Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, commonly known as Florida A&M or FAMU, is the nation's largest historically black university by enrollment, is located in Tallahassee, the Florida state capital, and is one of eleven member institutions of the State University System of Florida. FAMU is also one of Florida's land grant universities. The University is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
FAMU has eight fully funded endowed eminent scholars chairs including two in School of Journalism and Graphic Communications, four in the School of Business & Industry, one in the College of Education, one in Arts and Sciences, and one in its School of Pharmacy. The university offers 62 bachelor's degrees in 103 majors/tracks. 36 master's degrees with 56 majors/tracks are offered within eleven of the university's 13 schools and colleges. Two professional degrees and eleven PhD degree programs are offered.
Residential Facilities :
FAMU requires all first year students and students with fewer than 12 credit hours to live on campus, if their families are over 35 miles (56 km) from the FAMU campus. Exceptions to this rule include married students, students with dependents, and students who are of age 21 by the start of classes. FAMU offers a limited number of rooms for students with dependent families. Family households may occupy rooms in the Palmetto
North Apartments. Residents are zoned to Leon County
Schools. Residents are zoned to Bond Elementary School, Nims Middle School, and Leon High School.
Research and Development Center :
The FAMU Research and Development Center in Quincy, Florida serves students in animal science, pre-veterinary medicine and veterinary technology. In May 2009, a new New Animal Healthcare Complex opened to support FAMU's pre-veterinary program. The complex was funded by a $1.2 million grant from the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cooperative Extension Research.