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Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University 101 Braddock Road Frostburg, MD 21532 Phone: (301) 687-4000
  • General Information
    About Frostburg State University

    Frostburg State University has provided paths to success for students for over 100 years. Founded in 1898 to prepare teachers, the institution today is a public, comprehensive, largely residential regional university offering a wide array of affordable programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The only four-year institution of the University System of Maryland west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the University serves as the premier educational and cultural center for western Maryland. At the same time, it draws its student population from all counties in Maryland, as well as from numerous other states and foreign countries, thereby creating a campus experience that prepares students to live and work in a culturally diverse world. The University is distinguished by a scenic campus encircled by mountains, its excellent academic programs, its nationally acclaimed community service programs, and its vital role in regional economic development initiatives. As a result, it holds the distinction of being one of the University System institutions most closely woven into the fabric of the surrounding area. Frostburg State University is, first and foremost, a teaching institution in which students are guided and nurtured by dedicated, highly qualified faculty and staff. Faculty engage in wide-ranging research and scholarly activity with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning. The academic experience of undergraduates includes a rigorous general education program in the liberal arts and sciences, including development of core skills. Major areas of specialization are offered in education, business, science and technology, the creative and performing arts, and selected programs in the humanities and social sciences. The University provides numerous opportunities for students to engage in community service, leadership development activities, undergraduate research, and internships. These activities serve as experiential laboratories in which students apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Graduate programs provide specialized instruction for students involved in or preparing for professional careers. Frostburg State University continues to define its core mission as providing pathways to success – in careers, in further education, and in life – for all of its graduates.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Less than 1 year certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Town: Remote
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,476
    Percent Admitted 59%
    Men Admitted 58%
    Women Admitted 59%
    Full Time Retention Rate 72%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 430 530
      Math 430 540
      Writing 430 520
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 17 20
      English 15 21
      Math 16 20
      Writing 7 8
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 5,893
    Native American 20
    Asian 93
    African American 1,105
    Hispanic 115
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 4,544
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 247

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