Rankings & Awards


At Westfield State, we have many things to be proud of.

Here are some of the highlights...

  • Ranked as one of the "Best Value Colleges and Universities" in the nation by College Consensus
  • #1 Most Affordable College with Best Outcomes in Massachusetts (According to 24/7 Wall St. based on data from the U.S. Department of Education)
  • 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 15 MASCAC athletics conference Smith Cup championships
  • Designated as a “Top Military-Friendly College” by Advanced Military Education Magazine
  • Designated as a military-friendly school by Victory Media