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Fayetteville State University Ranks Third In State In Graduating African-American Students

Posted June 19, 2001 9:40 a.m. EDT

— Earlier this year,

Fayetteville State University

got national recognition in men and women's college basketball. Now, the university is making a name for itself on the academic front.

In a survey by "Black Issues in Higher Education," Fayetteville State University ranked third in the state in graduating African American students. FSU ranks 30th in the country.

Students say it is about time the university got recognized for something they knew all along.

"It doesn't have that much visibility and when you don't have visibility, people don't know about you, and yet you could be a good school. I think that's the case with FSU, but now they're getting the visibility they deserve," says recent graduate Donnell Brown.

Last year, Fayetteville state had their largest graduating class ever with more than 800 graduates.