U.S. News and World Report Cites Two Fayetteville State University Online Degree Programs

Two online degree programs at Fayetteville State University (FSU) have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report for their quality. The rankings were released Tuesday, January 10.

FSU’s online master’s in criminal justice program received a No. 40 ranking. East Carolina University, ranked at No. 15, is the only other North Carolina school on the list.

FSU’s online master’s in business administration program ranks No. 72. The only other University of North Carolina school ranked ahead of FSU is North Carolina State University at No. 18.

For the rankings, U.S. News and World Report uses a method that takes into consideration statistical and peer opinions. For the 2017 edition, U.S. News ranked online MBA and criminal justice programs using five categories:

  • Student engagement
  • Faculty credentials and training
  • Student services and technology
  • Admissions selectivity
  • Peer reputation

“These rankings are proof of the quality of these academic program, our faculty and staff, and the caliber of students we have at our institution,” said Chancellor James Anderson. “I thank everyone who played a part in garnering this recognition, and for the role they played in enhancing the brand of Fayetteville State University.”

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.