Everest University-Orange Park

Tel: (904)264-9122
558 students
Private for-profit
The Orange Park campus of Everest University, located 805 Wells Road, Orange Park, FL 32073, opened in May 2004 as Florida Metropolitan University, and was renamed to Everest University in November 2007. To date, there are approximately 1,200 students attending. The campus consists of three separate buildings with ample parking and easy accessibility for public transit. As a vital member of the Clay County community, it was twice named a finalist as the Chamber of Commerce's "Business of the Year." Students are involved in many community events throughout the year. Every May, Orange Park campus sponsors a Community Care Day in which Fox TV conducts Hurricane Preparedness Seminars, ID registration for children, and free food and entertainment for over 2,000 Clay County residents. The campus also sponsors a Breast Cancer Walk, a Muscular Dystrophy event, helps with Salvation Army donations, and conducts various Blood Drives.
School Highlights
Everest University-Orange Park serves 558 students (84% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Everest University-Orange Park is one of 2 community colleges within Clay County, FL.
The nearest community college is Fortis College-Orange Park (0.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 57% over five years.
College Everest University-Orange Park (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 16 staff
30 staff

Student Body

The student population of 558 has grown by 108% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 6:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 558 students 576 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 35:1
36:1
# Full-Time Students 468 students
468 students
# Part-Time Students 90 students
457 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
8%
23%
% Black
38%
17%
% White
44%
46%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
10%
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.70

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $14,976 is less than the state average of $15,020. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $14,976 $15,020
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96%
91%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,074 per year for in-state students and $11,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Florida is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.