Supporting Academic Institutions

The Worcester Economic Club extends its thanks to the following academic institutions:


Anna Maria College logo

Anna Maria College is a private, co-educational institution founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne located on a spacious 192 acre campus in Paxton, MA. With an annual enrollment of 1,500 students, the College prides itself on providing a values-based, service-focused liberal arts education.

Anna Maria College offers more than 40 undergraduate career-focused majors and academic offerings, including graduate, certificate, online and accelerated degree programs. Some of the most popular fields of study include Education, Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Health Emergency Management, Music Therapy, Nursing, Social Work, and Sports Management. An 11:1 student-faculty ratio allows for a highly personalized learning experience and optimal student involvement. Anna Maria offers 13 NCAA Division III athletic teams, a variety of clubs and co-curricular activities, and an array of internship and study abroad opportunities. Learn more…


Assumption College logo

Assumption College attracts young people who are excited by the world of possibilities before them and eager to make a difference. Through a classic liberal arts curriculum enhanced by business, natural science and professional preparation programs, Assumption students, whether in Worcester or studying at the College’s campus in Rome, Italy, explore new ideas, make connections across disciplines and push themselves to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

An Assumption education is grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, which cultivates both the intellect and personal values. The academic environment is characterized by individual attention and the quest for personal excellence. Assumption strives to form graduates known for critical intelligence, thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service. With 40 majors and 48 minors, the College is prepared to help students find their path, both personally and professionally, and professors go above and beyond – inside and outside of the classroom – to challenge and support students, encouraging them to find their light and let it shine.

At Assumption it is vital that our students are prepared to lives of meaning. Internships and independent research projects provide important professional experience and the College’s Career Development and Internship Center helps students build the professional skills they need to succeed after they graduate. Ninety-eight percent of Assumption’s Class of 2015 graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Spanning 185-acres of a beautiful residential neighborhood just minutes from downtown Worcester, Assumption’s location offers numerous advantages, including a safe, friendly campus, easy access to the city’s restaurants and cultural attractions and the opportunity for internships in virtually any field. Learn more…


Founded in 1843, College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective, four-year college of approximately 2,900 students. One of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions, Holy Cross offers an academically challenging and personally fulfilling education in the Jesuit tradition. Learn more…

Nichols College logo

Nichols College is a four-year private, non-profit, coeducational institution offering associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees; dual degrees; certificate programs; and accelerated degree programs. As a college of choice for business and leadership education, Nichols serves students interested in a comprehensive business education that is supported by a strong liberal arts curriculum.

Leadership is a quality that moves forward companies, causes, and communities. That’s why at Nichols College, leadership is vital and should be discovered, cultivated, and celebrated. It’s part of our mission and our culture to help you develop the leader within. Our required four-year, award-winning Professional Development Seminar is custom-designed by faculty to prepare students for their next move. It helps them succeed as a student, and they’ll learn networking and interview techniques for landing their first job after college.

Founded in 1815, Nichols is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. Within a supportive community, Nichols College transforms today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders through a dynamic, career-focused business and professional education. Learn more…

Worcester State University logo

Worcester State University, located in the residential northwest side of Worcester, is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence. We offer 62 undergraduate majors and minors, 31 master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates, and real-time access to online, noncredit professional training.

Our students receive a variety of multi-disciplinary opportunities enabling them to explore their academic interests and prepare for their careers. Students conduct innovative research and develop creative ideas with acclaimed faculty, engage in service learning and internships in the community, pursue study away opportunities in the U.S. and abroad, and find personal growth through leadership opportunities on our campus. We prepare students to take on real-world challenges with portfolios that include critical thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, technology, and global awareness skills.

Worcester State University is deeply rooted in the greater Worcester community, with over 2,000 students contributing approximately 162,000 hours of service through over 275 community partners. Our programming—from theatre stage productions to guest lectures to resource fairs—attracts thousands to our campus annually. Learn more…