As centuries-long injustices against black and brown persons continue today, the University remains committed to supporting and educating students, faculty and staff on our mission and values centered on inclusion, diversity and equity. Read more


Westfield State University was recently made aware of disturbing social media matters. We take these matters seriously and the University is assessing and addressing them under appropriate policies and procedures. Read President Torrecilha’s message to the campus community on this matter.


Distinctions, Rankings, & Awards

At Westfield State, we have many things to be proud of. Here are some of the highlights...

  • Ranked among the Best Universities - North, 2012-2017, US News and World Report
  • Best Online Degree Programs, 2014-2015, US News and World Report
  • One of the highest six-year graduation rates among the Massachusetts universities
  • One of the largest producers of new teachers among the Massachusetts state universities
  • Commonwealth Honors Program
  • Urban Education Program
  • Only public university in New England offering a bachelor of science in Regional Planning
  • Highest percentage of undergraduate students who choose to live on campus among the state universities
  • One of the largest employers in the City of Westfield
  • Only four-year public university in “New England’s Knowledge Corridor”
  • Enrolls students from every county in Massachusetts
  • Participant in New England Regional Program for tuition adjustment for students from adjacent states
  • Winner of 12 MASCAC athletics conference Smith Cup championships
  • Ranked among the top 15 percent of military friendly schools by GI Jobs magazine, 2012.
  • Designated as a “Top Military Friendly College” by Advanced Military Education Magazine
  • Designated as a military friendly school by Victory Media