Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond Community College, also referred to as QCC or Quinsig, is a coeducational, community college located in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1963 and occupies the campus formerly held by Assumption College. It grants admission to over 6,000 students annually. The College offers courses in Business, Engineering and Technology, Health Care and Human Services, Liberal Arts, and General Studies.

The men's and women's sports teams of QCC are called the Chiefs and Lady Chiefs respectively. Students participate in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, flag football, dodgeball, indoor Soccer, softball, and frisbee golf. The College also provides several fitness programs to students such as yoga/pilates classes, abdominal classes, beginners indoor cycling classes, and circuit training classes.

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Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester , MA 01606-2092
General Phone: (508) 853-2300

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Quinsigamond Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine162EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management132business management, accounting, business and related services
Liberal Arts123liberal arts and sciences, general studies, humanities
Engineering Technician84civil engineering tech, electronics tech, biomedical tech, electromechanical tech, energy systems tech, manufacturing tech, occupational safety tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering related tech, ...
Medical Support and Technology80dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental services, medical assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, health diagnostic professions
Security and Law Enforcement74criminal justice and police, fire services administration
Family and Social Work34community organization, social service professions
Computer Science and Engineering33computer applications programming, systems analyst, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, computer support
Education and Teaching25kindergarten/preschool teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10occupational therapy
Hospitality9hotel management
Medical Administration7medical office assistant, medical secretary
Office and Administration2business support services

Number of programs and degrees for Quinsigamond Community College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree60027
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years17425
Award of less than 1 academic year11

Quinsigamond Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Quinsigamond Community College had a total enrollment of 6,654 students (4,425 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 70%
Black 10%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 27%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
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Quinsigamond Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 52 %
Part-Time 42 %

Quinsigamond Community College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(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 does not offer students a meal plan.

Quinsigamond Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,658
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,602
Books and supplies $ 720

Financial Aid:
Quinsigamond Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 217500)

Quinsigamond Community College Faculty

Quinsigamond Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year25$69,80246$63,528
Associate professoracademic year6$54,89219$56,251
Assistant professoracademic year4$52,54714$51,120
Instructoracademic year4$47,3591*
All faculty totalacademic year39$63,43780$59,359

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

Quinsigamond Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Biomedical Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Liberal Arts
General Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Office And Administration
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Services Administration

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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