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Our Story

From our humble beginnings with just three classes and five employees, we’ve grown, innovated and expanded, considerably. Today, some 40,000 learners enroll in online classes each year, as we remain devoted to their continuous learning and professional development. Our more than 100 fully online degrees represent more than 1,000 classes, taught by more than 1,400 instructors—we understand FIU’s role in inspiring learners and equip them to meet the demands of our future. A learner’s success is our success. This fuels our passion to provide access to quality education as we continually transform online learning with exciting, innovative degrees and new technology. We’re everywhere, all the time. We’re FIU. We know online.

1998

The first FIU online course is offered to university students

2003

The first fully online degree program, Master in Hospitality Management is launched.

2007

FIU Online reaches a milestone: 100,000 student credit hours.

2016

In an effort to reduce textbook and course material costs for FIU students, Affordability Counts is launched.

2017

To leverage technology and design in online education, the first innovedCon conference is created for instructional designers to convene and share ideas.

2018

FIU Online celebrates its 20th anniversary in offering online learning.

2019

FIU Online reaches a new milestone: 100 fully online programs and 3,298,115 student credit hours to date.