Worcester State University: Review & Facts

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Worcester State University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,310 students enrolled. This college was established in 1874 and is one of the 11 colleges and schools located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
54
Fair
Worcester State University will give you the opportunity to get a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or postmaster certificate.

Worcester State University deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 54 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Psychology, Management, Business, and Medical. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
77%
Fair
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Worcester State University is fair at 77% (close to Massachusetts average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at Worcester State University is below average: 53%. Approximately 29% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Worcester State University is decent: 17:1. Find out more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$15,000
Medium
Average tuition price is low - around $7,100 a year. The additional fees at WSU not covered by tuition are about $7,900; this comes to a total of $15,000 a year.

Read the details about Worcester State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
69%
Doable
According to recent data, 3,703 applications were submitted and 2,539 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to enroll at this school.

The college will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Worcester State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$7,900
High
Worcester State University provides a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at WSU, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Worcester State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 1,600 students, which offers a reasonable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is a bit high -- nearly $7,900 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at WSU. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Worcester State University appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Worcester State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2597, USA
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