About

    Vision

    Florida International University is a leading urban public research university focused on student learning, innovation, and collaboration.

    Mission

    Florida International University is an urban, multi-campus, public research university serving its students and the diverse population of South Florida and around the world through online education. FIU is committed to high-quality teaching, state-of-the-art research and creative activity, and collaborative engagement with our local and global communities. FIU has awarded more than 330,000 degrees since 1972 and currently has more than 57,000 students enrolled.

    Values

    Truth – in the pursuit, generation, dissemination and application of knowledge.

    Freedom – in the pursuit, generation, dissemination and application of knowledge.

    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

    Academics

    FIU offers 200+ degree programs, more than 100 are offered fully online. Over the past decade, FIU has invested heavily to expand its academic offerings and add locations to meet student and industry needs. Eighteen of FIU’s academic programs now rank among the top 100 within their respective academic fields, according to U.S. News & World Report. As testament to its success in training a workforce responsive to industry and society’s needs, FIU over the past decade has graduated 100,000 engineers, teachers, speech and physical therapists, nurses, doctors, lawyers and more.

    National Recognition

    FIU is ranked among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. That ranking as well as the school’s No. 2 ranking among all Florida’s State University System institutions for student retention, four-year graduation rates and career placement of new graduates, confirms what supporters, alumni and the South Florida business community have long known: FIU competes among the state’s and nation’s elite institutions.

    Research & Preeminent Programs

    FIU’s research output ranks among the top 2 percent of U.S. universities, and it joins some of the nation’s oldest and most respected public and private institutions with an “R1” designation for the highest level of research activity.

    Areas of particular strength include:

    • Disaster mitigation
    • Tropical biodiversity
    • Childhood mental health
    • Cybersecurity
    • Latin American studies

    FIU has designated preeminent programs that demonstrate extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research and engaging the community.

    2+2 Partnership

    FIU Online

    FIU Online

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