Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a four-year public university located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. It was established in 1867 and now offers bachelors degrees in over 40 areas and masters degrees in over 20 areas. FSU is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System and a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. FSU is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate Studies
  • School of Business and Economics
  • School of Education
  • University College

WFSS-FM is an NPR news and jazz radio station owned and operated by the university. FSU is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Broncos.

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Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville , NC 28301-4298
General Phone: (910) 672-1111

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Fayetteville State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts188Spanish language, English, geography, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management174business management, accounting, finance, MIS
Education and Teaching169educational administration, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, business teaching, English teaching, health teaching, ...
Therapy and Counseling101psychology
Security and Law Enforcement100criminal justice and safety, forensic science, fire services administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine86registered nursing
Science51biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Family and Social Work28social work
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science
Media9communication studies
Drama and Performing Arts8stagecraft
Art Studies7art studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Fayetteville State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree77539
Master's degree16012
Doctor's degree131

Fayetteville State Student Body

Fayetteville State is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Fayetteville State had a total enrollment of 6,692 students (5,822 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 37%
Women 63%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 18%
Black 70%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina92%
Washington, DC2%
South Carolina1%
New York1%
State unknown1%
New Jersey1%

Fayetteville State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 50 %

Fayetteville State Room and Board (2007)

Fayetteville State offers campus housing for 1,274 of its 5,822 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Fayetteville, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Fayetteville State Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal370450
SAT Math380470
SAT Writing360440
ACT Verbal1317
ACT Math1619
ACT Composite1518

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT94%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT13%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Fayetteville State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,703
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 13,805
Room and board $ 5,010
Room charge $ 2,870
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,140
Books and supplies $ 500
Other expenses $ 4,300

Financial Aid:
Fayetteville State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 292800)

Fayetteville State Faculty

Fayetteville State has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track9567
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2536

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$104,1292*
Associate professorcalendar year7$98,9632*
Assistant professorcalendar year2*7$87,447
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
Lecturercalendar year7$62,8026$64,410
No academic rankcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year24$82,27919$77,619

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year22$87,00211$94,168
Associate professoracademic year38$73,84113$73,594
Assistant professoracademic year81$65,47355$64,338
Instructoracademic year2*5$52,664
Lectureracademic year7$47,00518$52,302
No academic rankacademic year6$64,3915$53,313
All faculty totalacademic year156$69,645107$65,444

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Fayetteville State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Basketball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Baseball Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Track Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports22022

Fayetteville State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Sales & Marketing Oper/Marketing & Distribution Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Fire Services Administration
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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