|FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
newest academic building is the Gira Center for
Communications and Information Technology, featuring
cutting-edge television and radio studios, computer science
facilities and graphic design studios, as well as a
multimedia learning center with a planetarium. The
building's eco-friendly design, including a green roof,
rainwater-collecting landscaping and solar-assisted hot
water systems, helped earn it LEED Gold certification from
the U.S. Green Building Council.
•FSU is now officially a doctorate-granting institution! The
first graduates of the Doctor of Education in Educational
Leadership program were granted their degrees in May 2015.
•New bachelor degree programs include a major in adventure
sports management; health science, which is designed to
prepare students for a range of health-focused careers; and
a concentration in hospitality management with a component
at Vanung University in Taiwan.
•FSU's Master of Computer Science degree is now available in
an online option.
•FSU's dedicated Veterans Center has opened as part of the
University's expanded services for veterans and military
•4,961 undergraduate and 795 graduate; total 5,756 (record)
•557 transfer students
•116 international students, representing 20 countries
•88.3% Maryland residents
•42% minority undergraduate enrollment
•Freshman-to-sophomore retention rate: 77%
•82% of classes with fewer than 30 students
•Programs available at the following locations: ◦Frostburg
◦Arundel Mills, Anne Arundel County
◦Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, with UMUC
•The Bobcat baseball team made it to the NCAA World Series
for the first time in FSU history.
•A school record of 155 student-athletes were honored by the
Capital Athletic Conference for its 2014-15 All-Academic
•FSU's environmental efforts have been earning recognition
across the board, including a spot in the Princeton Review's
Guide to Green Colleges, "Cool School" recognition from
Sierra Magazine and "Tree Campus USA" status from the Arbor
•FSU has consistently appeared on the President's Honor Roll
•Frostburg has been named a College of Distinction for its
excellence in student engagement, high-quality teaching,
vibrant community and successful graduates.
•Victory Media has named FSU to its "Military Friendly
Schools" list for five years in a row, recognizing the
University for outstanding and constantly improving service
to American veterans and their families.
•The Economist ranked FSU in the 92nd percentile for a
value-added education, measured in the dollar difference
between what grads were expected to make and how much they
actually made 10 years after graduating, based on the White
House College Scorecard. FSU grads earned on average $5,117
more than The Economist expected for a school of its
•GetEducated.com, an online consumer advocacy group, awarded
"Best Buy" status to several of FSU's online programs,
including the RN to BSN, MBA, MS in Recreation & Parks
Management and MEd in Special Education
UNIQUE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
•FSU students from Allegany County may be eligible for
Allegany County Opportunity Scholarships, funded by revenue
from Rocky Gap Resort and Casino.
•FSU's Associate Degree Scholars Award provides up to $2,500
a year to graduates of any Maryland community college or
Potomac State College in nearby Keyser, W.Va.
•After two years of participation as one of only 80 schools
nationwide in NASPA's Lead Initiative, which helps develop
civic learning and democratic engagement among its students,
FSU is now a Lead Consulting Institution, which means FSU
will be mentoring other schools in how to build this kind of
leadership in its students.
•FSU was one of more than 200 colleges and universities that
signed the American Campuses Act on Climate Pledge to
demonstrate their support for strong climate action as world
leaders gather for the Paris Conference on Climate Change in
•FSU is in the second year of a federal Drug-Free
Communities Grant, a five-year, $625,000 award. The program
funds coalitions to address community-level concerns
regarding youth substance abuse.