Becker College

Becker College

Becker College traces its beginnings to the Leicester Academy which was established in 1784. E.C.A. Becker founded the Worcester campus in 1887. Leicester Junior College and Becker Junior College began working together in 1974 and were formally merged to form the Becker College in 1977. The college now operates both the Worcester and Leicester campuses in Massachusetts.

Becker College offers associate's and bachelor's degrees in fields such as animal care, veterinary technology, nursing, criminal justice, graphic designing, hospitality and tourism, sports management, and psychology. There are also several accelerated and professional programs of study which lead to Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees.

The sports teams of Becker College are known as the Hawks, and they compete in NCAA Division III. The athletics department fields teams in golf, football, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, baseball, basketball, equestrian, field hockey, softball, and volleyball.

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Becker College
61 Sever St
Worcester , MA 01609-2165
General Phone: (508) 791-9241

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Becker Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management83business management, accounting and finance, marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine79registered nursing
Design27interior design, graphic design
Medical Support and Technology27veterinary assistant
Animal Science and Care21animal training, equestrian studies
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and administration
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management, exercise science
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science
Education and Teaching5early childhood education
Law3legal professions
Liberal Arts2liberal arts and sciences
Media1animation and special effects

Number of programs and degrees for Becker in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1337
Bachelor's degree15016

Becker Student Body

In 2007-2008, Becker had a total enrollment of 1,800 students (1,573 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 88%
Part-Time 12%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 25%
22-24 14%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

Rhode Island4%
New Hampshire3%
New Jersey2%
New York2%

Becker Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 32 %

Becker Room and Board (2007)

Becker offers campus housing for 696 of its 1,573 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Worcester, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Becker Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal380480
SAT Math390490
ACT Verbal1011
ACT Math1315
ACT Composite1318

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Becker Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 24,780
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,780
Room and board $ 9,760
Room charge $ 4,720
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,040
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Becker participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 212300)

Becker Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year7$72,72216$62,264
Associate professoracademic year5$54,3215$52,864
Assistant professoracademic year0*5$54,651
Instructoracademic year0*4$51,805
All faculty totalacademic year12$65,05530$58,034

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Becker Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Independent Northeast Region
Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Baseball North Atlantic Conference

Becker Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Animal Training
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Medical Support And Technology
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Pre-Veterinary Studies

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Becker Highlights

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What Sets Becker Apart:

Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 11%Becker Number of degree programs
% of degrees in animal science and care
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Becker % of degrees in animal science and care
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Becker Dorm rooms per full-time student
Female % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 16%Becker Female % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Becker % of degrees in business and management
Salaries of full-time faculty
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Becker Salaries of full-time faculty
Number of students
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Becker Number of students
% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Becker % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine

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