Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606
Tel: (508)853-2300
7,648 students
Public institution
For over 41 years, Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA has provided thousands of men and women opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth, whether preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce, transfer to bachelor level programs in four-year colleges and universities, or for personal and cultural enrichment. Area and regional businesses and professionals such as Intel Corporation, Verizon, Kennedy Diecasting, Waters Corporation, UPS, Ken-Weld, and Saint Gobain have benefited as well through regular and customized workforce training and education programming designed in partnership. In addition, the College works directly with K-12 school systems in a variety of collaborations and partnerships.
School Highlights
Quinsigamond Community College serves 7,648 students (43% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 28:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 45%.
Quinsigamond Community College is one of 3 community colleges within Worcester County, MA.
The nearest community college is Salter College-West Boylston (2.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 280 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
College Quinsigamond Community College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 280 staff
61 staff
Quinsigamond Community College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,648 has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 36% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,648 students 1,315 students
Quinsigamond Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
Quinsigamond Community College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,284 students
815 students
Quinsigamond Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,364 students
1,061 students
Quinsigamond Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Quinsigamond Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Quinsigamond Community College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Quinsigamond Community College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Quinsigamond Community College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Quinsigamond Community College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Quinsigamond Community College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Quinsigamond Community College Unknown (2006-2013)
Quinsigamond Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.70
Quinsigamond Community College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $5,094 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,038 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $5,094 $5,590
Quinsigamond Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,038 $10,086
Quinsigamond Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Quinsigamond Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Division of Continuing Education at its downtown College at CitySquare campus. In addition, over 300 noncredit and nearly 35 credit courses are offered online. The College also has program locations at the Senior Center in Worcester (Hotel/Rest. Mgt.), Blackstone Valley Reg. Technical High School in Upton (Automotive Technology), and Southbridge High School, Southbridge (evening classes offerings). At Quinsigamond Community College, students are our first priority. We are here to support you throughout your educational career; we want to help you become successful in the professional career of your choice. We strive to improve our service delivery -- with upgraded technology, specialized learning centers and dedicated faculty and staff -- all on hand to deliver the best instruction and support to you! The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Membership in the Association indicates that an institution has been stringently evaluated and found to meet high standards agreed upon by qualified educators.

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,827 per year for in-state students and $10,496 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.