Becker College

Becker College traces its history to 1784--one of the nations 25 oldest institutions of higher education--with a founding charter signed by John Hancock and Samuel Adams. The College evolved from the union of two institutions: Leicester Academy--the third preparatory school in Massachusetts, the first in central Massachusetts, and the first in the Commonwealth to accept female students--and Beckers Business School, a Worcester school that offered career preparation for men and women. Becker College graduates have long contributed to the betterment of society. From Dr. Elliott Joslin, a pioneer in the research and treatment of diabetes, to Colleen Barrett, retired president emeritus of Southwest Airlines who helped build the most successful corporate airline in aviation history, Becker College is committed to educating young men and women for professional success in a global society. Becker has been named one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. Only about 15 percent of Americas 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition, The Princeton Reviews flagship college guide. Becker promises each student a transformational educational experience that offers relevant and outstanding academic programs, a connected and creative learning experience, and engaged and committed global citizenship. The Colleges six core values--excellence, accountability, community and diversity, social responsibility, integrity, and creative expression--support its mission to prepare graduates to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society. More than 2,000 students annually, from across the nation and around the world, make up a vibrant and active Becker College community. Becker College offers two different campus settings. The Worcester Campus is situated in the Elm Park neighborhood of Worcester--New Englands second largest urban center, with a population of approximately 180,000. With its quiet tree-lined streets and historic Victorian-style homes, the Worcester Campus is only a short walk from the downtown business district. The greater Worcester area is home to more than 30,000 students at 12 colleges. The Leicester Campus is situated in a quintessential New England country town, adjacent to an historic village green. This rural setting provides space for Beckers Division III athletic team facilities and for the animal studies programs. The College provides students with a free shuttle service, which enables them to move easily between campuses. Becker College is less than an hours drive from Boston, three hours from New York City, and 70 miles or less from three major international airports.

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Private, Coed 1784 N/A Semester N/A 61 Sever Street, Worcester, MA 01609 (508) 791-9241
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