Feb
20

Professor Owens receives AAFSC Diversity Award

Professor Jason Owens of the Francis Marion University Department of English received the African-American Faculty & Staff Coalition's Diversity Award at the organization's annual gala Thursday night on campus. In honoring Owens the AAFSC noted his involvement in helping bring FMU's African-American Studies program to fruition, among other contributions. The new academic program began this [...]

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Feb
20

Duke Energy’s support for PAC, Children’s Series tops $100,000

Duke Energy is once again stepping up with a $25,000 donation to fund the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s annual Children’s Series. The series provides uplifting educational entertainment for school-aged children in the Pee Dee region. The gift from the Duke Energy Foundation allows students to attend Children’s Series events at no, or a [...]

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Feb
16

FMU inducts 36 students into nursing honor society

Francis Marion University’s nursing program continues to show its growth with the induction of 36 of its students into the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau on Thursday, Feb. 16. Membership in Sigma Theta Tau is based on a student maintaining a high grade point average and class rank. Nurse leaders can also be inducted [...]

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Feb
11

S.C. Chamber Music Festival returns for fifth season

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by Francis Marion University’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence and Lake City for its fifth season and a full week of classical chamber music beginning on Monday, Feb. 20. The festival will once again feature music by world-class musicians from Ukraine, Latvia, Brazil, Bulgaria, [...]

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Feb
10

FMU School of Business honors McCall with alumni award

The Francis Marion University School of Business awarded Carla McCall with the Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni Award for 2017 on Friday, Feb. 10. McCall, a 2003 graduate of Francis Marion with a degree in Finance, is the director of business operations at McCall’s Supply Inc. – a wholesale HVAC distributor located in Johnsonville, S.C. [...]

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Feb
09

FMU crowns 2017 Homecoming king and queen

Francis Marion University celebrated its 2017 Homecoming by crowing a new king and queen and awarding other honors during the festivities. Elijah Moton III of North Augusta and Alexus Franklin of Georgetown were elected king and queen of Francis Marion University’s Homecoming. Moton is a junior double majoring in Political Science and Psychology and was [...]

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Feb
07

Duke Energy grant will help Francis Marion University restore, explore native pine forests

Francis Marion University was recently awarded a $34,800 grant by Duke Energy to expand restoration of the native longleaf pine forest of the Windham Environmental Center located in Lamar. The grant will also allow for the development of educational materials related to the center and provide research and educational equipment for students and faculty. The [...]

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Feb
06

FMU School of Education presents alumni awards

Two Francis Marion University School of Education alumni received awards at the School of Education’s annual recognition reception on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The event, which is a part of Homecoming Week activities at FMU, saw dozens former School of Education alumni gather at the university’s Lee Nursing Building on campus. The Novice Educator Award was [...]

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Feb
02

Francis Marion to celebrate 2017 Homecoming Feb. 11

Francis Marion University’s 2017 Homecoming week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 6 with a series of daily activities leading up to the main Homecoming events on Saturday, Feb 11. FMU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against Peach Belt Conference foe Flagler College in the Smith University Center gym in the flagship [...]

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Feb
01

Francis Marion to honor Black History Month

Francis Marion University will honor Black History Month with an its annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Chapman Auditorium in the McNair Science Building at 4 p.m. Dr. Randy Bridges, the superintendent of Florence School District One, will present as the event’s keynote speaker. Bridges, named superintendent in 2015, has [...]

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Jan
29

FMU names non-profit institute for the late Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing Arts Center Thursday night. More than 150 state leaders, university officials and faculty, and friends and family turned out for a tribute to Sheheen that culminated with naming of the FMU [...]

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Jan
10

Francis Marion honors psychology alum

Francis Marion University awarded its Professional Psychology Award to Myrtle Beach resident Diane Renee Williams at a reception on the university’s campus on Monday, Nov. 28. Williams, a 1990 graduate of Francis Marion, obtained her Master of Science degree in Psychology, and has worked with McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington since 1994. Currently, she serves as [...]

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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.

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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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