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University College

The University College is the academic unit ensuring that Fayetteville State University students make a successful transition to the University, master the University's core learning outcomes, enter the major program of their choice, and graduate in a timely manner. 


The mission of University College is to provide educational opportunity to the citizens of North Carolina, to the military, and to individuals from around the nation through outreach programs; to provide the highest quality learning experiences; and to produce global citizens and leaders as change agents for shaping the future of the state by promoting the mastery of core student learning outcomes. The University College promotes excellence through engaging instruction in the core curriculum, through effective academic support, through outstanding academic advisement, and through innovative enrichment programs.

College Access Programs

The Office of College Access Programs mission is to encourage and assist youth who are traditionally under-represented in post-secondary education with preparation for, entry into, and completion of a post-secondary education.  We provide a broad range of high-quality college preparatory services to students, parents, and educators. These include the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, an afterschool program that assists students in core subjects (math, reading, science, social studies) by providing out-of-school time services to students and their families through community learning centers that offer an array of enrichment activities to complement regular academic programs; the TRiO Talent Search Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing academic support services to students in middle and high school, who reside in Cumberland, Hoke, and Robeson counties; Upward Bound, which provides participants with academic support services and activities that will enhance their academic skills, thereby ensuring that they will complete high school and enroll in and complete a program of post-secondary education; and Upward Bound Math & Science, which helps students recognize and develop their potential to excel in fields in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.

Educational Opportunity Centers

The Educational Opportunity Centers Program (EOC) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing assistance to adults who want to pursue a college degree. The services are offered to adults residing in Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Robeson and Sampson Counties in North Carolina. EOC helps students choose a college, complete admissions applications, complete financial aid application, choose a career, complete scholarship searches, and resolve loan defaults.

Bronco STAR (Supporting Transition, Access, and Retention)

Bronco STAR is a program at Fayetteville State that works toward increasing access and decreasing barriers to a college degree for students who learn differently. The Bronco STAR project works in two ways:

  • For students: Students who have learning differences, and do not learn the traditional way may benefit from our package of services. Bronco STAR participants have regular meetings with an Academic Success Coach, one-on-one tutoring, dedicated study space in the Bronco STAR HUB, access to assistive technology, and the ability to learn from one another to meet school and life goals
  • For faculty: The STAR program also addresses students' needs by helping faculty become better teachers. Our faculty development program shares ideas based in Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in regular workshops as well as semester- and year-long learning community partnerships.

Academic Support Resources

Academic Enrichment Programs

The Core Curriculum

Certificate Programs

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