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Framingham State University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Framingham State University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Framingham State offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Framingham State University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Framingham State University was awarded 23 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is criminology.

Overall Quality

Framingham State landed the #892 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Framingham State also holds the #53 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Framingham State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Framingham State?

Acceptance Rate

Framingham State University has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Framingham State.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Framingham State University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Framingham State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Framingham State University is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Framingham State University is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Framingham State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Framingham State University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Framingham State this rate is 36%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  36 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Framingham State

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,937 undergraduates at Framingham State with 3,421 being full-time and 516 being part-time.

Framingham State Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Framingham State is 60.38 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.38 out of 100
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How Much Does Framingham State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Framingham State is $19,064. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Framingham State

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,708 $15,429 $18,946 $22,705 $24,405

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Framingham State, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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.

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How Much Money Do Framingham State Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Framingham State make about $45,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Framingham State graduates since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Framingham State University make the most money.

Location of Framingham State University

Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, Framingham State University is a public institution. The location of Framingham State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Framingham State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 51 majors graduated from Framingham State University. Of these students, 862 received undergraduate degrees and 444 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 93 $31,400
General Business/Commerce 80 $35,800
Criminology 60 $37,700
Nursing 49 NA
Sociology 48 $29,800
Other Communication Technology 46 $32,300
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 46 $35,900
General English Literature 42 $25,200
Computer Information Systems 42 NA
General Biology 36 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Framingham State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Framingham State

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,240 students took at least one online class at Framingham State University. This is an increase from the 1,187 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,240 670
2016-2017 1,187 701
2015-2016 1,988 719
2014-2015 1,394 1,011
2013-2014 1,258 854

Learn more about online learning at Framingham State University.

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Notes and 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.


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