The History of Everglades University
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
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 added the Bachelor of Science
Degree with a major in Construction Management.
Licensure and Accreditation
Everglades University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of
Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT), 2101 Wilson
Boulevard, Suite 302, Arlington, Virginia, 22201. (703) 247-4212.
Website information at www.accsct.org
Everglades University is licensed by means of accreditation by the
Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by
contacting the commission at 2650 Apalachee Parkway, Suite A,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32301, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684,
local telephone number (850) 245-3200, local facsimile number (850)