Becker College is a college in central Massachusetts, United States with campuses in Worcester and Leicester. Becker College traces its history from the union of two Massachusetts educational institutions—one founded in 1784 and the other in 1887. The college offers more than 40 undergraduate degree programs "Departments & Programs"] including nursing programs, a veterinary science program, and video game design and development programs. The college’s fall 2014 enrollment was 2,021. Becker College has more than 21,000 alumni.
On May 28, 2015, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Becker College signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus to establish the Yunus Social Business Centre Becker College. The Centre is established in partnership with the Seven Hills Foundation. According to Yunus Centre and Grameen Healthcare Trust Executive Director Lamiya Morshed, Becker is one of a handful of higher education institutions in the world—and the first in the United States—to establish an officially sanctioned Yunus Social Business Centre. The College’s Centre will focus on identifying real-world social problems, creating innovative, self-sustaining solutions to transform lives and communities.
In April 2011, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts designated Becker as the home of the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI). The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute (MassDiGI) is a statewide center, designated by the Commonwealth, for academic cooperation, entrepreneurship, and economic development across the Massachusetts digital and video games ecosystem.
Becker College is a distinctive small college that has long been recognized for its intimate learning environment and cutting edge education. Today’s leading-edge programs have sprung from a tradition of anticipating and responding to marketplace needs and serving a diverse community of students to better prepare them for personal and professional success and leadership in a global society.
The college will become a nationally recognized institution of higher education, renowned for its values and for its focus on delivering to the world highly educated, responsible citizens, prepared to contribute to a global society and rise to the top of their chosen professions.
The mission of Becker College is to deliver to each student a transformational learning experience—anchored by academic excellence, social responsibility, and creative expression—that prepares graduates to thrive, contribute to, and lead in a global society.
The Becker College is a Private university located in Worcester.
The Becker College was founded in 1784.
The current president of Becker College is Robert E. Johnson.