Westfield State College

577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA

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Westfield State College provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Westfield, MA and publically funded. Approximately 5,900 students are enrolled annually at WSC.

Areas of study available at WSC include:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 920 - 1110 on the SAT and within the range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to WSC. This school has an admissions rate of about 61% of which only 36% chose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at westfield.ma.edu.

Tuition & fees at WSC vary for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs approximately $8,700 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 per year. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $6,000 annually. Some students at Westfield State College may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Westfield State College "Owls" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students should visit the school's http://www.westfield.ma.edu/ to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Westfield State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Westfield State College has a total student population of about 6,500. The student body is made up of 87% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $15,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. 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 estimates:
    • State Residents: $970-$1,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • For part-time students, charges are between $280-$340 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 Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships61%$5,321
Receiving Student Loans80%$6,979

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Westfield State College may provide services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Westfield State College is approximately 59%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years44%
Graduating in 5 Years13%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Westfield State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Basketball (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Track and Field (Massachusetts State College Ath Assoc)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

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 (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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