Recently, Everglades University was voted one of the best regional colleges in the south by U.S. News and World Report. They have also been named a 2018 Best College in America by Money Magazine and a 2018 Top 100 Online School by, among others.

These awards and recognition’s are not easy to come by, but Everglades University is consistently honored to continually be recognized for their efforts to higher education. Each of these awards have their own criteria, but to be named one of the best regional colleges in the South is due to many qualities, including:

Academic History

Everglades University began as American Flyers College in 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1997, the campus moved to Pompano Air Park and became Everglades College. With the move, they also added a Bachelor of Science Degree with majors in Business Administration, Information Tech, Applied Management, Aviation Management and Professional Aviation.

These degree programs put Everglades on the map, and not long after, they became one of the first colleges in America to offer a Bachelor of Science with a major in Alternative Medicine. As they continued to add new programs, Everglades University began to expand, opening campuses all across the state of Florida and introducing new degree programs to current and prospective students.

 Degree Programs

Today, Everglades University offers a wide variety of degree programs, all focused on careers and jobs that are needed in today’s workforce. Offered online and on campus, students are able to choose from everything from alternative and renewable energy management degrees to construction management and international business.

The wide span of degree options is a big reason why Everglades is included on the list of best colleges. Students are able to find their passion and succeed in it through the interactive degree programs offered at Everglades University.


Everglades University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This accreditation is vital in ensuring our students are receiving the proper education to find jobs and advance in their chosen careers.

In addition, Everglades is also a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), and is approved for veteran’s training.


Student Approval

Our testimonials say it all—our students are happy with their decision to attend Everglades University. From supportive professors and hands-on administrative staff, students are encouraged to follow their passions and finish their degrees. From application to graduation, all students will have the assistance of an academic advisor to help them along the way. In addition, the ability to take courses online allows our students to continue their current lives while earning a degree in an appropriate amount of time.

 Successful Alumni

Our alumni graduate and go on to work for some of the biggest companies in both the United States and internationally. To see some of our successful and notable alumni, click here.

To learn more about Everglades University and our awards, visit our website.