Hard work, amazing results
Worcester State University is a public liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multidisciplinary opportunities, enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. From leadership development opportunities built into many facets of academics and campus life to requiring our students to pursue two areas of study—either a major and a minor or a double major—Worcester State students work hard and achieve amazing results. Our students:
• Conduct innovative research and develop creative ideas with acclaimed faculty
• Engage in service learning and internships in the community
• Pursue study away opportunities in the US and abroad
A Worcester State education equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary for lives of professional accomplishment, engaged citizenship, and intellectual growth. Our affordability puts this excellent undergraduate and graduate education within reach for many students. Our commitment to value has earned us recognition as the only Massachusetts state university to receive the “Best in the Northeast” ranking for 16 consecutive years and has put us on The Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s “Best Value Colleges.”
Worcester State University offers 50 undergraduate majors and minors; 33 master’s degrees, postbaccalaureate certificates, and graduate programs; and real-time access to online, noncredit professional training. Our accreditation from the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE) demonstrates that our liberal arts and sciences curriculum meets or exceeds its criteria for assessment of quality.
The University is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour’s drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester—the second-largest city in New England and home to 33,000 college students from more than a dozen colleges and universities. Worcester State is deeply rooted in the greater Worcester community, with students in a variety of academic programs contributing over 160,000 hours in 508 engagement opportunities. Our unique programming—from theater stage productions to guest lectures to resource fairs—attracts thousands to our campus each year.