FAMU Rising to the Top!

By Say~It~Loud!

September 23, 2021

Consistently making great strides each year, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) to put it succinctly, is "moving~on~up"... and FAST!

The CollegeNet and Pay Scale Social Mobility Index (SMI) recognizes FAMU for its commitment to providing pathways for social and economic mobility. SMI ranks FAMU as one of the top colleges and universities in the nation.

U.S. News & World Report, the world’s leading authority on education rankings, has unveiled their annual list of the best colleges. Categories include Top Public Schools, Top Performers on Social Mobility, and new this year, Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs. 

For the 2022 list of top HBCUs, a total of 78 HBCUs were ranked. To make the list, a school must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students must currently be listed as part of the White House and U.S. Department of Education's Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and must have made it on U.S. News & World Report’s overall Best Colleges ranking. So, how did your HBCU fare?

For the third consecutive year, Florida A&M University tops the list of public HBCUs and moved up 13 spots from last year’s overall HBCU list to tie with North Carolina A&T University for seventh place. FAMU also landed the 104th spot as a top public university in the nation. Last year, they placed at 117th. 

“Moving up 13 places is a testament to our focus on student success and the dedication of our faculty, staff, and students to the tenets of our strategic plan, FAMU Rising,” said FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D. in a release. “Our intentionality and teamwork allow us to focus acutely on opportunities and more effectively address challenges.”

FAMU has it all

In addition to being one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation, FAMU students have the opportunity to actively engage in a broad range of educational or recreational activities. There are more than 100 recognized student clubs and organizations at FAMU, and the Office of Student Activities provides leadership training opportunities, funding, and other benefits to ensure that student life is as dynamic as possible.  And last but certainly not least, FAMU is home to the Rattlers and Head Coach Willie Simmons!

Prominently located on the highest hill in Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, Florida A&M University remains the only historically black university in the eleven member State University System of Florida. ...