Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has entered into a partnership with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, North Carolina. Under the agreement, students who successfully complete the associate’s degree program in fire protection technology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly into the bachelor’s degree program in fire and emergency services at Fayetteville State University.
Both FSU and Rowan-Cabarrus have received official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) recognition from the United States Fire Administration, acknowledging that they meet standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College enrolls more than 6,300 students, according to the latest data submitted to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 18 percent of the student body.