Frostburg State University (FSU), in Maryland, is the only four-year institution in the region, which belongs to the University System of Maryland.
Today, the university is largely residential, and it offers a wide range of distinctive degrees at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, popular subjects include: education, business, science and technology, the creative and performing arts, humanities and social sciences.
The university has an associated campus at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH), which was established in 2005. Frostburg State University is one of five universities offering courses at the centre. Programmes offered there include: business administration, early childhood education, psychology, sociology, and liberal studies.
The university is now officially a charter member of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, which provides a support network for American colleges and universities to work towards a goal of going climate neutral.
Athletic teams at Frostburg State University participate in the NCAA Division III level while also being a member of the Capital Athletic Conference. There are some 19 varsity sports teams on campus for students to explore.
There’s a wealth of sports facilities on campus, such as the Bobcat Arena, which seats some 3,600 people and is used for the men and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Moreover, the Bobcat Natatorium houses the men and women’s swimming and diving teams.
Within the College of Education, there is the Children's Literature Centre, which sponsors the Spring Festival of Children's Literature each year. The festival brings together recognised children's authors and illustrators with teachers, librarians, media specialists, and lovers of children's literature.
Notable alumni include Debra Monk, an American actress, singer, and writer, who is best known for her performances on Broadway, Richard Robert "Ricky" Arnold, an American educator and NASA astronaut, and James Wolcott, a renowned American journalist, who known for his critique of contemporary media.