Worcester State University at a Glance

Worcester State University is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. 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 U.S. and abroad

We prepare our students to take on real-world challenges with portfolios that include critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, technology and global awareness skills. They are ready to succeed.

Worcester State University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and minors, 25 master’s degrees, and post-baccalaureate and advanced graduate study certificates as well as real-time access to online, noncredit professional training. Our accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. demonstrates that our liberal arts and sciences curriculum meets or exceeds its criteria for assessment of quality.


Fast Facts

  • 5,556 undergraduate students
  • 891  graduate students
  • 25 M.S., M.A., M.Ed., and CAGS
  • 410 full- and part-time faculty
  • 35,598 total alumni
  • WSU was the fifth public normal school in Massachusetts in 1874.
  • In 2010 Worcester State College became Worcester State University.
  • 136 student projects shown at Celebration of Scholarship & Creativity
  • WSU is largest IRS VITA tax-preparation site in Worcester.
  • There are 50 solar panels on the Learning Resource Center's roof.