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Framingham State University Data & Information Overview

452 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
84% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Framingham State University Ranked?

#812 Best Colleges in Nation
#38 Best Colleges in MA
Other Education Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Framingham State University was awarded 452 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Framingham State as #812 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Framingham State held the #1,299 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Framingham State is also ranked #38 out of 63 schools in Massachusetts.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Framingham State?

84% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Framingham State University is 84%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Framingham State is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 13% 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 490 and 605. Math scores were between 500 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Framingham State University  ( 490 to 605 )

SAT Math Scores for Framingham State University  ( 500 to 570 )
Framingham State received ACT scores from 1% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Framingham State University  ( 26 to 31 )

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Framingham State University Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
65% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Framingham State, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 65%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  65 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Framingham State University

71% Freshmen Retention
48% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Framingham State University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Framingham State for first-time, full-time students is 48%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  48 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Framingham State University.

Framingham State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,056 Full-Time Undergraduates
39.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,520 undergraduates at Framingham State with 3,056 being full-time and 464 being part-time.

How Much Does Framingham State University Cost?

$19,535 Net Price
81% Take Out Loans
$27,516 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Framingham State is $19,535. 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 +
$13,955 $15,977 $19,068 $23,760 $24,987

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Framingham State, approximately 81% of students took out student loans averaging $6,879 a year. That adds up to $27,516 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Framingham State is 3.8%. 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?

$54,521 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Framingham State with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $54,521 in their early years. That's great news for Framingham State students since it is 28% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Framingham State University

Massachusetts State
3,056 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Framingham State University is a public institution located in Framingham, Massachusetts. The location of Framingham State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

49 Majors With Completions
834 Undergraduate Degrees
404 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Framingham State University. Of these students, 834 received undergraduate degrees and 404 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 89 $30,901
General Business/Commerce 72 $40,315
Liberal Arts General Studies 52 $35,070
Criminology 52 $36,904
General Biology 48 $34,401
Teacher Education Grade Specific 46 NA
Other Communication Technology 37 $31,313
Marketing 37 $43,814
Computer Information Systems 36 $54,934
Nursing 36 $77,800

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

65% Take At Least One Class Online
36% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 2,940 students took at least one online class at Framingham State University. This is a decrease from the 4,868 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 2,940 1,621
2019-2020 4,868 3,761
2018-2019 1,932 633
2017-2018 1,240 670
2016-2017 1,187 701

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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