Framingham State College

Framingham State College

Framingham State College is a co-educational, public college located in Framingham, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston. It was established in 1839 as a Normal School of Massachusetts. Today, FSC sits on a 73-acre campus and grants admission to around 3,500 students every year.

The academic departments at FSC include the following:

  • Art and Music
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Food Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics and Earth Science
  • Sociology

FSU's athletic teams are nicknamed the Rams. The school sponsors men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey and soccer. Women's teams participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball.

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Contacting Framingham State

Framingham State College
100 State Street
Framingham , MA 01701-9101
General Phone: (508) 620-1220

Framingham State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching495educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, English teaching, math teaching, reading teaching, social science teaching, ...
Liberal Arts185economics, geography, political science, sociology, history, foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences ...
Business and Management141business management, knowledge management
Therapy and Counseling103psychology, counseling psychology
Construction Trades52apparel and textiles
Media44communications tech courses
Family and Social Work43human services, public administration, family and consumer science, food and nutrition
Science26biology, chemistry
Art Studies23art studies
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine12registered nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7dietitian
Medical Administration5health care administration

Number of programs and degrees for Framingham State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree63124
Master's degree46219
Postbaccalaureate certificate631

Framingham State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Framingham State had a total enrollment of 5,903 students (5,062 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 31%
Women 69%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 46%
Graduate 54%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 36%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 20%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire1%
Rhode Island1%

Framingham State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 25 %

Framingham State Room and Board (2007)

Framingham State offers campus housing for 1,543 of its 5,062 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Framingham, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Framingham State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470560
SAT Math470560

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Framingham State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,141
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,224
Room and board $ 7,625
Room charge $ 4,875
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,750
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 3,100

Financial Aid:
Framingham State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 218500)

Framingham State Faculty

Framingham State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1827
Non-tenured and not on tenure track29

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$80,78129$78,934
Associate professoracademic year20$64,30723$61,334
Assistant professoracademic year23$55,47536$52,453
Instructoracademic year0*5$44,589
All faculty totalacademic year73$68,29493$62,484

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Framingham State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Baseball Massachusetts State College Athletic Association
Track Massachusetts State College Athletic Association

Framingham State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Knowledge Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Human Services, General
Public Administration

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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Framingham State Highlights

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What Sets Framingham State Apart:

% of degrees in construction trades
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 6%Framingham State % of degrees in construction trades
% of degrees in education and teaching
(vs. all colleges)
Top 7%Framingham State % of degrees in education and teaching
Female % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 11%Framingham State Female % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Framingham State Number of degree programs
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Framingham State Number of students
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Framingham State Dorm rooms per full-time student
% students 40 years or older
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%Framingham State % students 40 years or older
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 18%Framingham State Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of degrees in mathematics
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 20%Framingham State % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in art studies
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 20%Framingham State % of degrees in art studies

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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
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