Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton FL is a public university located in Boca Raton, FL, and is the first institution of higher education on Florida’s newest and largest public university campus.
The initial planning was set by educators back in 1964, and five years later on July 24, 1969 the state Board of Regents authorized that FAU be established as a four-year college. The school had been named as “Boca Raton Community College” during those early stages, but on January 7th 1977 it was renamed as “Florida Atlantic University”. Since then the school has gradually grown to become one of the largest universities in South Florida. The student body today numbers approximately 28,000, with an annual growth rate of approximately seven percent each year.
The Boca Raton, FL campus offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through nine colleges.
Today there are nine colleges at Florida Atlantic University In Boca Raton FL offering eighty-three undergraduate majors, fifty-seven master’s programs, and thirty-three doctorate programs bilingually in English & Spanish. The university houses the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute as well as the Brain Research Laboratory to provide scientific support for this course work.