Florida National University had initiated its classes from January 4th, 1988 in the city of Hialeah Florida. At that time it was known as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. Jose Reguerio, Mrs. Maria C. Reguerio and Mr. Omar Sanchez. At its initial time it had offered business, computer, dental, electronics (now discontinued), medical, paralegal, and travel programs. The institution soon became Florida International College and finally in September 1989, Florida National College. A second campus was initiated in Miami (Flagler Campus) on March 3, 1989; a third campus was opened in Miami (Bird Road Campus) on March 5, 1990. Florida National University, Hialeah Campus, is located in the northwest area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 56,000 sq. ft. It includes a media center, dental, medical, language, X-ray, and computer labs, reception area, cafeteria, child care facility, and administrative offices. There is adequate lighted parking, and the building is equipped with elevators—two of the three campuses are located on second floors of shopping centers— and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons. The main campus occupies its own 4 story building. FNU student records are housed at this campus.
Florida National College officially changed its name to Florida National University March 24, 2012, after receiving approval by its accrediting agency to offer programs at a more advance degree level. At the present time, FNU offers two Master Degrees, eight Baccalaureate Degree Programs, twenty-three Associate Degree programs, nine Diploma Programs, and six Certificate Programs. The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies.
Florida National University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees. Florida National University is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399. The university has been authorized by Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students and it has been listed the classification of colleges and Universities of the Carnegie Foundation.
Florida National University, South Campus, is located in the west area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 24,900 sq. ft. and it includes a media resource room, medical and computer Labs, student lounge, reception area, and administrative offices. The campus is situated in a large shopping mall with ample lighted parking and surrounding services. There is an elevator and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons.
Florida National University, Training Center, is located in the northwest area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 5,600 sq. ft. and it includes computer and medical Labs, reception area, and an administrative office. There is lighted parking and the building is equipped with elevators and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons.
The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies. Florida National University is dedicated to serving the community which it calls home. In conjunction with our determination to provide a quality education to our diverse student population, Florida National University actively seeks opportunities to enrich the lives of others. It is also a regular contributor to Camillus House, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to the poor and homeless. Camillus House provides basic support for men, women, and children in need. Some of these services include comprehensive health care, social services, addiction recovery, job counseling, and emergency food, shelter, and clothing.
Florida National University provides unique scholarship opportunities as noted in the University catalogue. The university provides following programs to its students:
- Master Degrees
- Bachelor of Arts
- Associates of Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Career Education Diploma
Florida National University’s Job Placement Department is committed to assisting our students and alumni with employability skills, guidance, and resources to find employment in their chosen career and respective specialized field of study. All FNU graduates / alumni are offered free lifetime placement assistance, although FNU does not guarantee job placement. FNU’s Job Placement Department makes every effort possible for the graduate to transition from an exceptional university education to a lifetime career.
In the field of sports, the university carries mission to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity, leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic program a durable source of pride for the student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.
Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the student’s personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology. Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.