Institutional Effectiveness

Rooted in the method of scientific inquiry, institutional effectiveness is the systematic collection, analysis, organization, warehousing, and dissemination of quantitative and qualitative information concerning the characteristics and performance of the University. The goal of institutional effectiveness is to provide quality information such that informed decisions and effective planning can be accomplished by University faculty, staff, and administrators. 

Strategic Planning

The long-term strategic course of the University is set by the FSU Strategic Plan 2015-2020.  The Offices of Institutional Research and Effectiveness are engaged in a continuous process to track the performance indicators of the three priorities and nine major goals of this plan

The FSU Strategic Plan is located below.  

"From a Proud Legacy to a Twenty-First Century World-Class University of Choice" Fayetteville State University Strategic Plan 2015-2020

UNC Strategic Plan

In January of 2017, the Board of Governors approved the Higher Expectations.  Supporting documentation, which includes the FSU Performance Agreement, along with target, metric, and goal information, is located below.  

FSU Performance Agreement

Definitions of Populations

Definitions, Goals, Metrics, and Targets

Institutional Accreditation

Fayetteville State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30022-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Fayetteville State University.  In addition, individual university colleges and degree programs have program-specific accreditation.


Program-Specific Accreditation

In addition to institutional accreditation, academic programs may be accredited through programmatic or "specialized" accrediting agencies.  The following lists programs at Fayetteville State University with specialized accreditations. Programs with an "approved status" only follows:


 Note: The program-specific accreditation information can also be viewed in a word document.

Approved Programs:

Department  Program
Chemistry and Physics  Chemistry


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