Fitchburg State University: Review & Facts

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Fitchburg State University is a medium four-year, public school with 6,890 students enrolled. This school was established in 1894 and is one of the 4 schools and colleges located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
64
Several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, and postmaster certificate are available at Fitchburg State University.

Fitchburg State University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 64 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, General Studies, and Nursing. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
75%
The student retention rate at Fitchburg State University is fair at 75% (close to Massachusetts average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Fitchburg State University is below average: 52%.

Student to faculty ratio at Fitchburg State University is decent, 16:1. Find out more information on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$14,900
Average tuition costs are low - about $7,100 a year. The additional fees at Fitchburg State University (not included in tuition costs) are roughly $7,800; which makes it a total of $14,900 per year.

Read the details about Fitchburg State University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
70%
According to government data, 3,104 applications were submitted and 2,163 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits, credits for life experience, and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Find out more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Fitchburg State University in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,400
Fitchburg State University provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Fitchburg State University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C
Fitchburg State University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 1,600 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable: about $5,400 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Fitchburg State University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Fitchburg State University seems to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Fitchburg State University Location and Maps



Post Address: Fitchburg State University, 160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697, USA
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