Fayetteville State University Partners With Edgecombe Community College

Fayetteville State University, a historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has partnered with Edgecombe Community College to establish a $10,000 Pathway Plan between the institutions.

Founded in 1967, Edgecombe Community College is one of the 58 colleges that make up the North Carolina Community College System. The college operates campuses in Tarboro and Rocky Mount. It enrolls about 2,000 students and African Americans make up more than half of the student body.

Graduates of Edgecombe Community College who have obtained an associate’s degree will be able to complete an online bachelor’s degree at Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses, or approximately $5,000 at the community college and $5,000 at Fayetteville State. Students eligible for federal and state grants will likely pay less than $10,000 out of pocket.

Participating students will have the opportunity to earn bachelor’s degrees in accounting, birth through kindergarten (non-teaching), business administration, criminal justice, fire and emergency services administration, intelligence studies, nursing, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, or sociology.

Peggy Valentine, interim chancellor of Fayetteville State University, stated that “we are excited to enter into this partnership with Edgecombe Community College. This agreement demonstrates both institutions’ commitment to make the cost of a college education attainable and affordable. The FSU family looks forward to serving and working with those students who seek a degree from our institution.”

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