#5 Best Public Universities in Maryland

Frostburg State University

Frostburg, Maryland

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Frostburg State University overview
Location Frostburg, Maryland
Online frostburg.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Frostburg State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Frostburg State University, located in the small town of Frostburg, Maryland, provides a scenic campus setting in the Appalachian highlands, roughly a two-hour drive from the metropolitan centers of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Established in 1898, the university holds a historical legacy as a teacher training institution, which has evolved into a comprehensive university offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Known for its programs in education, business, science, and liberal arts, Frostburg State serves a diverse student body with a moderately selective admissions process. The campus reflects modern and traditional architecture with facilities that support on-campus housing for students, aiming to bridge academic and residential life. Frostburg State's athletic teams, known as the Bobcats, compete in the NCAA Division II, primarily within the Mountain East Conference, though the university does not especially emphasize athletics as a defining characteristic.

In the most recent statistical year 4,287 prospective students applied, and 3,689 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 587 enrolled in the school.  3,152 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,300 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $6,834 plus fees of $2,760. Frostburg State University is ranked 670 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Frostburg State University is rated within the lower 44% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 5 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Frostburg State University overview
SAT 980/1200
ACT 17/25
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

Frostburg State University overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $45

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Annual Cost to Attend

Maryland Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Frostburg State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,760
Room and Board $11,648
Budget for Other Expenses$3,056
Total One Year Cost$25,798

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Frostburg State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$2,760
Room and Board $11,648
Budget for Other Expenses$3,056
Total One Year Cost$40,284

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$45,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

45% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Frostburg State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 16%
Psychology 11%
Education 11%
Social Sciences 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 6%

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