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Quinsigamond Community College (QCC)

670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA

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Quinsigamond Community College, located in Worcester, Massachussetts, was founded in 1963 to provide residents of the community post secondary educational opportunities. The school is a public two year institution dedicated to providing educational excellence and opportunities to residents of the area and specifically to enrolled students. The school operates several locations in Worcester County, allowing students to participate in night and online courses and to create flexible schedules for themselves.  The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is dedicated to providing the best opportunities, services and facilities for its students through constant review and revision, guaranteeing it meets the needs of the modern student.

Academics

Student can choose from over 20 programs of study, allowing them to pick the one that best reflects his or her transfer or career training needs. Students interested in academic transfer will complete the first two years of a four year education at Quinsigamond Community College, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to pursue the completion of their bachelor's degree. Students applying to University of Massachusetts Amherst or Worcester State University will be eligible for guaranteed enrollment through agreements in place in the school.  Students wishing to apply to out of state or private institutions may wish to meet with a counselor to outline a curriculum that best meets the criterion of the desired school or schools.

Career training programs allow students to develop the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce as qualified professionals. Students in enrolled in such a program will take courses that offer theoretical and practical experience, allowing students to implement methods and techniques learned in a controlled setting in order to master them prior to using them in a work setting. Programs typically take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree that allows for pursuit of entry level positions upon completion.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Quinsigamond Community College is an open enrollment institution that allows any student that meets the minimum requirements for admission to enroll by completing the application and paying all associated fees and tuition. Students enrolling at QCC should also provide transcripts and standardized test scores. And the absence of one or both may require the student to take a placement exam prior to registration. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation as it provides useful information for beginning one's campus life, and students should also consider making an appointment with a counselor to discuss program enrollment and curriculum.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information provided from which is used by QCC to determine the student's financial need and aid program eligibility when compiling their aid packet. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year and students may be chosen at random by the school to supply additional tax information in order to compare to the student's FAFSA to verify its accuracy as per new federal regulations governing the disbursement of funds.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,400. There is also a $20 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range:
    • State Residents: $580-$690
    • Out-of-State: $5,500-$6,624
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $180-$220 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $390-$460 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid80%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$4,617
Receiving Student Loans26%$3,890

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.

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Student Services

To support students and graduates, Quinsigamond Community College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Quinsigamond Community College compares against other community colleges in Worcester County and community colleges in Massachusetts as a whole.

 QCCWorcester CountyMassachusetts
Graduation Rate13.9%15.0%16.6%
Transfer-out Rate13.2%13.7%18.2%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

The following 4-year colleges are popular choices for many students of Quinsigamond Community College to transfer out to. You can click on the school profiles below to get additional admissions information:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1964)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2000)
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (since 1974)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2005)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biotechnology (A)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technologies (A)
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology (A, C)
  • Telecommunications Technology (A)
  • Computer Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Electromechanical Engineering and Technology (A)
  • Biomedical Technology (C)
  • Electrical and Communications Engineering Technology (A, C)
  • Manufacturing Technology (A, C)
  • Cad Drafting (C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)
  • Fire Services Administration (A)

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