Top 50 Public Research University
Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. FIU is ranked a top-50 innovative public university by U.S. News & World Report and a top-50 national public university by Washington Monthly. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students real opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian—FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond.
Degrees for Every Interest
Explore the fringes of space, work to improve the health of our community’s most underserved populations or defend the accused in a court of law. FIU offers more than 190 degree programs – many available online – so that you’ll be ready for wherever the future takes you.
Discover the Possibilities with FIU Online
With FIU Online you can earn an FIU degree that will change your future from anywhere in the world. Taught by the same award-winning instructors that teach on-campus, our fully online courses are convenient, flexible, and practical. Explore over 130 degrees, program tracks and certificates – anything is possible with FIU Online.
From the top of the globe to the ocean’s floor FIU researchers are exploring the toughest challenges of our time: sea level rise, childhood mental health disorders and more. This solutions-center approach is why FIU is designated a Carnegie Very High Research institution, the only public university in South Florida to achieve this distinction.
Together, We Are FIUstrong
FIUstrong is assisting the FIU family and members of the community in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our students live paycheck to paycheck and face serious difficulties threatening to interrupt their education. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Miami Puts the ‘International’ in FIU
Half sprawling city, half tropical wilderness, all progress. We’re proud to call Miami our home. It’s a dynamic hotspot for innovation and creation. This multilingual, multinational city puts the “I” in FIU.
Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. Our research and service efforts take aim at the unique issues Miami faces in climate change, globalizing economy, major population shifts and more.
A Campus as Diverse as its Students
Get lost in the 342-acre city block that is Modesto A. Maidique Campus. Sit on the sandy shores of Biscayne Bay Campus. Or explore any one of our 4 satellite locations across South Florida. With a student body of 54,000, we make sure there’s something for everyone here.
Campus by the Numbers
- 300+ Academic associations, honor and professional societies, cultural organizations and interest groups
- 3 Art and history museums
- 142Countries represented in our student body
- 18 Intercollegiate athletic teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)