Florida National University

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Florida National University
Former names
Florida International Institute
Florida International College
Florida National College
Motto Opens Doors to the Future
Type For-profit
Established January 4, 1988 (1988-01-04)
Academic affiliation
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
President Dr. Jose Regueiro
Academic staff
Students 5,541
Location Hialeah, Florida
25°51′42″N 80°19′19″W / 25.861770°N 80.322010°W / 25.861770; -80.322010
Campus Multiple sites
Athletics Basketball men's and J.V.
Volleyball women's
Soccer men's and women's
Nickname Conquistadors
Sporting affiliations
Website www.fnu.edu

Florida National University is a for-profit university in Hialeah, Florida. It was established in 1988. The student body is diverse, though primarily Hispanic.[1] It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).


FNU offers associate, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and master's degrees in addition to Career Education Diplomas and certificates in a variety of subject matters.[2]

Student population

In 2012 the school had over 200 graduates. There are more than 1500 full-time students.[3] Although the school is predominantly (approximately 94%) Hispanic, all classroom instruction is in English.


The school has two campus locations in Hialeah and one in Miami.


In 2013 the school initiated an athletic program with the sport of Men's basketball with Scott Schmidt appointed as the head coach and Athletic Director. The school adopted the nickname Conquistadors and competed in the USCAA.[4] The Conquistadors basketball team played their first game against Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL on October 26, 2013, losing by a score of 98-51.[5] In the fall of 2015, the school added men's soccer and Women's volleyball. In 2018, the school was admitted to the NAIA.[6]

Name dispute

In May 2013, Florida International University sued Florida National University over the similarity of the institution's names. Florida International University lost the[7] trademark infringement lawsuit filed against Florida National University[8]


  1. ^ "MISSION STATEMENT". Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Accredited University Programs - Florida National University". Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  3. ^ "Top 100 Colleges and Universities Granting" (PDF). Hispanicoutlook.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Florida National University". USCAA. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  5. ^ "FNU Edward Waters Box". theuscaa.com. United States Collegiate Athletic Association. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "NAIA Approves Eight New Members". Retrieved 18 July 2018. 
  7. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/03/24/fnu-wins-judgment-in-fiu-trademark-battle.html
  8. ^ Pollard, Jonathan (2013-05-28). "Florida International University Sues Florida National University for Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition « Florida Business Litigator Blog". Floridabusinesslitigator.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

External links

  • Official website
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