FSU and Sampson Community College Partner on $10K Pathway Degree

Date: May 21, 2019

Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University (FSU), and Dr. William Starling, President of Sampson Community College, signed an agreement today that permits SCC associate degree graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, or approximately $5,000 at SCC and $5,000 at FSU. Students eligible for federal and state grants will likely pay less than $10,000 out of pocket.

Sampson and FSU signThe $10K Pathway Plan opens the door to affordable bachelor's degrees to SCC graduates in these programs: Accounting, Birth through Kindergarten (non-teaching), Business Administration (General), Criminal Justice, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Intelligence Studies, Nursing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.

"Fayetteville State University is excited to partner with Sampson Community College to offer one of the nation's most affordable pathways to a bachelor's degree," said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. "Both FSU and SCC are committed to putting higher education within reach of every North Carolinian."  

"Fayetteville State University serves as our regional partner with the University of North Carolina and historically has graduated SCC students many of the College's occupational and transfer programs," Starling said. "This agreement provides the most economical pathway to complete a bachelor's degree from SCC and helps remove the principal barrier to many students' degree attainment."   

Learn more about the $10k pathway partnershps.

About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer.  To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit https://www.uncfsu.edu.  

About Sampson Community College   Sampson Community College, one of the fifty-eight institutions in the North Carolina System of Community Colleges, was established in September 1965.  SCC offers degrees at the Associate level as well as diplomas and certificates.  To learn more about Sampson Community College, visit https://www.sampsoncc.edu  

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