Framingham State University (FSU) was founded in 1839 by Horace Mann as the nation’s first public college for the education of teachers. Since that time, FSU has evolved into a comprehensive university offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs.
Framingham State provides small, personalized classes on a beautiful and traditional New England campus, located just 20 miles west of Boston in the heart of the MetroWest corridor. Many of our students intern at companies headquartered in the area, including Bose, Staples, TJX Companies, EMC and Reebok.
As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on its quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students. Student success is central to the mission of the University. Many options are available for student support, including programs to help freshmen transition to the University. The University also has a well-developed honors program for exceptional students and is home to several centers and institutes, including an Entrepreneur Innovation Center, the John C. Stalker Institute for Food and Nutrition, and the Christa McAuliffe Challenger Center.
Extra-curricular involvement is vital to the student experience at Framingham State. The University offers more than 50 student clubs, 13 NCAA athletic programs, and a wide-range of cultural shows and performances throughout the academic year.
The University’s Career Services and Employer Relations Office provides students with access to internships and comprehensive career counseling services. This helps ensure that students are prepared to land a good job after graduating.