Like many HBCU institutions, FSU is alive with rich traditions that add energy and excitement to student life. We come from a proud and distinguished history. FSU is the second oldest state assisted institution in North Carolina, founded by seven extraordinary black men in 1867 to provide education for black children. Today, our university is a constituent institution of the prestigious University of North Carolina system. We are a comprehensive regional institution with a diverse population of over 6,500 students and over 800 faculty and staff that offers over 60 degrees at the baccalaureate and master's levels, and the doctorate in educational leadership. Noted for excellence in teacher education, FSU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954.
#8 HBCU producer of teachers in the nation. Education Programs accredited by the NCATE. FSU is the only school in NC with a GEOINT Certificate program accredited by the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency. #3 in the southeast region with 95% pass rate on the NCLEX.