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Brown Mackie College-Miami (Four Year College)


The College

Brown Mackie College--Miami (Brown Mackie College) is one of over twenty-five locations in the Brown Mackie College family of schools (, which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students to pursue entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor degree, associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies, criminal justice, early childhood education, and design to over 20,000 students in the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest, and Western United States.

Brown Mackie College--Miami is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

Brown Mackie College--Miami is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414; Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400; phone: 888-224-6684 (toll-free).

The college is a nonresidential, smoke-free institution.


Brown Mackie College--Miami occupies space within the newly renovated One Herald Plaza in Miami, Florida. It is conveniently located adjacent to the OMNI Metro Mover and bus stop, with access to Metro Rail and Florida's regional Tri-Rail system. Ample parking is also available.

Programs of Study and Degrees

Brown Mackie College--Miami provides higher education to traditional and nontraditional students through bachelor degree and associate degree programs that assist them in enhancing their career opportunities, broadening their perspectives through appropriate general education courses, thinking independently and critically, and improving problem-solving abilities. The college strives to develop within its students the desire for lifelong and continued education.

The Bachelor of Science degree is awarded in business administration, criminal justice, healthcare management, and information technology.

The Associate of Science degree is awarded in accounting technology, architectural design and drafting technology, biomedical equipment technology, business management, computer networking, criminal justice, early childhood education, graphic design, healthcare administration, information technology, medical assisting, nursing, and paralegal.

Brown Mackie College--Miami offers a medical assistant diploma program.

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), which offers the certification for Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), accepts the accreditation of Brown Mackie College--Miami. Students will qualify to take the Registered Medical Assistant certification examination upon graduating the Brown Mackie College--Miami Medical Assisting program.

Brown Mackie College--Miami does not guarantee third-party certification. Outside agencies control the requirements for certifications and are subject to change without notice to Brown Mackie College.

Academic Programs

Each college quarter comprises twelve weeks. Bachelor degree programs require a minimum of sixteen quarters to complete. Associate degree programs require a minimum of eight quarters to complete. Programs are offered on a year-round basis, providing students with the ability to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. The college offers all programs in a unique One-Course-a-Month format. This allows students to focus studies on only one course for four weeks. This schedule has proven convenient for students with multiple obligations, such as jobs and family.

Academic Facilities

Brown Mackie College--Miami is conveniently located at One Herald Plaza, Miami, Florida 33132. The college occupies 50,000 square feet on the top floor of the Miami Herald building, which sits on beautiful Biscayne Bay and offers a clear view of Miami and the Miami Beach skylines.

The computer networking lab as well as multiple computer classrooms offer students a modern and professional environment for study. Four medical labs are used to instruct clinical medical skills as well as biomedical equipment use and repair. Each student has access to the technology, tools, and facilities needed to complete projects in each subject area. Students are welcome to use the labs when they are not being used for scheduled classes.

The college features a comfortable student lounge as well as an on-site eatery available during all class shifts. The college bookstore offers retail items including textbooks, kits specific to programs of study, and college apparel. The on-site library offers multi-media resources including books, periodicals, and electronic resources specific to all academic programs offered. Course delivery at Brown Mackie College--Miami includes on-ground as well as blended courses.

In 2012, Brown Mackie College--Miami began its transition to using eTextbooks and computer tablets in the classroom. Utilizing these tablets to access expanded course material, students will be able to increase their acumen for using this technology and further enhance their educational experience. Students have the ability to directly download their eTextbooks to their tablet, eliminating the need to carry heavy, physical textbooks and reducing the overall cost of supplies.


Tuition in the 2011-12 academic year for all programs was $391 per credit hour; fees were $15 per credit hour. For the nursing program, tuition was $410 per credit hour; fees were $25 per credit hour. Textbooks and other instructional materials vary by program.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The college maintains a full-time staff of Student Financial Services Advisors to assist qualified students in obtaining financial assistance. The college participates in several student aid programs. Forms of financial aid available to qualified students through federal resources include the Federal Pell Grant Program, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Program, Federal Work-Study Program, Federal Perkins Loan Program, Federal Stafford Student Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal PLUS loan program, and Florida State grant program. Eligible students may apply for veterans' educational benefits. Students with physical or mental disabilities that are a handicap to employment may be eligible for training services through the state Agency for Vocational Rehabilitation. For further information, students should contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Each year, the college makes available President's Scholarships of $1000 each to qualifying seniors from area high schools. Up to three (3) scholarships may be awarded per high school. In order to qualify, a senior must be graduating from a participating high school, must be maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, and must submit a brief essay. The student's extracurricular activities and community service are also considered. The President's Scholarship is available only to students enrolling in one of the college's degree programs. Students awarded the scholarship must enroll at Brown Mackie College--Miami between June and September immediately following their high school graduation. Applications for these scholarships can be obtained from the guidance departments of participating high schools and must be completed and returned to Brown Mackie College by March 31. Those awarded scholarships will be notified by April 30. A list of participating high schools may be obtained from the campus Admissions Office.


There are 15 full-time and more than 50 adjunct faculty members at the college. The average student-faculty ratio is 17:1.

Admission Requirements

Each applicant for admission is assigned an Assistant Director of Admissions who directs the applicant through the steps of the admissions process, providing information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services, and assisting the applicant in setting up necessary appointments and interviews. To qualify for admission, applicants must be graduates of a public or private high school or a correspondence school or education center that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the State of Florida`s Department of Education or any of its approved agents or must provide official documentation of high school graduation equivalency. As part of the admissions process, applicants must sign a document attesting to graduation or completion and containing the information to obtain verification of such. Official high school transcripts or official documentation of high school graduation equivalency must be obtained within the first term (90 days) or the student will be withdrawn from the institution following established guidelines for withdrawn students noted in the catalog. Title IV aid will not be dispersed until verification of graduation or completion has been received by the College.

Students seeking entry into the college with a high school diploma completed in a foreign country must provide an original U.S.-equivalency evaluation from an evaluating agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) ( or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICES) ( The cost of evaluating the foreign transcript is borne by the applicant.

Brown Mackie College--Miami is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Applicants seeking entry into the college with a high school diploma completed in a foreign country must provide an original U. S. equivalency evaluation from a recognized evaluating agency. The cost of evaluating the foreign transcript is borne by the applicant.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, please refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

Applicants must complete and submit an application form, along with documentation of graduation from an accredited high school or state-approved secondary education curriculum or official documentation of high school graduation equivalency.

For additional information, prospective students should contact:

Director of Admissions

Brown Mackie College--Miami

One Herald Plaza

Miami, Florida 33132-1418

United States

Phone: 305-341-6600

866-505-0335 (toll-free)

Fax: 305-373-8814


Web site:

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Location & Contact

3700 Lakeside Drive
Miramar, FL 33027
United States

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Corrections and Criminal Justice Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.





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