Fitchburg State University Teaching Programs
Fitchburg State University is a public institution located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Fitchburg is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
Fitchburg State University Rankings
Fitchburg State is ranked #80 out of 545 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Fitchburg State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fitchburg State.
|#7||Best Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#36||Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Where Is Fitchburg State University?
Contact details for Fitchburg State are given below.
|Address:||160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, MA 01420-2697|
How Do I Get Into Fitchburg State?
You can apply to Fitchburg State online at: www.fitchburgstate.edu/admissions/applying/
Admission Requirements for Fitchburg State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Fitchburg State?
Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 77%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.
Average Test Scores
About 92% of students accepted to Fitchburg 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 580. Math scores were between 480 and 560.
Can I Afford Fitchburg State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
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 Fitchburg State, approximately 78% of students took out student loans averaging $7,134 a year. That adds up to $28,536 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Fitchburg State is 6.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Fitchburg State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,036 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,319 full-time undergraduates at Fitchburg State, 48% are male and 52% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fitchburg State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||367|
|Hispanic or Latino||437|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Fitchburg State University. At this time, 16 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 28 countries are represented at Fitchburg State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Germany.
Online Learning at Fitchburg State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fitchburg State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 7th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Fitchburg State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fitchburg State University was 53.7%. This is the #285 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fitchburg State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fitchburg State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Curriculum & Instruction||20%|
|Curriculum & Instruction||20%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fitchburg State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fitchburg State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#14|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#14|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||#24|
|Teacher Education Grade Specific||#28|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Fitchburg State University Teaching Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Curriculum & Instruction||0||0||168||168|
|General Special Education||6||0||106||112|
|Early Childhood Education||15||0||11||26|
|Trade & Industrial Teacher Education||12||0||4||16|
|General Educational Leadership & Administration||0||6||3||9|
|Secondary School Administration/Principalship||0||7||1||8|
|Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services||0||0||7||7|
|English & Language Arts Education||3||0||0||3|
|Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship||0||2||0||2|
|Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching||1||0||1||2|
|Reading Teacher Education||0||0||0||0|
|Social Science Teacher Education||0||0||0||0|
|Technical Teacher Education||0||0||0||0|
*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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- National Center for Education Statistics
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