Florida A&M University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The 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. FAMUs distinction as a Doctoral University: High Research Activity institution will continue to provide mechanisms to address emerging issues through local and global partnerships. Expanding upon the Universitys 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. FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The University offers 54 bachelors degrees, 29 masters degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas. The most popular undergraduate programs are business administration, biology, criminal justice, and allied health. Other majors are available in every field, from animal science to engineering and nursing. Additionally, the school offers several distinctive degree programs. These include such majors as jazz studies, cardiopulmonary sciences, journalism and health informatics and management. FAMU is also home to a wide variety of institutes and centers where faculty and students conduct research to develop real-world solutions to society's challenges. The newest addition is the universitys Sustainability Institute, which will focus on economic growth and job creation by seeking solutions through a multi-partnership effort that includes external and internal strategic alliances. Students and faculty will work closely with international stakeholders to provide solutions to global socio-economic, ecological, and energy sustainability issues.

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school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Public, Coed 1887 N/A Semester $84.3 million Lee Hall, Suite 400, Tallahassee, FL 32307 (850) 599-3000
overall score total score state city online paying global
29 100.0 Florida Tallahassee 184 178