Fitchburg State University is a public, comprehensive institution of higher education. Committed to excellence in teaching, Fitchburg strives to prepare students to “lead, serve and succeed by fostering lifelong learning and civic and global responsibility.” Affordable, high-quality, and accelerated online learning programs are available for purpose of providing students with a well-rounded education with an emphasis on real-world applications. Ideal for students who are focused on balancing the demands of job, family, education, and social life, Fitchburg’s online programs are available 100% online. Undergraduate and graduate degree options are offered in the areas of business, education, and nursing. Most programs offer multiple start dates per year, may be completed in as little as 12 months, and are taught by expert faculty members who are field professionals.