Yes it’s a city in England and sounds like the hard-to-pronounce condiment. But, Worcester is also home to over 13 colleges and universities, with more than 36,000 students right here in Massachusetts. Worcester has a vibrant economy with an unemployment rate close to the national average. And though Worcester started off as a manufacturing giant, it has transformed into a leader in information technology, biotechnology, healthcare, and medical research.* Sound interesting? Then this is the place for you.
As the second largest city in New England, Worcester has much to offer off campus. There’s the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Worcester Art Museum, Mechanics Hall, the Bancroft Tower, and countless park vistas to fill up your free time. And this five-time All American City award recipient provides convenient access to all of New England and its historical and regional excellence.* Experience the heart of Massachusetts for yourself — and get a great education while you’re at it.*worcesterma.gov *destinationworcester.org
Worcester Polytechnic Institute offers 135 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,937 students graduated with students earning 1,019 Bachelor's degrees, 791 Master's degrees, 67 Certificates, and 60 Doctoral degrees.
Assumption College offers 103 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 655 students graduated with students earning 483 Bachelor's degrees, 134 Master's degrees, 36 Certificates, and 2 Associate's degrees.
Quinsigamond Community College offers 108 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,388 students graduated with students earning 937 Associate's degrees, and 451 Certificates.
Mount Wachusett Community College offers 78 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 784 students graduated with students earning 572 Associate's degrees, and 212 Certificates.
Quinebaug Valley Community College offers 68 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 256 students graduated with students earning 161 Associate's degrees, and 95 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|College of the Holy Cross Worcester, MA||10 : 1||2,963|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, MA||16 : 1||6,894|
|Clark University Worcester, MA||17 : 1||3,498|
|Assumption College Worcester, MA||17 : 1||2,443|
|Worcester State University Worcester, MA||30 : 1||6,204|
|Fitchburg State University Fitchburg, MA||35 : 1||7,251|
|Nichols College Dudley, MA||34 : 1||1,560|
|Becker College Worcester, MA||34 : 1||1,698|
|Anna Maria College Paxton, MA||34 : 1||1,441|
|Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy-Worcester Worcester, MA||230|
|Monty Tech Fitchburg, MA||35|
|Alexander Academy Lunenburg, MA||67|
|Quinsigamond Community College Worcester, MA||54 : 1||7,291|
|Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA||49 : 1||3,674|
|Quinebaug Valley Community College Danielson, CT||48 : 1||1,299|
|Rob Roy Academy-Worcester Worcester, MA||160|
|Southern Worcester County Regional Vocational School District Charlton, MA||30|
|University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester Worcester, MA||47 : 1||1,234|
|Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District Upton, MA||26|
|Spa Tech Institute-Westboro Westborough, MA||151|