Worcester State University

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Admission Office
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8040
(866) 972-2255
Fax: (508) 929-8183

Contact: Beth Axelson
Admissions Director
Main Address
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000

www.worcester.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 4,643
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 682
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,077
Graduate enrollment: 735

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 54%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%


College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Community Health Services B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Adult Health B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

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Worcester State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(508) 929-8000
Website:www.worcester.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.applyweb.com/worcest/index.ftl
Address:486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,471
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):49%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:18 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,765 (74% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$9,202
Out-of-state Tuition:$15,282
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:88%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,845

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Worcester State University Programs

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences31
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services22
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education1727
English Language and Literature/Letters12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs165
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Physical Sciences2
Psychology111
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total193020

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

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Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$9,202
Out-of-state$15,282
Books and supplies$1,368

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,364
Out-of-state$5,364

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid71088%
Grant or scholarship aid58572%$4,845
Student loan aid54567%$7,043

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid3,07656%$4,694
Federal student loans2,98354%$5,855

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,8761,3232,553
Percent admitted100%70%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%23%19%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Worcester State University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment6,471
Undergraduate enrollment5,381
Graduate enrollment1,090

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Worcester State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

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General Information

Admission Office
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8040
(866) 972-2255
Fax: (508) 929-8183

Contact: Beth Axelson
Admissions Director
Main Address
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597
(508) 929-8000

www.worcester.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 4,643
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 682
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,077
Graduate enrollment: 735

Setting
Urban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $20

Online application fee: $20
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 54%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 76%


College Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Communication Disorders B
Community Health Services B
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Adult Health B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
Sociology B
Urban Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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