Fayetteville State University

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1200 Murchison Road

Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone: (910) 672-1111
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Jun. 30
application deadline

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RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Regional Universities (South)

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Fayetteville State University is a public institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,287, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 156 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Fayetteville State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,573 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $18,369 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a public comprehensive regional university that promotes the educational, social, cultural, and economic transformation of southeastern North Carolina and beyond. The primary mission of FSU is to provide students with the highest quality learning experiences that will produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the State. Awarding degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and the doctorate in educational leadership, FSU offers programs in teacher education, the arts and sciences, health professions, business and economics, and unique and emerging fields. FSU is an institution of opportunity and diversity. Committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service, the university extends its services and programs to the community, including the military, and other educational institutions throughout North Carolina, the nation, and the world. (Approved by UNC Board of Governors, October 9, 2009.)

FSU Core Values
Student Success and the Pursuit of Excellence
We believe in student success and the obligation of the university to provide the highest quality learning experiences and academic programs to facilitate student success, intellectual and cultural growth, excellence in scholarship, leadership, and ethical standards.
Shared Governance
We believe in shared governance, fiscal responsibility, a commitment to life-long learning, and professional development for faculty, staff, and students.
Global Responsibility
We believe in respect for diversity, global responsibility, conservation of natural resources, and a commitment to sustainability.
We believe in outreach, partnerships with educational institutions, the military, and the community, economic transformation of the state, and service to others.

FSU Strategic Priorities 2009 - 2014
1. Graduation and Retention Rates
2. Economic Transformation
3. Intellectual and cultural center
4. Leadership and global citizens
5. Collaboration and Partnerships
6. Fiscal resourcefulness and sustainability

Established: 1867
Control: State
Highest Degree Offering: Doctorate
Accreditation: Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools
FICE Code: 002928
Level: Comprehensive I
School Motto: Res Non Verba
"Deeds not Words"
School Colors: White & Blue
School Song: Old White and Blue
by Mary T. Eldridge
School Mascot: Bronco
Fall Enrollment: 6,060 (5,287 undergraduate)
Top Majors: Business Administration, Psychology, and Criminal
Degree Areas: Bachelor 38, Master 20, Doctor 1
Estimated Annual In State $6,092 undergraduate (room & board $12,184)
Costs: $6,515 graduate
Demographics: Female 70%, Black 66%, In State 95%
Employees: Total 912, Full-Time Faculty 276 (88% hold a doctorate or 1st professional degree)
Facilities: 43 buildings on 92 acres
Annual Budget (FY 2012): $114,691,100

In order to make textbooks more affordable to our students, Fayetteville State University reinstated a Textbook Rental Program beginning with the fall semester 2008. This program includes an across the board charge to all students and allows for a two year textbook adoption policy for faculty members. An exception is added to apply to graduate students only.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1867
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $15,835,498


When applying to Fayetteville State University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 30. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 15. The application fee at Fayetteville State University is $40. It is least selective, with an acceptance rate of 55 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity least selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 55.0%
Application deadline June 30
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Fayetteville State University is 16:1, and the school has 37.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Fayetteville State University include: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; Sociology; and Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 12%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 14%
Psychology, General 13%
Business Administration and Management, General 12%
Sociology 10%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4%

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Student Life

Fayetteville State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 5,287, with a gender distribution of 30.6 percent male students and 69.4 percent female students. At this school, 29 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 71 percent of students live off campus. Fayetteville State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 6,060
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Fayetteville State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Fayetteville State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Fayetteville State University, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Fayetteville State University.

Students who have cars on campus 48%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Fayetteville State University, 86.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,276.

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In-state tuition and fees $7,573 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $18,369 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,631 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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