COMMUNITY IMPACT

  • 10 Ways…

    Worcester State University is an Asset to the Business Community

    1

    Thousands of bachelor's-degree-prepared employees

    >1,000 students graduate every year

    60 undergraduate program pathways

    #1 major Business Administration

    2

    Graduates who stay to live and work in the area

    71% undergraduates from Worcester County

    95% undergraduates from Massachusetts

    87% graduates remain in Massachusetts

    3

    Company interns who can become long-term employees

    180 total internships

    16 different departments

    15,000 internship hours

    4

    Intensive English Language Institute

    The IELI helps prospective or current employees improve English language skills. In operation since 1999, the IELI is a member of MCIE, and is fully accredited.

    • Options are available for full- or part-time and programs vary in duration.
    • There are opportunities for on-site instruction.

    worcester.edu/ieli

    ieli@worcester.edu

    5

    Graduates who know how to work with others

    We enroll students from a wide range of socio-economic classes, ages, and ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds, who bring a variety of life experiences and perspectives to our classrooms.

    29% underrepresented minorities*

    6

    Graduates who are prepared to do, and to think

    Our required Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum means every student learns how to think critically and communicate effectively.

    Experiences inside and outside the classroom enrich learning, while fostering a can-do attitude and strong work ethic.

    86,000 clinical & practicum hours

    200 student research presentations

    161,255 total hours of engaged learning

    7

    Ph.D.-educated faculty and professional staff experts

    Worcester State is helping businesses solve problems and evaluate programs.

    One example: a psychology professor teamed with a UMass faculty member to assist UMass Memorial Medical Center in evaluating a parent-focused treatment for child anxiety provided through the CANDO Clinic.

    For information, contact Dr. Jeremiah Riordon.

    jriordon1@worcester.edu

    8

    Graduate programs

    In addition to masters programs in education, Worcester State offers a dozen other graduate programs, including

    • Management or Nonprofit Management
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Nursing
    • Speech-Language Pathology
    • Health Care Administration
    • Biotechnology
    • Public Administration and Policy

    worcester.edu/graduate

    gradadmissions@worcester.edu

    9

    Career fairs that connect students to employers

    Advertise your internship and job openings to students and alumni on Worcester State’s LancerLink

    worcester.edu/employer-and-recruiter-services

    careerservices@worcester.edu

    10

    Center for Business and Industry

    • On-site, online, or on-campus trainings that can be customized
    • More than 700 stackable courses and microcredentialing options
    • Industry-recognized badges
    • Options for joint grant proposals to fund corporate training, developed by CBI

    worcester.edu/cbi

    cbi@worcester.edu

    * Includes Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, and Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander

    Figures are based on 2017 and 2018 data.

  • Rankings

    “Best in the Northeast”
    15 years straight, Princeton Review


    “A Most Environmentally Responsible College”
    Princeton Review

    “Best Regional University,” 1st Tier (North)
    U.S. News & World Report

    “Best ROI University”
    Payscale.com

    “A Top College in Massachusetts for Return on Investment”
    AC Online

    “Top College in Massachusetts for Future Service Members,” #1
    The College Database