Worcester State University: Statistics

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#3022 of 14,131 In the World
#881 of 2,597 In North America
#813 of 2,496 In the United States
#40 of 88 In Massachusetts
#5 of 7 In Worcester
#1116 of 1,131 For Psychiatry

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
81%
Average SAT
1095
Average ACT
25
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
4,958
Graduates
766
Male:Female Ratio
35:65
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Post-master's certificate

Worcester State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 81% 79% 82%
Applicants 4,044 1,346 2,698
Admissions 3,277 1,064 2,213
Freshmen enrolled full time 799 312 487
Freshmen enrolled part time 8 5 3

3,767 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,403 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
627 or 78%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1000
or below

75% of them
had 1190
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Worcester State University are 1000-1190 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
10 or 1%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 29
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Worcester State University are 21-29 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Recommendations Recommended
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3764 (66%)
Hispanic 731 (13%)
Black or African American 448 (8%)
Asian 276 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 254 (4%)
Two or more races 167 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 70 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$4,922
Students receiving aid
94%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $970$3,042
Tuition in-state $970$3,042
Tuition out-of-state $7,050$3,042
Fee in-district $9,616$2,754
Fee in-state $9,616$2,754
Fee out-of-state $9,616$2,754

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,577
Combined charge for room and board $12,568
Room charge $8,573
Meal charge $3,995

Worcester State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 182 30
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 110
Psychology, General 102
Community Health Services & Liaison & Counseling 60
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 58
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 49
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 34 12
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 23 23
Biotechnology 31 8
History, General 29 10
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 39
Elementary Education and Teaching 29 9
Sociology, General 36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 33
Computer and Information Sciences, General 31
English Language and Literature, General 27
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 27
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 25
General Studies 23
Adult Health Nurse & Nursing 21
Education, General 20
Clinical Nurse Specialist 19
Environmental Science 17
Mathematics, General 16
Reading Teacher Education 15
Secondary Education and Teaching 14
School Psychology 13
Spanish Language and Literature 11 2
Urban Studies & Affairs 13
Mass Communication & Media Studies 12
Chemistry, General 11
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 11
Visual and Performing Arts, General 10
Economics, General 8
Geography 8
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 7
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 7
Marketing, Other 7
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management 5
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other 3
Bioinformatics 1
Physical Sciences, General 1
Grand Total 1,050 242
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 59% 53% 62%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 50%

Publications & Citations

Publications
797
Citations
18,338

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
285 / 3,767
Psychology
231 / 6,494
Medicine
227 / 7,179
Sociology
80 / 520
Business
70 / 685
Art & Design
70 / 224
Computer Science
65 / 1,746
Environmental Science
57 / 3,503
Biology
54 / 2,147
Psychiatry
50 / 932
Political Science
43 / 371
Social Psychology
40 / 519
Clinical Psychology
39 / 3,516
Physics
38 / 1,289
Health Science
37 / 567
Public Health
37 / 578
Education Majors
37 / 487
History
36 / 10
Economics
32 / 1,209
Child Psychology
31 / 572
Engineering
29 / 636
Astrophysics and Astronomy
27 / 1,041
Mathematics
24 / 227
Gender Studies
22 / 294
Media Studies
22 / 6
Creative Writing
21 / 137
Occupational Therapy
21 / 215
Cognitive Science
20 / 446
Aesthetics
19 / 28
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
19 / 1,447
Math Teachers
19 / 214
Art History
19 / 12
Communications and Public Relations
18 / 124
Nursing
18 / 255
Demography
17 / 1,220
Occupational Safety and Health
16 / 301
Criminology and Criminal Justice
14 / 39
Geography and Cartography
14 / 1,031
Marketing
14 / 128
Healthcare Management (MHA)
13 / 320

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 6 169
1992 1 164
1993 4 186
1994 5 156
1995 1 144
1996 6 191
1997 17 194
1998 10 202
1999 12 285
2000 13 300
2001 5 243
2002 11 311
2003 7 353
2004 13 341
2005 19 355
2006 20 377
2007 19 346
2008 17 415
2009 36 410
2010 37 524
2011 33 535
2012 24 655
2013 24 794
2014 39 848
2015 51 963
2016 44 1104
2017 47 1179
2018 31 1238
2019 51 1291
2020 54 1700
2021 61 1725

Notable alumni

  1. Geoffrey Zakarian

    Geoffrey Zakarian
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    chefrestaurateur
    Biography

    Geoffrey Zakarian is an American chef, restaurateur, television personality and author. He is the executive chef of several restaurants in New York City, Atlantic City and Miami. He is featured on several television programs on the Food Network, including Chopped and The Next Iron Chef on which, in 2011, he won the right to join Iron Chef America.

  2. Aron Steven Haddad

    Aron Steven Haddad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleractor
    Biography

    Aron Steven Haddad is an American professional wrestler and actor best known for wrestling with WWE under the ring name Damien Sandow. He currently wrestles for National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and on the independent circuit under the name Aron Stevens. He is also known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and the independent circuit under the ring name Aron Rex, where he was the first-ever Impact Grand Champion in 2016. Starting in January 2017 he took a break from wrestling, instead focusing more on acting. In 2019 he would return to the ring, later debuting for the NWA in September of that year.

  3. Brooke Brodack

    Brooke Brodack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    YouTubertelevision produceractor
    Biography

    Brooke Allison Brodack, also known as Brookers, is an American viral video comedian mainly known for her short videos posted during YouTube's early years, which led to a contract from the mainstream media. In 2006, The New Yorker called her "the first real YouTube star."

  4. Brian Skerry

    Brian Skerry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    photographerphotojournalistjournalist
    Biography

    Brian Skerry is a photographer and photojournalist specializing in marine wildlife and underwater environments. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic Magazine. In 2014 he was named a National Geographic Photography Fellow.

  5. Kevin T. Campbell

    Kevin T. Campbell
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Kevin T. Campbell was the commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command from December 2006 to December 2010, replacing Lieutenant General Larry J. Dodgen. In October 2011 Campbell began working for Northrop Grumman Corporation as vice president and corporate lead executive for company business after retiring from the Army.

  6. James O'Day

    James O'Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James "Jim" J. O'Day is an American social worker and politician in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

  7. Agnes Ballard

    Agnes Ballard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1969 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    architectteacher
    Biography

    Agnes Ballard was an American architect and educator. She was the first female registered architect in Florida, the sixth woman admitted to the American Institute of Architects and the first from Florida. As an educator, she taught geography, biology, chemistry, Latin and mathematics in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ballard was also one of the first women to be elected to a public office in Florida, serving as Superintendent of Public Education for Palm Beach County, Florida for four years.

  8. John Binienda

    John Binienda
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-2014 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    John Joseph Binienda, Sr. was an American state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He was a Worcester resident and a member of the Democratic Party. After serving 28 years in the House, Binienda died in 2014. He went to Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester State University, and then taught school in Leicester, Massachusetts. Binienda, who suffered from kidney disease and diabetes, was not seeking reelection due to his health. He had one daughter and two sons.

  9. Mark Carron

    Mark Carron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark J. Carron is an American politician who represented the 6th Worcester District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007 and was a member of the Southbridge, Massachusetts Town Council from 1996 to 1999.

General info

Alternative names WSU
Founded 1874
Colors royal blue, gold
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Session (May - August)
Total FTE staff 657
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 486 Chandler St
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01602-2597
United States
City population 207,000
Phone 5089298000
Fax +1 (508) 929 8183

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