Message from the President
Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, President of Framingham State University
Thank you for visiting the Framingham State University Web site. Founded in 1839 by education reformer Horace Mann, FSU is the nation’s oldest public university founded for the education of teachers and has been providing students with access to an excellent and affordable education for the past 175 years.
Our founding was a visionary act and we have evolved and grown from that vision. Today, Framingham State is a comprehensive arts and sciences institution with more than 6,500 students, including about 2,000 graduate students and 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. From physics to philosophy, we offer outstanding academic programs to get you where you want to go.
Framingham State’s primary focus is on student success – we seek to prepare our students to excel personally and professionally in the increasingly complex and competitive global economy. We provide an open and supportive learning environment that is small enough to be personal and collaborative, yet large and diverse enough to broaden students’ understanding of the world.
We aim to provide students with real-world experiences during their time at FSU. Our outstanding internship program capitalizes on our location in the heart of MetroWest, amid fortune 500 companies such as Bose, Staples, Reebok, Genzyme, EMC, IBM, as well as thousands of mid-size companies, high-tech startups and public sector organizations. These internship experiences can often lead to jobs after graduation – in fact you will find that many of our more than 40,000 living alumni live and work in the area in a wide variety of different careers.
Students are also provided with opportunities to travel the world through our study abroad programs or choose from more than 60 student clubs to join, such as Alternative Spring Break, which takes students around the country for week-long service learning trips. We also offer a wide array of cultural events, athletic programs and volunteer opportunities that enhance classroom learning.
FSU is home to outstanding professors who are dedicated to student success and are willing to work one-on-one with students outside of class. This personal approach can have a huge impact on the learning experience, which is why it’s not uncommon for our alumni to keep in touch with professors many years after graduating.
I hope you will consider visiting our beautiful New England campus to meet with students, faculty and staff and learn more about our programs. You will find that Framingham State University is dedicated to helping students attain personal growth and academic success.
F. Javier Cevallos, PhD