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Worcester Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Worcester Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Worcester, Massachusetts

There are at least 13 colleges in Worcester, listed and described below. These schools represent 28,262 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 23,498 full-time students, and a reported 9,286 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at College of the Holy Cross or Clark University.

We also provide an extensive list of Massachusetts Colleges.

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West Boylston, MA

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Colleges in Worcester with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Assumption College
500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, rehabilitation, accounting, history, psychology, liberal arts and sciences, marketing, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,872 students, 2,728 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,940 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 480-580. Math: 480-585.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
333 Shrewsbury St
Worcester, MA 01604

  • Programs: massage therapy
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 112 students, 63 full-time equivalent.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Becker College
61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, veterinary assistant, animal training, interior design, graphic design, criminal justice and administration, marketing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,800 students, 1,573 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 696 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 380-480. Math: 390-490.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Clark University
950 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, communication studies, international relations, political science, finance, English, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,210 students, 3,364 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,813 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 550-660. Math: 540-650.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

College of the Holy Cross
One College Street
Worcester, MA 01610-2395

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: English, economics, political science, history, psychology, sociology, mathematics, biology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 2,847 students, 3,015 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 2,342 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 580-670. Math: 600-680.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655

  • Programs: medicine, registered nursing, biochemistry, various nursing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's. Doctor's. First-professional degree.
  • Student Body: 1,013 students, 587 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, computer and info science, biomedical engineering, biology, interdisciplinary studies, chemical engineering
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 4,158 students, 2,894 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,495 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Worcester State College
486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602-2597

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: business management, psychology, history, communication studies, criminal justice and safety, registered nursing, elementary school teaching, speech pathology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 5,358 students, 4,659 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,000 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 450-540. Math: 450-560. Writing: 450-540.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Worcester Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Hair in Motion Beauty Academy
73 Hamilton St
Worcester, MA 01604-2213

  • Programs: cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 34 students, 47 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: registered nursing, business management, general studies, criminal justice and police, licensed practical nurse, business and related services, liberal arts and sciences, kindergarten/preschool teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 6,654 students, 4,425 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Member of a national athletic association.

Rob Roy Academy
150 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA 01609

  • Programs: barber, cosmetology, personal grooming
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 204 students, 143 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Dudley Colleges 1 10,036 1,477 915
Fitchburg Colleges 3 39,102 6,761 1,540
Framingham Colleges 3 66,910 5,903 1,543
Franklin Colleges 1 29,560 1,302 916
Gardner Colleges 1 20,770 4,147  
Paxton Colleges 1 4,386 1,244 550

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