Jun
30

Founders Day at 50: Founding of FMU remains a hot topic

Fifty years ago, higher education in the Pee Dee changed forever. That’s when the oft-neglected region gained a university it could call its own. That’s when Francis Marion University was created. The school, then known as Francis Marion College, had been in the works for more than a decade. Community leaders in Florence and beyond [...]

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Jun
29

FMU alumna creates new scholarship honoring William H. Johnson

A new scholarship honoring Florence-born artist  William H. Johnson will support students in FMU’s new African American Studies minor  while also bringing awareness to Johnson, and to African and African American art.

By Matt McColl | News
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Jun
18

FMU joins in national observance of Juneteenth

Francis Marion University joins other colleges and universities throughout the nation in celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, June 19.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Jun
11

FMU Nursing receives prestigious CCNE accreditation

FMU’s nursing program has received initial accreditation from the prestigious Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

By Matt McColl | News
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Jun
09

FMU releases spring 2020 President’s, Dean’s lists

Francis Marion University named 523 full-time students and 25 part-time students to its President’s List for the spring semester. An additional 514 full-time students and 26 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the spring semester.

By Matt McColl | News
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Jun
04

FMU’s new student body president aims to ‘meet students where they are’

Students at FMU will be seeing incoming student body president Tymoshio “Ty” Robinson and his fellow SGA officers around campus a lot this fall.

By Matt McColl | News
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Jun
04

FMU freezes tuition, fees for second year in a row

FMU’s trustees affirmed that the University would freeze tuition and fees for a second straight year.

By Matt McColl | News
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Jun
04

FMU to facilitate community forum on diversity. ‘We can do better, we must do better,’ says Carter

FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the university’s board of trustees Thursday that FMU would take the lead in sustaining a regional conversation on racial justice and equality in the wake of the George Floyd murder.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Jun
04

FMU Board of Trustees Meeting Live Stream

Live stream the June 2020 meeting of Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees.

By Joshua Lloyd | News
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Jun
01

Francis Marion University resumes summer hours

Francis Marion University’s campus re-opens to the public on June 1, along with other state government offices across South Carolina.

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May
29

FMU mourns the passing of Marvin Lynch, founding staffer

Francis Marion University is mourning the loss of one of its founding staff members. The Rev. Marvin W. Lynch, who was FMU’s first director of admissions, passed away on Friday. 

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May
08

He wasn’t planning to stay, now he’s a Patriot for life

Old hands at Francis Marion University can stop reading right now. You’ve heard this one before. It’s the one about the student who came to FMU “for just one year,” planning to transfer when that was done, and wound up never leaving. It happens a lot, at FMU. It happened to Darnay Wilson, at native [...]

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Affordability

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

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.

Aesthetics

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.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

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.

CAMPUS MAP

Download the campus map HERE.

CONTACT US

Mailing Address:
PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
4822 E. Palmetto St, Florence, SC 29506

1-800-368-7551
Main Office Numbers

Problems with our site? Contact the webmaster: webmaster@fmarion.edu

DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

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.

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