• Founded in 1963
  • 120+ degree and certificate programs 
  • Average age: 26
  • Number of clubs and organizations: 40+
  • Accolades:
    • QCC’s Gateway to College Program Receives Gateway’s Top National Honor
    • QCC Student receives Inaugural Mechanics Hall Collegiate Apprentice Award 
    • Quinsigamond Community College Ranks Among the Top Associate in Business Administration Degree Programs on Intelligent 


For over 50 years, Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, MA has provided thousands of men and women opportunities for a first-rate education and personal growth, whether preparing them for immediate entry into the workforce, transfer to bachelor level programs in four-year colleges and universities, or for personal and cultural enrichment. Area and regional businesses and professionals such as: Intel Corporation, Verizon, Metso Automation, Waters Corporation, UPS, Ken-Weld, and Saint Gobain have benefited through regular and customized workforce training and education programming designed in partnership. In addition, the College works directly with K-12 school systems in a variety of collaborations and partnerships. 

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. Over 120 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. The College also offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars through its Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. Over 300 noncredit and nearly 100 credit courses are offered online. 

In addition to its main campus on West Boylston Street in Worcester, the College has shortened the distance to higher education, with 7 locations throughout Worcester, Marlborough, and Southbridge. 

The College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Membership in NECHE indicates that an institution has been stringently evaluated and found to meet high standards agreed upon by qualified educators. 

Luis Pedraja, Ph.D

Follow President Pedraja on Twitter: @QCCPresident 


Main campus

670 West Boylston Street,
Worcester, MA 01606

Other Locations:

QCC at Assabet
QCC at Burncoat
QCC at National Grid Millbury Training Center
QCC at Notre Dame Long Term Care Center
QCC at Seven Hills Foundation
QCC at the Catholic Charities Community Learning Hub
QCC at the Great Brook Valley Community Learning Hub
QCC at the Worcester Senior Center
QCC at Worcester Technical High School
QCC Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education
QCC Healthcare and Workforce Development Center
QCC Southbridge