Florida A&M University

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, more frequently referred to as Florida A&M and locally as FAMU, is a historically black, public higher education institution located in Tallahassee, Florida. The institution was founded in 1887, and with an total annual enrollment of over 13,000 students is one of the largest universities in the state. It is also one of Florida’s only land grant universities and belongs to the State University System of Florida, a group of 29 independent higher education institutions that are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Florida A&M offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in various fields of study and disciplines. The university offers over 60 bachelor’s degrees, 100 majors, 36 master’s degrees, 11 doctoral degrees and 2 professional degrees through eleven academic schools and colleges.

General Information

Admission Office


1700 Lee Hall Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200

(850) 599-3796

(866) 642-1198

Fax: (850) 599-3069

Contact: Barbara Cox

Main Address

Lee Hall, Suite 400

Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200

(850) 599-3000


Total undergrads: 9,596

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,110

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,457

Graduate enrollment: 1,091


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 49%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,274 $3,582 $3,958 $4,635 +17.10%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,078 $1,122 +4.08%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,296 $6,938 $7,218 $7,856 +8.84%
Other $2,500 $2,894 $3,082 $3,220 +4.48%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $7,070 $7,070 $7,814 $7,814 0.00%
Other $3,300 $3,466 $3,762 $3,762 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $13,070 $14,414 $15,336 $16,833 +9.76%
In-state Off Campus $14,644 $15,118 $16,612 $17,333 +4.34%
In-state with Family $4,274 $4,582 $5,036 $5,757 +14.32%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $6,064
In-state Student Fees $1,533
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,152
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,238

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,004 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,721 82% $12,147,487 $7,058
• Federal grants 1,204 58% $5,293,034 $4,396
• Pell grants 1,204 58% $4,485,247 $3,725
• Other Federal grants 967 46% $807,787 $835
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,151 55% $3,726,515 $3,238
Institutional scholarships or grants 584 28% $3,127,938 $5,356
Student loans 1,447 69% $8,779,885 $6,068
• Federal student loans 1,442 69% $8,373,576 $5,807
• Other student loans 44 2% $406,309 $9,234

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1171 337 314 47 7
Agriculture, General 16
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations 7
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 9
Architecture and Related Services 47 22
Architecture 47 15
Landscape Architecture 7
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 4
African-american/black Studies 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 50 3
Biology/biological Sciences, General 50 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 200 55
Accounting 40
Business Administration and Management, General 160 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 72 1
Journalism 36 1
Public Relations/image Management 36
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 16 2
Computer and Information Sciences, General 16 2
Education 80 44 8
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1
Business Teacher Education 13
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 23 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 38 7
English/language Arts Teacher Education 2 2
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Music Teacher Education 10
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 11 2
Social Science Teacher Education 3
Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Other 7
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education 1
Engineering 38 9 2
Agricultural Engineering 2
Chemical Engineering 3 1
Civil Engineering, General 11 3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 8 2 2
Industrial Engineering 9 3
Mechanical Engineering 5
Engineering Technology, General 33
Civil Engineering Technology/technician 10
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 16
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician 7
English Language and Literature/letters 24
English Language and Literature, General 24
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 157 51 156
Health Information/medical Records Administration/administrator 29
Health/health Care Administration/management 50 9
Occupational Therapy/therapist 14
Pharmacy 140
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other 3 1
Physical Therapy/therapist 14
Public Health, General 20 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 71 5
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 7
History 10
History, General 10
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 120
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 120
Human Services, General 42 17
Social Work 42 17
Legal Studies, General 145
Law 145
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 47
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 47
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Mathematics, General 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 5 3 2
Environmental Science 5 3 2
Physical Sciences 10 9 1
Chemistry, General 8 7
Physics, General 2 2 1
Psychology 88 19 7
Community Psychology 11
Psychology, General 88
School Psychology 8 7
Social Sciences 110 102
Economics, General 22
Political Science and Government, General 71
Social Sciences, General 102
Sociology 17
Visual and Performing Arts 45
Design and Applied Arts, Other 6
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 10
Fine/studio Arts, General 3
Graphic Design 21
Music Performance, General 1
Music, General 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
City/Community/Regional Planning B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Film Production/Cinematography C
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Real Estate B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B


Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Ocean Engineering B
Surveying Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Linguistics B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B,C
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychobiology/Physiological Psychology B
Psychology – General B
Social Psychology B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(850) 599-3000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.famu.edu/index.cfm?admissions&ApplyOnline
Address:1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32307
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:9,619
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,318 (86% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$5,785
Out-of-state Tuition:$17,725
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$8,591

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences21
Architecture and Related Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Health Professions and Related Programs542
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation211
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences31
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total1148206

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Grand total3

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,138

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,54197%
Grant or scholarship aid1,45291%$8,591
Student loan aid1,17074%$6,215

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,23377%$7,160
Federal student loans5,48267%$6,667

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants6,9882,5784,410
Percent admitted100%30%32%
Percent admitted who enrolled16%15%16%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment9,619
Undergraduate enrollment7,769
Graduate enrollment1,850

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools

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