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Worcester State University


Founded in 1874 as a teacher-training school, Worcester State University has grown to become a traditional liberal arts and sciences university with programs spanning the biomedical sciences, business, humanities, behavioral sciences, the health professions, and, of course, education. We are woven in the fabric of the Worcester community through myriad partnerships. 


As a public institution, Worcester State University embraces the belief that widespread access to high-quality educational opportunities is the cornerstone of a democratic society. Members of the Worcester State community share the following core values:

  • Academic Excellence: We are committed to providing opportunities to excel in a close-knit learning environment characterized by distinguished faculty, excellent teaching, and creative linkages between classroom learning and real-world experiences.
  • Engaged Citizenship: We are committed to promoting community service, social justice, the democratic process, environmental sustainability, and global awareness to prepare students to be active and informed citizens.


The Institutional Research Office at Worcester State University provides data and analyses to WSU stakeholders to support data-driven decision making.We comply with the reporting requirements of state, federal, and accrediting agencies and provide information for external publications such as the Princeton Review and Newsweek.The Institutional Research Office is responsible for the publication of the Factbook, a reference book containing helpful data for WSU stakeholders.


Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student, or alum, the Career Services Office at Worcester State University is here to help support your career needs. Our office is dedicated to providing high-quality service to prepare students to meet the needs of today’s workplace through assessments, counseling, events, and resources. 

Student services

The Student Center at Worcester State University is more than just a place where you can hang out between classes—it’s the hub of campus life. Vast amenities, extensive services, and a central location make the center an ideal place to meet up, socialize, relax, work, study, attend events, or get something to eat or drink. It’s the hearth and the living room of our university community. We look forward to seeing you there soon. 

Housing services

We recognize that occasionally students may need housing accommodations in order to be successful. Our housing accommodation procedure, which represents a collaborative effort between Residence Life and Housing, Student Accessibility Services, the Counseling Center, and Health Services, seeks to provide a student-focused process that allows students to apply for reasonable housing accommodations based on medical need and/or disability status.  

Library services

The Library is the intellectual heart of Worcester State University, a place where members of the campus community converge, collaborate, learn, and discover. We’re a friendly group of experts ready to assist you with your scholarly pursuits, including research consultations at the research help desk or by phone, email, and online chat.  

ICT services

IT touches every facet of life at Worcester State—spanning computer network, Internet access, email and phone communications, classroom instruction, hardware and software, collaborative learning, security, strategic planning, and infrastructure. 

Medical services

Health Services at Worcester State University is your source for high-quality, cost-effective health care. We provide accessible, convenient, and affordable services—we don’t bill you or charge any co-pays. Our staff includes licensed nurse practitioners and physicians, which enables us to evaluate you on campus for any illness or health concern with minimal disruption to your studies.  

Campus life

Worcester State University’s 58-acre campus is known for its rolling topography, diverse landscape and varied architecture. Our growth in enrollment and academic programs was the catalyst for the campus’s expansion, beginning in 1965 with the construction of the Sullivan Academic Center. Since 2004, capital projects have addressed the demand for more on-campus housing, need for additional on-campus parking, and commitment to modernize our facilities. Our close-knit campus has transformed over the years to meet the goals of our master plan: Renewing the campus with an “open, collegiate landscape” and creating “an identifiable sense of place.” 

Sports facilities

We offer the latest in exercise and weight-lifting equipment, a wide variety of group exercise classes, an indoor elevated track, and more. Amenities available to our student-athletes include multipurpose and competition gyms, batting cages, and a golf simulator. After your workout, refuel and meet up with friends at Chandler's Court, the center’s smoothie bar and lounge.

The newest building on campus is our Wellness Center. It completes a physical transformation of our campus into a more student-friendly place. This facility allows us to offer a full range of recreational and varsity sports opportunities, more classroom space, outdoor patio seating, and a new campus quad. 

Student clubs

When you get involved in a student organization at Worcester State University, you develop lifelong learning skills that contribute to intellectual enrichment and to success following graduation. Research consistently demonstrates that if you are active and involved in campus life, you are more likely to stay in school, thrive academically, and complete your degree than students who stay on the sidelines.  

Worcester State University is proud to have received national and regional acclaim for our sound academics, community service, green initiatives, and more.  

Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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