Students considering colleges in Hialeah, a peaceful suburb of Miami, should know that Spanish is the unofficial language here — and good Cuban food is its specialty. Hialeah celebrates its culture and history with annual parades and festivals. Students can also check out the city's community garden and large farmer's market.
High school students in Miami-Dade County who participate in the county's dual enrollment program can earn college credit while working toward their diploma. The credit can be applied toward one of the colleges in Hialeah or elsewhere.
A number of Hialeah colleges offer career-focused programs in a wide range of subjects. Florida National University's almost two dozen majors focus on healthcare to business, IT, legal studies, and hospitality management programs.
The College of Business and Technology offers theoretical and practical training in office management, A/C refrigeration technology, and electrical technology.
Other Hialeah colleges like Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corps specialize in dental assisting and medical assisting programs.
Hialeah also features several beauty schools for students interested in cosmetology, such as La Belle Beauty School, Celebrity School of Beauty, and the Hialeah campus of Beauty Schools of America.
Florida National University is the only one of the Hialeah colleges that offers four-year degree programs, but its offerings are substantial. Students can choose from campus-based and online bachelor's degree programs in subjects ranging from accounting and finance to marketing, psychology, criminal justice, and business administration. The most popular undergraduate majors at FNU are health services administration and nursing.
While the institution does not have student housing, college life can be enriched through team sports (Division NAIA and USCAA) as well as student government. FNU's writing lab is designed to support on-campus and online students through individual tutoring and paper reading sessions.
Students who wish to pursue an advance degree can consider one of Florida National University online master's degree programs: business administration, health services administration, nursing (MSN) and RN to MSNl. The school also offers graduate certificate programs in the fields of accounting, finance, general management, health services administration, marketing, and public management and leadership.