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Frostburg State University Overview

Frostburg State University is a public institution located in Frostburg, Maryland. The suburban atmosphere of Frostburg makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Frostburg State University Known For?

1,122 Undergraduate Awards
$30,012 Avg Cost After Aid
72% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Frostburg State.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 66% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Frostburg State bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,600 a year. That's about 9% more than their peers at other schools.

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Frostburg State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#79 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#94 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#98 Best Nursing Schools Nursing Degree Search
#125 Highest Paid Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Frostburg State University?

Location of Frostburg State University

Contact details for Frostburg State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Phone: 301-687-4000
Website: www.frostburg.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrostburgStateUniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/frostburgstate

How Do I Get Into Frostburg State?

You can apply to Frostburg State online at: www.frostburg.edu/admissions-and-cost/index.php

Admission Requirements for Frostburg State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Frostburg State?

72% Acceptance Rate
50% Of Accepted Are Women
85% Submit SAT Scores
Frostburg State has an acceptance rate of 72%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 50% of accepted students are men and 50% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 72%, and the acceptance rate for women is 73%.

Average Test Scores

About 85% of students accepted to Frostburg State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 560. Math scores were between 450 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Frostburg State University  ( 470 to 560 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Frostburg State University  ( 450 to 550 )
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800
Frostburg State received ACT scores from 20% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 22. Math scores were between 16 and 23. Composite scores were between 17 and 23.

ACT English Scores for Frostburg State University  ( 15 to 22 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Frostburg State University  ( 16 to 23 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Frostburg State University  ( 17 to 23 )
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36

Can I Afford Frostburg State University?

$30,012 Net Price
67% Take Out Loans
8.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Frostburg State is $30,012. 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 Frostburg State, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $7,067 a year. That adds up to $28,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Frostburg State is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Frostburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,805 Full-Time Undergraduates
47% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,639 undergraduate students at Frostburg State, with 3,805 being full-time and 834 being part-time.

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

There are also 656 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,805 full-time undergraduates at Frostburg State, 53% are male and 47% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Frostburg State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Frostburg State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 60
Black or African American 1,296
Hispanic or Latino 199
White 1,865
International Students 179
Other Races/Ethnicities 206

Geographic Diversity

Maryland students aren't the only ones who study at Frostburg State University. At this time, 14 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 19 countries are represented at Frostburg State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Frostburg State University

864 Took All Classes Online
1,789 Took At Least One Class Online
17.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 3 master’s degree programs available online at Frostburg State. In 2017-2018, 1,789 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 13th most popular in Maryland for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Frostburg State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Frostburg State University was 17.8%. This is the #975 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Frostburg State regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Frostburg State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 14%
Business, Management & Marketing 12%
Health Professions 7%
Nursing 4%
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 21%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Frostburg 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 Frostburg State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Recreation Administration #2
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #5
Computer Science #22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #42
Computer Information Systems #55
Computer & Information Sciences #117
Nursing #185
Business Administration & Management #280
Health Professions #313
Business, Management & Marketing #356

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%.

Frostburg State University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 125 80 0 205
Nursing 160 7 0 167
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 15 0 80
General Education 0 76 0 76
General Psychology 76 0 0 76
Liberal Arts General Studies 71 0 0 71
Criminal Justice & Corrections 59 0 0 59
Communication & Media Studies 52 0 0 52
General Engineering 43 0 0 43
Health & Physical Education 37 0 0 37
Computer Science 23 11 0 34
Sociology 34 0 0 34
Computer Information Systems 31 0 0 31
General Biology 30 0 0 30
Social Work 28 0 0 28
Health/Medical Prep Programs 26 0 0 26
Accounting 25 0 0 25
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 24 0 0 24
Zoology 20 1 0 21
General English Literature 18 0 0 18
Political Science & Government 17 0 0 17
Fine & Studio Arts 16 0 0 16
Music 16 0 0 16
Information Technology 15 0 0 15
Information Science 11 0 0 11
Teacher Education Subject Specific 11 0 0 11
Allied Health Professions 11 0 0 11
Geography & Cartography 11 0 0 11
General Social Sciences 10 0 0 10
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 9 0 9
Economics 8 0 0 8
Drama & Theater Arts 8 0 0 8
Educational Administration 0 0 7 7
Recreation Administration 0 7 0 7
History 6 0 0 6
Geological & Earth Sciences 6 0 0 6
Natural Resources Conservation 5 0 0 5
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 4 0 0 4
Mathematics 4 0 0 4
Philosophy 4 0 0 4
Physics 4 0 0 4
International Studies 3 0 0 3
Botany/Plant Biology 2 0 0 2
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 2 0 2
Chemistry 2 0 0 2
Wildlife Management 1 0 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0
Other Physical Science 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,122 208 7 1,337

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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