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15800 Northwest 42 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33054
Main Phone: (305) 625-3600
Main Contact: Wilkens Auguste

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Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial College is a small, private, historically black college that was founded in 1879. It is located in Miami Gardens, Florida, a town just outside Miami. In addition to close proximity to the cultural attractions of Miami there are options for sports fans--Miami Gables hosts the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins professional sports teams.

Florida Memorial College was originally called the Florida Baptist Institute, and it retains its ties to the Baptist Church today. There are approximately 40 undergraduate and four graduate degree programs offered. The college is divided into six schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Aviation, School of Business, School of Education, School of Health and Natural Sciences, and the Graduate School.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 1771
Graduate Population: 448
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $12576
Out of State Tuition: $12576
Room & Board: $6734
Applications Due: Fall Semester - April 15t ($25)
Conference: Florida Sun Conference
Mascot: Lions
Accreditations: SACS,
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 38%
Percent Women: 62%

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Majors Offered

•Accounting and Finance
•Business Administration and Management, General
•Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
•Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
•Management Information Systems, General
•Marketing, Other

•Computer Science

•Elementary Education and Teaching
•English/Language Arts Teacher Education
•Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
•Mathematics Teacher Education
•Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
•Reading Teacher Education
•Special Education and Teaching, Other

•English Language and Literature, General
•International/Global Studies
•Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
•Political Science and Government, Other

•Mathematics, Other

•Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

•Jazz/Jazz Studies
•Music, Other

•Religion/Religious Studies
•Religious/Sacred Music

•Biology/Biological Sciences, General
•Chemistry, General

•Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

•Psychology, General

•Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Dance, Fraternities, Marching Band, Sororities, Student Newspaper, Television Station
College History
One of the oldest academic centers in Florida, the university was founded in 1879 as the Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, Florida. Soon after, the American Baptist Home Mission gave its full support and the first regular school year began in 1880.

In 1882, the Florida Baptist Academy was established in Jacksonville, Florida. The name was later changed to Florida Normal and Industrial Institute. It was there that two brothers, James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson (faculty member), wrote the words and music to "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" (known as the "Negro National Anthem"), in 1900.

Florida Normal and Industrial Institute moved to St. Augustine in 1918 on part of a 110-acre (0.45 km2) tract of land known as "Old Homes Plantation", formerly one of the largest slave plantations in Florida. In 1941, the Live Oak and St. Augustine institutions merged, changing their limited offerings from a junior college classification to a four-year liberal arts institution which graduated its first four-year class in 1945. Its name was changed in 1950 to Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial College. In 1963, the charter was again amended to change the name to Florida Memorial College. In 1968, the college relocated to its present site in Northwest Miami and by 1972 graduated its first class at the Miami site. Florida Memorial College celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1979 and began a series of expansion projects on the 44-acre (180,000 m2) site.

Jazz Festival . The university hosts an annual jazz festival, named in honor of professor and trumpeter, Melton Mustafa.
In 1993 Dr. Albert E. Smith was appointed as the college's tenth president, heralding another period of growth in the institution's rich history. In December 2004, the institution's name was changed to Florida Memorial University with the announcement being made at the Founders' Convocation in March 2005. On July 3, 2006, Dr. Karl S. Wright became the eleventh president. On November 9, 2010, Henry Lewis III, a former dean and professor of pharmacy at Florida A&M University, was named the university's twelfth president.
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