Worcester State University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$970
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$15,256
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
5.98%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
76.3%
3,747 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
6,434
67.1% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
55.4%
438 Graduates

About

Worcester State University is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Worcester State University were General Business Administration & Management (184 degrees awarded), General Psychology (169 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees).

In 2017, 1,552 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Worcester State University. 68.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 31.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,171 degrees), 9.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Worcester State University is $970, which is $-19,763 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Worcester State University is $970, which is $-19,763 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,256.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$970
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Worcester State University was $970. The cost of tuition at Worcester State University is $-19,763 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$15,256
2017 Value
2.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Worcester State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,256. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Worcester State University grew by 2.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,588
Room and Board
$1,368
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Worcester State University was of $8,588 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,368. The cost of room and board increased by 1.27% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Worcester State University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2016, when 56% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.98%
2016 Default Rate
79
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Worcester State University was 5.98%, which represents 79 out of the 1322 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Worcester State University received 3,747 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.33% annual decline. Out of those 3,747 applicants, 2,860 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.3% acceptance rate.

There were 6,434 students enrolled at Worcester State University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Worcester State University has an overall enrollment yield of 31.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
2,860
Accepted Out of 3,747

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Worcester State University was 76.3% (2,860 admissions from 3,747 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 70.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.33%, while admissions grew by 4.57%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
0
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Worcester State University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Worcester State University has a total enrollment of 6,434 students. The full-time enrollment at Worcester State University is 4,317 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,117. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Worcester State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Worcester State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 66.9% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 4.07% Asian, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Worcester State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (40.6%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (71.3%), followed by White Male (12.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.44%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

67.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Worcester State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,434 students. The full-time enrollment at Worcester State University is 4,317 and the part-time enrollment is 2,117. This means that 67.1% of students enrolled at Worcester State University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Worcester State University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Worcester State University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,302
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    687
  3. Black or African American
    500

The enrolled student population at Worcester State University is 66.9% White, 10.7% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 4.07% Asian, 2.5% Two or More Races, 0.295% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0466% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 426 students (6.62%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 586 more women than men received degrees from Worcester State University. The majority of degree recipients at Worcester State University are white (1,171 degrees awarded). There were 9.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Worcester State University is General Business Administration & Management (184 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (169 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (101 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Worcester State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (189 degrees), and Education (281 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Worcester State University are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,132,315 people), Secondary school teachers (385,341 people), Education administrators (342,076 people), Postsecondary teachers (259,902 people), and Other managers (244,015 people).

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University are History (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (189 degrees), Education (281 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (28 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Worcester State University are Surgeons, Electrical & electronics engineers, Physicians, Dentists, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University are History (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (189 degrees), Education (281 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (28 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Worcester State University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,291,145 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (547,111 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (315,732 people), Legal services (211,872 people), and Individual & family services (176,482 people).

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University are History (46 degrees awarded), Psychology (189 degrees), Education (281 degrees), English (49 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (28 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Worcester State University.
Most Common
  1. 184 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 169 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 101 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Worcester State University was General Business Administration & Management with 184 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 483
  2. 1,069

In 2017, 483 degrees were awarded to men at Worcester State University, which is 0.452 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,069).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 122 degrees were awarded to men at Worcester State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.69 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 149 degrees were awarded to women at Worcester State University in General Psychology, which is 7.45 times more than the 20 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

32%
100% Completion Time
51%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 32% of students graduating from Worcester State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 51% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 55% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Worcester State University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.34% of graduates (19 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,171 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    121 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Worcester State University is white (1,171 degrees awarded). There were 9.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (121 degrees).

4.25% of degree recipients (66 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    839 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    332 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    81 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Worcester State University is white female (839 degrees awarded). There were 2.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (332 degrees).

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Operations

Worcester State University has an endowment valued at nearly $14.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-188k (-1.32%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Worcester State University had a total salary expenditure of $101M. Worcester State University employs 73 Professors, 70 Assistant professors, and 55 Associate professors. Most academics at Worcester State University are Female Professors (43), Male Assistant professors(35), and Female Assistant professors (35).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Worcester State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, Service, with 65 employees, and Management with 64 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$14.2M
2017 Endowment
9.52%
growth from 2016

Worcester State University has an endowment valued at about $14.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Worcester State University grew 9.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $18.9M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $7.14M - Federal
  2. $1.33M - State
  3. $3.5M - Local

As of 2017, Worcester State University received $7.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.33M from state grants and contracts, and $3.5M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46M
2017 Salaries
0.986%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Worcester State University paid a median of $46M in salaries, which represents 45.3% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 0.986% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.53% growth from 2015 and a 5.67% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.8M
Instructional Salaries
211
Number of Employees

In 2017, Worcester State University paid a total of $16.8M to 211 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
73 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Worcester State University were Professor with 73 employees; Assistant professor with 70 employees; and Assistant professor with 55 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Worcester State University were Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; Service with 65 employees; and Management with 64 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Worcester State University was Female Professor with 43 employees, Male Assistant professor with 35 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 35 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Worcester State University.

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