What distinguishes Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University from other universities is its legacy of providing access to a high-quality, affordable education to many students who otherwise may never have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams of getting a college degree. The CollegeNet and Pay Scale Social Mobility Index (SMI) recognizes FAMU for its commitment to providing pathways for social and economic mobility. SMI ranks FAMU as one of the top colleges and universities in the nation for fostering social and economic opportunity.
Consistently ranked one of the Top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Named No. 1 and No. 2 Top Producer of African-American Bachelor’s and Doctoral Degrees in the Nation in 2017
No. 1 historically black university in the nation for research and development expenditures (National Science Foundation) and recognized by the prestigious Carnegie Classification System as an R-2 research university.
Helped develop leaders in their field such as:
Education: Dr. Fredrick Humphries, Dr. James Ammons; Dr. Fred Gainous; Dr. Castell Bryant
Business: John Thompson, Raymond Brown; Arthur Collins