Becker College

School Highlights
  • Becker College serves 2,021 students
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 39%.
  • Becker College is one of 4 community colleges within Worcester County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Becker College is Quinsigamond Community College (3.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
Becker College(MA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty90 staff96 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Becker College has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Becker College diversity score of 0.59 is equal to the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 96% over five years.
Total Enrollment2,021 students3,428 students
Student:Teacher Ratio22:126:1
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.590.59
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$35,500

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $32,870 is more than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,870$26,142
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$26,000$11,450
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$14,250$5,000
Acceptance Rate62%68%
SAT Reading490435
SAT Math (Year 2013)500440
SAT Writing (Year 2013)475475
ACT Composite (Year 2013)2121
ACT English (Year 2013)2219
ACT Math (Year 2013)2121
ACT Writing77
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Massachusetts public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,424 per year for in-state students and $9,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $26,142 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Massachusetts is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Massachusetts community colleges have a diversity score of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Massachusetts is Bunker Hill Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.