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Quinsigamond Community College

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Established in 1963, Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) is a public, two-year academic institution located in Worcester, Massachusetts. QCC’s Greendale campus was formerly owned by Assumption College. The institute also operates a satellite campus at the former Worcester Common Outlets, now known as City Square.

For over 45 years, Quinsigamond Community College has provided opportunities for unparalleled education and personal growth to thousands of men and women. Quinsigamond Community College prepares many students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and also offers courses geared toward immediate entry into the workforce or cultural and personal enrichment. The college also works directly with the area’s K-12 school systems in an assortment of collaborations and partnerships.


QCC is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It also holds several discipline-based accreditations from agencies such as The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing; The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; The Joint Review Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, The National Association for the Education of Young Children, and The Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Quinsigamond Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degrees and certificate career options in diverse areas of study such as business, liberal arts, health care and human services, engineering and technology, and general studies. The Division of Continuing Education at CitySquare campus offers a variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars.

QCC Online

QCC offers online degrees and certificates to students who are unable to attend a traditional college. The institute presents five associate degrees, four certificates, and over 100 classes online. Online classes are taught by the same instructors and contain the same curriculum as their traditional counterparts. The only difference is that the students do not need to attend a traditional classroom, and they can attend the classes as per their convenience.

Online degrees / online courses offered at Quinsigamond Community College include Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science, General Studies, CSET – Forensics Option, CIS – Programming, Liberal Arts, CSET – PC Specialist, Hotel/Restaurant Management, and Law Enforcement.

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Freshman students seeking admission to Quinsigamond Community College must submit a completed application form along with their official high school transcripts. Students need to take the English and Math Assessment Test to decide placement in those areas before course selection.

International students are encouraged to apply for admission. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) to provide a proof of their English language proficiency.

Financial Aid

QCC offers a variety of financial aid programs for students who are unable to meet their educational expenses. The assistance is provided on the basis of merit. The College provides financial aid through various mediums such as grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work study programs. The federal and state grants include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, MA Cash Grant, MASSGrant, Massachusetts Part-time Grant, Performance Bonus Grant, MA Public Service Grant, Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant, and Academic Competitiveness Grant.

Scholarships offered at QCC include the Carmen Tobin Nursing Scholarship, Carol Lawson Memorial Scholarship, Deceased Public Servant Memorial Scholarship, Fairlawn Foundation Scholarship, Firefighter Memorial Scholarship, Intel Scholars Program, and J. Allan Chupka Memorial Scholarship. The College also offers Federal Direct Loans and Massachusetts No Interest Loan to assist the students.

The Federal Work Study program at QCC provides a brilliant opportunity for students with financial need to work in part-time jobs, up to 20 hours per week. It helps students earn money to pay for college, and at the same time also gain some work experience in their field of interest.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5986th for the average student loan amount.
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Student life at Quinsigamond is fun and engaging. It opens up a world of experience for students. The Fuller Student Center is where you can connect with other students, contribute to the student newspaper, join a club or get involved with the Student Senate. The wide range of student activities, both on and off-campus provides the opportunity to build leadership skills, share ideas, expand horizons, and meet interesting people.

Some of the student clubs and organizations include the Asian American Student Organization, Phi Theta Kappa, the International Black Student Union, Honor Society for Community and Junior Colleges, Chess Club, Criminal Justice Club, Pride Alliance, Programming Committee, Dental Hygiene Club, Engineering Club, Psychology Club, Radiologic Technology Club, Human Services Club, Latino Student Organization, Nursing Club, Student Senate, Occupational Therapy Club, and Hotel and Restaurant Management Association.

The Open Door is the student-run newspaper of Quinsigamond Community College. It features campus news and other important information.


Quinsigamond Community College is essentially a commuter campus. QCC offers a plethora of support services in tutoring, independent research, advising, and career planning, among others. The campus is home to four tutoring centers, the Alden Library, Disability Services Centre, Individualized Learning Center, and the Harrington Computer Center. Support services help ensure that students successfully meet their personal and academic goals.

