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Worcester State University is proud to have received national and regional acclaim for our sound academics, community service, green initiatives, and more.
Princeton Review Best Northeastern College15 years consecutively, 2005-2019
Princeton Review Most Environmentally Responsible College2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010
President’s Community Service Honor Roll for Higher Education2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008
U.S. News & World Report Best Regional University, 1st Tier (North)2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011
Worcester’s Best CollegeWorcester Magazine Annual Readers’ Poll
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2002
A Best ROI UniversityPayscale.com
A Military Friendly UniversityGIJobs.com has recognized Worcester State as military friendly based on our admissions process and student services for military members and veterans.
Best Place to Attend a Local CollegeThe Landmark’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Ranked #7 Least Expensive School in New EnglandWCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston ranked Worcester State as the seventh least expensive for tuition and fees in New England, based on a 2014 report published by the U.S. Department of Education. WCVB used the information to compile a list of the 40 most cost effective higher education institutions.
Best College or University in Central Massachusetts1st Place - Telegram & Gazette Reader's Poll2017, 2016
One of the Safest Colleges in AmericaBackgroundChecks.org ranked Worcester State one of the
50 Safest Colleges in America in 2016 and 2015.
A Best College in MassachusettsBestColleges.com has recognized Worcester State as one of Massachusetts' best colleges.
A Best College for Your MoneyMoney magazine has recognized Worcester State as one of the country's best colleges for educational quality, affordability, and alumni success in 2017 and 2018.