RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Florida International University

Florida International University is Miami-Dade County's first public, four-year university. FIU was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in 1972 with 5,667 students - the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history.

In 2009, the FIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mark B. Rosenberg as FIU's fifth president. Today it has more than 40,00 students, almost 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 150,000 alumni. FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. The University offers more than 200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools. Ninety-five percent of FIU's full-time, tenure, and tenure earning faculty ho...
Show more »
Florida International University is Miami-Dade County's first public, four-year university. FIU was founded in 1965 and opened for classes in 1972 with 5,667 students - the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history.

In 2009, the FIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved Mark B. Rosenberg as FIU's fifth president. Today it has more than 40,00 students, almost 1,000 full-time faculty and nearly 150,000 alumni. FIU is one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. The University offers more than 200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 21 colleges and schools. Ninety-five percent of FIU's full-time, tenure, and tenure earning faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree attainable in their field. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. Sponsored research funding (grants and contracts) from external sources now exceed $100 million. The University is ranked as a Research University in the High Research Activity category of the Carnegie Foundation's prestigious classification system. The school's mascot is the Golden Panther, and its alumni constitute the fastest growing university alumni group in Miami-Dade County. FIU confers approximately half of all degrees now awarded by universities in Miami-Dade County. FIU's College of Medicine was approved in 2006 by the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature. In 2008, it received preliminary accreditation by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education of the AAMC and admitted its first class in August 2009.

FIU is the youngest university to have been awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. FIU recently ranked among the best values in public higher education in the country, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2006 survey, "100 Best Values in Public Colleges." FIU ranked among the top 50 nationally for in-state students and among the top 100 nationally for out-of-state and international students. FIU recently ranked third in granting bachelors degrees to minorities and ninth in granting masters degrees to minorities, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 1, 2006. FIU's College of Law led all universities in the state with the highest pass rate of 94.4% on the 2007 Statewide Florida Bar Examination. The second highest pass rate belonged to Florida State University with 88.2%.

U.S.News & World Report ranks FIU's undergraduate international business programs among the top 15 in the nation and their graduate programs among the top 25. The university has also been named one of the "10 Cool Colleges for Entrepreneurs" by Fortune Small Business magazine. The Executive MBA program was recently ranked #1 in Florida by the Financial Times. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of the nation's top programs. Other acclaimed programs include Creative Writing and Marine Biology. The University's 2010-2011 operating budget is $942 million. FIU has more than 4,800 employees. The University has an economic impact of more than $1.7 billion on the South Florida economy.

In recent years, FIU has emerged as one of South Florida's major cultural assets, offering programs to both students and the local community. Several of its programs are nationally renowned for their excellence.

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum celebrated the grand opening of its new facility on the Modesto A. Maidique campus in 2008. The Wolfsonian-FIU museum, located in Miami Beach, promotes the collection, preservation and understanding of decorative art and design from the period 1885-1945. The School of Theatre and Dance produces a wide variety of live student performances, and The School of Music presents an annual fall series of concerts that showcase talent in a variety of genres. The festival features FIU musicians as well as distinguished visiting performers.

Under the direction of the Creative Writing Program, the Writers on the Bay lecture series presents noted authors and poets.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management helps present the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, one of the major culinary events in the nation.

FIU has two campuses, the 344-acre Modesto A. Maidique campus in western Miami-Dade County, and the 200-acre Biscayne Bay Campus in northeast Miami-Dade County. The University also has an academic site in Broward County, FIU Broward-Pines Center in Pembroke Pines.

A major research facility, the 40-acre Engineering Center is located near the Maidique campus. The Downtown Center, located in downtown Miami, offers graduate level business courses for busy professionals. For more information go to www.fiu.edu.
« Show less

Top Florida International University Articles

Displaying items 23-33
  • University system targets work force: My Word

     University system targets work force: My Word
    In June 2014, the governor and the Legislature directed $21.8 million in new money, known as performance funding, to the University of Central Florida as a reward for its excellence and improvement in areas from graduation and retention rates, to post-...
  • Chinn latest Terps women's assistant to leave, accepts top job at FIU

    Chinn latest Terps women's assistant to leave, accepts top job at FIU
    Marlin Chinn is leaving his position as an assistant with the Maryland women's basketball team to accept the head coaching job at Florida International. The move comes one day after former top assistant Tina Langley departed to become head coach at Rice....
  • NSU adding a traditional medical school

    NSU adding a traditional medical school
    Nova Southeastern University plans to create a new medical school, offering traditional medical degrees at its North Miami Beach campus. NSU's new College of Allopathic Medicine, or M.D. program, will complement its existing doctor of osteopathic...
  • Six things to do with the kids this weekend

    Six things to do with the kids this weekend
    While hunting and pecking for something to do with the kids this weekend that does not involve pastels and marshmallow chickens, we're looking to Lockhart Stadium, where they will be putting the egg in the basket while wearing bold red and yellow.  YOUR...
  • Ousted cops in racism probe had shown promise in short careers

    Ousted cops in racism probe had shown promise in short careers
    The personnel files of four police officers who lost their jobs over racist text messages and a hate-filled mock movie trailer showed ambitious law enforcement careers that began and ended in Fort Lauderdale. They had lofty goals — joining the SWAT...
  • State leaders need to buy land to protect the Everglades

    State leaders need to buy land to protect the Everglades
    The following opinion piece was written by students attending the Biscayne Bay Campus Honors College at Florida International University: The Everglades needs more protective legislation, not less. Our Honors College class is appealing to Gov. Rick...
  • FIU offers 14-year-old Florida girl full scholarship

    FIU offers 14-year-old Florida girl full scholarship
    MIAMI — Florida International University is offering a 14-year-old high school student a full scholarship. University officials said it's unusual to award scholarships to freshman, but that the staff was impressed by Rebecca Rauch-Thane's...
  • No-cost 2-year education will maintain U.S. leadership

    No-cost 2-year education will maintain U.S. leadership
    President Obama's proposal for two years of free community college is essential for the United States because it will improve access to higher education for legions of Americans, and because we all benefit from a better-educated citizenry. According...
  • People on the Move: Carnival appoints Julia Brown to chief procurement officer

    People on the Move: Carnival appoints Julia Brown to chief procurement officer
    Cruise lines Julia M. Brown was appointed to the new position of chief procurement officer for Carnival Corp. She was most recently chief procurement officer on the global management team at Mondelez International, which split from Kraft Foods in 2012....
  • Royal Caribbean, FIU unveil production studio for shipboard entertainers

    Royal Caribbean, FIU unveil production studio for shipboard entertainers
    The dancers, aerialists, singers and actors who entertain guests on some Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ships now have a new venue to hone their skills. On Friday, officials of the Miami-based cruise company and Florida International University unveiled a...
  • Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research

    Florida sees big benefits from stem cell research
    Author Bryant H. McGill asserts that: “It is better to have a meaningful life and make a difference than to merely have a long life.” But increasingly one can have both, courtesy of scientific advancement. Extending life and its quality are...