Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University

Frostburg State University is a four-year university located in Frostburg, Maryland. It was established in 1898 as the State Normal School of Maryland. The campus is spread across an area of over 250 acres. The university offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

FSU sponsors a student-run, weekly newspaper known as The Bottom Line. The university fields both men's and women's sports teams, which are known as the Bobcats.

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Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg , MD 21532-1099
General Phone: (301) 687-4000

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Frostburg State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching268education, instructional media design, special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts211area studies, foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, international studies, social services, ...
Business and Management165business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling119psychology, counseling psychology, clinical child psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy68parks and recreation studies, parks and recreation management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Science61biology, wildlife biology, conservation biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Security and Law Enforcement39criminal justice and safety
Family and Social Work33public administration, social work
Media29mass communication
Computer Science and Engineering18computer and info science, computer programming, computer science, computer and media applications, computer networking, computer services management
Drama and Performing Arts17dance, drama
Fine Arts15fine arts
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental science, wildlife management
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Architecture and Planning2urban planning
Medical Administration1health care administration
Design0graphic design

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree79040
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years3911
Master's degree24110
Postbaccalaureate certificate54

Frostburg State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Frostburg State had a total enrollment of 4,993 students (4,603 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 54%
Women 46%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 17%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 35%
20-21 29%
22-24 20%
25-29 7%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

Washington, DC2%
New Jersey1%

Frostburg State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %

Frostburg State Room and Board (2007)

Frostburg State offers campus housing for 1,637 of its 4,603 (full-time) students.

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

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

Frostburg State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing430520
ACT Verbal1521
ACT Math1620
ACT Composite1720

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT96%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Frostburg State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,614
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,810
Room and board $ 7,818
Room charge $ 3,520
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,578
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Frostburg State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 207200)

Frostburg State Faculty

Frostburg State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3425
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1914

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year55$86,67023$81,076
Associate professoracademic year34$67,89124$70,081
Assistant professoracademic year37$60,00926$63,429
Instructoracademic year3$50,0007$51,264
Lectureracademic year19$38,83114$42,704
All faculty totalacademic year148$68,80694$65,453

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

Frostburg State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Eastern College Athletic Conference
Basketball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Baseball Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
Track Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Frostburg State Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Conservation Biology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Wildlife Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Child Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
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