Miami Gardens is a major suburb of northern Miami. The city has a population of roughly 110,000 and is one of the few larger U.S. cities that has a predominently African American population. Miami Gardens is well known as the home of the Miami Dolphins, a professional football team, and the Calder Race Course. It is also home to several higher education institutions including St. Thomas University, Florida Memorial University and CBT College. Given its proximity to the cities of Davie and Miami, others popular schools, including Trinity International University, are easily accessible to Miami Gardent residents.
St. Thomas University, one of Miami Garden’s most recognized institutions of higher learning, is a four-year Roman Catholic university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields. The school’s 150 acre campus is situated just south of the Palmetto Expressway between NW 32nd Avenue and NW 37th Avenue. The campus is home to several academic buildings, most of which are located on the east side and four student dormitories and apartments. St. Thomas is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Another popular choice for aspiring college students and professionals is Florida Memorial University (FMU), a historically black, private, four-year institution that belongs to the United Negro College Fund. FMU is nationally recognized for being the second ranked higher education institution for graduating African-American teachers and educators. The university offers over 40 undergraduate and 4 graduate degree programs. FMU also has an honors program designed for student seeking a challenging academic curriculum.
While not exactly in Miami Gardens, Trinity International University (TIU) is located just 10 miles up the road in the city of Davie–well within commuting distance. Trinity is a liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Christian Church. The university is comprised of an undergraduate college, theological seminary, and graduate law school. It has over 3,000 students and offers degrees in a variety of academic and career-oriented disciplines.
Last, but not least, is the College of Business and Technology, more commonly referred to as CBT College or just CBT. The college is a career education institution that has six locations throughout the Miami-Dade area, including Miami Gardens. CBT is based in Kendall, Florida. It offers acacdemic, technical and vocational training programs and is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, professional certificates and diplomas. CBT also offers free continuing education courses for any of its graduates that need to update their skill set from time to time.
Below you’ll find profiles and links to addition information for the four-year colleges and universities located in and around Miami Gardens, Florida.
Florida Memorial University
15800 Northwest 42 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
main phone: (305) 626-3600
admission phone: (305) 626-3750
admission fax: (305) 623-1462
Florida Memorial University has a total enrollment of 1,500+ students and provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and programs.
St. Thomas University
16401 Northwest 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
main phone: (305) 628-6546
admission phone: (800) 367-9010
admission fax: (305) 628-6591
St. Thomas University has a total enrollment of 1,800+ students and provides Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral and First Professional degrees and programs.
Trinity International University
8190 West State Road 84
Davie, FL 33324
Phone: (954) 382-6400
Trinity International University is located in Davie, Florida roughly 10 miles north of Miami Gardens. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, education, psychology, counseling and religion.