Graduate Program Overview

Worcester State University is a four-years, public school located in Worcester, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $5,796 for Massachusetts residents and $5,796 for out-of-state students. It offers forty-two (42) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWorcester State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address486 Chandler St, Worcester, MA
Graduate School Students766 students
289 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$5,796
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 42 Graduate Programs
21 Master's, 21 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Worcester State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Massachusetts residents, the tuition & fees are $5,796 and $5,796 for non-Massachusetts residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $322.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$322$322
Books & Supplies$1,368
Room & Board$12,568 (On-Campus) / $5,400 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,700 (On-Campus) / $2,200 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,432$21,432
Off-Campus Total$14,764$14,764
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Worcester State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 42 major areas - 21 Master's , 18 Post-Bachelor', 3 Post-Master'. The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 5,724 students enrolled in Worcester State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 766 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 144 male and 622 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 168 full-time and 598 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 289 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 184 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students144
Women Students622
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students168
Part-time Students598
By race/ethnicity 618 White, 19 Black, and 13 Asian students are attending at Worcester State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races8
3 students are younger than 22 and 167 students are older than 65. The school has 420 students aged between 22 and 30 and 175 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under3
40 & Over167
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Worcester State University, 289 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 184 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment766
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses289
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses184
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses293
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses289
Massachusetts Resident281
Other State In U.S.6
Outside of U.S.2

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