Fitchburg State University

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. 



Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.


Fitchburg State offers undergraduate and graduate programs with an emphasis on career-orientated learning that is firmly grounded in the liberal arts, as well as selected majors in the traditional arts and sciences. 


The university features small class sizes, hands-on professional education, and an accessible faculty dedicated to teaching. A compact campus provides the added bonus of a secure community where social and cultural activities abound and students assume a wide-range of leadership roles in the community, student government and social and artistic affairs.


College Central is the primary job site where Fitchburg State students and alumni may register with the Career Center, post their resume, search jobs, and receive career development and employment related announcements. Registration and use is free to our students and alumni.

Master's Programmes

Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)


Student services

Fitchburg State places a special emphasis on preparing our students to lead, serve and succeed at our University and beyond by supporting a desire for lifelong learning and a willingness to serve the communities in which we live.

Housing services

Our seven residence halls help students create important and lasting bonds with their peers. You’ll find a friendly and supportive atmosphere that encourages personal growth while introducing you to new and different cultures.

ICT services

Fitchburg State University provides the enterprise versions of McAfee VirusScan and McAfee Antispyware for campus-owned computers. Antivirus and anti-spyware software provides excellent protection from malicious applications that can damage computers and compromise networks. These enterprise versions of the software are available at no charge to students. 

Medical services

You can also get answers to your health care questions. If this is the first time you are responsible for your health care, let us assist your understanding.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Main campus: 48 buildings (six of which are over 100 years old) on 60 acres.
  • McKay Teacher Education Center: 11 acres.
  • Athletic Fields: 17 acres.
  • The university also owns 122 acres in Lancaster used for nature and ecological study, 12.5 acres on John Fitch Highway, and 42 acres on Pearl Hill Road used for passive recreation.

Sports facilities

Our students succeed in the classroom and on the playing field. Our varsity teams are members of six intercollegiate athletic associations, and we are a member of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC), which includes seven other state colleges and universities.

Student clubs

College is one of the most memorable times of your life. The key to a successful career is balance, and there are many ways for you to write your own story.

Be a leader, get involved in the community, and be a part of more than 60 diverse, student-run clubs and organizations, including fraternities and sororities, musical programs, academic honor societies and special interest groups.


Fitchburg State University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.; ABET, Inc the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education; the Council for Standards in Human Service Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States