FIU is classified by Carnegie as R1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity as well as a Community Engaged University. FIU is among the 10 largest universities in the nation and is ranked number 1 in the nation awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students. FIU’s colleges and schools offer more than 190 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations and law, including a variety of fully online programs.
As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU has been locally and globally engaged for more than four decades finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and the university’s centers and institutes reflect the diversity of FIU’s research interests and activities.