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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Jan
10

FMU trustees approve doctorate of nursing practice degree

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17. The degree, which would be FMU’s doctoral level degree, will allow graduates to attain the highest standing within the field of nursing practice. It also continues the enhancement the [...]

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Jan
10

Speech pathology program receives final state clearance

Francis Marion University’s growing School of Health Sciences is adding yet another new speciality. FMU will launch a graduate-level Speech Pathology degree program in the Fall of 2018. The university received final regulatory approval from South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education last week. The Program is in the pending phase of Candidacy and Accreditation from [...]

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Dec
22

FMU Pee Dee Regional Math Tournament celebrates 40th contest

For the past 37 years, the equation Francis Marion + the Pee Dee’s top math students has always equaled the Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored and presented the FMU Department of Mathematics, has grown from a small affair, to something high school students train for far in advance. The tournament’s [...]

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Dec
22

FMU to award honorary degrees at commencement

Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to a Florence City Councilwoman and a South Carolina state senator during fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Smith University Center gymnasium. Selected to receive the degrees are South Carolina state senator Vincent Sheheen and Florence City Councilwoman Teresa Ervin. More than [...]

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Dec
19

FMU has large presence at American Chemical Society event

Seventeen Francis Marion University chemistry students and eight faculty and staff members from the FMU Department of Chemistry participated in the 68th Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), October 23-26 in Columbia. Students were involved in poster presentations, demonstrations and activity leaders. Faculty staff also presented posters, presided over symposia sessions, made oral [...]

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Dec
19

FMU ranked among U.S. News’ “Best Colleges”

Francis Marion University once again is ranked among U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top Regional Universities in the South The 2017 edition of USN&WR’s  “America’s Best Colleges,” one of the oldest of the dozens of college rating sites on the Internet, is available today online. The information also will appear in the magazine’s print editions later [...]

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Dec
17

Sheheen to Francis Marion University graduates: be courageous

Francis Marion University awarded 350 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Smith Center on the FMU campus. The graduates included 282 baccalaureate degrees and 68 graduate students in Business, Education, Nursing and Psychology. Among the undergraduates students who marched were  27 majors  from FMU’s new Healthcare Administration program. They [...]

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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

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CONTACT US

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

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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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