Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University was established as the Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, Florida, in 1879. The Florida Baptist Academy that was established in 1882, became the Florida Normal and Industrial Institute and merged with the Florida Baptist Institute in 1941. The name of this institute changed a couple of times, and it became the Florida Memorial College in 1963. The institute received university status in 2004. Florida Memorial University is now located in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Florida Memorial University offers a large number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following academic schools:

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business
  • School of Education

The sports teams of Florida Memorial University are members of the Florida Sun Conference. Nicknamed the Lions, the teams participate in volleyball, basketball, baseball, track, and cross country.

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Florida Memorial University
15800 NW 42 Ave
Miami Gardens , FL 33054-6199
General Phone: (305) 626-3600

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Florida Memorial University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching81special education, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, English teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, reading teaching
Business and Management48business management, business administration, accounting, accounting and finance, human resources, MIS, marketing studies
Therapy and Counseling24psychology
Liberal Arts20English, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science and government, sociology
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and administration
Science17biology, chemistry
Transportation9aviation tech
Music9jazz, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer science
Media3public relations and advertising
Religion and Philosophy0religion, religious music

Number of programs and degrees for Florida Memorial University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18429
Master's degree524

Florida Memorial University Student Body

Florida Memorial University is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, Florida Memorial University had a total enrollment of 1,750 students (1,648 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 43%
Women 57%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 0%
Black 84%
Hispanic 3%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 7%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 26%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Florida Memorial University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 68 %

Florida Memorial University Room and Board (2007)

Florida Memorial University offers campus housing for 745 of its 1,648 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Miami, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Florida Memorial University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Florida Memorial University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 12,744
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,744
Room and board $ 5,544
Room charge $ 2,962
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,592
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 3,500

Financial Aid:
Florida Memorial University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 148600)

Florida Memorial University Faculty

Florida Memorial University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3020
Non-tenured and not on tenure track53

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year4$63,4272*
Associate professoracademic year19$63,77017$62,643
Assistant professoracademic year17$56,3219$57,168
Instructoracademic year5$49,5733$47,780
All faculty totalacademic year45$59,34831$60,459

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Florida Memorial University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Florida Sun Conference
Baseball Florida Sun Conference
Track Florida Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports01010

Florida Memorial University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Finance
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
International/Global Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, Other

Mathematics, Other

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
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