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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
25

FMU’s Tom Roop left an endearing legacy

The Francis Marion University community is in mourning over the loss of Dr. Tom Roop, one of the great figures in the university’s 47-year history. Roop, a professor of biology at FMU from 1972-2004, passed away at his home on January 14. He’ll be honored on campus this Saturday, Jan. 21. A visitation with family [...]

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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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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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