Distance Learning at FIU
Florida International University is a vibrant, student-centered public research university that's WORLDS AHEAD. When you choose FIU for your online education, you become part of a strong and long-standing tradition of academic achievement.
When FIU first opened for classes in 1972, we had 5,667 students — the largest opening day enrollment in U.S. collegiate history. Our growth continues in many areas. FIU has become one of the 25 largest universities in the nation, based on enrollment. We now have more than 54,000 students, over 76,000 online instances of enrollment, 1,000+ full time faculty, and 134,000 alumni. With a total of more than 2,800 full-time employees, FIU is one of the largest employers in Miami-Dade County. We also confer about one half of all degrees awarded by universities in Miami-Dade County.
Approximately 77% of students at FIU are undergraduates with the majority enrolled in the Colleges of Business Administration, Arts & Sciences and Engineering.
96% of the university's full-time faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree attainable in their field. (This statistic reflects tenured or tenure-seeking faculty.)
Florida International University is committed to the following core values:
- Truth — in the pursuit, generation, dissemination, and application of knowledge
- Freedom — of thought and expression
- Respect — for diversity and the dignity of the individual
- Responsibility — as stewards of the environment and citizens of the world
- Excellence — in intellectual, personal, and operational endeavors
Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida. We are committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities.
Students at FIU desire to create a better life, not just for themselves, but for their communities. Whether in South Florida or elsewhere, our students want a high-quality education to help them become world citizens, capable of making a difference.
With an FIU degree, you'll be prepared not only to get a good job, but to create great jobs. In the next decade, we'll spend billions of dollars on research and instruction, and $500M on new facilities. This, along with expanded advising, 21st-century instruction, more internships and job placements, will ensure that you'll be able to compete in our evolving world.