Florida A&M University continues to receive national recognition for its outstanding achievements. This year alone the historically black university has been named one of the top 100 national universities by Washington Monthly Magazine, one of the Best Colleges in the nation by Forbes Magazine, a Top Green College in America by The Princeton Review and ranked the No. 1 public historically black college or university by U.S. News and World Report.
What is FAMU’s latest feat? FAMU was named one of Jet Magazine’s most affordable colleges in the nation. “An education is the key to changing one’s socioeconomic status,” said Vice President for Student Affairs William Hudson Jr. “It is important that we do not price out students who want a quality education. An education is truly something that no one can take from you.”
With the rise of college tuition all around the nation, students often cannot afford the fees associated with attending college. Other public schools highlighted in the magazine included the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and the University of Virginia.
“It’s beneficial to students that FAMU be affordable because we hope to earn our degree without a lot of debt to go with it,” said Markia Butler, a senior journalism student from Jacksonville, Fla. “Being more affordable is really ‘Excellence with Caring.’”