Old Rochester graduating class sees college success

Jun 26, 2023

MATTAPOISETT — The 168 seniors who graduated on June 3, 2023 obtained a collective 594 college acceptances to 149 universities and colleges across the country, according to a press release from Old Rochester Regional High School.

In this graduating class, 73% of the students plan to attend a four year college and seven percent plan to attend a two year college.

Two graduates will be entering the United States Armed Forces. Eleven graduates will enter the workforce and engage in apprenticeships. Forty-eight members of the 2023 graduating class were inducted into the National Honor Society, 61 graduates received the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship, and 53 of the graduates received scholarships from a variety of 131 state and local organizations.

Graduates will be attending institutions across New England such as Brown University, Boston College, Bentley University, Northeast Maritime Academy, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, College of the Holy Cross, Dean College, Curry College, Endicott College, New England Institute of Technology, Worcester Polytech Institute, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, Keene State College, UMass Boston, UMass Dartmouth, UMass Lowell, Emmanuel College, Merrimack College, Mount Holyoke College, Providence College, Suffolk University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, University of New Haven, Vermont State University, Salve Regina University, Rhode Island College, Simmons University, Mass College of Art and Design, Quinnipiac University, Roger Williams University, Smith College, Stonehill College, Western New England University, Plymouth State University, Northeastern University, University of Connecticut, and Sacred Heart University.

The most well-attended New England colleges amongst these graduates include University of Massachusetts Amherst and Bridgewater State University.

Across the country, ORRHS will send graduates to American University, Baylor University, Coastal Carolina University, Colorado School of Mines, Clarkson University, College of Charleston, Florida State University, Florida Institute of Technology, Franklin Pierce University, Rochester Institute of Technology, George Washington University, Iona University, Monmouth University, Montana State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, St. John Fisher College, Hawaii Pacific University, Elon University, The Catholic University of America, University of South Carolina, University of Delaware, North Carolina State University, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Utah.

This year, the most popular anticipated college majors include engineering, finance, business, criminal justice, education, sports management, and the health and science fields including nursing.