Fitchburg State University is a public higher education institution located in North Central Massachusetts, an hour away from Boston metropolitan city. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master’s degree programs with an emphasis on career-orientated learning that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, as well as selected majors in the traditional arts and sciences. Fitchburg State University features small class sizes, hands-on professional education, and an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching. A compact campus provides the added bonus of a secure community where social and cultural activities abound and students assume a wide-range of leadership roles in the community, student government and social and artistic affairs. An emphasis on faculty mentoring and internships has resulted in an extremely high success rate in placing students in careers or graduate school. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Student Population: 3121 Undergraduate; 1238 Graduate
Student/Staff Ratio: 12:1
Enrollment Dates: September and January start dates
Accreditation: New England Commission of Higher Education Program Accreditations: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Council for Standards in Human Service Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Programs are also approved by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, the Interstate Certification Compact of Educational Personnel, the State Board of Registration in Nursing, the Board of Higher Education, the Commonwealth Honors Program and ABET.
Most Popular Programs: Game Design, Nursing, Media Communication, Business, Computer Information Science, Criminal Justice, MBA, MS Computer/Data Science, Education, Biology, International Business and Economics
Campus Life: Athletics, Moot court, WIN, athletic sports NCAA division III, intramurals, student groups and clubs, Recreation Center.
Residential Options: A total of 21 Residence Hall buildings offering traditional, suite and apartment style accommodation with a total 1,707 beds.
Typical Annual Total Tuition & Fees: Tuition & Fees: Undergraduate: $8,322.50 per semester; Graduate: $1,002 per course
On- campus room: $5,513 per semester
Health insurance: $3,305 per year
Graduate assistantships: are available on a limited basis