Framingham State Ranked Among Most Transformative Colleges by

Framingham State Ranked Among Most Transformative Colleges by

Jan 30, 2020

A recent list of the country's Most Transformative Colleges by the Website placed Framingham State University 40th in the country.

For the list, ranked colleges based on their exclusive "value-added" scores for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment, eliminating schools with below-average scores. Data was drawn from the U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, and

"It's not surprising that elite schools report high graduation rates or alumni success," the site states in explaining its ranking. “What’s impressive is when students beat the odds by doing better than would be expected from their academic and economic backgrounds. We call this a college’s value add."

Only three Massachusetts schools placed ahead of Framingham State in the rankings, which determined that FSU alumni earn about $1,200 more annually in early career earnings relative to peer institutions.

"You cannot overstate the value of an FSU degree," says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. "We have excellent programs taught by outstanding faculty on a beautiful New England campus. Because we are a public school, our commitment to access and affordability is paramount."

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.