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Study at 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.

Profile of Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC is home to Fayetteville State. Fayetteville is a medium-sized city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Fayetteville State go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in drama and performing arts, therapy and Counselling, and security and law enforcement.

Fayetteville State Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 380. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 470.


Fayetteville State has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 6, 692 enrolled students . Fayetteville State has a large minority student population.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans. Fayetteville State values student athletics, and belongs to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Fayetteville State Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Fayetteville State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts178sociology, history, English, political science, Spanish language, geography
Business and Management165business management, accounting, finance, managerial economics, MIS
Education and Teaching136teacher education, elementary school teaching, educational administration, early childhood education, middle school teaching, business teaching, English teaching, music teaching, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement112criminal justice and safety, forensic science, fire services administration
Therapy and Counselling102psychology
Family and Social Work40social work
Science39biology, chemistry, biotechnology
Drama and Performing Arts25stagecraft
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14registered nursing
Computer Science and Engineering14computer science
Art Studies12art studies
Media4communication studies
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Fayetteville State

Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Rd

Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298

General Phone: (910) 672-1111

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