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Worcester MA | Area Colleges and Universities

Area Colleges

The Beechwood Hotel is near most Worcester MA area Colleges and Universities, ideal for:

Faculty, Alumni, Parents, Students, Teams and Clubs Worcester is home to 15 colleges and universities and another 4 satellite campuses. We proudly serve the academic community and host numerous professors, parents, and students visiting the schools. We host parents and faculty, aspiring scholars and athletes, marching bands and college clubs.

If you are not familiar with the area, don't rely on the directions of a stranger or taxi driver. Let our Worcester MA Hotel staff know which college campus you're visiting and we'll be sure to get you there quickly and easily. Stay with us and you'll be spending more time visiting the school and less time getting to campus.

Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612
Phone: 1-800-344-4586

Founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne and located in Paxton, Anna Maria College is a small, private Catholic college dedicated to providing quality, yet affordable education to men and women. Named in a recent national survey, "The Safest College Community in the Nation," Anna Maria offers a combination of liberal arts, career preparation, and the virtues-orientation of a Catholic college to more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Anna Maria also offers several bachelor's and master's degree programs at a number of continuing education sites throughout Massachusetts.

Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 1-888-882-7786

Assumption College, founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption, offers a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences education to 2,000 undergraduates along with programs for graduate and continuing education students. As members of a thriving intellectual, social, and spiritual community, students, faculty, and staff collaborate to pursue the broadest questions at the deepest levels.

Atlantic Union College
338 Main Street
Lancaster, MA 01561
Phone: 1-978-368-2000

Founded in 1882, Atlantic Union College is a four-year accredited, coeducational, liberal-arts institution with a number of professional and pre-professional programs, several alternative education programs, and a masters degree program in education. Although established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church primarily to serve the needs of its constituents in Bermuda and the northeastern part of the United States, the college welcomes applications from Adventist students all over the world and non-Adventist students who desire a campus atmosphere consciously structured on Christian principles.

Becker College
61 Sever St.
Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 1-877-5BECKER

A four-year, coeducational college, Becker offers twenty associate degree programs, twenty-two bachelor degree majors, and concentrations on two campuses - Worcester and Leicester. Becker also offers career-focused education in health sciences, business, and criminal justice and "user-friendly" evening courses in all business areas, including accounting, marketing, and computers.

Clark University
950 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-793-7711

Clark University is a private co-educational, liberal arts research university with 2,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. Since its founding in 1887 as the first all-graduate school in New England, Clark has challenged convention with innovative programs such as the International Studies Stream, the Center for Holocaust Studies and five-year BA/MA programs with the fifth-year tuition free.

College of the Holy Cross
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 1-800-442-2421

Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England. Barron's Profiles of American Colleges ranks the college in a select group of the nation's 50 "most competitive" institutions of higher learning. Among America's top liberal arts colleges, Holy Cross is the only one that embraces a Catholic, Jesuit identity.

Fitchburg State College
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone: 1-978-345-2151

Established in 1894 by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature, Fitchburg State College offers forty-nine undergraduate degree programs in eighteen academic departments, twenty Masters Degree programs, five Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study programs, and seven Graduate Certificate programs. Enrollment is up to 3,100 full-time and 4,000 part-time students that include 1,100 matriculated graduate students. The campus has expanded from a single structure on High Street to thirty-two buildings on ninety acres, becoming the educational center for the Montachusett region. The college proudly offers traditional and nontraditional programs to serve the educational needs of its students as undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students.

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences - Worcester
19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Phone: 508-890-8855

In the heart of downtown, across from the Medical Center, MCPHS-Worcester offers a three year accelerated Doctor of Pharmacy degree. The only one of its kind in the Eastern United States, the program operates on a year-round schedule. The new campus features contemporary pharmacy laboratories, a sterile products room, patient counseling areas, classrooms with media/Internet capabilities, a computer laboratory, and a health sciences library with electronic links to the Boston campus and other academic/medical libraries.

Mount Wachusett Community College
444 Green Street
Gardner, MA 01440
Phone: 1-978-632-6600

Founded in 1963, Mount Wachusett Community College is an accredited, public, two-year institution that offers 45 associate's degree and certificate programs to 2,000 students. Many associate's degree and certificate programs are fully transferrable to four-year colleges. Programs are also available that provide short-term training needed to begin a career or enhance current skills.

Nichols College
Center Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Phone: 1-508-943-1560

Nichols College was founded in 1815 by Amasa Nichols, a wealthy Dudley industrialist. The four-year, private college offers a strong, practically oriented business education, paralleled by comprehensive programs in teacher education and liberal arts to 1,300 full-time and part-time students. Nichols College offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in business.

Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 508-853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College is a public, two-year degree and certificate granting institution of higher education offering over 80 career choices in the fields of business, technology, health care, human services, and liberal arts with courses running days, evenings, and weekends. Its main campus is located in the City of Worcester at 670 West Boylston Street. In addition, the QCC College at the Mall Downtown Center and the QCC Continuous Learning Center (CLC) are located in the heart of the city at the Worcester Common Outlets Mall. The CLC is part of the College's main campus Center for Continuing Education, which offers hundreds of non-credit courses, seminars, and workshops. The College also operates two regional locations in Southbridge and Blackstone Valley.

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: 508-839-5302

Located on a 634-acre campus in North Grafton, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine is home to the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, the Hospital for Large Animals, and Tufts' Wildlife Clinic. Among these three hospitals, Tufts cares for 25,000 animal patients per year. The school offers students the country's only graduate degree in the field of human/animal relationships and related public policies, as well as five innovative signature programs, including International Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Medicine, Equine Sports Medicine, Veterinary Biotechnology, and Ethics and Values in Veterinary Medicine.

University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655
Phone: 508-856-8989

The University of Massachusetts Medical School, one of the fastest-growing medical schools in the country, has built a reputation as a world-class research institution, consistently producing noteworthy advances in basic and clinical research. UMass Medical School and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, attract more than $92 million in research funding annually, 80 percent of which comes from federal funding sources. Research funding enables UMass researchers to explore human disease from the molecular level to large-scale clinical trials. Basic and clinical research leads to new approaches in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Phone: 508-831-5000

Founded in 1865, WPI enrolls 2,700 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students in science, engineering, management, humanities and arts, and social sciences. Under the WPI Plan, undergraduates complete three projects focusing on their major course of study, the humanities, and the interactions among science, technology, and society.

Worcester State College
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: 508-929-8000

Founded in 1874, Worcester State College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with an emphasis on business, teacher education, allied health and biotechnology programs. The college offers bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as continuing education programs, and maintains a caring environment that encourages students to discover enduring personal, intellectual and social values.