Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL 32307
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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is one of the forty public 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in an urban area, in Tallahassee.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 9,913 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,562 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,296 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 83%). Every year 48% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

FAMU's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $3,152, and fees were $2,633. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $14,524 and $3,201 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students9,913
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate83%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 6 66
Master's degree 0 4
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 70.6%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
03/01/2002 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1971 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1000 to 1140
ACT18 to 22
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $35
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$188/credit
In State Students$188/credit
Out of State Students$586/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$406/credit
In State Students$406/credit
Out of State Students$1,022/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $8,460 $8,460 $26,370
ADN 70 $13,160 $13,160 $41,020
BSN 125 $23,500 $23,500 $73,250
FNP 50 $20,300 $20,300 $51,100
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 64% $4,750
Other Federal Grant 14% $1,612
State Grant & Scholarships 34% $3,647
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 65% $6,964
Federal Student Loans 68% $5,946
Private Loans 2% $10,644


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,459
$30,001 to $48,000$13,481
$48,001 to $75,000$16,328
$75,001 to $110,000$18,977
Over $110,000$18,886

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32307

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