Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS1 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUmE 6 — ISSUE 1 72 other areas. Their programs are designed to suit both the professional needs and the academic goals of busy, working adults. ECU has been named one of the Best Colleges in the Southeast by Princeton Review and has been named a Center of Excellence for fve years (2011-2015) by the National League for Nurs- ing. In fact, ECU nurses work in 98 of North Caro- lina's 100 counties and in every state in the nation. The East Carolina Brody School of Medicine is the nation's top producer of family physicians. Home to 11 colleges and schools as well as the Graduate School and Honors College, ECU is still proud to maintain an 18-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. In addition to its high excellence in education it's also estimated that the school's economic impact on Eastern North Carolina exceeds $1.8 billion! Less than a couple of hours down the road is Fayetteville State University (FSU). Founded in 1867, FSU is a historically black, regional university, part of the University of North Carolina System and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. The school has grown well beyond its original mission to educate Fayetteville's African-American youth to become "among the nation's most diverse campus communi- ties." FSU has a ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges in Regional Universities (South), Tier 2. The mission of FSU is to provide quality education to its students through a liberal-arts foundation, special- ized professional training, and specifc graduate programs. Ofering Bachelor's degrees in 43 areas, Master's degrees in 23 areas, and one doctoral degree in educational leadership, the university is fully ac- credited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The FSU Department of Nursing has recently been ranked the No. 2 program in the Eastern and Southeastern Region and best among University of North Carolina System schools by NurseJournal.org. "This is indeed great news for the Fayetteville State University Department of Nursing," said FSU Chancellor James A. Anderson. "This recognition by NurseJournal.org is a seal of approval that designates the FSU Department of Nursing as one of the best in the country." Also located in Fayetteville with additional cam- puses in Spring Lake and Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), a two- year college that serves more than 41,000 students annually by providing over 190 occupational, techni- cal, general education, college transfer, and continu- ing education programs. It is the 4th largest commu- nity college in the state, and boasts one of the largest Continuing Education departments as well as a grow- ing online department. Its close proximity to Fort Bragg has enabled the college to provide educational opportunities to the military since the early 60s. Methodist University (MU) is a liberal arts college that has seen its enrollment and campus eduCatiOn structure grow for the past several years. Situated on a beautiful 617-acre campus that includes an 18-hole golf course, the university has an annual enrollment of roughly 2,400 students. Methodist University ofers the community the personal attention of a small college — the student to teacher ratio is 15 to 1 — but with aspects and opportunities that rival a much larger institution. One of the most beautiful community college campuses anywhere is found in Pinehurst at Sandhills Commu- nity College (SCC). More than a pretty campus, SCC boasts continuing education programs including a two- year degree for transferring to a four-year institution, hybrid classes using online and traditional learning methods, evening classes and even Saturday classes, perfectly fitting into a busy lifestyle. SCC was the first community college in North Carolina and just last year celebrated 50 years of providing educational opportuni- ties of the highest quality to the people of the state and especially the Sandhills region. Webster University ofers a variety of Master's pro- grams at both Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg. UNC Pembroke ofers several undergraduate degree completion programs and select graduate degrees at Fort Bragg dur- ing the evening hours in 8-week terms. Finally, the world's oldest and largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ofers undergraduate and graduate degrees at Fort Bragg. Founded in 1887 and located in southeastern North Carolina, UNC Pembroke (UNCP) is one of 16 uni- versities in the University of North Carolina system. On its beautiful campus in Pembroke, online, and at sites throughout the region, the university ofers 41 under- graduate and 17 graduate degree programs. Classes are small, averaging 20 students, allowing for a personalized educational experience. There is full slate of NCAA sports, a vibrant extracurricular scene, and safe campus. UNCP is a unique product of heritage and history that still matters today. From its beginning as a school estab- lished by American Indians, the institution has grown to become a regional university serving more than 6,500 stu- dents from across North Carolina and 25 foreign countries. It is an economic and cultural hub for the region. As it has grown, UNCP has continued to maintain a spirit of teaching and learning that transforms lives. The fall 2016 class is the largest in institution history; the MBA program hit record enrollment; Duke Energy and the State Employees Credit Union Foundation launched programs at UNCP to train students in relevant job felds, providing valuable work experiences; three programs in the STEM felds ofer career-building research and one-on-one fac- ulty mentorship; the Entrepreneurship Incubator opened in December, creating hands-on opportunities for students with start-up companies. UNCP students are an outstanding asset. U.S. News & World Report's "Guide to Best American Colleges and Uni- versities" named UNCP the most diverse school in >>

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