 65% of students took out student loans averaging $7,612 a year. That adds up to $30,448 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Worcester State is 6.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Worcester State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 766 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,871 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||270|
|Hispanic or Latino||513|
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 162.1%. This is the #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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