FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life.
FMU’s ranking is part of The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on the Academic Workplace Special Issue, which will be available to subscribers and the public on July 22. The recognition is based primarily on a survey administered to faculty and staff in universities across the country and compiled by a third party, Modern Think, a nationally recognized business consultant to universities and other institutions. FMU is one of 189 colleges or universities recognized by The Chronicle, and the only university in South Carolina recognized as an Honor Roll school — meaning FMU excelled in multiple categories of distinction. This is the fourth consecutive year that FMU has been recognized as a Great Colleges Honor Roll school.
FMU President Dr. Fred Carter says the recognition is a fitting tribute to the university’s 500 employees. “We’re ever mindful that this recognition truly reflects the quality of our faculty and staff,” says Carter. “They are a group of highly educated and trained professionals who care deeply about this university and our students. This makes Francis Marion not simply a “Great College to Work For”, but a great college in every respect.”