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Fayetteville State University Signs $10K Pathway Agreement with Bladen Community College


Dr. James A. Anderson, Chancellor of Fayetteville State University (FSU), and Dr. Amanda K. Lee, President of Bladen Community College, recently signed an agreement that permits Bladen Community College associate degree graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree at FSU at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses.

The $10K Pathway Plan opens the door to affordable bachelor’s degrees for Bladen Community College  graduates in these programs: Accounting, Birth through Kindergarten (non-teaching), Business Administration (General), Criminal Justice, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, Intelligence Studies, Nursing, Interdisciplinary Studies, Psychology, and Sociology.

“Fayetteville State University is excited to partner with Bladen Community College to offer one of the nation’s most affordable pathways to a bachelor’s degree,” said Chancellor James Anderson. “Both Fayetteville State University and Bladen Community College are committed to putting higher education within reach of every North Carolinian.”

At the official ceremony with both colleges’ senior staff in attendance, Dr. Amanda Lee of Bladen Community College remarked “  Bladen Community College is very excited about the $10K Pathway Degree opportunity.  This agreement establishes a valuable pathway for our students to continue their education at Fayetteville State University. Through this partnership, our students will be able to take advantage of one of the most affordable and flexible ways to obtain to their bachelor’s degree.”

About Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in 1867. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation. Chancellor James A. Anderson is the 11th chief executive officer. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit

About Bladen Community College
Bladen Community College is one of 58 community colleges in the North Carolina Community College System.  Bladen Community College is committed to quality teaching through both distance and on-site environments for high-order learning, college transfer preparation, work force development training, and entrepreneurship opportunities.  The wide variety of programs offered at Bladen Community College give students the opportunity to explore different career options and have the ability to enter the career path of their choice. For more information and assistance, call 919.879.5500 to speak to one of our counselors, or visit online at

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