Stetson University bears the name of one of its early and most influential supporters, John B. Stetson, of the famous hat-maker manufacturer. Founded in DeLand, Florida in 1883, the Legislature of the state of Florida granted a charter to Stetson just four years later. Today, the University encompasses sites across the state of Florida, including the DeLand and Gulfport campuses, along with satellite locations at the University Center at Celebration near Orlando and the Tampa Law Center.
Stetson confers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees through the following colleges:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- College of Business
- College of Law
- College of Music
Stetson University currently offers certificate programs online through the Continuing Education and Outreach department.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges