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Worcester : Colleges and Libraries

Colleges and Universities in Greater Worcester

Anna Maria College

Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. With an annual enrollment of 1,500 students, the College prides itself on providing a values-based, service-focused liberal arts education.


Assumption College

Assumption College is private Roman Catholic Liberal arts college founded in 1904. Assumption has an enrollment of about 2117 undergraduates. 


Becker College

Becker College is a private institution with an enrollment of about 1,800. Becker is one of the country's leading research and educational institutions for computer gaming.


Clark University

Founded in 1887, Clark University is the second oldest graduate school in the United States, comprising a rich and exciteing academic and regional history.


College of the Holy Cross

The College of the Holy Cross or Holy Cross is a private, undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college founded in 1843 Holy Cross is the oldest catholic College in New England and one of the oldest in the United States.


MCPHS University

MCPHS University formerly Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, is an accredited, private institution.  The University provides traditional and accelerated programs of study in pharmacy and the health care sciences.

Nichols College

Founded in 1815, Nichols College serves students interested primarily in a comprehensive business education that is supported by a strong liberal arts curriculum. 

 Quinsigamond Community College

For over 50 years Quinsigamond Community College as provided thousnads of men and women opportunities for education and personal growth preparing them for workforce entry transfer to four-year colleges and universities or personal and cultural enrichment.


UMASS Medical School

University of Massachusetts Medical School was founded in 1962 to provide affordable, high-quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state.


 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1865 as a science and engineering college. Today WPI's academic departments offer more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science, engineering, technology, management as well as social sciences, humanities and tha arts.


Worcester State University

Worcester State University was founded in 1874 as a teacher training college and has since grown to a full liberal arts and sciences university.  WSU offers 61 undergraduate majors and minors, 31 master’s degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, and advanced graduate study certificates as well as real-time access to online, noncredit professional training.




Worcester Public Library

The Worcester Public Library has a variety of both print and electronic resources as well as historical and genealogical research materials. Along with the main branch in downtown Worcester, there are six branch libraries located in the region. 

Worcester Law Library

The Worcester Law Library is one of  seventeen Trial Court Law Libraries located across Massachusetts to serve the courts, attorneys and the public.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden Library

Located on the lower level of the Tower Hill Botanical Gardens Vistor Center.  The Library has more than 8000 resources including books, magazines and dvds on gardening for all ages and abilities.  The Library is a great place for reading, quiet study and reseaarch. 


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