Florida Memorial University

15800 Nw 42 Avenue, Miami gardens, FL 33054-6199
Tel: (305)626-3600
Private not-for-profit | 1,601 students
Florida Memorial University is dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and truth; the free exchange of ideas; and thetransmission and preservation of African-American history and heritage. The University recognizes that education contributesto the quality of life and expects that students will leave its community of scholars and traditions prepared to participatefully in society.

School Overview:

Florida Memorial University
CountyMiami-dade County, FL
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
115 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,601 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,470 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
131 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
1,563 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
38 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted90%64%

School Notes:

  • Florida Memorial University, a historically Black College related to Baptist Churches and traditions,is one of the oldest academic centers in Florida. The private, coeducational, baccalaureate and graduate degrees grantinguniversity has its origins in the Florida Baptist Institute, founded in 1879 in Live Oak (Florida), and in the FloridaBaptist Academy, founded in1892 in Jacksonville (Florida). These two institutions merged in 1941 to form the Florida Normaland Industrial Memorial Institute in St. Augustine, Florida. The institution became a four-year college in 1945. Followingseveral name changes, the present name Florida Memorial College was adopted in 1963. The institution moved to its presentSouth Florida location in Miami, Florida in 1968.
  • Florida Memorial University's academic programs are designed to broaden the intellectual experiencesand abilities of students and, at the same time, recognize and provide for intellectual diversity as individual interests andgoals are satisfied. Academic programs are supported by library services, academic advising, testing, developmentaleducation, support services, career planning and placement, counseling and student activities.
  • Florida Memorial University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The University is also chartered by theState of Florida.
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