Fitchburg State University

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School Overview

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

www.fitchburgstate.edu

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

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

Degrees offered:

Bachelor’s
Master’s

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

Education

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

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Psychology

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
Website:www.fitchburgstate.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.fitchburgstate.edu/admissions/applying/
Address:160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697
Setting:22
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:6,763
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):50%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:4,734 (70% 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:$10,135
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,215
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,598

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Fitchburg State University Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services113
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs122
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services321
Education121018
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields12
English Language and Literature/Letters21
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs113
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Physical Sciences1
Psychology221
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences4
Visual and Performing Arts161
Grand total254635

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services112
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total213

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$10,135
Out-of-state$16,215
Books and supplies$1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$5,742
Out-of-state$5,742

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid70290%
Grant or scholarship aid52667%$5,598
Student loan aid60978%$7,174

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid2,47658%$5,877
Federal student loans2,85567%$7,544

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants3,5661,4522,114
Percent admitted100%71%77%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%25%19%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment6,763
Undergraduate enrollment4,162
Graduate enrollment2,601

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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions 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

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