Worcester State University (168430)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$970
2022 Average Net Price
$14,435
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.7%
4,718 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
5,311
66.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.8%
459 Graduates

About

Worcester State University (168430) is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Worcester State University (168430) were General Psychology (176 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (97 degrees).

In 2022, 1,510 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Worcester State University (168430). 69.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,059 degrees), 6.27 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (169 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Worcester State University (168430) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Worcester State University (168430) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,435.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Worcester State University (168430) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Worcester State University (168430) was $970. The cost of tuition at Worcester State University (168430) is $−23,026 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$14,435
2022 Value
12.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Worcester State University (168430) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,435. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Worcester State University (168430) grew by 12.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,984
Room and Board
$1,368
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Worcester State University (168430) was of $8,984 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,368. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Worcester State University (168430) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 7.95% with respect to 2021, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Worcester State University (168430) received 4,718 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 36.9% annual growth. Out of those 4,718 applicants, 4,136 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.7% acceptance rate.

There were 5,311 students enrolled at Worcester State University (168430) in 2022. 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Worcester State University (168430) has an overall enrollment yield of 19.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,136
Accepted Out of 4,718

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Worcester State University (168430) was 87.7% (4,136 admissions from 4,718 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 89.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 36.9%, while admissions grew by 34.4%..

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage (2022)
68
Scores Submitted (2022)

9% of enrolled first-time students at Worcester State University (168430) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Worcester State University (168430) had a total enrollment of 5,311 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Worcester State University (168430) is 3,554 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,757. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Worcester State University (168430) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Worcester State University (168430), both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.72% Black or African American, 4.74% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, and 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Worcester State University (168430) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.5%), followed by White Male (23.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (69.8%), followed by White Male (8.02%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.56%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

66.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Worcester State University (168430) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,311 students. The full-time enrollment at Worcester State University (168430) is 3,554 and the part-time enrollment is 1,757. This means that 66.9% of students enrolled at Worcester State University (168430) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
2022 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 (168430) was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Worcester State University (168430) had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,367 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    784 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    410 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Worcester State University (168430) is 63.4% White, 14.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.72% Black or African American, 4.74% Asian, 2.71% Two or More Races, and 0.452% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 258 students (4.86%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 586 more women than men received degrees from Worcester State University (168430). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Worcester State University (168430) is white (1,059 degrees awarded). There were 6.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (169 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Worcester State University (168430) is General Psychology (176 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (172 degrees) and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (97 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Worcester State University (168430), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are History (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (196 degrees), and Education (291 degrees).

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 (168430) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,737,384 people), Secondary school teachers (547,645 people), Physicians (447,018 people), Education administrators (337,173 people), and Other managers (333,317 people).

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University (168430) in 2022 are History (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (196 degrees), Education (291 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), and Biology (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Worcester State University (168430) are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University (168430) are History (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (196 degrees), Education (291 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), and Biology (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (168430) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,240,774 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (729,429 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (676,839 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (463,150 people), and Outpatient care centers (284,934 people).

The most specialized majors at Worcester State University (168430) are History (38 degrees awarded), Psychology (196 degrees), Education (291 degrees), Protective Services (97 degrees), and Biology (89 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (168430).
Most Common (2022)
  1. 176 degrees awarded
  2. 172 degrees awarded
  3. 97 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Worcester State University (168430) was General Psychology with 176 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

462
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,048
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 462 degrees were awarded to men at Worcester State University (168430), which is 0.441 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,048).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 123 degrees were awarded to men at Worcester State University (168430) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 150 degrees were awarded to men at Worcester State University (168430) in General Psychology, which is 5.77 times more than the 26 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
59%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 41% of students graduating from Worcester State University (168430) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (92.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Worcester State University (168430) is Female and Asian (92.3% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 4.58% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,059 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    169 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Worcester State University (168430) is white (1,059 degrees awarded). There were 6.27 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (169 degrees).

4.64% of degree recipients (70 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    763 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    296 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    112 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Worcester State University (168430) is white female (763 degrees awarded). There were 2.58 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (296 degrees).

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Operations

Worcester State University (168430) has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−6.4%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Worcester State University (168430) had a total salary expenditure of 123M. Worcester State University (168430) employs 76 Professors, 60 Assistant professors and 54 Associate professors. Most academics at Worcester State University (168430) are Female Professor (47), Female Assistant professor (38), and Male Associate professor (30).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Worcester State University (168430) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, Management, with 65 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

Endowment

$21.1M
2022 Endowment
4.81%
growth from 2021

Worcester State University (168430) has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Worcester State University (168430) grew 4.81% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $25.4M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$52.1M
2022 Salaries
8.85%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Worcester State University (168430) paid a median of $52.1M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($123M) and a 8.85% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.1M
Instructional Salaries
202
Number of Employees

In 2022, Worcester State University (168430) paid a total of $17.1M to 202 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
76 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Worcester State University (168430) were Professor with 76 employees, Assistant professor with 60 employees, and Associate professor with 54 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Worcester State University (168430) were Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees, Management with 65 employees, and Service with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Worcester State University (168430) was Female Professor with 47 employees, Female Assistant professor with 38 employees, and Male Associate professor with 30 employees.

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