FMU has changed names to Everest University

Why not start training for a better future with Everest University today?

Everest University, formerly known as Florida Metropolitan University (FMU), offers students that hands-on learning and training that applies to many of today’s career fields that are in demand. Students may earn their Associate, Bachelor’s, or Master’s degree in a variety of fields – like health care and business.

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At Everest University, our entire approach to education begins with the student in mind. We’re all about helping our students realize their dreams for a better future.

History of Florida Metropolitan University

Everest University has a long history in the Sunshine State. The oldest Everest University campus can trace its roots to 1890 when the Tampa campus became the first business college in Florida, under the name Tampa College. It became Florida Metropolitan University in 1996 and ultimately Everest University in 2007. The name change allowed the Florida campuses to become part of a nationally recognized name. Everest offers programs at more than 85 campuses throughout the United States.

Former FMU campuses include these current Everest campuses:

Everest University Campuses in Florida

3924 Coconut Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619

8226 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256

995 East Memorial Blvd., Ste. 110
Lakeland, FL 33801

1199 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770

2401 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

Orange Park
805 Wells Road
Orange Park, FL 32073

North Orlando
5421 Diplomat Circle
Orlando, FL 32810

South Orlando
9200 Southpark Center Loop
Orlando, FL 32819

Pompano Beach
225 North Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

3319 W. Hillsborough Avenue
Tampa, FL 33614

We offer career training programs for in-demand jobs. This means your training can prepare you to compete for the job of choice when it comes time to launch your career or move up the ladder where you're presently employed.

The Everest University Difference

Flexible Class Schedules: Many of our campuses offer morning, afternoon, evening and weekend schedules,* which means you can take the courses that fit your lifestyle. We understand how hectic life can be and how little time there is in the day to get things done. Flexible classroom training encourages participation and teamwork interaction from each of our students.

Hands-on Experience: We think it's critical that you practice what you're learning. This is why it's paramount for our programs to incorporate and provide hands-on training. We're confident that you'll learn better and quicker this way.

Professional Instructors: Everest instructors are men and women who've been there and done that! You'll benefit tremendously from the personal experience and knowledge they bring to the classroom each day. We don't just hire any instructor. We require them to be qualified with industry-specific knowledge and expertise. This means you'll have access to real-world knowledge and the practical insights that count.

Online Classes: Taking online classes can give you the freedom and flexibility to complete class assignments on your own schedule. Pursuing an online degree can help you avoid traffic and other hassles normally associated with getting to and from school. When you're self motivated and in control of when and how you learn—you can actually learn a great deal more.

Get it Right the First Time Around

Unfortunately, in life you don't always get a second chance to get things right the second or third time around. Choosing Everest as your destination to get the education that can advance your career on your own terms makes all the sense in the world.

*Class schedules and programs vary by campus. Contact a campus for more information.

Some of our more popular training programs include:

Business Programs

Many popular business jobs are in sales, office administration, small business management, marketing, and human resources. Through Everest's Business Program, you can acquire skills that may prepare you for a job in these areas.

Learn skills that you can apply directly to the corporate world. Our business program can strengthen your decision-making ability and may help improve your planning and organization skills. With our well-rounded business curriculum, you can get hands-on experience in fields such as computer training and accounting.

The Everest Business Program is not just for those just getting started; it's also for those who want to build on the skills they already have.

The business world is fast-paced and highly competitive, and Everest's Business Program can give you that edge needed to succeed.

Everest can answer your questions. Fill out an application today and be on your way to a successful future.


Help make a difference by helping to defend those in need. Through Everest's Paralegal program, students are taught the skills to perform tasks such as researching legal issues, drafting legal documents, preparing pleadings, summarizing documents, organizing trial notebooks, and interviewing clients.

At Everest, you are given the training to work along side lawyers and in the courtroom. Students can learn legal terminology, and legal activities such as legal research skills and procedures for pleadings and motions.

Everest's Paralegal program can put you on track for a successful future as a legal assistant.

Several Paralegal entry-level career opportunities include:

  • Junior Corporate Paralegal
  • Family Law Paralegal
  • Law Clerk

Online degree courses are also offered in Business, Accounting, Medical Insurance Billing and Coding, Paralegal and much more. There's nothing like having the flexibility to learn at your own pace and on your own time and schedule.

Medical Assistant

There is a growing need for medical assistants*, and Everest's Medical Assistant Program helps prepare students for the health care field. This program allows you to complete your training without spending years in medical school.

Students are given quality training so they can be confident in what they do in the office. Students are taught how to properly prepare and administer injections, chart a patient's medical history, and schedule appointments.

Some roles that the medical assistant performs include taking and recording height, weight, temperature, and blood pressure information.


*Adapted from the Professional and Related Occupations - Medical Assistants section of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics []. Finding employment in your field of interest is may be due to a combination of your own hard work, experience, work attitude and local market conditions.

Graduates may be qualified to seek work in a variety of health care facilities, including:

  • Medical Offices
  • Health Clinics
  • Labs
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Insurance Companies

Pharmacy Technician

Become a Pharmacy Technician and work alongside licensed pharmacists. Everest's Pharmacy Technician Program gives students the education and understanding they need to be successful in the workplace.

Students are trained in the classroom and in the lab and gain valuable hands-on experience. They can also become quite familiar with pharmaceutical calculations.

Our main goal for the Pharmacy Technician Program is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge so they can qualify for entry-level positions as a Pharmacy Technician. Everest's program can put you on track for a successful future as a Pharmacy Technician.

Pharmacy technicians often seek employment positions in health care facilities, retail establishments, hospitals, medical centers, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers and pharmacies.

Several entry-level career opportunities may include:

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Hospital Pharmacy Technician
  • Retail Pharmacy Technician

Massage Therapy

Help eases away the stress and pain of others. The massage therapy career field continues to grow as a result, and as the baby boomer generation ages—many may have a desire and need for skilled Massage Therapists.

Everest's Massage Therapy Program trains students about the different massage techniques and gives students the knowledge and background of these different practices.

This is an exciting career choice for those who are caring and want to help others.

Graduates may be qualified to seek entry-level work in a variety of facilities, including:

  • Spas and Resorts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Massage Office
  • Fitness Centers
  • Hotels
  • Airports
  • Some Doctor’s and Rehabilitative Offices
  • Beauty and Hair Salons

FMU Alumni

We welcome you to visit the FMU Alumni site where you'll be able to connect with former classmates and meet other FMU and Everest graduates.

You can also receive help in finding employment through Everest's Graduate Services Department.

Visit the Alumni site often! We enjoy knowing how things have transpired in your life—and how your education has made an impact.

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