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Framingham State University Overview

Framingham State University is a public institution situated in Framingham, Massachusetts. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Framingham State University Known For?

865 Undergraduate Awards
$28,135 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Framingham State is the post-master's certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 62% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Framingham State makes roughly $45,800 a year. This is 12% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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Framingham State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Framingham State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Communications Technologies & Support Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Communication Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Human Sciences Business Services Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Food, Nutrition & Related Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Communications Technologies & Support Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Social Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Best Value Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Value Political Science & Government Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Best Value Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Framingham State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Other Communication Technology Graduates College Factual
#3 Highest Paid Food, Nutrition & Related Services Graduates College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Criminology Graduates College Factual
#8 Best Criminology Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#11 Best Criminology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#15 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is Framingham State University?

Location of Framingham State University

Contact details for Framingham State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 100 State Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Phone: 508-620-1220
Website: www.framingham.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FraminghamStateUniversity?ref=sgm
Twitter: https://twitter.com/framinghamu

How Do I Get Into Framingham State?

You can apply to Framingham State online at: www.framingham.edu/admissions-and-aid/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/index

Admission Requirements for Framingham State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Framingham State?

68% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
92% Submit SAT Scores
Framingham State has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 62%, and the acceptance rate for women is 72%.

Average Test Scores

About 92% of students accepted to Framingham State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 470 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Framingham State University  ( 480 to 570 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Framingham State University  ( 470 to 560 )
200
800
Framingham State received ACT scores from 6% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 18 and 23. Math scores were between 17 and 24. Composite scores were between 19 and 24.

ACT English Scores for Framingham State University  ( 18 to 23 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Framingham State University  ( 17 to 24 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Framingham State University  ( 19 to 24 )
1
36

Can I Afford Framingham State University?

$28,135 Net Price
74% Take Out Loans
5.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Framingham State is $28,135. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Framingham State, approximately 74% of students took out student loans averaging $7,469 a year. That adds up to $29,876 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Framingham State is 5.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Framingham State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,376 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,857 undergraduate students at Framingham State, with 3,376 being full-time and 481 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Framingham State

There are also 1,599 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,376 full-time undergraduates at Framingham State, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Framingham State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Framingham State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Framingham State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 109
Black or African American 484
Hispanic or Latino 589
White 2,015
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 170

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Framingham State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 34 countries are represented at Framingham State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Brazil, China, and India.

Online Learning at Framingham State University

670 Took All Classes Online
1,240 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Framingham State. In 2017-2018, 1,240 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Framingham State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 32nd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Framingham State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Framingham State University was -4.4%. This is the #2,445 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Framingham State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Framingham State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Framingham State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #19
Instructional Media Design #127
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #194
Teacher Education Subject Specific #214

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Framingham State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Other Education 0 0 26 145 171
General Psychology 0 93 0 0 93
Nursing 0 49 0 32 81
General Business/Commerce 0 80 0 0 80
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 46 0 19 65
Criminology 0 60 0 0 60
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 55 55
Sociology 0 48 0 0 48
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 47 47
Other Communication Technology 0 46 0 0 46
Computer Information Systems 0 42 0 0 42
General English Literature 0 42 0 0 42
General Biology 0 36 0 0 36
Marketing 0 34 0 0 34
Accounting 3 30 0 0 33
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 33 0 0 33
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 26 0 5 31
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 29 0 0 29
Management Information Systems 0 24 0 0 24
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 0 0 23 23
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 23 23
Fine & Studio Arts 0 23 0 0 23
History 0 22 0 0 22
Public Administration 0 0 0 22 22
Finance & Financial Management 0 20 0 0 20
Special Education 0 0 0 15 15
Mathematics 0 15 0 0 15
Human Resource Management 0 0 2 12 14
Natural Resources Conservation 0 14 0 0 14
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 13 13
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 11 11
Chemistry 0 10 0 0 10
Educational Administration 0 0 0 9 9
Economics 0 9 0 0 9
Political Science & Government 0 9 0 0 9
Biotechnology 0 0 0 5 5
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 5 5
Geography & Cartography 0 5 0 0 5
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 4 0 0 4
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 3 0 0 3
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 0 3 3
International Studies 0 3 0 0 3
International Business 0 2 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 2 0 0 2
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 1 0 1
General Agriculture 0 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 3 862 29 444 1,338

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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