• Control: Public
  • Carnegie Classification: Master's
  • Institution: 4 Year
  • Enrollment: 3,000-9,999

2022 Recognition Categories

  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • Faculty Experience
  • Faculty & Staff Well-being
  • Job Satisfaction & Support
  • Mission & Pride
  • Professional Development
  • Shared Governance
  • Supervisor/Department Chair Effectiveness

What makes your college a great place to work?

Employee Comment

University culture at all levels works actively to see the best qualities in faculty/staff and to develop them to benefit both the individual and the institution. Management tends to have a light touch that communicates faith in faculty judgment. People enjoy working here, which makes working here more enjoyable.

President's Statement

Francis Marion has a fine shared governance system. The faculty, staff, trustees and administration work harmoniously, guided by mutual respect and an understanding of the needs of our various constituencies. The University mission is well understood; the institutional structure is flat hierarchically; and communication patterns are natural among academic and administrative departments. The faculty is intellectually vibrant and committed to qualitative teaching and research in service to a diverse and underserved region of the country.

Vital Statistics


  • Fulltime Admin: 35
  • Fulltime Eps: 84
  • Fulltime Faculty: 218
  • Fulltime Non-Exempt Staff: 158
  • Adjunct Count: 70

    Average Annual Salary

  • Faculty: $70,092
  • Administration: $107,273
  • Exempt Professional Staff: $52,641
  • Non-exempt Staff: $31,991

    Voluntary Turnover Rate

  • Full-time Faculty: 2%
  • Full-time Staff: 16%
  • 10 Years Recognized
  • 10 Years of Honor Roll

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