Florida A&M University Profile

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Florida A&M or FAMU) is a historically black university located in Tallahassee, Florida (US). In 2008 FAMU became the first historically black college or university to host ESPN College GameDay.

Florida A&M University is part of the State University System of Florida and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate, master’s, professional and doctoral degrees.

Notable FAMU graduates include Robert “Bullet Bob” Hayes (Olympic Gold Medalist), Congresswoman Carrie Meek (First African American woman elected to the Florida Senate U.S. Representative), Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. (First African-American president of the American Cancer Society), etc.

Achievements and Rankings:

- Florida A&M University is listed among Tier 2 National Universities (US News 2011).

- Rated as the No. 1 producer of African-Americans baccalaureate degree holders (Diverse Issues in Higher Education 2008).

- Students in the School of Nursing received a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (2008).

- Named the No. 1 institution for African Americans (Black Enterprise 2007).

- Florida A&M University was listed in BusinessWeek as one of the country’s “Most Innovative Colleges” in the area of technology transfer.

- The FAMU School of Business and Industry won the National MBA Association 2007 CASE competition sponsored by Chrysler Corporation.

- Selected as the Time Magazine Princeton Review “College of the Year" (1997).

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