Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Fayetteville State University (FSU) is located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and is a part of the University of North Carolina System. FSU is a historically black university that was established back in 1867 to meet the educational needs of the African-American community. This is the second oldest state-supported school in North Carolina. It currently serves around 6000 students. This university offers bachelor’s degrees in 43 different areas, master’s degrees in 23 different areas, and one doctorate degree. FSU has the accreditation of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It also has many student organizations and programs that help to provide students with a fun and fulfilling college experience.

The FSU nursing program has been striving to provide nursing students with an excellent education since 1992. Students will be able to pursue their bachelor’s degree in nursing through this renowned nursing program. The school boasts a very high success rate on the NCLEX-RN licensure exam with percentages that far surpass the national average. The FSU nursing program has been ranked second for nursing programs in the eastern United States based on quality, affordability, value, satisfaction, and convenience. It is also ranked in the top seven for North Carolina RN-to-BSN programs. Students will gain experience through both classroom sessions and clinical periods. This nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students6,226
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 93.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1947 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT870 to 1020
ACT17 to 20
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor 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 $40
Graduates $40

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$120/credit
In State Students$120/credit
Out of State Students$271/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$188/credit
In State Students$188/credit
Out of State Students$441/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 $5,400 $5,400 $12,195
ADN 70 $8,400 $8,400 $18,970
BSN 125 $15,000 $15,000 $33,875
FNP 50 $9,400 $9,400 $22,050
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, 98% of Fayetteville State 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 79% $5,006
Other Federal Grant 38% $1,224
State Grant & Scholarships 82% $2,408
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 93% $3,171
Federal Student Loans 73% $5,151
Private Loans -- $5,200


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$4,614
$30,001 to $48,000$5,628
$48,001 to $75,000$8,765
$75,001 to $110,000$11,776
Over $110,000$12,583

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Student Population













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

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and North Carolina state board of nursing.
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Rd
Fayetteville, NC 28301

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