Fayetteville State University (FSU) is among 10 University of North Carolina System institutions recognized by Washington Monthly Magazine as providing the “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Southeast.” The Southeast region includes colleges and universities from Alabama, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
FSU comes in at No. 19 in the rankings. Rankings are based on the net price of attendance, the university’s graduation rate and whether students go on to earn enough to pay off their loans, according to the magazine.
“I am pleased that Washington Monthly has recognized Fayetteville State University not only for its affordability, but also for the quality education it provides,” said FSU Chancellor James Anderson. “As funding sources decrease and the price of a college education is rising, institutions owe it to the students they serve to continue to offer the best educational experiences possible. Fayetteville State University is doing just that while ensuring that it is not a financial burden on the families of our students.”
UNC system campuses account for 10 of the top 20 “Best Bang for the Buck” schools in the Southeast. Other institutions in the rankings include East Carolina University, North Carolina State, UNC Pembroke, UNC Greensboro, Appalachian State, UNC Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, Elizabeth City State, and N.C. Central.
Founded in 1867, FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. It offers nearly 60 degrees in the arts, sciences, business, and education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. It serves a student body of more than 6,200 students and has a faculty and staff of approximately 800.
Source: Fayetteville State University Public Relations