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. Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of over 6,300 and ranks among the nation’s most diverse campus communities.
FSU’s enrolment has increased rapidly in the past few years while at the same time average SAT scores for entering students have also improved. The University has already reached the 2008 projection of more than 6000 students. A $45.5 million campus construction and renovation campaign is underway to accommodate additional students.
FSU StudentNew undergraduate degree programs have been established, including undergraduate degrees in biotechnology, communications, forensic science, management information systems, and generic nursing. In addition, there are new graduate programs that offer the master’s of arts in teaching and the master’s of science in criminal justice. Altogether FSU boasts 43 undergraduate programs, 23 master’s degree programs, and one doctoral program in educational leadership. These programs vary in areas of the arts and sciences, business and economics, and education.