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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.
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.
|Total Undergraduate Students||10,053|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||16||<1%|
|African American / Black||9,430||94%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0||<1%|
|Two or More Races||3||<1%|
|Where do FAMU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||14%|
|How old are FAMU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||11%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||18 - 22|
|Math||17 - 22||430 - 520|
|English||17 - 23|
|Critical Reading||430 - 520|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||36%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||74%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||47%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.20|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||19 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||51%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||83%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||550|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||46%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||82%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||73%|
94% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
27% of all undergraduates live on campus
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full service law enforcement agency providing safety, security, and enforcement services to the university community. Its mission is promoting a safe environment through student and staff interaction with emphasis on integrity, fairness, and professionalism. The mission also embraces the University’s vision of enhancing humankind through the assurance of a quality University life in a stable environment, where security is balanced with freedom of movement and individual rights balanced with community needs. As a service entity, police officers safeguard lives and property, preserve the peace, and prevent crime through enforcement of all federal and state laws, city ordinances, as well as university rules and regulations falling under its jurisdiction.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Florida A&M University employs a number of tools designed to capture data on student experiences. The National Survey of Student Engagement is administered to Freshman and Senior students in three year intervals. NSSE was most recently administered to FAMU students during the Spring 2011 Semester. Results from the last administration of the survey (Spring 2011) are detailed below.
Each degree earning student is also required to complete the university Exit Survey before leaving the university. This survey provides faculty and administrators with university specific metrics that can be used to determine the effectiveness of specific processes and programs on campus. The Exit survey is administered three times annually at the end of each academic semester.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.||19%|
|BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.||14%|
|HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.||11%|
|Links to degree programs at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 80%