Worcester State University, a public metropolitan institution of higher learning located in a culturally vibrant region of the Commonwealth, affirms the principles of liberal learning as the foundation for all traditional liberal arts and sciences disciplines, while maintaining its historical focus on teacher education. It has expanded its offerings with professional degree programs in biomedical sciences, business, and the health professions. Through its curricula, the university addresses the intellectual and career needs of the increasingly diverse citizenry of central Massachusetts.
Worcester State University is dedicated to offering high quality, affordable undergraduate and graduate academic programs and to promoting global awareness, lifelong intellectual growth, and career opportunities of its students. To this end, the university values teaching excellence rooted in scholarship and community service; cooperates with the business, social and cultural resources of Worcester County; collaborates with other institutions of higher learning in the region, and develops new programs responsive to emerging community needs.
From its founding in 1874 Worcester State University has been dedicated to educational programs that lead to self-enrichment and to careers in the professions, government, business and industry.
As a public, state-supported university governed by a local Board of Trustees under the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, Worcester State University is empowered to award baccalaureate and master's degrees in education and in the arts and sciences. While continuing its tradition of serving the residents of the Commonwealth, the university has earned a reputation for quality teaching by dedicated faculty in classes of moderate size, and for programs responsive to its students' and society's changing needs.