Worcester State Raises More Than $6 Million From Donors
Monday, October 28, 2013
“We are a university on the move,” says Maloney. “Our graduation rate and retention rates are up, we are hiring more faculty and building a new residence hall and wellness center. Worcester State provided our alumni the foundation that led to their financial success, and they are giving back generously. Along with state legislators and the Governor, they are committing the resources we need to ensure that today’s WSU students succeed.”
This past year’s comprehensive fundraising total includes support from individuals and businesses in the community, as well as private foundations and state and federal grants. Worcester State University’s endowment stands at a healthy $20 million dollars, a fund which was virtually nonexistent 16 years ago.
Maloney thanked donors at Mechanic’s Hall in Worcester, “Students are benefitting from the dollars you have committed. With scholarship support, more students are able to fulfill their dreams – and they have you to thank.”
Related Slideshow: AP Opportunities at Worcester’s High Schools
According to ProPublica, studies have shown that students who take advanced classes have increased chances of attending and finishing college. However, with the number of advanced placement (AP) courses offered at Worcester's public high schools varying significantly, not every student is given the same chance. The slides, below, show the Worcester public high schools whose students have the most and least AP opportunities to help them get into - and graduate from - college.
The below data were collected from the Civil Rights Data Set, released by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Right, and refers to the 2009-10 school year. The data were analyzed by ProPublica.
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