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Study at Framingham State College

Framingham State College is a co-educational, public college located in Framingham, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston. It was established in 1839 as a Normal School of Massachusetts. Today, FSC sits on a 73-acre campus and grants admission to around 3, 500 students every year.

The academic departments at FSC include the following:

  • Art and Music
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Food Science
  • Computer Science
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • History
  • Modern Languages
  • Physics and Earth Science
  • Sociology
FSU's athletic teams are nicknamed the Rams. The school sponsors men's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, ice hockey and soccer. Women's teams participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball.

Profile of Framingham State College

Framingham State is in Framingham, MA. Framingham is a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Framingham State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Fields of study in vogue at the school include art studies, education and teaching, and construction trades.

Framingham State Selectivity

Not all applicants to Framingham State are accepted. The top quarter of students at the school scored at least 560 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 470 to 560 in 2007.


The most successful professors at Framingham State are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 5, 903 students study at the school .

Student Life

Framingham State makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Massachusetts State College Athletic Association and New England Football Conference athletics.

Framingham State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching490education courses, elementary school teaching, special ed, reading teaching, early childhood education, teacher education and development, ESL instruction, educational administration, . . .
Liberal Arts194English, sociology, history, liberal arts and sciences, geography, political science, Spanish language, economics, . . .
Business and Management141business management, knowledge management
Therapy and Counselling92psychology, Counselling psychology
Media67communications tech courses
Construction Trades51apparel and textiles
Family and Social Work50food and nutrition, family and consumer science, public administration, human services
Science35biology, chemistry
Art Studies30art studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine23registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9dietitian
Medical administration9health care administration
Agricultural Science and Management4food science

Contact: Framingham State

Framingham State College

100 State Sreet

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

General Phone: (508) 620-1220


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