Framingham State Named a Top College for United States Veterans

Framingham State Named a Top College for United States Veterans

Nov 6, 2020

Framingham State University has been ranked a top college for United States Veterans by College Factual, an online site that bills itself as one of the largest sources of higher education data in the United States.

The site found that FSU is in the top 10 percent of 4-year colleges serving military veterans in the country, and number 8 in Massachusetts. College Factual examined 24 different factors to determine its rankings, including veteran affordability, veteran population, veteran policies, veteran resources, veteran satisfaction, and overall college quality.

Framingham State currently enrolls about 200 military-connected students. Leanna Lynch is the University's Coordinator of Veteran and Military Student Programs. She oversees the Veterans Services Center, which provides a communal space for military veterans, service members and their family members to study, socialize, relax and watch TV. It also provides information about state and federal benefits available to veterans.

"The veteran student population, which is older, often has very unique needs compared to the general student population," says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. "We've worked hard to dedicate the necessary resources to our student veterans to ensure they succeed at FSU."

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.