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Worcester State College

486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA

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Worcester State College is a public institution located in Worcester, MA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Worcester State College has an annual student enrollment of nearly 5,700.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • History

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1370 - 1640 on the SAT and in a range of 19 - 24 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. An estimated 70 percent of all students that applied were admitted at Worcester State College, with 33 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at Worcester State College varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $8,400 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $15,000 annually. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $8,200. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The Worcester State College "Lancers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.worcester.edu to view additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the students Worcester State College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Worcester State College is about 6,300, where graduate students make up roughly 13% of the student body.

$14,300

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $14,300. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 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 estimates:
    • State Residents: $970-$1,200
    • Out-of-State: $7,100-$8,460
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $370-$440 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $620-$750 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid90%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$5,087
Receiving Student Loans74%$7,245
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Worcester State College may offer services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Worcester State College has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 49%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years34%
Graduating in 5 Years10%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Occupational Therapy (OT) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Worcester State College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in 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)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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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.

Get more information about the programs offered by Worcester State College by clicking the request information to the right.

(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

Education

English Language and Literature

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Mathematics and Statistics

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.57%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
90%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$4,515