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Florida A&M University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant doctoral/research institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.

Florida A&M University provides a student-centered environment consistent with its core values.  The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society.  FAMU’s distinction as a doctoral/research institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships.  Expanding upon the University’s land-grant status, it will enhance the lives of constituents through innovative research, engaging cooperative extension, and public service.  While the University continues its historic mission of educating African Americans, FAMU embraces persons of all races, ethnic origins and nationalities as life-long members of the university community.

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Excellence with Caring

For more than 120 years, Florida A&M University has served the citizens of the State of Florida and the nation through its provision of preeminent educational programs. . .programs which were the building blocks of a legacy of academic excellence with caring. With the approaching dawn of the 21st century, FAMU, "Florida's Opportunity University," is committed to meeting the challenges and needs of future generations.

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