Fitchburg State University (165820)

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$970
2022 Average Net Price
$15,535
After Financial Aid
2022 Acceptance Rate
86.1%
3,084 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,554
44.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
56.4%
428 Graduates

About

Fitchburg State University (165820) is a higher education institution located in Worcester County, MA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Fitchburg State University (165820) were General Business Administration & Management (381 degrees awarded), Curriculum & Instruction (199 degrees), and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (103 degrees).

In 2022, 1,928 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fitchburg State University (165820). 62.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,325 degrees), 6.13 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fitchburg State University (165820) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fitchburg State University (165820) is $970, which is $−23,026 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,535.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Fitchburg State University (165820) received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 50% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fitchburg State University (165820) was $970. The cost of tuition at Fitchburg State University (165820) is $−23,026 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,535
2022 Value
7.87%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fitchburg State University (165820) had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,535. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fitchburg State University (165820) grew by 7.87%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,645
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fitchburg State University (165820) was of $10,645 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Fitchburg State University (165820) received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 1.59% with respect to 2021, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Admissions

Fitchburg State University (165820) received 3,084 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 9.67% annual growth. Out of those 3,084 applicants, 2,654 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 86.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,554 students enrolled at Fitchburg State University (165820) in 2022. 24% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fitchburg State University (165820) has an overall enrollment yield of 18.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

86.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,654
Accepted Out of 3,084

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fitchburg State University (165820) was 86.1% (2,654 admissions from 3,084 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 85.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 9.67%, while admissions declined by −8.83%..

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SAT Scores

24%
Submission Percentage (2022)
117
Scores Submitted (2022)

24% of enrolled first-time students at Fitchburg State University (165820) in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fitchburg State University (165820) had a total enrollment of 6,554 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fitchburg State University (165820) is 2,895 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,659. This means that 44.2% of students enrolled at Fitchburg State University (165820) are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fitchburg State University (165820), both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.3% White, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.28% Black or African American, 3.36% Asian, 1.53% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0915% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fitchburg State University (165820) in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (31.9%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.94%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (38%), followed by White Male (15.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.65%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

44.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fitchburg State University (165820) in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,554 students. The full-time enrollment at Fitchburg State University (165820) is 2,895 and the part-time enrollment is 3,659. This means that 44.2% of students enrolled at Fitchburg State University (165820) are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

72%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fitchburg State University (165820) was 72%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Fitchburg State University (165820) had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,414 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    689 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    608 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fitchburg State University (165820) is 67.3% White, 10.5% Hispanic or Latino, 9.28% Black or African American, 3.36% Asian, 1.53% Two or More Races, 0.168% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0915% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 241 students (3.68%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 484 more women than men received degrees from Fitchburg State University (165820). The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fitchburg State University (165820) is white (1,325 degrees awarded). There were 6.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Fitchburg State University (165820) is General Business Administration & Management (381 degrees awarded), followed by Curriculum & Instruction (199 degrees) and General Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration (103 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fitchburg State University (165820), meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (455 degrees awarded), Business (712 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,803,029 people), Accountants & auditors (1,073,245 people), Other managers (869,397 people), Secondary school teachers (561,452 people), and Financial managers (526,248 people).

The most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) in 2022 are Education (455 degrees awarded), Business (712 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Financial examiners, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Education (455 degrees awarded), Business (712 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Elementary & secondary schools (3,344,313 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (675,181 people), Computer Systems Design (633,231 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (538,939 people), and Banking & related activities (537,841 people).

The most specialized majors at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Education (455 degrees awarded), Business (712 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (104 degrees), Protective Services (84 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (59 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fitchburg State University (165820).

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Fitchburg State University (165820) was General Business Administration & Management with 381 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

722
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,206
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 722 degrees were awarded to men at Fitchburg State University (165820), which is 0.599 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,206).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 245 degrees were awarded to men at Fitchburg State University (165820) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.02 times more than the 240 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 240 degrees were awarded to men at Fitchburg State University (165820) in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.98 times less than the 245 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

38%
100% Completion Time
58%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 38% of students graduating from Fitchburg State University (165820) completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 59% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fitchburg State University (165820) is Female and White (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.935% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,325 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    216 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    175 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fitchburg State University (165820) is white (1,325 degrees awarded). There were 6.13 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (216 degrees).

2.85% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    826 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    499 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fitchburg State University (165820) is white female (826 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (499 degrees).

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Operations

Fitchburg State University (165820) has an endowment valued at nearly $18.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−14%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Fitchburg State University (165820) had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Fitchburg State University (165820) employs 74 Professors, 65 Associate professors and 43 Assistant professors. Most academics at Fitchburg State University (165820) are Male Professor (44), Female Associate professor (34), and Male Associate professor (31).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fitchburg State University (165820) are: Office and Administrative Support, with 76 employees, Service, with 72 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

Endowment

$18.9M
2022 Endowment
11.4%
decline from 2021

Fitchburg State University (165820) has an endowment valued at about $18.9M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fitchburg State University (165820) declined 11.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.7M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$47.1M
2022 Salaries
6.78%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fitchburg State University (165820) paid a median of $47.1M in salaries, which represents 37.1% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 6.78% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17M
Instructional Salaries
189
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fitchburg State University (165820) paid a total of $17M to 189 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
74 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
76 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fitchburg State University (165820) were Professor with 74 employees, Associate professor with 65 employees, and Assistant professor with 43 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fitchburg State University (165820) were Office and Administrative Support with 76 employees, Service with 72 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fitchburg State University (165820) was Male Professor with 44 employees, Female Associate professor with 34 employees, and Male Associate professor with 31 employees.

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