Francis Marion University
Florence, SC 29506

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 3,874
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,539 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

62%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Francis Marion University is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 3,738 applications and 2,301 students were granted admission. Francis Marion University is at the #60 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 87% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 43% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT810 to 1030
ACT17 to 22

Application Fee

$39
Undergrad students
$39
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

Francis Marion University charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $19,760 and in-state students paid $9,880.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$10,070
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $12,440
$9,880
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $6,695
$19,760
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of Francis Marion University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 63% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,797 (which is 8.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Francis Marion University in 2016-2017, was 650, which is 88% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,935 (which is 6.9% below the national average.)

$4,797
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,432
$4,935
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,302
99%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Francis Marion University has enrolled a total of 3,874 students (3,216 students full-time and 658 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 3,874 students, 229 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 30% men and 70% women and 3,559 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 315 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 165 students for distance studies.

3,874
Total Enrollment
229
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 51%

Black/African American: 41%

Two or more races: 3%

Hispanic: 2%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Asian: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Francis Marion University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 34% 283 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 31% 262 0
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 6% 52
Psychology 3% 29
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 2% 20
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 1% 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 0% 4
Mathematics And Statistics 0% 4
History 0% 2
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

40%
Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Francis Marion University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

2%
Still enrolled
23%
Dropout rate
34%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$27,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Francis Marion University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,600. Last year, out of the total 1,189 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,094 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,280 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,165 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,600 $32,500
Employment Rate 92% 91%
Total Graduates 1,189 1,280

Campus Location

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