2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$6,718

Net Price

82%

Admitted

19%

Enrolled

37%

Graduation Rate

15/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Fayetteville State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 6,748. In 2021, there were 230 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #26 in North Carolina and ranks #1129 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Postgraduate Certificate, Master

Psychology Graduates

230

Total Enrollment

6,748

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Ranking for Fayetteville State University

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#26

North Carolina Rank

Combining ranking factors for 50 schools that offer psychology degrees in North Carolina, Fayetteville State University ranks #26.

#1129

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Fayetteville State University ranks #1129.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Fayetteville State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the postgraduate certificate level, the university offers Research Psychology and Social Work. At the master level General Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSPG CERTMA
General Psychology1268
Research Psychology1
Social Work401837
Total Graduates1661945
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 4,135 students applied to the Fayetteville State University. The university admitted 82% and 19% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for North Carolina universities is 8,265. On average, all North Carolina institutions admit 68% and 22% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Fayetteville State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 63%. Compared to all North Carolina four or more years colleges, the percentage is 72%.

The overall graduation rate for Fayetteville State University is 37%, compared to 52% for all North Carolina universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 84%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Credit for life experiences, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare FSU to North Carolina Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Fayetteville State University to the average of all North Carolina four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

FSU

4,135

Applicants

82%

Percent Admitted

19%

Percent Enrolled

63%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

37%

Graduation Rate

NC Colleges

8,265

Applicants

68%

Percent Admitted

22%

Percent Enrolled

72%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

52%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 250 or 71% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 100 or 29% part-time faculty members employed at Fayetteville State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 250 or 71%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

FSU

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

71%

Percent Full-Time

29%

Percent Part-Time

71%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

NC Colleges

13 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

62%

Percent Full-Time

38%

Percent Part-Time

60%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Fayetteville State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $2,982, and the average cost for books and supplies is $420.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $3,438 and the average cost for graduate fees is $2,397.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Fayetteville State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Fayetteville State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$9,440
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,387
Total Living Expenses$11,827
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$2,982
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$420
Total Undergraduate Expenses$15,229
In-State, Graduate Tuition$3,438
In-State, Graduate Fees$2,397
Total Graduate Expenses$5,835
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Fayetteville State University is $6,718. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Fayetteville State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$5,366$5,283
$30,001 – $48,000$6,605$6,415
$48,001 – $75,000$10,116$10,149
$75,001 – $110,000$12,213$9,711
$110,001 and more$14,264$14,318
US Department of Education

Compare Fayetteville State University to all North Carolina universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

FSU

$15,229

Cost to Attend

$7,646

Average Financial Aid

81%

Percent Receiving Aid

$6,718

Net Price

NC Colleges

$38,617

Cost to Attend

$18,018

Average Financial Aid

92%

Percent Receiving Aid

$19,190

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 575 or 81%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,856 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $7,646.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,856$7,646
Pell Grants2,916$5,362
Federal Student Loans2,698$6,581
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Fayetteville State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

FSU

3,856

Grant or Scholarship Aid

41%

Grants or Scholarships

2,916

Number of Pell Grants

31%

Pell Grants

2,698

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

NC Colleges

3,219

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

1,669

Number of Pell Grants

24%

Pell Grants

2,203

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

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