Best Colleges in Worcester

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

Best Four Year Universities in Worcester

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
Based on 12 Reviews
Worcester State University
Worcester, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA
Based on 24 Reviews
Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg, MA
Based on 8 Reviews
Becker College
Worcester, MA
Based on 4 Reviews
Clark University
Worcester, MA
Based on 4 Reviews
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT
Based on 16 Reviews
Assumption College
Worcester, MA
Based on 12 Reviews
Nichols College
Dudley, MA
Based on 4 Reviews
Anna Maria College
Paxton, MA

Best Community Colleges in Worcester

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public