Cadets from most of Worcester Consortium colleges and universities, as well as Fitchburg State University and UMass Lowell make up what is known as the Bay State Battalion. Headquartered at WPI, this unit prides itself on turning motivated and intelligent Cadets into educated and well-rounded officers.
The Bay State Battalion typically trains 90-120 cadets each year. All Cadets attend their Military Science classes and Battalion labs at WPI, though Fitchburg State University and UMass Lowell Cadets conduct their own physical training with approximately 20-40 Cadets each. The 50-60 students of the Worcester Consortium schools do their physical training at WPI.