Rankings, Awards & Distinctions


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


  • #1

    10 Top New England Region Schools for a Bachelor's in Social Work (College Factual)

Awards & Distinctions

  • 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