Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, MA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,168
Graduate Enrollment: 3,325
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Midsize (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of at least 100,000 but less than 250,000)
Four-year, medium, primarily residential // medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 85.27%

Male/Female: 47% / 53% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.2% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 1.0% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,082
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 980 - 1180

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 18 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 71.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 52.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 42.2% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 32.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 64.4%
Black: 13.1%
Hispanic: 14.6%
Asian: 2.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 2.1%
Non-resident alien: 0.4%
Unknown race: 2.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $22,908
In-State tuition: $10,830
Out-of-State tuition: $16,910

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $11,490 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,100 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,800 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,100 (2022)

Average Family Income: $78,006 (2017)
Median Family Income: $56,249 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 33.7%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 52.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,239 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $257 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $11,886
$30k-48k $13,562
$48k-75k $15,828
$75k-110k $19,794
$110k+ $21,629

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 37%
6-year graduation rate: 57%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.4% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,239 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,390 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 73.1% (2015)
@3 year 76.2% (2017)
@5 year 81.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 58.9% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 61.6% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $44,812 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $55,179 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Architectural Sciences and Technology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 27 $25,000 $245 $28,216 ($2,351) $40,783 ($3,399)
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 51 $27,000 $275 $40,473 ($3,373) $59,954 ($4,996)
Master's Degree Biology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences. 28
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 92 $26,000 $244 $33,371 ($2,781) $46,214 ($3,851)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Behavioral Sciences. 16
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 6 $27,000 $276 $32,440 ($2,703) $48,967 ($4,081)
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Bachelor's Degree Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences. 5
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 40 $26,125 $276 $36,785 ($3,065) $40,899 ($3,408)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Psychology, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 4
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 54 $26,000 $251 $33,814 ($2,818) $52,693 ($4,391)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 3
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 31 $26,352 $265 $36,778 ($3,065) $48,365 ($4,030)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Geography and Cartography. 4
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 14 $23,665 $207
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 50
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 7 $310 $42,417 ($3,535) $51,374 ($4,281)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 92 $27,000 $284 $72,780 ($6,065) $78,981 ($6,582)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 9
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 93 $26,983 $257 $41,828 ($3,486) $54,925 ($4,577)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 198 $213 $70,719 ($5,893) $93,610 ($7,801)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 33
Master's Degree Human Resources Management and Services. 88
Bachelor's Degree History. 11 $21,635
Master's Degree History. 4
Graduate/Professional Certificate Communication and Media Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 1
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 24
Master's Degree Computer Science. 23
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 168 $195 $59,491 ($4,958) $69,415 ($5,785)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 4 $76,165 ($6,347)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Educational Administration and Supervision. 15
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 106 $246 $55,759 ($4,647) $62,244 ($5,187)
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 7
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 25 $21,813 $242 $40,008 ($3,334) $47,459 ($3,955)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 20 $49,577 ($4,131) $54,632 ($4,553)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 21
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 7
Bachelor's Degree Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians. 3
Bachelor's Degree Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians. 29 $27,000 $265 $52,958 ($4,413) $68,507 ($5,709)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8 $27,000 $266 $38,982 ($3,249) $40,197 ($3,350)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 2
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 47 $27,000 $276 $21,723 ($1,810)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $84,393
Full time faculty: 52%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $18,115,588 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $21,282,453 (2022)