Everglades University was founded as the American Flyers College in 1990. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the College was purchased in 1998 and became known as Everglades College the following year. In 2003, it was renamed Everglades University in 2003, after it was authorized to offer and confer Master’s degree programs. The university moved to its present main campus in Boca Raton, Florida in 2004.

Everglades University has regional campuses in Sarasota and Altamonte Springs (also in Florida) where a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of Business Administration, Aviation Science, Construction Management, Alternative Medicine and Applied Management can be taken.

Online programs are also offered. Everglades offers six undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) degree programs and two graduate (Masters) degree programs. Graduates of online degree programs earn the same number of course credits and degrees as those who complete similar programs on campus.

Tuition is computed on a per credit hour basis and is program dependent. Tuition does not include miscellaneous costs such as laboratory fees and books and may change without prior notice. Generally, undergraduate tuition is cheaper than tuition for graduate courses. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans, military discounts and private scholarships are available to eligible and qualified students.

An admissions catalogue itemising all the relevant admissions procedures and requirements can be downloaded from the Everglades University website. The University has a rolling admissions policy but the university recommends that application documents are submitted well before the desired date of starting. Applications can be done through the campus office or online.

Everglades University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. Furthermore, it is licensed by means of accreditation by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education.