TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — FAMU has been listed as an "Online Colleges in Florida That Win on Affordability" by the website AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online). FAMU was ranked No. 16 on the list of 53 institutions.
“This accomplishment is just phenomenal,” said Franzetta Fitz, FAMU director of Instructional Technology. “To receive such an honor within the two years that our online program has been in existence is quite admirable.”
Affordable Colleges Online helps students find affordable college options and provides information about financial aid and college rankings.
Distance learning from today’s best colleges and universities helps students receive a top-notch education while they take care of family and work responsibilities.
The distance learning programs offered at FAMU consist of the master’s of business administration (MBA), master’s of public health (MPH) and master’s of nursing (MSN).
“We are very proud and excited to offer online degree programs,” Fitz said. “FAMU has a unique brand that alumni and current students continuously embrace. To be able to afford the world the opportunity to earn a degree from our prestigious institution is an honor and we intend to extend the degree offerings in the very near future.”
Gussie Fuller, a member of the first FAMU online degree program graduating class, says the experience with the public health program was encouraging and productive.
“The full support of the administration and faculty made the adjustment into virtual classrooms seamless,” Fuller said.
The online MBA program affords students the opportunity to network with representatives from Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, the program includes an international residency that affords students a global experience of assuming leadership roles in the profession of business administration.
The online MPH program is an extension of FAMU's premier College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program is unique to current health professionals or related areas in preparation for leadership and management positions in the public health workforce.
The online MSN program prepares nurses to become adult gerontological primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNP) or women's health nurse practitioners (WHNP). The MSN program was created with the national certification exam in mind and has a consistently high rate of certification.
Each program requires prospective students to have post-baccalaureate degree work experience, a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average or GRE score of 1000 (300 on the new GRE) or 600 on the GMAT (for the MBA program.)
“FAMU is committed to providing its online students with a robust educational experience that will afford them the opportunity to compete on a global level within any profession that is desired,” Fitz said. “Furthermore, FAMU is confident that increasing its online offerings will ultimately serve as a major catalyst in increasing its retention, progression and graduation rates. We strongly encourage everyone who is pursuing an online institution to further their education to allow FAMU to become their online connection to ‘Excellence With Caring.’”
For more information on the programs, visit www.FAMUOnline.com
or contact Jacquelyn Byrd for the MBA program at 850-599-3565; Dr. Jaibun Earp for the nursing program at 850-599-3017; and Sherita Phillips for the Public Health program at 850-599-3254.
The ranking is available at: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/florida/