Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, has received an additional $70 million in state funding for the 2022-23 academic year. The funding is designed to beef up the university’s student success initiatives, including graduation and retention rates, first-time licensure pass rates for nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy, boosting the number of STEM graduates, and the recruitment and retention of faculty.
Legislative support will also help improve campus-wide utility infrastructure, in line with the strategic plan. The $27.7 million allocation will allow for high-pressure boiler replacements, centrifugal water-cooled chiller replacements. and campus HVAC control upgrades. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering will receive $6.62 million to support undergraduate student success and recruitment of new faculty researchers.
“These allocations reflect the legislature’s commitment to support our mission and strategic initiatives,” said Larry Robinson, president of Florida A&M University. “These funds will boost student success through scholarships and the provision of wraparound services, and the retention and recruitment of world-class faculty. We also welcome much-needed funding to upgrade our infrastructure, which will contribute to a safer and more sustainable campus environment. A strong and vibrant FAMU is an asset for the State of Florida.”