Since 1839, the Framingham State University community has embodied the motto “live to the truth”—a phrase Cyrus Peirce used to close each of his lessons at what was then known as The Normal School. Today, we live to the truth by upholding the University’s mission of providing an affordable, high-quality education to all qualified students and maintaining a commitment to student involvement, engagement, and academic excellence. Framingham State sits on a 78-acre traditional New England campus. Our campus strikes a balance between historic, picturesque buildings and modern facilities like our state-of-the-art science labs and residence halls.
While we’re proud of our roots as a teachers’ college, we’ve grown far beyond them. Framingham State is a world-class university. Our students and alumni make waves in the fashion industry, design nutrition plans for professional athletes, write for major media and news organizations, work for Fortune 500 companies right here in Framingham, and more. We offer affordability, high quality, and convenience. Advance your career with our flexible full-time, part-time, and online graduate programs that focus on practical application of skills learned in physical or virtual classrooms. Learn from experts in their fields in an environment ripe with networking opportunities.
The University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the regional accreditation agency for colleges and universities in New England. Accreditation by NECHE indicates that a school meets or exceeds the criteria when assessed for institutional quality, periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one that has the necessary resources available to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it’ll continue to do so in the foreseeable future.
What Our Students Say...
“A lot of 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 class. Everyone comes from a different background, different age group, different experiences. Everyone is so welcoming and 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