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Worcester State College

Worcester State College is a public, four year college located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was established in 1874. The college offers bachelors and masters degrees in more than 20 Course Topics. Worcester was named one of "America's Best Value Colleges" by the Princeton Review in 2007. The college enrolls more than 4, 500 undergraduates and over 800 graduates every year. The campus is spread across an area of 50 acres.

Worcester State College's athletic department sponsors both men's and women's sports teams that participate in sports like baseball, basketball, soccer and golf. WSC's sports teams are nicknamed the Lancers.

Profile of Worcester State College

The campus of Worcester State is in Worcester, MA, which is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Worcester State include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in science, education and teaching, and therapy and Counselling.

Worcester State Selectivity

Admission at Worcester State is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 460 and 560.


Worcester State has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Worcester State had 5, 358 students enrolled (4, 190 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Worcester State values student athletics, and belongs to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Association and New England Football Conference.

Worcester State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors

Education and Teaching290education, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, special education, teacher ed, math teaching, English teaching, social studies teaching, . . .
Business and Management165business management
Therapy and Counselling133psychology, communication disorders, community health services
Liberal Arts128history, urban studies, English, sociology, Spanish language, economics, geography
Science89biology, biotechnology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physical sciences
Media68communication studies, mass communication, radio and TV tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing, adult health nursing
Medical Support and Technology28speech pathology, health service and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement27criminal justice and safety
Medicine27health professions
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy22occupational therapy
Computer Science and Engineering20computer and info science
Medical administration20health care administration
Family and Social Work6community organization
Contacting Worcester State

Worcester State College

486 Chandler St

Worcester, MA 01602-2597

General Phone: (508) 929-8000


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