Florida National University is a private, for-profit college for undergraduate students. FNU is located in the large town of Hialeah, Florida and was founded in 1982. Soon after, the institution became Florida International College and then Florida National College in 1989. In March of 2012, Florida National College became Florida National University after receiving approval by its accrediting agency to offer programs at a more advance degree level.
Currently FNU has four campuses located in Miami-Dade County: One in Hialeah, a second in South Miami (South Campus), a Training Center in Miami, and an Online Learning Campus in Hialeah. At the present time, FNU offers one Master Degree, seven Baccalaureate Degree Programs, twenty-two Associate Degree programs, nine Diploma Programs, and nine Certificate Programs. FNU utilizes small classes to foster in the student the attainment of a quality college education according to the students' personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology. Each campus operates on a semester calendar. To benefit students and members of the community, the Hialeah campus has a Little Angels Day Care on the premises. On-campus housing is not available at any campus.
The school wants maintain their diverse population at Florida National University, which is currently predominately Hispanic. Total enrollment equals 2,744 students with 93.7% being Hispanic. 5.3% being African-American, and 1.1% being Caucasian. The retention rate of full-time students is 84% and retention rate of part-time students is 100%. 70% of students are female and 30% are male. 93% of students that apply are admitted into FNU and the college uses a rolling application deadline, which means that you can apply throughout the year for the upcoming semester. FNU’s open door admissions policy welcomes all qualified applicants without regard to ethnic background, sex, religion, national origin, age, or physical handicap.
Special learning opportunities include distance learning, ROTC, and online programs for military degrees in the Navy College Program for Distance Learning. Students can attend online university courses in conjunction with their on-campus courses to get the right blend that fits their time and travel needs. Florida National University students can receive state of the art online college instruction from anywhere in the country. There are six convenient start dates throughout the calendar year. The Navy College Program’s goal is to help service-members and sailors to obtain a higher education degree. Courses are taught completely online to support the sailor’s itinerant lifestyles. Tuition benefits listed under the Navy Assistance Program allow sailors to have low to zero expenses in several different degree programs.
The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools regionally accredits FNU to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. It is important to note that many educational institutions holding regional accreditation do not recognize credits or degrees earned at institutions that are nationally accredited. This is an important distinction if you plan on transferring credits from one college or university to another during your degree program, or if you plan to pursue advanced degrees at other colleges or universities.
95% of students attending FNU receive some sort of financial aid. Eligible students may receive Pell Grants or other federal aid such as direct loans. Current students and prospective students are urged to file an application for financial aid early and follow-up on any additional information needed to make an award. The University’s Financial Aid Office, which is located on each campus, is available to assist with the application process. Students have to complete a FAFSA to determine financial need.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Sector Of Institution:4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit
Highest Level Of Offering:Master's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,474
Percent Admitted:open admission policy
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