About Frostburg State University

Welcome to our world!

Frostburg State University is a comprehensive, student-centered institution dedicated to providing a quality education that leads to real-world success. We put a focus on experiential learning and student individuality, helping each student discover and realize his or her unique goals. Our programs prepare future leaders to meet the challenges of a complex and changing global society.

FSU works towards regional and statewide economic and workforce development. We draw students from all counties in Maryland, as well as other states and foreign countries. Our programs promote cultural enrichment, civic responsibility and sustainability in the Frostburg community, the Western Maryland region and beyond.

FSU is an institution of the University System of Maryland, accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. It is the only four-year institution of USM west of the Baltimore-Washington corridor.

University Profile

Fall 2020
  • 4,119 undergraduate, 662 graduate, 77 doctoral
  • 17:1 student/faculty ratio
  • 90% of classes have fewer than 30 students
  • 98% of classes have fewer than 50 students
  • Approx. 91% of faculty have doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields of study
  • 82% of students are Maryland residents
  • Total minority population (undergrad): 40%
  • Freshman Retention Rate (Fall 2019): 74%


FSU at A Glance

  • Founded in 1898
  • Programs available in Frostburg, Hagerstown, Anne Arundel County, Garrett County, Cecil County and online
  • 47 undergraduate majors
  • 14 graduate programs including education (6 concentrations), business, biology, computer science, counseling psychology and recreation and parks management
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership