Accreditations and Accolades

Strengthening FSU’s academic reputation has been one of Chancellor’s Anderson’s most important goals.  Faculty and staff have responded effectively to achieve program accreditations and earn accolades, which are among the chief indicators of academic reputation.  The summary below provides some of the most important of these accreditations and accolades.

Institutional Accreditation: Southern Association of College and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), Reaffirmed 2011- 2021

School of Education – National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education /Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (NCATE/CAEP), 2015-2022 AND NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) Reapproved 2015

School of Business and Economics – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), 2012-2017

Bachelor of Social Work – Council for Social Work Education (CSWE), 2015-2019

Computer Science – Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), Reaccredited 2013

Criminal Justice – Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) ACJS, 2009-2019

Fire and Emergency Services Administration – International Fire Science Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), Initial accreditation 2015

Geospatial Intelligence Certificate (US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation) USGIF, 2015-2017

Nursing – Commission on Collegiate Nursing (CCNE), 2015-2025

Music – National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 2011-2017

Visual Arts – National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), Accredited 2015

Forensic Sciences – Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), Accredited 2017

Accolades

Bronco STAR Program – has earned FSU ranking of # 11 for students with ADHD by BestValueColleges.com for 2017-18.

20 Best Value Colleges for Students with ADHD 2017-2018

Fire and Emergency Services Administration – cited as # 1 in nation by National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)

http://www.bestdegreeprograms.org/top-schools/online-bachelors-fire-emergency-services

Criminal Justice – online MS Program – ranked # 1 by the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) -April 2017

Top 50 Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Degree Programs

Online MBA Program with Healthcare Management – 45th in nation – March 14, 2017

http://www.onlinembatoday.com/rankings/best-online-mba-healthcare-management/

Nursing program ranked #2 NurseJournal.org – July 6, 2015

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2015/07/06/fsu-nursing-program-ranked-no-2-in-eastern-region/

Nursing ranked #9 in NC – March 14, 2017

http://www.registerednursing.org/state/north-carolina/#rankings

Birth through Kindergarten – Online ranked #3 by Best Degree Programs – January 12, 2017

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2017/01/12/fayetteville-state-universitys-online-early-childhood-degree-program-ranked-no-3-nationally-by-best-degree-programs/

Criminal Justice Online Master’s Degree Program – ranked #40 in the nation by US News and World Reports (ECU, ranked # 15 is the only other NC university on the list) – January 12, 2017

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2017/01/12/u-s-news-and-world-report-cites-two-fayetteville-state-universit-online-degree-programs/

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Online – ranked #72 in the nation by US News and World Reports – January 12, 2017

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2017/01/12/u-s-news-and-world-report-cites-two-fayetteville-state-universit-online-degree-programs/

Theater – #8 among HBCUs – 2016

http://hbcu-colleges.com/theatre

MBA – ranked #1 by GetEducated.com as the most affordable MBA at an AACSB accredited institution – September 26, 2016

Psychology online program – ranked #1 in the nation by Affordable Colleges Online – October 14, 2015

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2015/10/06/fsu-the-no-2-ranked-online-institution-in-the-country/

Fayetteville State University MBA Top Buy among Online Programs

Online MBA recognized as one of top 50 in nation by Affordable Colleges Online – January 12, 2015

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2014/11/19/fsu-online-mba-program-named-one-of-nations-top-50/

Military

FSU awarded “Silver” Award by Military Friendly – December 20, 2016

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2016/12/20/fayetteville-state-university-receives-silver-award-from-military-friendly/

FSU named “Best for Vets” – September 26, 2014

http://fsunews.uncfsu.edu/2014/09/26/fsu-cited-as-one-of-nations-top-schools-for-veterans/