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Fayetteville State University Overview

Fayetteville State University is a public institution located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The city atmosphere of Fayetteville makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Fayetteville State University Known For?

1,017 Undergraduate Awards
$20,709 Avg Cost After Aid
68% Acceptance Rate
  • The highest award offered at Fayetteville State University is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 88% of the faculty were full-time.

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Fayetteville State University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Fayetteville State University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#130 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Fayetteville State University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#52 Most Popular Online Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#88 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Most Popular Criminal Justice & Corrections Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#200 Most Popular General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#224 Most Popular Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Fayetteville State University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#23 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#32 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#33 Best Value Colleges for Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting College Factual
#63 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Fayetteville State University?

Location of Fayetteville State University

Contact details for Fayetteville State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301-4298
Phone: 910-672-1111
Website: https://www.uncfsu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Admissions.FSU?fref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/uncfsu

How Do I Get Into Fayetteville State University?

You can apply to Fayetteville State University online at: https://www2.cfnc.org/exclusive.html#/applicationlogin/FSU/UNC/FSUUndergradApp

Admission Requirements for Fayetteville State University

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Fayetteville State University?

68% Acceptance Rate
68% Of Accepted Are Women
58% Submit SAT Scores
Fayetteville State University has an acceptance rate of 68%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 69%.

Average Test Scores

About 58% of students accepted to Fayetteville State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 510. Math scores were between 430 and 510.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Fayetteville State University  ( 440 to 510 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Fayetteville State University  ( 430 to 510 )
200
800
Fayetteville State University received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 15 and 20. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 17 and 20.

ACT English Scores for Fayetteville State University  ( 15 to 20 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Fayetteville State University  ( 16 to 20 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Fayetteville State University  ( 17 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford Fayetteville State University?

$20,709 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
12.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Fayetteville State University is $20,709. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Fayetteville State University, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,515 a year. That adds up to $22,060 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Fayetteville State University is 12.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Fayetteville State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,071 Full-Time Undergraduates
68% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,644 undergraduate students at Fayetteville State University, with 4,071 being full-time and 1,573 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Fayetteville State University

There are also 907 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,071 full-time undergraduates at Fayetteville State University, 32% are male and 68% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Fayetteville State University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Fayetteville State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Fayetteville State University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 54
Black or African American 2,561
Hispanic or Latino 378
White 622
International Students 22
Other Races/Ethnicities 434

Geographic Diversity

North Carolina students aren't the only ones who study at Fayetteville State University. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 9 countries are represented at Fayetteville State University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Nigeria, and India.

Online Learning at Fayetteville State University

2,059 Took All Classes Online
4,124 Took At Least One Class Online
21.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 10 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at Fayetteville State University. In 2017-2018, 4,124 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Fayetteville State University has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in North Carolina for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Fayetteville State University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Fayetteville State University was 21.0%. This is the #863 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Fayetteville State University regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Fayetteville State University majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 14%
Business Administration & Management 24%
Business, Management & Marketing 20%
Fire Protection 48%
General Psychology 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 10%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 2%
Liberal Arts General Studies 2%
Psychology 11%
Public Administration 54%
Social Sciences 34%
Sociology 26%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Fayetteville State University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Fayetteville State University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Fire Protection #6
Sociology #9
Public Administration #20
Social Sciences #45
General Psychology #46
Public Administration & Social Service #57
Accounting #59
Psychology #65
Teacher Education Grade Specific #73
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #106
Liberal Arts General Studies #106
Criminal Justice & Corrections #108
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #119
Nursing #158
Education #193
Business Administration & Management #241
Health Professions #265
Business, Management & Marketing #305

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Fayetteville State University Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 103 0 105 0 208
Nursing 183 0 0 0 183
General Psychology 149 0 12 0 161
Criminal Justice & Corrections 117 0 9 0 126
Social Work 52 0 39 0 91
General Biology 61 0 0 0 61
Sociology 47 0 7 0 54
Liberal Arts General Studies 49 0 0 0 49
Fire Protection 46 0 0 0 46
Teacher Education Grade Specific 22 0 5 0 27
Health & Medical Administrative Services 27 0 0 0 27
Educational Administration 0 0 14 9 23
Accounting 21 0 0 0 21
Computer Science 20 0 0 0 20
Communication & Media Studies 19 0 0 0 19
Political Science & Government 13 0 0 0 13
Public Administration 13 0 0 0 13
Fine & Studio Arts 13 0 0 0 13
General English Literature 11 0 0 0 11
Finance & Financial Management 9 0 0 0 9
Management Information Systems 8 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 8 0 0 0 8
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7 0 0 0 7
History 5 0 0 0 5
Chemistry 4 0 0 0 4
Geography & Cartography 4 0 0 0 4
Music 3 0 0 0 3
Romance Languages 2 0 0 0 2
Other Military Tech & Applied Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Drama & Theater Arts 1 0 0 0 1
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,017 1 191 9 1,218

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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