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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