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Fitchburg State University


Online Undergraduate Program

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Quick Facts

First year offering online program: 2009-2010
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 2
Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 86
9% Male / 91% Female
Average student age: 36


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
98% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Public
About the online program: Besides the complete degree programs offered online, numerous courses are offered in an online format.
Average class size: 14
Maximum class size: 20


3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): 50%
New student retention rate (2013): N/A
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Business Administration and Management, General, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:9
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: N/A
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Majority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Students have unique login credentials.


Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 2
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 3
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: N/A
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: N/A
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Instructor office hours (weekly): 2
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 100%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audio, Live streaming video, Online chatroomsY, Online labs, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual software, Simulations, Web conferencing (webinars)

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: 128k
Required Internet connection: 28k
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 1
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 1

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistance, Email addressY, Financial aid office/services, Local area network, Access to live librarian, Access to digitized library materialsY, Mentoring, Technical supportY, Live tutoring, Writing workshops

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: New England
Male: 8
Female: 78
American Indian: 0.0%
Asian: 1.2%
Black or African American: 7.0%
Hispanic: 8.1%
Two or more races: 0.0%
International: 0.0%
Pacific Islander: 0.0%
Unknown: 0.0%
White: 83.7%
Students 22 and younger: N/A
Students ages 23-39: 0%
Students 40 or older: 0%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 5%
New entrants who are employed: N/A


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: Yes
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: 478
SAT Math average score: 627
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: N/A
Application essay required: Yes
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: 2.0


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: No
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: No
In-state tuition for all military veterans: Yes

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