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Study at Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University was established as the Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, Florida, in 1879. The Florida Baptist Academy that was established in 1882, became the Florida Normal and Industrial Institute and merged with the Florida Baptist Institute in 1941. The name of this institute changed a couple of times, and it became the Florida Memorial College in 1963. The institute received university status in 2004. Florida Memorial University is now located in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Florida Memorial University offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
The sports teams of Florida Memorial University are members of the Florida Sun Conference. Nicknamed the Lions, the teams participate in volleyball, basketball, baseball, track, and cross country.

Profile of Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University is in Miami Gardens, FL. Miami Gardens is a large suburb. The school is classified as a Baptist college. Florida Memorial University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master's degree.

Course Topics

Florida Memorial University offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at the school include science, music, education and teaching, and security and law enforcement.

Florida Memorial University Selectivity

Not all applicants to Florida Memorial University are accepted. Just 40% of applicants in 2007 were accepted at the school. People seek out Florida Memorial University, and many students are from other states.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 1, 750 students study at Florida Memorial University . The school is particularly welcoming to minority students.

Student Life

Florida Memorial University makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students at the school can take advantage of the school's meal plans. Students participate in Florida Sun Conference athletics.

Florida Memorial University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching91special education, elementary school teaching, reading teaching, middle school teaching, physical education teaching, English teaching, math teaching
Business and Management63MIS, business management, accounting, marketing studies, accounting and finance, human resources
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and administration
Liberal Arts29interdisciplinary studies, sociology, political science and government, English, international studies
Therapy and Counselling23psychology
Science23biology, chemistry
Music10various music studies, jazz
Computer Science and Engineering7computer science
Media6public relations and advertising
Transportation4aviation tech
Religion and Philosophy0religious music, religion

Contact: Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University

15800 NW 42 Ave

Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6199

General Phone: (305) 626-3600


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