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Worcester State University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Worcester State University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Worcester State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Worcester State University was awarded 33 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is mental and social health services.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Worcester State is ranked #740 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Worcester State also holds the #46 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Worcester State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Worcester State?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Worcester State University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 76%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Worcester State University admissions.

Worcester State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Worcester State University is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Worcester State University is 45%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  45 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Worcester State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Worcester State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Worcester State this rate is 32%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  32 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Worcester State University.

Average Overall Diversity at Worcester State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,495 undergraduates at Worcester State with 4,153 being full-time and 1,342 being part-time.

Worcester State Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Worcester State scored 49.76 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  49.76 out of 100
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How Much Does Worcester State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Worcester State is $18,580. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Worcester State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,135 $15,847 $18,738 $20,861 $20,923

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Worcester State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Worcester State, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $7,237 a year. That adds up to $28,948 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Worcester State is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Worcester State Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Worcester State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $48,200 in their early years. That's great news for Worcester State students since it is 21% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Worcester State University make the most money.

Location of Worcester State University

Worcester State University is a public institution situated in Worcester, Massachusetts. The city atmosphere of Worcester makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Worcester State University

Contact details for Worcester State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA 01602-2597
Phone: 508-929-8000

Worcester State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 39 majors graduated from Worcester State University. Of these students, 1,217 received undergraduate degrees and 236 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 190 $40,800
General Psychology 152 $31,100
Criminal Justice & Corrections 128 $37,200
Mental & Social Health Services 76 $34,600
General Biology 67 $32,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $28,900
Communication & Media Studies 64 $33,300
Nursing 63 $66,600
Sociology 47 $31,600
Computer Information Systems 40 $44,200

Learn more about the majors offered at Worcester State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Worcester State

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,972 students took at least one online class at Worcester State University. This is an increase from the 1,845 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,972 355
2016-2017 1,845 421
2015-2016 1,706 305
2014-2015 1,683 326
2013-2014 1,495 260

Learn more about online learning at Worcester State University.

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