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    Everglades University

    The History of Everglades University

    Corporate History
    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.).

    Academic History

    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 Alternative Medicine.

    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) 245-3233.


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