Florida Memorial University

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School Overview

Florida Memorial University is privately owned and operated 4-year university located in Miami Gardens, Florida. Founded in 1879, the university is one of the oldest historically Black higher education institutions in the state. It is also a Baptist-affiliated school and is ranked 9th in the state and 2nd in the nation for the number of African-American teachers its graduates each year.

General Information

Admission Office

15800 Northwest 42 Avenue

Miami Gardens, FL 33054

(305) 626-3750

Fax: (305) 623-1462

Contact: Peggy Martin

Director of Admissions
Main Address

15800 Northwest 42 Avenue

Miami Gardens, FL 33054

(305) 626-3600


Total undergrads: 1,438

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 555

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,738

Graduate enrollment: 78


Suburban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $15

Online application fee: $15
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $12,254 $12,744 $13,356 $14,024 +5.00%
Books and Supplies $1,200 $1,500 $1,600 $1,700 +6.25%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $5,340 $5,544 $5,820 $6,112 +5.02%
Other $3,500 $3,500 $3,600 $3,700 +2.78%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,000 $9,000 $9,300 $9,700 +4.30%
Other $3,700 $4,000 $4,100 $4,200 +2.44%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $22,294 $23,288 $24,376 $25,536 +4.76%
In-state Off Campus $26,154 $27,244 $28,356 $29,624 +4.47%
In-state with Family $13,454 $14,244 $14,956 $15,724 +5.14%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $15,917
In-state Student Fees $0
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $15,917
Out-of-state Student Fees $0

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 495 91%
Grant or scholarship aid 391 72% $3,984,501 $10,191
• Federal grants 371 68% $1,540,382 $4,152
• Pell grants 371 68% $1,428,567 $3,851
• Other Federal grants 83 15% $111,815 $1,347
Local and state government scholarships or grants 312 57% $1,802,201 $5,776
Institutional scholarships or grants 123 23% $641,918 $5,219
Student loans 428 79% $4,412,320 $10,309
• Federal student loans 428 79% $4,379,320 $10,232
• Other student loans 10 2% $33,000 $3,300

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 185 38
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 14
Biology/biological Sciences, General 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 58 4
Accounting 4
Accounting and Finance 17
Business Administration and Management, General 20
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 4
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 1
Management Information Systems, General 12
Marketing, Other 4
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 16
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 5
Computer Science 5
Education 20 34
Elementary Education and Teaching 10 3
English/language Arts Teacher Education 2
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Reading Teacher Education 15
Special Education and Teaching, Other 4 16
English Language and Literature/letters 3
English Language and Literature, General 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 16
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 16
Human Services, General 5
Social Work 5
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Mathematics, Other 2
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 4
International/global Studies
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Physical Sciences 2
Chemistry, General 2
Psychology 14
Psychology, General 14
Social Sciences 4
Political Science and Government, Other 3
Sociology 1
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/sacred Music
Transportation and Materials Moving 7
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General 7
Visual and Performing Arts 10
Jazz/jazz Studies 1
Music, Other 9
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Management Information Systems B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Elementary Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B


Mathematics – General B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Sociology B

Transportation & Materials Moving

Air Transportation B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Florida Memorial University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (305) 626-3600
Website: www.fmuniv.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://selfservice.fmuniv.edu/selfservice/Admissions/ApplicationSelectEnabledForm.aspx
Address: 15800 NW 42 Avenue, Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6199
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,097
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 38%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 625 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $16,236
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,236
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,881

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Florida Memorial University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Memorial University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 63
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 2
Transportation and Materials Moving 1
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Grand total 304

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Memorial University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,236
Out-of-state $16,236
Books and supplies $2,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $16,708
Out-of-state $16,708

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 311 94%
Grant or scholarship aid 287 86% $10,881
Student loan aid 186 56% $6,722

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,029 91% $10,654
Federal student loans 766 68% $7,234

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Memorial University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida Memorial University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,827 2,751 5,076
Percent admitted 100% 42% 39%
Percent admitted who enrolled 5% 5% 5%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida Memorial University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,097
Undergraduate enrollment 1,050
Graduate enrollment 47

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida Memorial University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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