Fayetteville State University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,000
66.5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$6,355
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
6.02%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
81.2%
4,116 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,787
65.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
43.6%
279 Graduates

About

Fayetteville State University is a higher education institution located in Cumberland County, NC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Fayetteville State University were Registered Nursing (213 degrees awarded), General Psychology (163 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees).

In 2022, 1,494 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Fayetteville State University. 72.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (763 degrees), 1.78 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (429 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Fayetteville State University is $1,000, which is $−22,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Fayetteville State University is $1,000, which is $−22,996 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,355.

In 2022, 62% of undergraduate students attending Fayetteville State University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,000
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Fayetteville State University was $1,000. The cost of tuition at Fayetteville State University is $−22,996 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$6,355
2022 Value
5.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Fayetteville State University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,355. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Fayetteville State University grew by 5.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,755
Room and Board
$420
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Fayetteville State University was of $8,755 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $420. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

62% of undergraduate students at Fayetteville State University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 8.82% with respect to 2021, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.02%
2019 Default Rate
100
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Fayetteville State University was 6.02%, which represents 100 out of the 1660 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Fayetteville State University received 4,116 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 0.459% annual growth. Out of those 4,116 applicants, 3,344 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.2% acceptance rate.

There were 6,787 students enrolled at Fayetteville State University in 2022. 4% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Fayetteville State University has an overall enrollment yield of 23.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
3,344
Accepted Out of 4,116

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Fayetteville State University was 81.2% (3,344 admissions from 4,116 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 82.1%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 0.459%, while admissions declined by −1.44%..

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SAT Scores

4%
Submission Percentage (2022)
31
Scores Submitted (2022)

4% of enrolled first-time students at Fayetteville State University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Fayetteville State University had a total enrollment of 6,787 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Fayetteville State University is 4,416 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,371. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Fayetteville State University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Fayetteville State University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.5% Black or African American, 17.7% White, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.03% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 1.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Fayetteville State University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (46.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.7%) and White Female (9.73%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (45.6%), followed by Black or African American Male (18.1%) and White Female (13.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Fayetteville State University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,787 students. The full-time enrollment at Fayetteville State University is 4,416 and the part-time enrollment is 2,371. This means that 65.1% of students enrolled at Fayetteville State University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

70%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Fayetteville State University was 70%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Fayetteville State University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    4,109 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,202 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    637 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Fayetteville State University is 60.5% Black or African American, 17.7% White, 9.39% Hispanic or Latino, 6.03% Two or More Races, 1.52% Asian, 1.31% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 159 students (2.34%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 668 more women than men received degrees from Fayetteville State University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Fayetteville State University is black or african american (763 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (429 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Fayetteville State University is Registered Nursing (213 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (163 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (134 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Fayetteville State University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (151 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), and Psychology (201 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Accountants & auditors (1,113,533 people), Other managers (1,003,357 people), Financial managers (591,972 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (540,169 people), and Chief executives & legislators (502,498 people).

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University in 2022 are Protective Services (151 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Psychology (201 degrees), Business (388 degrees), and Social Sciences (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Surgeons, Physicians, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Protective Services (151 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Psychology (201 degrees), Business (388 degrees), and Social Sciences (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Elementary & secondary schools (1,134,843 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (720,980 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (707,646 people), Computer Systems Design (707,013 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (631,731 people).

The most specialized majors at Fayetteville State University are Protective Services (151 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (103 degrees), Psychology (201 degrees), Business (388 degrees), and Social Sciences (79 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Fayetteville State University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 213 degrees awarded
  2. 163 degrees awarded
  3. 134 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Fayetteville State University was Registered Nursing with 213 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

413
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,081
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 413 degrees were awarded to men at Fayetteville State University, which is 0.382 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,081).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 127 degrees were awarded to men at Fayetteville State University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.718 times less than the 177 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 210 degrees were awarded to men at Fayetteville State University in Registered Nursing, which is 23.3 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

23%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 23% of students graduating from Fayetteville State University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Fayetteville State University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    763 degrees awarded
  2. White
    429 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    119 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Fayetteville State University is black or african american (763 degrees awarded). There were 1.78 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (429 degrees).

3.41% of degree recipients (51 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    565 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    296 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    198 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Fayetteville State University is black or african american female (565 degrees awarded). There were 1.91 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (296 degrees).

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Operations

Fayetteville State University has an endowment valued at nearly $32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 1.39M (4.34%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Fayetteville State University had a total salary expenditure of 144M. Fayetteville State University employs 83 Professors, 72 Associate professors and 40 Lecturers. Most academics at Fayetteville State University are Male Professor (58), Female Associate professor (44), and Male Associate professor (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fayetteville State University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 62 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

Endowment

$32M
2022 Endowment
3.03%
decline from 2021

Fayetteville State University has an endowment valued at about $32M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Fayetteville State University declined 3.03% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.6M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$55.3M
2022 Salaries
2.94%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Fayetteville State University paid a median of $55.3M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($144M) and a 2.94% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$21M
Instructional Salaries
257
Number of Employees

In 2022, Fayetteville State University paid a total of $21M to 257 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
83 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Fayetteville State University were Professor with 83 employees, Associate professor with 72 employees, and Lecturer with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Fayetteville State University were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 62 employees, and Service with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Fayetteville State University was Male Professor with 58 employees, Female Associate professor with 44 employees, and Male Associate professor with 28 employees.

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