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Robert Morgan Educational Center

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Located in Miami, Florida, the Robert Morgan Educational Center was established in 2002 and received accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in April 2007. This magnet high school is combined with an adult post-secondary vocational and technical school that provides for community adults valuable technical training and career skills. Students elect areas of study from a wide variety adult/ post secondary academic programs while enjoying the urban Florida campus. Programs are offering by way of the academy of hospitality and tourism, the academy of information technology & business services, the academy of visual & performing arts, the design arts & entertainment academy, the engineering academy, the health sciences academy, the specialty service industries academy and the technical career services academy. Adults may elect to study and receive a GED diploma through the GED program, or may study through the business technology education, health science education, family & consumer sciences education, or industrial education post secondary programs. A large number of students elect to study mechanics and repair at RMECA. Programs of study generally take between 6 months to 2 years to complete.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admissions at the Robert Morgan Educational Center are open, as long as students meet the minimum qualifications for admittance.

For most Post Secondary programs, students must be at least 16 years of age, and not currently enrolled in another Miami-Dade County Public School and occupational interest. Students may be asked to demonstrate specific performance standards in math, reading, language, and on the TABE test. Medical programs may require physical exams, vaccination updates, demonstration of reliable transportation, background checks, Test of Essential Academic Skills results, and/or a high school diploma before a student may be accepted.

Although the Robert Morgan Educational Center accepts students from both in- and out-of-state, out-of-state students should expect to pay a far higher average tuition rate.

Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply for Federal financial aid should begin by filling out the FAFSA online. At the Robert Morgan Educational Center the largest percentage of students receiving financial aid receive Federal grants, followed by state and local grants, then institutional grants. Altogether over 30% of Robert Morgan Post Secondary students receive financial assistance.

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The Robert Morgan Educational Center Post Secondary program is designed for students of all ages. The majority of students are adults between 20 and 40 years of age. A diverse group of students study at the Robert Morgan Educational Center, with over half of all student of Hispanic origin. The Robert Morgan Educational Center enrolls around 2,000 students at any given time, with nearly 80% of those students studying full time.

Students at the Robert Morgan Educational Center may choose to participate in a wide variety of clubs and organizations, like Health Occupations Students of America, Future Farmers of America, DECA, International Technology Education Association, the National Academy Foundation, Skills USA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Florida Future Educators of America, and Future Business Leaders of America.

Student Enrollment Demographics


While the Robert Morgan Educational Center does not compete in any intercollegiate athletics, RMEC is proudly represented as the burgundy and gold Pirates.

Miami, Florida, is home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, the NBA’s Miami Heat, the MLB’s Florida Marlins, and the NHL’s Florida Panthers.

Local Community

Located in southeastern Florida, Miami is a large urban center set in Florida’s most populous county, Miami-Dade County. Miami is well known internationally for its importance and successes in industry, finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts and international trade. In recent years it has been awarded for being amongst the “cleanest cities” in the United States, largely thanks to its good air quality, large green spaces, quality drinking water, clean streets, and city-wide recycling and sanitation projects.

With cultural venues like theaters, museums, parks, and performing arts center set against a big-city backdrop, complete with beaches and nightlife, Miami is truly a student’s paradise. While in Miami Robert Morgan Educational Center students enjoy the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida Grand Opera, the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the New World Symphony House, the Jackie Gleason Theater, the Fair Expo center, the Bayfront Park Amphitheater and many more. City museums include the Bass Museum, the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, the Jewish Museum of Florida, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,683 0.66
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 68 0.02
Forcible Rape 96 0.02
Robbery 2,002 0.49
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,141 1.27
Larceny 15,080 3.72
Vehicle theft 2,700 0.67

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Miami, FL 33177
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population45,482 (45,374 urban / 108 rural)
Households12,233 (3.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,699
Families10,836 (3.74 people per family)

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemContinuous
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1226

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3736th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,454 $2,454 $9,867
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $2 $2 $8
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,879 $2,879 $10,291
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $11,963 $11,963 $19,375
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,963 $5,963 $13,375

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,333(N/C) $2,333(N/C) $9,292(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $425(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,000(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,084(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,084(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Most Popular Programs

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 7 39 109 9 31 197
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 1 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1 2
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1 2 1 1 5
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 6 8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 7 1 2 12
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 2 2 5
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 1 3 1 5
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 2 3 1 6
Culinary Arts/Chef Training 7 2 9
Dental Assisting/Assistant 2 9 1 12
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 2
Facial Treatment Specialist/Facialist 1 1 4 1 7
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 1 6 1 10
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 24 38 2 11 76
Medical/Clinical Assistant 10 2 2 14
Nail Technician/Specialist and Manicurist 2 1 5 2 10
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 1 2 2 6
Welding Technology/Welder 1 4 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 52
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits $1,474,149

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