About Becker College
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Becker College is a Private not-for-profit institution. Becker College is formed by the union of two institutions of Massachusetts which was established in 1784 and 1887. In 1937, Becker initiates a major in Journalism, the first college to offer in the East.
The institution is known for its national recognition of programs like Animal Science, Video Game Designing and Nursing. The university is one of the 25 oldest institutions in the U.S.
College has two campuses, the main campus is located in Worcester and the other campus is in Leicester of Massachusetts. In 2014, college launches its fully online degree program i.e., Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.
The student-faculty ratio is 17:1.
The graduation rate of the university is 35%.
College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
The total student population of the university is 2,189, which includes 1,571, full time and 618 part-time students.
Online Education at Becker College
Becker provides 3 online programs across various disciplines. Becker College majors include Business Management and Education.
The college offers online courses for adult learners and working professionals The online program covers all the aspects of the study and student experiences the same education format provided for traditional students. In order to deliver online education seamlessly, various resources are offered which include
myBecker is a tool available for students to access their bills, financial aid, emergency contact information, tuition balance, and many other key items.
Insite is the information system that brings data, analysis and reporting seamlessly together. It gives students, staff, and community access to the college's databases.
Students reviews on the university are as follows
Professors are knowledgeable and are often formidable forces in their fields. Also, students love the fact that they have lots of options for both online and in-person classes.
The college provides students with everything they need in order to succeed in any field they so desire. However, there is no hand holding here. Students need to show initiative in pursuing their degree and work beyond just the classroom.
Some of the rankings given to the university are as follows
The university is ranked 36 in 'Regional Colleges North' by US News.
Becker is ranked 2 in the country among four-year private institutions for awarding undergraduate animal studies degrees and is the third-largest producer of undergraduate vet tech degrees among four-year private institutions.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$68,777 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department in the college helps students and their families navigate and guide through the process of getting financial assistance from college to make their education more affordable.
Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. Becker College federal school code is 002123.
Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study allows students to work and earn while they study.
State Aids includes Gilbert Grant and MassGrant.
Institutional Aid comprises of Becker Family Grant and Becker College Grant. Institutional Scholarships such as Becker College Alumni Association Scholarship, D. Llewellyn Evans Scholarship, Ebenezer Crafts Scholarship, The George I. Alden Scholarship, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Scholarship, The Robert and Marie Cousy Scholarship, Travelling Scholarship are awarded to students.
Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill.