About the University
Worcester State College is situated on west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, and is a public institution for higher learning. It is situated on 58 acres of land and provides undergraduate and graduate degree programs in liberal arts and sciences, biomedical sciences, teacher education, health professions and business.
The Student Center is situated at the center of the campus. Its first floor houses snack bar and dining area, information desk, college bookstore and the print center along with North/South auditorium, exhibit area, Blue Lounge and One Lancer Place. The second floor has student center, facilities and reservations, student activities office, commuter services, disability services and weekend programming along with small meeting rooms, the main commuter lounge, WSCW Radio Station and The Living Room. The third floor houses several student affairs offices that include the Vice President of student affairs, counseling office, career services, dining services, multicultural affairs and judicial affairs along with student organization offices and main cafeteria.
Worcester State College has enrollment of more than 3000 fulltime undergraduate, 1200 part-time undergraduate, 100 full time graduates and 650 part-time graduates. It offers dynamic learning environment with courses designed to help students achieve their professional and personal goals. Worcester State College provides 24 programs that lead to a baccalaureate degree. Each student needs to complete 120 semester-hour credits with a 2.0 grade point average for a baccalaureate degree. He must complete 30 of the last 40 credits along with earning a majority of credits in the major and in the minor. The degrees are in arts, biology, biotechnology, chemistry, criminal justice, communication, early childhood education, business administration and community health.
Worcester State College was ranked as the “Best College in Worcester County” in Worcester Magazine’s Readers Poll every three years out of five. The Princeton Review credited it as the “America’s Best Value College” in 2007 and “Best Northeastern College” from 2005-2008.
Worcester State College has separate libraries on various subjects which house numerous books, journals, periodicals, articles, digital books etc on these subjects. Numbers subjects art, business and economics, biographies, communication studies, education, criminal justice, general history, political science, literature and sciences.
Other Libraries include digital commonwealth library, catalogs of the world, library servers on the WWW, library of congress, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.