Framingham State University


to the Truth

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.

Nation's 1st

Public Normal School Founded in 1839


Undergraduate Degree Students


Average Class Size

Imagine Your Future

Framingham State meets students where they are and helps them imagine their futures in new ways. Find your way, make your mark, and be empowered.

Small School, Big Impact

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.




Varsity Sports


Of Full-Time, First-Year Students Receive Financial Aid

Inclusive Excellence

Framingham State has been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award every year since 2014 – more than any other public university in Massachusetts.

Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Center for Inclusive Excellence MetroWest College Planning Collaborative


Miles from Boston


Of Undergrads are Students of Color


Full-Time, In-State Tuition and Fees

Our Campus Is Our Canvas

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.