Fayetteville State University Fun Facts

  • FSU is the second oldest state assisted institution in North Carolina, founded by seven extraordinary black men in 1867 to provide education for black children.
  • FSU is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The school that is now known as Fayetteville State University was founded in 1867 as the Howard School for African-Americans. The institution became the State Colored Normal School, a state sponsored facility for training African-American teachers, in 1887.