Florida Memorial University, nestled in the suburban area of Miami Gardens, Florida, boasts a rich heritage that dates back to its founding in 1879. Originally established as the Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak, Florida, to educate newly emancipated slaves, it later merged with the Florida Baptist Academy in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1941. This merger marked a significant step in providing higher education opportunities to African Americans in the region. Over the years, the university has been a beacon of hope and progress, moving to its current location in Miami Gardens in 1968 to expand its reach and impact.
Today, Florida Memorial University (FMU) stands as a testament to its motto, "Leadership, Character, and Service," reflecting its commitment to nurturing leaders with integrity and a heart for community service. As a private institution, FMU offers a range of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, with a strong emphasis on Aviation, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Education. These programs are designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen fields.
The university's enrollment of approximately 1,137 students benefits from a supportive and engaging campus environment, with campus housing available to foster a close-knit community. The FMU Lions, representing the university in athletics, compete in NAIA Division II within the Sun Conference (SUN), showcasing the spirit and talent of its student-athletes. Florida Memorial University continues to honor its legacy of educational excellence and social responsibility, shaping future generations of leaders and professionals.
NAIA Division II - Sun Conference (SUN)
Team Name: Lions