Florida Memorial College Details

Email Address admit@fmc.edu
Co_Education Yes
Campus Address 15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
City Miami
State Florida
Zip 33054
Phone 305-626-3600
Total Enrollment 5475
Motto Service is Sovereignty
Level of Selectivity
Location Huntsville, Alabama, is a city of 170,000 people. Located 100 miles north of Birmingham, Huntsville is the home of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and the U.S. Space Camp and is served by major airlines and bus companies. Social and cultural activities and entertainment are easily accessible to Alabama A&M students on campus and in the nearby city. The campus is located in a suburb just two miles from downtown Huntsville.
History Florida Memorial College is a four-year, private, coed, liberal arts college affiliated with the Baptist Church. Its origins are with Florida Baptist Institute, founded in 1879, and Florida Baptist Academy, founded in 1892. The two institutions merged in 1941 to form Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial Institute. The school became a four-year college and awarded its first bachelorís degree in 1949. In 1950, this college was renamed Florida Normal and Industrial Memorial College. The present name, Florida Memorial College, was acquired in 1963. Originally located in St. Augustine, Florida, the facility moved in 1968 to its present location. As the College continues to grow, it holds to the belief that education contributes to the quality of a personís life. The definitive mission of Florida Memorial College is to inculcate in students a desire for lifelong learning and to encourage in them a commitment to leadership through service that will enhance their lives and the lives of others. It is dedicated to free exchange of ideas, pursuit of knowledge, and the transmission of black history and heritage. The campus consists of a cluster of modern air-conditioned buildings, none of which is more than a 3-minute walk from the farthest point on campus. Florida Memorial also offers courses at four off-campus centers, including Hialeah Center in Hialeah, Florida; Charles R. Drew Center in Miami, Florida; and Richmond Heights Center in Richmond Heights, Florida. The William Lehman Aviation Center is a $7.4-million, three-story, state-of-the-art complex that contains modern, spacious classrooms, laboratories, and simulation trainers for airway sciences. This traditionally black college is a United Negro College Fund member school.
Band Program Yes
Religious Affiliation Yes
Accrediation Florida Memorial College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.
Costs per Year 2002Ė03 Tuition: $7988 Room and board: $2166 (room); $1894 (board) Special fees: $1328 Books: $800 Estimated total cost: $14,176
In State Tuition 7988
Out of State Tuition 7988
Financial Aid-Institutional Funding Army and cooperative Air Force ROTC with the University of Miami offer two- and four-year scholarships that pay tuition, fees, books, and a monthly stipend of $100. Students should contact the ROTC Office on campus.
Financial-Aid Deadline April 14 (fall).
Admission Deadline Rolling admission.
Entrance Requirements SAT or ACT required, used for advisement/placement; SAT (840 or higher) or ACT (17 or higher) required for education majors. Graduation from an accredited high school with the following units: 4 English, 1 science, and 4 social science; a minimum 2.0 GPA; a medical history form completed by a certified physician; a letter of recommendation from a principal, counselor, or teacher; and a personal essay. A $15 nonrefundable application fee is required. Admission Application Deadline: Rolling admission. Admission Contact: Director of Admissions, Florida Memorial College, 15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33054; Telephone: 305-626-3759 or 3758; 800-222-1362 (toll-free).
Graduation Requirements A minimum of 124 hours and completion of core requirements, including 9 hours of English, 6 hours of math, 6 hours of science, 6 hours of foreign language, and one computer course; a GPA of 2.0 or higher; last 30 hours and/or last year must be in residence at Florida Memorial College.
Student Body Profile 1800
Diversity 0
Student Life Campus Regulations: Cars are permitted with a $10 parking decal; quiet hours and curfews enforced; out-of-town students are expected to live on campus unless permission is granted; weekly chapel attendance required; senior-year residency required. Campus Services: Health center, career planning and placement, testing service for the College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST). Campus Activities: Social and cultural activities include theater, band, chorale, lectures, displays, exhibits, dances, and movies. The J. C. Sams Activity Center is a meeting place on the shore of the campus lake, with game rooms, entertainment facilities, and conference rooms. Students may work on the Lionís Den, the student-published newspaper. Leadership opportunities are found in the Student Government Association (SGA) or the various other organizations, such as the drama clubs, theater groups, eating clubs, Bahaman Student Association, or the International Student Association. The Christian Student Union is a favorite of Florida Memorial College students. Greek Life Sororities include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta; Fraternities include: Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma. Housing Availability: 1,520 housing spaces; four modern air-conditioned residence halls are available for men and women; freshmen are guaranteed housing; freshman-only housing; off-campus living is permitted.
Faculty Profile Number of faculty members: 83 Student-teacher ratio: 17:1 Full-time faculty members: 67 Part-time faculty members: 16
Athletic Program Florida Memorial is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Intercollegiate Sports: menís baseball, basketball, cross-country, and indoor/outdoor track and field; womenís basketball, cross-country, indoor/outdoor track and field, and volleyball. Athletic Contact: Director of Athletics, Florida Memorial College, 15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue, Miami, Florida 33054; Telephone: 305-626-3165 or 3166; 305-626-3169 (fax).
School Calender August-May (semesters) Commencement and conferring of degrees: May One summer session.
Website http://www.fmc.edu/
Degrees Bachelor of Arts: Communications, English and Modern Foreign Languages, English Education, International Studies, Marketing, Music, Music Education, Political Science, Psychology, Religion and Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Bachelor of Science: Accounting, Aeronautical Science, Airway Science Management, Airway Computer Science, Aviation Flight Maintenance, Aviation Management, Biology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Business Data Processing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Environmental Studies, Exceptional Student Education, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Medical Technology, Physical Education, Engineering (dual), Public Administration, Science Education, Transportation Management, Urban Studies Masterís Degree: Agricultural Business, Agriculture Education, Animal Industries, Art Education, Biology, Business Administration, Business Education, Business Management Economics, City/Urban Community Planning, Clinical Psychology, Computer and Information Science, Counseling Psychology, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Administration and Supervision, Elementary Education, Food Science Technology, Home Economics Education, Home Economics-General, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Technology Education, Music Education, Physical Education, Physics, Plant Science, Reading Teacher, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Science, Special Education, Speech Pathology Preprofessional: Pre-Forensic Science, Pre-Hospitality Management, Prelaw.
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