In 1898, Frostburg State University was founded as Maryland Normal School no. 2 and first opened in 1902. The school was renamed Frostburg State Teachers' College in 1935 and Frostburg State College in 1963. On July 7, 1987, the College became Frostburg State University. The University was made part of the University of Maryland System in 1988 (Chapter 246, Acts of 1988). The System was renamed University System of Maryland in 1997 (Chapter 114, Acts of 1997).

Frostburg offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, it serves as a regional State university for Western Maryland. At Hagerstown, a University Center offers upper-division coursework leading to the baccalaureate degree in accounting, business administration, and sociology (with an emphasis on criminal justice), and the master of science degree in management.

The University serves the educational needs of Western Maryland and plays a major role in its economic development. As the premier cultural center for Allegany and Garrett counties, the University attracts thousands of area residents and tourists to programs in its new Performing Arts Center.

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