Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, also known as FAMU, was established on October 3, 1887. The university is situated in Tallahassee, Florida, and offers bachelors degree, masters degree and PhD degree programs in various areas. The campus occupies 370 acres, and has present enrollment of more than 10,000 students. The university is famous for its College of Pharmacy and School of Business & Industry.

The university's official color is green and orange, and the sports teams are nicknamed the Rattlers. FAMU's mascot goes by the name Venom. Former MLB players like Vince Coleman, Willie Galimore, Glen Edwards, Hewritt Dixon and Andre Dawson are renowned alumni of the university.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee , FL 32307
General Phone: (850) 599-3000

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Florida A&M Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management341business management, accounting
Liberal Arts308African-American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Education and Teaching163educational administration, student counseling, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Medicine161pharmacy, public health
Security and Law Enforcement138criminal justice and safety
Therapy and Counseling132psychology, community psychology, school psychology, physical therapy
Medical Support and Technology93health service and sciences, respiratory care tech
Media92journalism, public relations
Science74biology, chemistry, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine69registered nursing
Architecture and Planning69architecture, landscape architecture
Medical Administration56health care administration, medical records admin, pharmacy courses
Engineering51bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering
Computer Science and Engineering40computer and info science, computer engineering
Family and Social Work29social work
Engineering Technician27civil engineering tech, electronics tech, manufacturing tech, construction engineering tech
Agricultural Science and Management24agriculture, agricultural operations, international agriculture
Design23graphic design, design and applied arts
Drama and Performing Arts8drama
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Fine Arts6fine arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6occupational therapy
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy and religious studies

Number of programs and degrees for Florida A&M in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,43056
Master's degree23826
Doctor's degree118
First-professional degree2652
Associate's degree961
Post-master's certificate91

Florida A&M Student Body

Florida A&M is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Florida A&M had a total enrollment of 11,562 students (10,042 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 82%
Graduate 9%
First Professional 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 5%
Black 90%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 26%
20-21 26%
22-24 29%
25-29 11%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)4%
North Carolina1%
New Jersey1%
South Carolina1%
Washington, DC1%
New York1%

Florida A&M Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %
Part-Time 82 %

Florida A&M Room and Board (2007)

Florida A&M offers campus housing for 2,480 of its 10,042 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Florida A&M Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,582
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,522
Room and board $ 6,938
Room charge $ 4,128
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,810
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 2,894

Financial Aid:
Florida A&M participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 148000)

Florida A&M Faculty

Florida A&M has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track7684
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6070

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year62$108,81115$110,598
Associate professorcalendar year32$88,12229$88,948
Assistant professorcalendar year24$71,64134$75,058
Instructorcalendar year11$55,40017$56,959
No academic rankcalendar year2*3$61,982
All faculty totalcalendar year131$91,57098$81,068

*: 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 year59$84,85925$87,115
Associate professoracademic year66$73,59851$72,104
Assistant professoracademic year71$60,14056$59,169
Instructoracademic year17$50,93329$53,057
No academic rankacademic year12$36,77722$38,458
All faculty totalacademic year225$68,628183$63,133

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

Florida A&M Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Basketball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Baseball Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Track Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports114051

Florida A&M Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General
International Agriculture

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Business Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Law (LLB, JD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Community Psychology
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Florida A&M Highlights

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What Sets Florida A&M Apart:

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Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in medicine
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% of degrees in medical administration
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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy)
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