The Counseling Center at Quinsigamond provides free and confidential counseling to the students in diverse topics. The professional staff helps students manage stress in their personal and professional life during their stay at QCC. The counseling services are dedicated to promoting the emotional well-being of students.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Quinsigamond’s athletic department sponsors men’s and women’s teams in diverse sports. QCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The athletic teams are nicknamed Wyverns and Lady Wyverns. The colors are White and Blue. QCC has a tradition of fielding regionally and nationally competitive athletic teams in men’s and women’s baseball and basketball. Their baseball team won the New England Junior College Baseball Championship, from 2001 to 2003, advancing to the NJCAA World Series each year.


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Additional School Information

Quinsigamond’s Career placement center has a wide variety of resources to help with identifying career opportunities, acquiring work experience, finding latest information on the current job market trends, and developing job search skills for a successful shift from college to work.


  • Quinsigamond Community College. 2011.
  • Schwartz, Jill. Two-Year Colleges 2011. Peterson’s, 2010. Print.

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Ranks 96th in Massachusetts and 3281st overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.01
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 2 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,342 0.74
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 11 0.01
Forcible Rape 36 0.02
Robbery 411 0.23
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,066 1.13
Larceny 3,481 1.91
Vehicle theft 530 0.29

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Worcester, MA 01606-2092
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population19,911 (19,908 urban / 3 rural)
Households7,853 (2.35 people per house)
Median Household Income$44,689
Families4,927 (2.95 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District2502

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3611th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $576 $576 $5,520
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $4,518 $4,518 $4,518
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $181 $181 $387
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $5,994 $5,994 $10,938
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,956 $16,956 $21,900
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $8,550 $8,550 $13,494

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $4,752 $5,094 $4,752 $5,094 $9,696 $10,038
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $720 $900
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,978 $8,266
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,424 $2,512
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,424 $2,512

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 11 121 121 48 12 870 57 1,257
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 2 1 14 2 21
Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Other 1 1
American Sign Language (ASL) 5 1 6
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 3 12 18
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 4 5
Biomedical Technology/Technician 5 5
Biotechnology 1 1 6 8
Business Administration and Management, General 1 8 16 7 3 101 5 142
Business/Commerce, General 1 1 6 3 34 2 49
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 1 1 2 4
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 2 2 1 13 2 20
Computer Graphics 1 3 2 15 1 22
Computer Programming, Specific Applications 1 6 7
Computer Science 4 2 7
Computer Support Specialist 1 4 5
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 1 1
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 1 8 10
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 4 6
Criminal Justice/Police Science 7 14 3 2 78 4 111
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1 1
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 11 1 14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 11 1 14
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2 7 1 10
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 1 7 1 9
Elementary Education and Teaching 1 9 10
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 10 11
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician 1 16 2 19
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other 1 4 3 3 14 2 28
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary 3 3
Fire Services Administration 13 13
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services
General Studies 1 14 14 3 1 97 6 138
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 1 2 2 16 1 22
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 1 5 7
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 1 3 1 2 3 1 11
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 1 3 4
Human Services, General 12 13 1 3 46 3 79
Insurance 1 1
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 2 5 32 3 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 3 6 3 46 6 64
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 28 3 1 26 59
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 1 3
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 3 7 1 14 4 30
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 1 5 7
Occupational Therapy/Therapist 1 1 14 17
Pre-Pharmacy Studies 1 1
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 1 17 19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 17 6 3 87 5 119
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 1 1 1 5 1 9
Restaurant/Food Services Management 2 9 1 12
Surgical Technology/Technologist 1 5 1 7
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 1 16 18
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 6 7

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2075th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $61,960 ($61,849 male / $57,862 female)
Number of FT Faculty 134 (43 male / 91 female)
Number of PT Faculty 572
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $4,651,952

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