FSU Boasts Tradition of Innovation

FSU Boasts Tradition of Innovation

Nov 13, 2014

Framingham State was founded in 1839 as the first public teacher’s college in the country. Visionary reformer Horace Mann realized that highly trained teachers would be required in order to advance education in Massachusetts. FSU remains at the forefront of educational innovation 175 years later.

FSU is designing new programs that align with local workforce needs, including a pre-engineering bachelor’s degree program and professional science master’s program in biotechnology. Enrollment in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects has increased substantially in recent years.

The University has also launched an Entrepreneur Innovation Center on campus, where students intern with local residents seeking to launch their business ideas. This experience allows them to learn exactly what goes into getting a business idea off the ground.

Our location is central to this effort, as the Town of Framingham has been named among the best areas in the United States for tech startup companies. The University is located among dozens of high-tech and Fortune 500 Companies, including Bose, MathWorks and Natick Labs, providing our students with outstanding internship opportunities.

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.