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#33 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Becker College

Worcester, Massachusetts

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Overview

Enrollment

1,675
Becker College overview
Location Worcester, Massachusetts
Online becker.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Becker College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Becker College, situated in Worcester, Massachusetts, was a private institution with a history dating back to 1784 through its predecessor institutions, before its closure in 2021. Comprising two distinct campuses, one in Worcester and another in Leicester, it lay approximately 40 miles west of Boston, offering a suburban setting with a blend of historical and contemporary architecture. Becker was known to provide a range of undergraduate programs, with a particular emphasis on fields like animal studies, video game design, and nursing. The school maintained a moderately selective admissions process. Though Becker did offer on-campus living options, it was also characterized by a variety of student-led organizations and extracurricular opportunities. It is important to note that Becker College is no longer in operation and thus no longer enrolls students or participates in collegiate athletics.

  1,308 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 367 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $36,300 plus fees of $3,850. Becker College is ranked 965 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Rankings

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition

$36,300
Costs for Becker College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$3,850
Room and Board $13,800
Budget for Other Expenses$3,200
Total One Year Cost$58,110

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

27% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Becker College students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 38%
Business 21%
Psychology 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=164720 IPEDS survey data for Becker College.

Current students may use the Becker College GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.