About FSU

Bronco Pride

Like many HBCU institutions, FSU is alive with rich traditions that add energy and excitement to student life. We come from a proud and distinguished history. FSU is the second oldest state assisted institution in North Carolina, founded by seven extraordinary black men in 1867 to provide education for black children.

Why choose FSU?

Today, our university is a constituent institution of the prestigious University of North Carolina system. We are a comprehensive regional institution with a diverse population of over 6,500 students and over 800 faculty and staff that offers over 60 degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and the doctorate in educational leadership. Noted for excellence in teacher education, FSU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.

#1 HBCU Producer of Teachers in NC

#8 HBCU producer of teachers in the nation.

Education Programs accredited by the NCATE


FSU is the only school in NC with a GEOINT Certificate program accredited by the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency.

#1 Nursing program in NC

#3 in the southeast region with 95% pass rate on the NCLEX.

Study Abroad

Are you interested in learning about other cultures in countries like China, Africa, or England? One of the best ways for students to prepare themselves for the global world is to visit different parts of the world.

Local Impact

FSU is a major economic driver to the regions' growth as one of the top three employers in the area (along with Ft. Bragg and the Cape Fear Valley Healthcare System).

Community Outreach

Our students and faculty frequently work, study and partner with the military, local businesses, non-profits, and institutions contributing more than 6,000 hours per semester through our service learning initiatives. Since 2009, we have given over 100,000 hours of service to the community.

Cultural Resource

FSU is also a major resource for cultural enrichment through our distinguished speaker program, our comprehensive performing and fine arts series as well as the new Seabrook Series. FSU hosts concerts, dance, music, art shows, and more.
We are committed to community outreach and partnership with public schools and indeed proud to be providers of economic opportunity and cultural enlightenment for those around us and throughout southeastern North Carolina.