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Everest University-South Orlando

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Everest University’s South Orlando campus is located in the Greater Orlando metro area in Florida. The campus serves both Orange and Osceola counties. The Orlando campus opened in 1987 and is now the largest facility in the large Everest family of for-profit schools. The facility is approximately a quarter-mile long from one end to the other, with just one floor, alone, covering 60,000 square feet.

The university not only strives to provide their students with a high quality education, they also connect with local neighborhoods, supporting fundraising and awareness activities including Toys for Tots, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Orange County Education Foundation’s Read to Succeed, among others.


Academic programs include a wide range of baccalaureate and certificate programs to meet diverse needs.

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

  • Accounting – Prepares students to analyze and communicate the financial position of an enterprise and provide advice on management services, taxation, and information systems analysis.
  • Business – Prepares students with a broad knowledge of practical business areas and employment in middle management positions in industry, business, and government.
  • Computer Information Science ~ Provides students with special training in the development, analysis, and design of computer information and database management systems.
  • Criminal Justice – Prepares students for a career in probation, corrections, security administration and loss prevention.
  • Paralegal – Under the supervision of attorneys, students learn how to interview, gather, and analyze factual situations; prepare legal documents; research the law; and conduct day-to-day tasks in a legal office.

Certificate Programs

Students are able to gain licenses and certificates in the same areas as those pursuing their BS degrees, as listed above, as well as:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician


Additional programs include the following:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) ~ The EU program is designed to enhance the student’s effectiveness to the industry and business, focusing on the areas of marketing, management, economics, and accounting. This graduate program have the opportunity to concentrate on Accounting, Human Resources Management, and International Business.
  • Associate of Science (AS) in Medical Insurance Billing and Coding ~ This serves a high-needs area in the medical administration field.
  • Associate or Bachelor of Applied Management ~ Focus on business management and critical thinking in accounting, general business, computer applications, management, marketing, and business law.

Students may also want to inquire about the online program which offers flexibility to students who work and have families. Students taking courses online can design their timetables and schedules to fit their needs.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Admissions officers do not follow a traditional set of requirements. The first thing they want to do is meet the student, face-to-face. They invite prospective students to come in and meet with admissions personnel to talk about training and career goals. During the visit, students should consider a campus tour before filling out the application.

Students need to take an assessment examination prior to acceptance unless they:

  • have completed one academic year of credit at another post-secondary institution,
  • have a score of at least 15 on the ACT, or
  • have a score of at least 700 on the SAT

A career placement assessment is available to students who take advantage of this service. The assessment helps students identify their abilities, interests, and talents.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers opportunities ranging from scholarships and grants to loans. A Student Financial Representative is standing by, ready to help answer any questions students may have. Awards are both needs- and achievement-based.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1759th for the average student loan amount.
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A variety of student supports are available. Tutoring is available for students who need help with homework, test preparation, or coursework in general.

There is a library on campus that provides students with research opportunities using reference books and periodicals, VCRs, TVs, computers, and other technology supports. Internet access is also available.

The University also invites guest lecturers on campus to talk to students on special topics. University officials are always open to student and community suggestions.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Some of the school spirit and tradition activities on campus include:

  • February – Valentine’s Day – cards and candy are passed out
  • March – Saint Patrick’s Day – “Wearing of the Green” with themes or costumes
  • October – Halloween Spooktacular – costume party for campus and high school students
  • October – Fright Night Haunted House – inviting students from local high schools
  • November – Thanksgiving Potluck – for employees
  • December – Various campus-based Holiday activities
  • December – Angel Tree Toy Drive – by student ambassadors to sponsor local families
  • December – Everest’s version of American Idol with winner to perform at graduation the next spring

Information Summary

Ranks 160th in Florida and 4035th overall
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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 2 0.01
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,746 0.72
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 29 0.01
Forcible Rape 119 0.05
Robbery 697 0.29
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,165 1.72
Larceny 11,669 4.83
Vehicle theft 1,311 0.54

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Orlando, FL 32819
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population23,913 (23,893 urban / 20 rural)
Households8,553 (2.79 people per house)
Median Household Income$64,447
Families6,460 (3.19 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (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 required1
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1210

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2633rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $14,436 $14,436 $14,436
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $401 $401 $401
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 $15,899 $15,899 $15,899
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $28,382 $28,382 $28,382
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,831 $20,831 $20,831

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,616(N/C) $14,616(N/C) $14,616(N/C)
  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 $7,425
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,095 $4,806
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,095 $4,806

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

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 1 886 411 25 30 1,355 263 3,054
Accounting 10 5 1 1 14 3 34
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 31 14 2 87 17 158
Business Administration and Management, General 1 42 15 2 1 59 11 136
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 161 41 3 5 182 35 438
Computer and Information Sciences, General 35 15 2 1 52 2 108
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 85 24 3 3 167 29 321
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 3 4 3 2 12
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 1 2 3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other 11 5 1 32 12 63
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 73 41 4 8 187 31 359
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage 5 19 1 13 1 42
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 6 13 3 22
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 183 46 1 3 268 49 558
Medical/Clinical Assistant 31 71 4 14 6 129
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 11 18 2 7 3 43
Securities Services Administration/Management 198 80 3 4 265 62 628

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4695th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $34,274 ($27,551 male / $29,128 female)
Number of FT Faculty 28 (10 male / 18 female)
Number of PT Faculty 919
FT Faculty Ratio 0.0 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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