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Everest University-Brandon is part of the Everest University system, one of the largest for-profit educational institutions in North America. The Brandon campus offers a wide variety of programs to its students, including:
• Accounting and Accounting (BS)
• Associate of Applied Management and Bachelor of Applied Management
• Business and Business (BS)
• Computer Information Science and Computer Information Science (BS)
• Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice (BS) and Criminal Justice (MS)
• Massage Therapy
• Master of Business Administration
• Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Assisting and Medical Insurance Billing & Coding
• Nursing and Nursing (BS)
• Paralegal and Paralegal (BS)
• Pharmacy Technician and Surgical Technologist

Most career programs can be completed in nine months.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Students at either campus may choose to complete part or all of a degree online. Online learners complete classes at their own pace and schedule. A 24/7-phone number is available for technical help. Students meet a variety of people from all over the country who are also studying online and also have one-on-one interaction available with the instructor and a Student Services Coordinator. The only requirements for online learning are a computer, an internet connection, and an e-mail address. Students can choose from 6 different degrees to earn online:

  • Accounting (Associate’s)
  • Business (Associate’s)
  • Business Administration (Bachelor’s)
  • Criminal Investigations (Associate’s)
  • Criminal Justice (Associate’s or Bachelor’s)


Applicants must complete an enrollment agreement and application. Students who want to transfer credits from another school must include an official transcript as part of their application process.

The university strives to admit anyone who is willing to attend classes. However, applicants must have a high school diploma, or the equivalent (GED), and successfully complete an entrance exam or a personal interview with an admissions representative.

Financial Aid

Meeting with Student Finance Planners is part of the admissions process. Forms of aid, for those who qualify, include student scholarships, federal Stafford loans, and federal PLUS loans.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 924th for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Florida.


The coursework here is heavily centered on hands-on teaching methods, relying less on lecture-based learning methods. Students use laboratories for most of their training. Students have their choice of day, evening and online classes so they can create a schedule that fits around their family and work lives.

The campus offers spacious classrooms, laboratories, a student lounge and administrative offices. It is located in the town of Brandon, which is halfway between Tampa and Plant City.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Accreditation is granted by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges Schools to award associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees and diplomas. The university is also authorized to enroll nonimmigrant alien students, and is also approved for the training of veterans.

The Medical Assisting program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs upon the recommendation of the Curriculum Review Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants endowment (AAMAE).

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
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 1,555 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 28 0.01
Forcible Rape 58 0.02
Robbery 587 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,718 0.80
Larceny 7,042 2.07
Vehicle theft 633 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Tampa, FL 33619-1354
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population28,459 (27,844 urban / 615 rural)
Households8,828 (2.89 people per house)
Median Household Income$32,273
Families6,447 (3.34 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1214

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2505th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $15,156 $15,156 $15,156
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $421 $421 $421
FT Graduate Tuition $13,152 $13,152 $13,152
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $548 $548 $548
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $16,619 $16,619 $16,619
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $29,471 $29,471 $29,471
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,875 $21,875 $21,875

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $16,452 $15,336 $16,452 $15,336 $16,452 $15,336
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,275(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,227 $7,470
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,248 $5,121
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,248 $5,121

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4458th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $39,245 ($43,657 male / $23,646 female)
Number of FT Faculty 22 (7 male / 15 female)
Number of PT Faculty 204
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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