Three Fayetteville State University Academic Programs Recognized for Quality

Three of Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) academic programs have been cited by various sources for their quality. The programs recognized include nursing, online Master of Business Administration (MBA) in health care management, and theater. cited the top 30 nursing programs in North Carolina. FSU ranks No. 9 among all schools in the state. It is tops among Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs).

According to, nursing programs were assessed on several factors which represent how well a program supports students towards licensure and beyond. For example, they analyzed past and present NCLEX-RN pass rates weighted by year. FSU’s last four graduating classes have had NCLEX pass rates of 100%, 100%, 96%, and 100%.

Online MBA Today published its ranking of the Top 50 Online MBA Programs in Healthcare Management. FSU ranks No. 45 overall. FSU is one of only two North Carolina schools on the list and the only HBCU.

FSU’s online MBA program is also considered among the top 100 in the nation and among the top 5 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report,, Affordable Colleges Online, and Online Course Report. looked at the institutions that provided the best theater programs for students and FSU came in at No. 8 on the list. Only one North Carolina school ranked higher that FSU.

FSU’s Theater Department produces an annual season of several mainstage shows, including children’s drama, musical theatre, African American drama, and 24 Hour Theatre Project. The program is led by world-class faculty with strong ties to the professional field.

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Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.