Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Mrs. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. It offered business, computer, dental, electronics (now discontinued), medical, paralegal, and travel programs. The institution soon became Florida International College and finally in September 1989,Florida National College. A second campus was initiated in Miami (Flagler Campus) on March 3, 1989; a third campus was opened in Miami(Bird Road Campus) on March 5, 1990. A fourth campus, the Online Learning Campus (distance learning), was initiated in 2005.
Florida National College officially changed its name to Florida National University March 24, 2012, after receiving approval by its accrediting agency to offer programs at a more advance degree level. At the present time, FNU offers one Master Degree, seven Baccalaureate Degree Programs, twenty-two Associate Degree programs, nine Diploma Programs, and nine Certificate Programs.
Florida National University, Hialeah Campus, is located in the northwest area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 56,000 sq. ft. It includes a media center, dental, medical, language, X-ray, and computer labs, reception area, cafeteria, child care facility, and administrative offices. There is adequate lighted parking, and the building is equipped with elevators—two of the three campuses are located on second floors of shopping centers— and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons. The main campus occupies its own 4 story building. FNU student records are housed at this campus.
Florida National University, South Campus, is located in the west area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 24,900 sq. ft. and it includes a media resource room, medical and computer Labs, student lounge, reception area, and administrative offices. The campus is situated in a large shopping mall with ample lighted parking and surrounding services. There is an elevator and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons.
Florida National University, Training Center, is located in the northwest area of Miami-Dade County. The campus occupies approximately 5,600 sq. ft. and it includes computer and medical Labs, reception area, and an administrative office. There is lighted parking and the building is equipped with elevators and wide aisles for accessibility by physically challenged persons.