Framingham State University was founded by Horace Mann in 1839 as the first state-supported school in the United States for the training of teachers. Today, Framingham State University is situated in the suburban town of Framingham, a community 20 miles west of Boston. At Framingham State University, our tradition of teacher education is combined with a broad spectrum of liberal arts programs and the very best of advanced technology. In 2009, there are approximately 170 full-time and 100 part time faculty members. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 2,000 graduate students are enrolled. We offer 26 bachelor's degree programs and 27 graduate degree and certificate programs. The University assists in fulfilling the workforce needs of the rapidly growing high technology and service region known as MetroWest. Framingham State University draws the majority of its students from within a 50-mile radius of Framingham. Traditional college-aged students, as well as older and non-traditional students seeking higher education on either a full- or part-time basis, are served and are accorded opportunities to participate in campus life through a variety of co-curricular programs and activities.
The University is located on Normal Hill. All buildings on the 73-acre campus are within walking distance of each other. A map of the campus can be found here.