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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA
#125

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Founded in 1874, Worcester State University is a public institution residing on 58 urban acres in Worcester, Massachusetts. The school offers 25 majors and grants both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Worcester State University sports teams – known as the Lancers – compete in NCAA Division III athletics.

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Quick Facts


486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602-2597

2014-2015 Tuition

$14,637 Tuition and Fees

Students

5556 undergraduate students
40% male / 60% female

Admission

May 1 application deadline
60.6% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1874

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Elementary Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biotechnology, Mathematics, General, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Economics, General, Geography, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling, Occupational Therapy/Therapist, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, History, General, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Mass Communication/Media Studies

Minors Offered

Computer and Information Sciences, General, Information Technology, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, Chemistry, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Economics, General, Geography, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Music, Theatre/Theatre Arts Management, Communication Sciences and Disorders, General, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, History, General, History, Other, Speech Communication and Rhetoric

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 5,556
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 4,094
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 939
Percent of male undergraduates: 40%
Percent of female undergraduates: 60%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: reading, math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, television station

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 4 4 1
Motor vehicle theft 1 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 5 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 3 3 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 1 1 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 1
Drug law violations 0 0 2
Liquor law violations 4 3 3
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 1
Drug law violations 0 0 2
Liquor law violations 4 3 3
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.