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Study at Fitchburg State College

Fitchburg State College is a four-year, public institution located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. It was established as the State Normal School in 1894 by the Massachusetts state legislature. Fitchburg State enrolls more than 3, 500 undergraduate and 1, 650 graduate students annually. The college offers postgraduate certificates, bachelors degrees and masters degrees in more than 25 Course Topics. The main campus is spread across an area of over 70 acres.

Fitchburg State recognizes more than 60 student clubs and organizations. 'The Point' is the student-run newspaper, and WXPL is the student-run radio station. Its official mascot is the Falcon.

Profile of Fitchburg State College

Fitchburg State is found in Fitchburg, MA. Fitchburg is a medium-sized suburb. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Fitchburg State.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in photography and commercial art and education and teaching.

Fitchburg State Selectivity

Admission to Fitchburg State is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 450. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 450 and 550.


Fitchburg State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 6, 692 in 2007 at the school. A large number of students at Fitchburg State are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Fitchburg State offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Massachusetts State College Athletic Association and New England Football Conference.

Fitchburg State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching489education, special ed, elementary school teaching, educational administration, early childhood education, trade and industrial teaching, history teaching, English teaching, . . .
Business and Management158business management, human resources, accounting
Liberal Arts124general studies, English, creative writing, political science, sociology, history, liberal arts and humanities, geography, . . .
Photography and Commercial Art57cinematography, photography
Computer Science and Engineering44computer science, computer and info science, web design, computer programming
Security and Law Enforcement41criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counselling40psychology, mental health Counselling, Counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine34registered nursing, various nursing
Design29design and visual communication
Media28communication studies, digital communications
Engineering Technician27industrial tech, plastics engineering tech
Family and Social Work25human services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy17exercise science, sports and fitness management
Drama and Performing Arts12theatre design, drama
Architecture and Planning7architectural tech
Art Studies2arts management

Contact: Fitchburg State

Fitchburg State College

160 Pearl St

Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697

General Phone: (978) 345-2151

http://www.FSC. EDU

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