Florida Memorial College Details
15800 Northwest 42nd Avenue
Service is Sovereignty
|Level of Selectivity
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.
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.
Florida Memorial College is accredited by the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
|Costs per Year
2002Ė03 Tuition: $7988
Room and board: $2166 (room); $1894 (board)
Special fees: $1328
Estimated total cost: $14,176
|In State Tuition
|Out of State Tuition
|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.
April 14 (fall).
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).
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
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
The Christian Student Union is a favorite of Florida Memorial College
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.
Number of faculty members: 83
Student-teacher ratio: 17:1
Full-time faculty members: 67
Part-time faculty members: 16
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).
Commencement and conferring of degrees: May
One summer session.
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
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
Pre-Forensic Science, Pre-Hospitality Management, Prelaw.