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September 18, 2012

FRAMINGHAM - Framingham State University ranks in the top tier of Best Regional Universities in the North, according to U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges, 2013 Edition.

The rankings, which were released on Wednesday, are based on factors such as average freshman retention rate, average graduation rate, the percentage of classes with 20 or fewer students, and the student-to-faculty ratio. U.S. News also considers the SAT/ACT percentiles of new first-time, first-year students, the admissions acceptance rate, and the average alumni giving rate.

In nearly every one of these categories, FSU has seen solid improvement during the past few years.

“Framingham State continues to welcome record-breaking classes, both in terms of size and academic achievement,” President Timothy J. Flanagan said. “People are realizing you don’t have to sacrifice academic excellence to attend an affordable institution. The value gained by attending Framingham State has never been higher. It’s a credit to our outstanding faculty and staff.” 

The North Region consists of all of New England, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.

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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 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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