Higher Education Consortium of Central MA (HECCMA)

The Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) is an association of public and private accredited colleges and universities in central Massachusetts.

HECCMA's twelve member colleges and universities offer a diverse set of courses in many academic disciplines, adding to the rich cultural fabric of Worcester and Central Massachusetts. From humanities offerings such as languages, history, and literature, to arts programs such as music performance, visual art, and theatre, to engineering, math, veterinary, medicine, and sciences courses.

Members include:

  • Anna Maria College
  • Assumption College
  • Becker College
  • Clark University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
  • MCPHS
  • Nichols College
  • Quinsigamond Community College
  • UMass Medical School
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Worcester State University

Cross Registration

MCPHS students can take advantage of course offerings at all of the universities within the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. Take a developmental psychology course at Clarke University or an Arabic course at the College of the Holy Cross – it’s all possible through cross registration.

Career Fairs & Networking

Take advantage of career fairs and networking opportunities at all of the universities in HECCMA.

Transportation and Ridesharing

HECCMA partners with MassRIDES to offer commuter services including ride shares.

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