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From our humble beginnings with just three classes and five employees, we’ve grown, innovated and expanded, considerably. Today, some 48,000 learners enroll in online classes each year, as we remain devoted to their continuous learning and professional development. Our more than 100 fully online degree programs and tracks represent more than 1,500 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.

QM launch 2011

The peer-review process for Quality Matters certification of online courses began.

2014

FIU Online added success coaches to serve undergraduate learners and support their online student experience.

FALL of 2015

A new milestone is achieved—2,000 fully online students graduate.

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 innov edCon 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.

2019

To ensure online learners graduate with professional readiness skills, FIU launched the Career Engage certification/badging program.

2019

FIU Partners with SV Academy to help diversify Silicon Valley and provide students jobs.

2020

Study.com places FIU among the top 10 Most Affordable Online Schools in the U.S. at No. 8.

2020

FIU reaches a new milestone with more than 10,000 fully online students awarded FIU degrees.

2021

FIU is No. 1 in the nation for Quality Matters certified online courses.

2021

FIU Online launches new ‘Online LIVE’ modality.

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