Worcester State University Ranking Profile

Worcester State University is a public, four-year college located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. It was founded as the Worcester Normal School in 1874, the fifth state-funded normal school in Massachusetts. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the traditional liberal arts and sciences, teacher education, biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions.

Worcester State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The following programs are also accredited by their respective professional organizations: Nursing (The National League for Nursing); Speech-Language Pathology (the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association); Occupational Therapy (Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education); and Nuclear Medicine Technology (the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology).

Worcester State University is a member of the Colleges of Worcester Consortium. Other members of the Consortium include: Anna Maria College, Assumption College, Becker College, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Nichols College, Quinsigamond Community College, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Ranking Profile:

- Worcester State University is ranked 136th in the category "Regional Universities (North)" by US News & World Report 2012.

- The Princeton Review designated the University a 2007 “America's Best Value College” and a “Best Northeastern College” in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

- 65th in the US News Ranking of Best Occupational Therapy Schools (2009).

- Voted "Best College in Worcester" by Worcester Magazine in 2002, 2006, and 2007.

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