Since 1839, when Cyrus Peirce closed each of his lessons at what was then The Normal School with the phrase “live to the truth,” the Framingham State community has embodied this motto. We live to the truth by upholding the University’s mission of providing affordable, high-quality education to all qualified students, and maintaining a commitment to student involvement, engagement, and academic excellence.
Framingham State is set on 78 acres of a traditional New England campus. Our campus strikes a balance with its historic, picturesque buildings and modern facilities like our state-of-the-art science labs and residence halls.
While we are proud of our roots as a teachers’ college, we have grown far beyond them. Framingham State is a world-class university. Our students and alumni are making waves in the fashion industry, designing nutrition plans for professional athletes, writing for major media and news organizations, and working for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham.
Framingham State University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE); the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in New England.
Accreditation of an institution of higher education by NECHE indicates that it meets or exceeds
criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
What Our Students Say. . .
“A lot of the internal job listings are MBA preferred or required. Framingham State was one of the programs recommended by EMC, which is great because I grew up in the area and was familiar with the University.” – Dan Kessler, MBA
”The online MEd program offered the flexibility to work and gain experience in the field of nutrition while simultaneously advancing my knowledge and gaining a graduate degree.” – Carolyn Boyd, Nutrition Education
“I have learned so much from all the people in the class. Everyone comes from a different background, different age group, different experiences. Everyone is so welcoming and they're sharing.” – Audrey Brava, Human Resource Management
"My degree at Framingham State has helped me fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a mental health therapist. This is my second career, and at 50 years old, I am thrilled to begin again." – Cindi Scrimgeour, Counseling Psychology