Duke grant will support FMU engineering expansion

The Duke Energy Foundation made a $50,000 gift to Francis Marion University’s new Mechanical Engineering degree program on June 5.

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Carter touts FMU’s financial health, numerous initiatives  

FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the University’s trustees Thursday that the FMU’s fiscal health has “never been better,” and that it is well-positioned for the future.

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FMU to host trick-or-treating with telescopes under the stars

FMU’s Dooley Planetarium and the Society of Physics Students will be hosting an evening of trick or treating under the stars this Friday at the University’s Observatory.

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Peterson’s legacy will live on at FMU

The Francis Marion University community is in mourning following the loss of one of its great academic pioneers, Dr. David Peterson. Peterson, a professor of Physics at FMU from 1979 until recently in 2016, passed away at his home in Surf City, N.C. on May 31. A memorial service will be held at Francis Marion [...]

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Rare math-physics double was ‘perfect’ for FMU grad

Math & Physics top most lists of tough college majors. Mary Mulholland saw them as a perfect pair. So, she majored in both & completed her studies with a perfect score.

By Larry Falck | News

FMU physics grad hopes to work on Wall Street

When Jared Singleton was a young boy, his parents cut the number of cable channels the family received. One they didn’t cut -- whether by choice or accident -- was the Science Channel, a network devoted to the exploration and explanation of scientific history and happenings. Young Jared discovered it. Fast forward a few years [...]

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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.


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.


Francis Marion University has been ranked as one of the Top 50 Most Affordable Colleges and Universities in America by Study.com two years running.


Francis Marion University is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities by U.S. News and World Report.


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



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