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Florida Memorial University is a private coeducational institution with the distinction of being one of the oldest academic centers in the state, and the only historically Black university in South Florida.

In 1879, members of the Bethlehem Baptist Association founded the school, then called Florida Baptist Institute, in Live Oak, Fla., to create “a college of instruction for our ministers and children.” Amid racial tensions, then President Rev. Matthew Gilbert and other staff members fled Live Oak for Jacksonville, Fla., where he founded the Florida Baptist Academy in the basement of Bethel Baptist Church, with Sarah Ann Blocker as the main instructor.

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An FMU Undergraduate education can be summed up with one word: options. From Communications to Chemistry, to Social Work to Cybersecurity to Aviation Management, FMU’s extensive course offerings in high demand fields will help you find your passion.

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Graduate Students

Once FMU Graduate students enter the workforce, they have an advantage that sets them apart from the rest: real-world training and experience. Our Graduate programs are designed to fully prepare you for cutting edge careers in a competitive global market.

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International Students

At FMU, the opportunities are limitless for International Students. An FMU education is the start of a journey that leads to exciting places, wherever on the map those may be.

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Nothing provides the full Lion experience like campus living. Residence Life is waiting for you to make memories with friends to last a lifetime.

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Proposed Location of Black History Museum in St. Augustine

       State legislators in 2023 proposed plans to establish...
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Florida Memorial Selects Kevin Herod to Lead Women’s Basketball Program

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Florida Memorial University is proud to announce Kevin Herod as...
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FMU’s Cheer Squad Finishes 8th in the Nation at NAIA National Competition

YPSILANTI, Mich. – With a final score of 87.95, Florida Memorial...
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