Fast Facts

FSU at a Glance


  • Student to faculty ratio is 17:1
  • 33 bachelor's degrees; 18 master's degrees; 1 doctoral degree
  • 12 undergraduate online degree completion programs; 2 graduate ODC programs
  • 2 ROTC Programs (Air Force and Army)
  • Most popular majors: nursing, psychology, and business administration.


  • 6,726 students. (5,661 undergraduates)
  • 70% are female.
  • 80% are minorities.
  • 84% are commuter students.
  • 50% are older than 24.
  • 94% are in-state residents.


  • 266 full-time teaching faculty.
  • 67 part-time faculty.
  • 51% female.
  • 80% of full-time faculty hold doctoral or first professional degrees.

Campus & Facilities

  • Founded in 1867.
  • Mid-size university in Fayetteville, NC.
  • Main campus is 156 acres.
  • 38 buildings, 4 of which were built in the last 10 years.


#1 Best Colleges in North Carolina by Best Value Schools.

#1 Most affordable online psychology program in the country by

#1 Most affordable online criminal justice program in the country by

#1 Best HBCU Sociology School by

#1 Best HBCU Business School by

#2 Most affordable online business program in the country by

#3 online MBA program in NC by U.S. News and World Report.

#3 most affordable online MBA in the country by Online MBA Today.

#4 Most affordable online school in North Carolina by

#5 best HBCU in the country by

#5 Best criminal justice college in North Carolina by

#5 Most affordable fire's science program in the country by

#6 Most affordable public universities for in-state students in the country by

#6 Most affordable bachelor's degrees in North Carolina by

#6 Colleges with the best professors by

#8 Best sociology program in the country by

#11 Best online colleges in North Carolina by

#16 most affordable online college in the country by

#17 Nursing program in NC by

#23 Best HBCU in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

#45 Online Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management in the country by Online MBA Today (only HBCU to make the list).

#88 best online MBA program in the country by US News and World Report. Only two other NC universities rank higher.

Marquell Turner-Gilchrist

Marquell Turner-Gilchrist graduated from Fayetteville State in 2009.

Originally from Johnsonville, NC, Turner-Gilchrist currently resides in Doha, Qatar for his job as a buyer for the men’s clothing line Ali Bin Ali. After not wanting to go to college at all, Turner-Gilchrist took a chance and attended Fayetteville State and has since carved out a successful career in the fashion industry and has been able to travel and see the world. He’s come a long way from the small town that had one stop light.
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FSU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

AACSB Accreditation - Broadwell College of Business and Economics
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

FEPAC Accreditation - Forensic Science Program. Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission. Only undergrad forensic science program in NC accredited by FEPAC, the preeminent forensic science accreditation.

National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency Accreditation - GEOINT Certificate Program. Only institution in NC to hold this accreditation.

Chemistry: American Chemical Society

Criminal Justice, BS: Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS; 1st in NC)

Computer Science: Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Music: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Nursing: National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

Social Work: Council of Social Work Education (CSWE)