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Everglades University

Everglades University is college with 1184 students located in Boca Raton, FL.

Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions


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The mission of Everglades University is to provide quality education to adult learners of diverse backgrounds in a collaborative environment where each individual has the opportunity to achieve personal growth. The University seeks to accomplish its mission by combining small class sizes and innovative programs with traditional academic values. The University supports the academic endeavor through research, scholarly contribution, and service, to deliver graduate and undergraduate programs both on campus and online. In August of 1998, Arthur and Belinda Keiser purchased American Flyers College (American Flyers, Inc. now Everglades University). In the fall of 1999, the College's name was changed to Everglades College and it was relocated to Fort Lauderdale, FL. In January of 2000, the Keisers created Everglades College, Inc. which was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Florida.

In August of 2002, the US Department of the Internal Revenue Service recognized Everglades College, Inc. as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation and Everglades College, Inc. became independently operated by a Board of Trustees. On September 1, 2002, Dr. Arthur Keiser donated the value of the stock of American Flyers, Inc. to the corporation (Everglades College, Inc.).

In September 1990, American Flyers College (now Everglades University) was founded in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. American Flyers College became a nationally accredited college under the standards of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) and was licensed by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities (SBICU) to award Associate of Science Degrees.

In 1997, American Flyers College moved to the Pompano Air Park to better serve its student body. Later in 2000, to better serve the needs of the community, Everglades College added Bachelor of Science Degrees with majors in Business Administration, Information Technology, Applied Management, Aviation Management, and Professional Aviation.

In the fall of 2002, Everglades College became one of the first colleges in the country to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Alternative Medicine.

In January 2003, the State of Florida, Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education granted approval to open the Sarasota Branch Campus of Everglades College. In May of 2003, Everglades College received approval to offer Master's Degrees in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Aviation Science. In December of 2003, Everglades College officially changed its name to Everglades University and also received approval to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aviation Technology.

In April 2004, the Main Campus of Everglades University relocated to Boca Raton, Florida. In August 2004, the State of Florida, Department of Education, Commission for Independent Education granted approval to open the Orlando Branch Campus of Everglades University. In August of 2005, Everglades University was granted approval to offer the Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Construction Management. In 2011, Everglades University was granted approval to offer two additional Bachelor of Science Degrees with Majors in Alternative and Renewable Energy Management and Crisis and Disaster Management, and the Master's Degree in Entrepreneurship.

Effective January 2010, Everglades University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor's and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Everglades University.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 1,184
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 66% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 62%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 2%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 16%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%


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Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates placement services for graduates alcohol/substance abuse counseling financial aid counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Construction Management (48%), Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology (44%), Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other (6%), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (0%), Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management (0%)

Majors Offered


Any instructional program in business and administration not listed above.

A program that prepares individuals to manage, coordinate, and supervise the construction process from concept development through project completion on timely and economic bases. Includes instruction in commercial, residential, mechanical, highway/heavy civil, electrical, environmental, industrial, and specialty construction; facilities management; project planning; budgeting and cost control; logistics and materials management; personnel management and labor relations; site safety; construction contracting; construction processes and techniques; organization and scheduling; and applicable codes and regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.


A program focusing on the application of the incident command system model to formulating and implementing effective response to natural and man-made disasters. Includes instruction in contingency planning, hazard and risk assessment, joint operations, law and ethics, emergency response and recovery, event mitigation, emergency rescue and medical operations, incident command, terrorism and national security issues, law enforcement, relief administration, volunteer and citizen coordination, public relations and applications to specific types of incidents.

Job Opportunities:

Emergency Management Directors
Plan and direct disaster response or crisis management activities, provide disaster preparedness training, and prepare emergency plans and procedures for natural (e.g., hurricanes, floods, earthquakes), wartime, or technological (e.g., nuclear power plant emergencies or hazardous materials spills) disasters or hostage situations.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of members of police force.


A program that focuses on the general study of aviation and the aviation industry, including in-flight and ground support operations. Includes instruction in the technical, business, and general aspects of air transportation systems.

Job Opportunities:

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Administration & Faculty

President/CEO Kristi Mollis
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 85
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 63 : 36
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Selectivity Score: 22/100

Acceptance Rate: 91.0% accepted of 67 applications



Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $22,650 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $22,921
$30K-$48K $23,097
$48K-$75K $26,733
$75K-$110K $27,322
$110K+ $27,322

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $13,800, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $13,800 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,600 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $16,976
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $16,600 $33,576

Students Receiving Aid

91% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 85% $8,607
Federal Scholarships/Grants 66% $4,384
Institutional Grants 40% $1,458
Other Federal Grants 53% $193
Other Loans 4% $3,947
Pell Grants 66% $4,230
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 43% $1,829
Student Loans 85% $8,783

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

57% of students graduated on time.

61% of students graduated in six years.

72% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.


U.S. News & World Report

#70 Regional Colleges South Rankings


#96 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#47 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#59 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#79 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#261 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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