Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Mrs. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. In its inception the institution offered business, computer, dental, medical, paralegal, and travel programs. The institution soon became Florida National College and finally in September 1989, Florida National College. A second campus was initiated in Miami (Flagler Campus) on March 3, 1989; a third campus was opened in Miami (Bird Road Campus) on March 5, 1990.
Florida National College officially changed its name to Florida National University March 24, 2012, making it the first and only University in Hialeah. Presently we at FNU offer three Master Degrees, ten Baccalaureate Degree Programs, twenty-five Associate Degree programs, nine Diploma Programs, and eight Certificate Programs.
We at FNU have always believed in the importance of higher education. Thus the purpose behind our motto “Opens Doors to the Future.” We hope you visit our campus and become a conquistador!
The purpose of Florida National University is to contribute to the education of a population of diverse, presently predominantly Hispanic, cultures. The University realizes this mission through the employment and development of a faculty of scholars who are proficient in the art of teaching. The University strives to prepare the students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies through the acquisition of the required skills and knowledge needed for the successful completion of the program of studies.
Florida National University strives to provide the educational facilities and resources that support intensive sessions of study in small classes, in order to foster in the student the attainment of a quality university education according to the student’s personal goals, and the advancement of modern technology.
Furthermore, Florida National University provides educational and cultural programs intended to enrich the community it serves.