Fitchburg State University

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General Information

Admission Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 665-3144
(800) 705-9692
Fax: (978) 665-4540

Contact: Pamela McCafferty
Dean of Enrollment Management
Main Address
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
(978) 345-2151

Total undergrads: 4,057
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 771
Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,762
Graduate enrollment: 2,704

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $10

Out-of-state application fee: $40

Online application fee: $10

Paper and online application fees may be
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 64%c

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural Technology B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Graphic Design B
Photography B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B
Environmental Biology B
Exercise Physiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B,C
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Office Management C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General C
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B,C


Biology Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Geography Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Construction/Building Technologies B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Energy Systems B
Industrial Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Plastics C

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B


Developmental/Child Psychology B
Industrial/Organizational Psychology B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Geography B
International Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Fitchburg State University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (978) 345-2151
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,251
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 60%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 4,568 (63% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,610
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,690
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 91%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,809

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Fitchburg State University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Fitchburg State University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 213
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 122
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 321
Education 131017
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 12
English Language and Literature/Letters 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 113
History 11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 161
Grand total 274733

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Fitchburg State University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,610
Out-of-state $16,690
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $5,742
Out-of-state $5,742

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 646 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 511 72% $6,809
Student loan aid 526 74% $7,243

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,439 59% $6,403
Federal student loans 2,690 65% $8,424

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Fitchburg State University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Fitchburg State University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,902 1,132 1,770
Percent admitted 100% 84% 91%
Percent admitted who enrolled 23% 28% 20%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Fitchburg State University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,251
Undergraduate enrollment 4,043
Graduate enrollment 3,208

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Fitchburg State University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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