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.
Public Normal School Founded in 1839
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.
Of Full-Time, First-Year Students Receive Financial Aid
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.
Miles from Boston
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.