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Francis Marion University celebrates Homecoming 2020

Francis Marion University celebrated its 2020 Homecoming in grand fashion, with tailgating, athletic triumphs, and of course, the crowning of a new king and queen.

By Matt McColl | Alumni News . Homepage . News

FMU Trustees extend Carter’s contract to 2023

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees extended University President Dr. Fred Carter’s contract for three additional to July 1, 2023. Carter is in the 19th year of his presidency.

By Joshua Lloyd | Academic . Alumni News . Homepage . News

FMU School of Business honors Jones with alumni award

The FMU School of Business honored Stephen N. Jones with its 2018 Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni award at its annual Business Leadership Reception.

By Matt McColl | Alumni News . Homepage . News

Francis Marion presents alumni awards at annual Alumni Awards Gala

Francis Marion University honored Kathy S. Heustess (’81) as its 2018 Outstanding Alumnus at the University’s annual Alumni Awards Gala.

By Matt McColl | Alumni News . Homepage . News

FMU crowns 2018 Homecoming king and queen

FMU celebrated its 2017 Homecoming by crowing a new king and queen and awarding other honors during the festivities.

By Matt McColl | Alumni News . Homepage . News

FMU School of Education presents alumni award

FMU’s School of Education honored one of its outstanding alumni at its annual Alumni Awards Reception on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

By Matt McColl | Alumni News . Homepage . News


FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.


Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in about 30-45 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this beautiful, you want to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.


Francis Marion University has been recognized for six straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university. Read more here.

Francis Marion University is ranked among Washington Monthly’s “Best Masters Universities” in the magazine’s latest ranking.

  • FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Francis Marion University is listed as the Best Ethnically Diverse University in the South by U.S. News and World Report.


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Francis Marion’s sexual misconduct (Title IX) procedures define the University’s response to reports of sexual misconduct and explain the recourse and protections afforded complainants and respondents.