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 Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg State University - Fitchburg, MA

160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

General information:(978)345-2151
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Award of less than 1 academic year
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,891(4,172 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,900 $7,800 $8,300 -6%
Out-of-state $12,980 $13,880 $14,380 -3%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,870 $8,064 $8,256 -2%
Other $1,850 $1,850 $1,850 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $5,850 $5,940 $6,020 -1%
Other $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,420 $18,514 $19,206 -5%
Off Campus $15,550 $16,540 $17,120 -6%
Off Campus with Family $10,200 $11,100 $11,600 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $23,500 $24,594 $25,286 -4%
Off Campus $21,630 $22,620 $23,200 -4%
Off Campus with Family $16,280 $17,180 $17,680 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $970
In-state fees $7,330
Out-of-state tuition $7,050
Out-of-state fees $7,330
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $2,700
In-state fee $2,286
Out-of-state tuition $2,700
Out-of-state fees $2,286
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 634 88% --
Grant or scholarship aid 515 71% $2,816,258 $5,468
Federal grants 243 34% $1,178,407 $4,849
Pell grants 243 34% $937,261 $3,857
Other federal grants 205 28% $241,146 $1,176
State/local government grant or scholarships 402 56% $913,488 $2,272
Institutional grants or scholarships 351 49% $724,363 $2,064
Student loan aid 511 71% $2,976,907 $5,826
Federal student loans 507 70% $2,481,704 $4,895
Other student loans 68 9% $495,203 $7,282
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,569 60% $12,085,642 $4,704
Pell grants 1,300 30% $4,767,289 $3,667
Federal student loans 2,772 65% $15,731,447 $5,675

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $9,466 $9,991 $10,929
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,388 $6,191 $7,500
$30,001 - $48,000 $7,768 $7,083 $7,987
$48,001 - $75,000 $10,520 $10,957 $11,007
$75,001 - $110,000 $13,452 $13,634 $14,173
$110,001 and more $14,200 $15,373 $15,325

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,891
Undergraduate enrollment 4,172
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 354
Graduate enrollment 2,719
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$25

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$25

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,492 1,468 2,024
Percent admitted 68% 64% 72%
Percent admitted who enrolled 64% 21% 21%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 708 97%
ACT 75 10%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 550
SAT Math 460 550
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 20 24
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 61 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
Baseball 25-
Basketball 1614
Field Hockey -17
Football 65-
Ice Hockey 29-
Lacrosse -18
Soccer 2226
Softball -17
Track and Field, Indoor 3722
Track and Field, Outdoor 3026
Track and Field, X-Country 1912

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1953 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2001 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1995 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 533
Burglary 1386
Motor vehicle theft 300
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 032
Burglary 920
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4.1%
Number in default34
Number in repayment823

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00218400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Award of less than 1 academic year Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician14----
Category total14----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Women's Studies-0---
Category total-0---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General00---
Category total240---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting-6---
Business Administration and Management, General048-0-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-7---
Category total11761-0-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia2----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric0120--
Category total21120--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General---0-
Computer Science428---
Computer and Information Sciences, General7--0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design---0-
Category total1128-0-
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education-7---
Biology Teacher Education010--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-12---
Curriculum and Instruction-203---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching158---
Education, General-10-0
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-10--19
Elementary Education and Teaching1518---
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship----6
English/Language Arts Teacher Education64---
History Teacher Education62---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching512---
Mathematics Teacher Education00---
Reading Teacher Education----2
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-1---
Secondary Education and Teaching-13---
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-1--5
Special Education and Teaching, General879---
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education1----
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education44---
Category total603760-32
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Technology/Technician0----
Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician---1-
Category total29--1-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing0----
English Language and Literature, General24---
Category total174---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Facilities Planning and Management1----
Category total1----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-0---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-12---
Nursing Practice-60--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse46----
Category total46180--
History Colleges
History, General27---
Category total187---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies00---
Category total370---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies0----
Category total0----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1----
Category total5----
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General40---17
Category total123---17
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science33----
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management0----
Category total35----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Geology/Earth Science, General4----
Category total4----
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-00--
Psychology, General0---2
Category total2600-2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General0----
Category total24----
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General4----
Geography0----
Political Science and Government, General0----
Sociology0----
Category total30----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Cinematography and Film/Video Production0----
Design and Visual Communications, General32----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-02--
Photography10----
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology4----
Category total10402--
Grand total495062151