With 15 students and two teachers, what is now known as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University humbly opened its doors in October 1887. As part of the Florida State University system today, Florida A&M University continues to provide “excellence with caring” as one of the preeminent HBCUs in the country.
The school’s original mission of serving the underrepresented and underprivileged remains strong to this day, with an eye towards meeting the needs of the future. The university continues in its mission to educate African Americans while embracing individuals of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities seeking the benefits of a FAMU education.
Students can choose from 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, 3 professional degrees, and 12 doctoral degrees. Educational programs prepare students with the knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking skills necessary to serve their communities.
A wide range of degree options are offered by the university’s many colleges and schools, including:
- College of Agricultural & Food Sciences
- College of Education
- College of Law
- College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Institute of Public Health
- College of Science & Technology
- College of Social Sciences, Arts, & Humanities
- FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
- School of Allied Health Sciences
- School of Architecture & Engineering Technology
- School of Business & Industry
- School of Journalism & Graphic Communication
- School of Nursing
- School of the Environment
Accreditation & Licensing
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is accredited by:
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)