FSU at a Glance
- Student to faculty ratio is 15:1
- 33 bachelor's degrees; 8 master's degrees; 1 doctoral degree
- 10 undergraduate online degree completion programs; 2 graduate ODC programs
- 2 ROTC Programs (Air Force and Army)
- Most popular majors: nursing, psychology, and business administration.
- 6,226 students. (5,393 undergraduates)
- 68% are female.
- 74% are minorities.
- 76% are commuter students.
- 64% are older than 24.
- 93% 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 Nursing program in NC and #2 in the Eastern United States by NurseJournal.org.
#1 Best Online School in North Carolina by Best Value Schools.
#1 Master's in Criminal Justice program in the nation by Top Criminal Justice Schools.
#1 Online Undergraduate Fire and Emergency Services program by Best Degree Programs (BDP).
#1 Most affordable online psychology program in the country by AffordableSchools.net.
#2 Theater program in NC and #8 in the country among HBCUs by HBCU-colleges.com.
#3 Best Degree Programs (BDP) 2017 for online Birth Through Kindergarten.
#3 Most affordable online criminal justice program in the country by AffordableSchools.net.
#3 Most affordable online business program in the country by AffordableSchools.net.
#4 Online MBA Program in North Carolina by Online MBA Report 2019
#7 among all HBCU's by BestColleges.com.
#7 Accounting program in the world by the Social Science Research Network (Sept 2017).
#8 Best sociology program in the country by AffordableColleges.com.
#16 among the 50 most affordable online colleges in the nation by AffordableColleges.com.
#20 Nursing program in NC by https://www.registerednursing.org/state/north-carolina/#rankings
#45 Online Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management in the country by Online MBA Today (only HBCU to make the list).
#49 Criminal Justice program in the nation by US News and World Reports. Only one other NC university ranks higher.
#57 Business school in the US by Social Science Research Network (May 2017).
#89 Business school in the world by Social Science Research Network (May 2017).
Marquell Turner-Gilchrist graduated from Fayetteville State in 2009.
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.
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)