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 Francis Marion University

Francis Marion University - Florence, SC

4822 East Palmetto Street, Florence, South Carolina 29506

General information:(843)661-1362
Website:
Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:Suburb: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:4,187(3,876 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:16 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $7,960 $8,480 $8,802 -4%
Out-of-state $15,585 $16,625 $17,269 -4%
Books and supplies $1,700 $1,700 $1,900 -11%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,024 $6,380 $6,620 -4%
Other $9,088 $8,946 $8,065 11%
Off Campus
Room and board $6,024 $6,380 $6,620 -4%
Other $9,088 $8,946 $8,184 9%
Off Campus with Family
Other $7,086 $6,966 $6,334 10%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $24,772 $25,506 $25,387 0%
Off Campus $24,772 $25,506 $25,506 0%
Off Campus with Family $16,746 $17,146 $17,036 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $32,397 $33,651 $33,854 0%
Off Campus $32,397 $33,651 $33,973 0%
Off Campus with Family $24,371 $25,291 $25,503 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,467
In-state fees $335
Out-of-state tuition $16,934
Out-of-state fees $335
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $8,667
In-state fee $335
Out-of-state tuition $17,334
Out-of-state fees $335
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 684 93% --
Grant or scholarship aid 674 91% $5,659,305 $8,397
Federal grants 439 59% $2,379,302 $5,420
Pell grants 439 59% $2,031,106 $4,627
Other federal grants 430 58% $348,196 $810
State/local government grant or scholarships 605 82% $2,841,344 $4,696
Institutional grants or scholarships 188 25% $438,659 $2,333
Student loan aid 504 68% $3,607,708 $7,158
Federal student loans 502 68% $3,570,808 $7,113
Other student loans 11 1% $36,900 $3,355
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,082 55% $14,675,293 $7,049
Pell grants 1,554 41% $6,958,855 $4,478
Federal student loans 1,890 50% $16,176,813 $8,559

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $11,217 $15,507 $16,267
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $4,395 $9,047 $7,573
$30,001 - $48,000 $5,924 $9,548 $9,242
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,251 $12,223 $12,705
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,599 $10,806 $13,099
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

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Fall 2011
Total enrollment 4,187
Undergraduate enrollment 3,876
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 297
Graduate enrollment 311
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,843 1,203 2,640
Percent admitted 59% 63% 57%
Percent admitted who enrolled 63% 21% 18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 388 52%
ACT 337 45%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 410 530
SAT Math 430 530
SAT Writing 390 500
ACT Composite 17 22
ACT English 16 22
ACT Math 17 21
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 56 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 2116
Baseball 47-
Basketball 1715
Golf 9-
Soccer 2023
Softball -20
Tennis 79
Volleyball -12

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1972 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1997 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/15/1999 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

02/01/2006 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession953
Drug law violations2658 34
Liquor law violations338415
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 110
Drug law violations 82020
Liquor law violations 93610
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 021
Burglary 316
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 314
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate6.5%
Number in default54
Number in repayment827

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00922600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2--
Category total81--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1--
Business Administration and Management, General114-
Business/Managerial Economics2--
Finance, General1--
Management Information Systems, General9--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General18--
Category total13314-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies20--
Category total20--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--
Category total5--
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education1--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching181-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-11-
Elementary Education and Teaching22--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching6--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-33-
Category total4745-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other4--
Category total4--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General19--
Category total19--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General2--
Category total5--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse80--
Category total80--
History Colleges
History, General17--
Category total17--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies5--
Category total5--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General2--
Category total6--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1--
Physics, General9--
Category total15--
Psychology Colleges
Applied Psychology-4-
Psychology, General57--
School Psychology--7
Category total5747
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General7--
International Relations and Affairs1--
Political Science and Government, General3--
Sociology1--
Category total64--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General8--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Music Management0--
Category total9--
Grand total15637