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Becker College offers undergraduate degrees and adult programs at its locations in Worcester, Massachusetts and in Leicester, Massachusetts. Students attend the Worcester school for an urban setting and the Leicester school for a rural setting. The two schools have roots back to 1784 (Leicester) and 1887 (Worcester).Several of its programs are top ranked. Becker College's nursing program is a leading producer of registered nurses. 96% of Becker College nursing students pass the Registered Nurses examination.

The Princeton Review has ranked Becker College's veterinary science program and its video game design program in the top 10 for the nation. Other unusual majors include equine studies and forensic science. There are 29 total degree programs for undergraduates. Other popular majors include health related majors, the arts, communications, technology and a major in parks and recreation.

Becker's student population is 1,750 and it has over 21,000 alumni. Students attend classes on a semester basis. Tuition and fees are near $30,000. About 90 percent of Becker College students get some form of financial aid. Its US News and World Report ranking is a Tier 2 Regional (Northern) College. Admissions are on a rolling basis with a 2011 acceptance rate of 72.5 percent. The first year retention rate is 64 percent. Over half of its classes have 20 students or less and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1. There are more female students than male. Over 60 percent of the students are female. About one-third of students live on campus or campus housing and two-thirds live off campus. Becker College's athletic teams participate in Division III.

Becker College caters to its students. There are tutoring services, security services, and placement services. Graduates include Eli Whitney (1788) who invented the cotton gin and William Morton (1836) - considered a founder of modern anesthesiology. The current president is Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., Becker College's tenth President.

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