Fayetteville/Fort Bragg/ Sandhills NC

VOL6 ISS2 2016

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — FAYETTEVILLE | FORT BRAGG | SANDHILLS REGION VOLUME 6 — ISSUE 2 74 EDUCATION Colleges Colleges abound in this area, too. Part of the abound Colleges abound in this area, too. Part of the in Colleges abound in this area, too. Part of the this Colleges abound in this area, too. Part of the area, Colleges abound in this area, too. Part of the too. Part of the University of North Carolina system, Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a historically black college offering bachelor's degrees in 43 subjects, master's degrees in 23, and one doctoral degree in educational leadership. The 156-acre campus has more than 5,200 students enrolled, with an average freshman retention rate of 72.8 percent — an indicator of student satisfac- tion. FSU's modest in-state tuition of approximately $5,200 per year and generous need-based financial aid (88.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive as- sistance) draws lots of locals to this state college. Although based out of Lynchburg, Virginia, Miller- Motte College hosts a satellite location in Fayetteville (and 15 other Southern cities). This career and technical school provides hands-on training for vocational pro- grams like cosmetology, massage therapy, and crimi- nal justice. It also offers a handful of programs in the healthcare field for students looking to become medical or nursing assistants, phlebotomy technicians, or medi- cal billing and coding specialists. Just 40 miles west of Fayetteville in the village of Pinehurst rests Sandhills Community College (SCC), North Carolina's first comprehensive commu- nity college to offer a transfer degree to a four-year uni- versity. The more than 4,200 students who attend have access to traditional classes like social and behavioral science, mathematics, English and humanities, but the majors them- selves are for specialized fields — from automotive technolo- gies, to cosmetology, to health and fitness science. For those who want to stay close to home, SCC has a cam- pus just 22 miles west of Fayetteville in Raeford. The Sandhills Hoke Center offers four programs that include art, criminal justice, nursing and basic law enforcement training. It also houses the Sandhoke Early College High School, which pro- vides a dual-diploma, five-year program that awards attend- ees with both a high school diploma and an associate in arts or associate in science degree upon graduation. Discover more than 200 programs of study — many of which are available online — at Fayetteville Technical Commu- nity College (FTCC). Serving all of Cumberland County, FTCC has a variety of education centers including the 150-acre Fayetteville location, 10-acre Spring Lake campus, and the Brag Training and Education Center. Overall, it serves 18,000 curric- ulum students 24,000 continuing education students, 300 full- time faculty, and 200 part-time faculty focused on programs in the arts and humanities, business, math and science, health, public service, computer and information technology, engineer- ing and applied technology, and transportation services. No matter your cravings — whether it's schools for your kids, a degree program, or a nontraditional educational setting — you'll find it on the menu in the Fayetteville/Sandhills area. [] State Accredited Highly Qualified and Certified Staff Variety of Enrichment Programs After-School Tutorials Parent Involvement and Education Programs Diverse Learning Environment with Strong Core Values Safe & Caring School Climate Tuition-free An Excellent Charter School Right Here In Our Community! 8030 Raeford Road Fayetteville, NC 28304 | 910-233-7711 | www.alphaacademy.net

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