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Stetson University

Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includ...
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Stetson University was founded as DeLand Academy in 1883 by New York businessman Henry A. DeLand, and in 1889 was renamed for John B. Stetson, the nationally known hat manufacturer and philanthropist who gave generously to the school. The university has been independent since it was founded, but had a historical relationship with the Baptist denomination. That relationship was dissolved in 1993.

Florida's first private university, Stetson University today has two campuses and two satellite centers along the Interstate 4 corridor. The historic main campus in DeLand houses the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration and School of Music. The university also includes the main College of Law campus in Gulfport/St. Petersburg, the Tampa Law Center in downtown Tampa and the Stetson University Center at Celebration in the Orlando area.

Stetson University serves a diverse student population of 3,700 in nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The university's four colleges and schools offer more than 60 majors and minors in 13 degree programs. There are 256 full-time faculty members, 95 percent of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent degrees, and there is an 11 to 1 student-teacher ratio. Stetson is consistently ranked among the best universities in the South in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition.
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  • Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: Museums and Learning in Orlando
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  • Stetson Hatters eager to build on lessons learned during first year relaunching football program

    Stetson Hatters eager to build on lessons learned during first year relaunching football program
    DELAND — This year marks the second season of football in 58 years since Stetson University disbanded the program. The Hatters won two games last year, the first season since 1956. The average attendance for home games at Spec Martin Stadium was...

    Florida Opera Theatre's Opera in the Park begins

     Florida Opera Theatre's Opera in the Park begins
    Florida Opera Theatre's Opera in the Park begins this Sunday, Aug. 24, with a performance by lyric baritone Sean Christopher Stork. The Opera in the Park series gives audiences a chance to hear trained vocalists sing a variety of music, accompanied by...

    Morgan State settles lawsuit with man beaten by cannibal

    Morgan State settles lawsuit with man beaten by cannibal
    Morgan State University has settled a lawsuit contending that it did not do enough to protect a student who was beaten by Alexander Kinyua just days before Kinyua committed a cannibalistic murder. Joshua Ceasar sued the college after he was beaten by...

    History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora
    The history of Jazz takes center stage on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, when composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will be performing. Weber's performance will be done on the museum’s Wendell Castle “Caligari”...