Fayetteville State University: Preparing Lifelong Learners through Affordable Education

To provide students with the highest quality of learning experiences by promoting educational, social, cultural and economic transformation and producing global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future. Committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service, the University extends its services and programs to the community, including the military, and other educational institutions.

Developing Erudite and Responsible Global Citizens

With a campus size of 156 acres, Fayetteville State University (FSU) has a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 5,500. FSU is part of the University of North Carolina System and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The university offers Bachelor’s degrees in 43 areas, Master’s degrees in 23 areas, and one doctoral degree in educational leadership. They provide Bachelor of Arts degrees in the fields of Chemistry, General Music, History, Theatre and much more. FSU also offers Bachelor of Science degrees in fields such as Chemistry, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, Healthcare Administration, etc. FSU also provides Masters Degrees in various fields such as Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, School Administration, etc. Additionally, FSU has designed several programs to give men and women the opportunity to join the several disciplines of the Armed Forces.

FSU has been accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education/Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP). FSU’s various innovative and benign programs have conferred the college with numerous accolades from various prominent websites and magazines.

Life of the Broncos

Popularly known as Broncos (based on their athletic team), students of Fayetteville State University participate in over 78 registered student organizations, including sororities and fraternities. FSU currently participates in 10 NCAA sports. The university has won back-to-back CIAA football championships in 2002 and 2003.

FSU has its own online radio station called the Bronco-iRadio, which is managed and operated by the students. They also publish a bi-weekly newspaper, The Voice. The newspaper covers topics such as student life, arts and entertainment, and sports, among others.

FSU has a vibrant performing and fine arts program with performances from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Take 6, Mitch Capel, and many others.

Some of their notable alumni include Chris Armstrong (Former Professional Football Player), Darrell Armstrong (Former Professional Basketball Player, current assistant coach with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks), Jim Bibby (former MLB player), and Affion Crockett (American actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer).

Leader of the Nation’s most Diverse Campus Communities

Despite six consecutive years of budget reductions, FSU has vastly improved its academic reputation under the leadership of the Chancellor, James A. Anderson. Under his guidance, FSU has increased its academic standards, improved its budget management, and increased the number of degrees that are awarded. Dr. Anderson’s strong and effective advocacy for the university has garnered respect from external stakeholders. FSU has earned partnerships with many important agencies, such as the Army Research Lab, Oakridge Associated Universities, Lincoln Lab and others.

Dr. Anderson emphasizes on implementing leadership and management that reflect integrity, quality, transparency, and excellence. Everything that he does and is being done is focused on supporting the student’s growth, maturity, and success.

From a Proud Legacy to a Twenty-First Century World-Class University of Choice

The strategic priorities of FSU for 2015-2020 stresses on Retention and Graduation Rates, Collaborations and Partnerships, and Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Sustainability.

Undergraduate student – while still enrolled – will engage in a variety of high engagement educational experiences and co-curricular activities that will prepare them effectively for the 21st century professions. This would also include preparation for graduate/professional schools. These experiences include individual research projects, global learning opportunities, service learning and internships, culminating senior experiences, and other applied learning experiences. Students will also enjoy participation in career services experiences, such as resume-writing workshops, mock interviews, professional attire workshops, and career fairs. Students have multiple opportunities for internships and service learning and other applied learning experiences.

Financial Support that Fulfills a Student’s Career Goals

Dr. Anderson also governs various financial initiatives to support the financially-frail students. Endowed Scholarships are established with $25,000 and are designated from accrued interests as funds are available. General Scholarships vary in amount and are awarded directly to eligible students at the beginning of each academic year. Alumni Scholarships are funded by Alumni Classes or Alumni Chapters of the National Alumni Association. Athletic Scholarships are limited to active and deserving athletes at FSU. Many of their scholarships are designated for particular majors, but some are for those students who maintain a corresponding grade point average. LEAP (Learning and Engagement at an Accelerated Pace) Scholars Program is an all-expenses paid summer bridge program for high achieving first-time students that enable participants to earn six hours and get a head start on their university experience. They also offer a debt-free degree for early college and high school graduates that enable recipients to earn a degree without having to take out any loans. Honors scholarship are provided to students who are making academic progress that will enable them to graduate with honors in four years – that means earning at least 30 credits per year and a GPA of 3.2 or higher. FSU offers small retention grants to help students fill the gap between all financial aid and total costs.

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