Miami Regional University

Welcome to MRU

Miami Regional University (MRU) encourages its students and alumni to reach their potential: Do not let life get in the way of your dreams; but rather, let your dreams shape your life. Miami Regional University inspires students to succeed while preparing them for lifelong learning in an evolving world. Our motto is “Believe You Can!” “¡Saber Que Se Puede!” 

Miami Regional University is committed to helping its students on their journey toward achieving their goals. Many of our students have already overcome tremendous obstacles in their lives before arriving here. We are proud of our diverse student body, their commitment, and their courage to pursue their dreams. We believe that every student with a demonstrated passion for bettering themselves and their community through hard work and learning should have an opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

Consistent with its mission to provide quality education in a nurturing environment, Miami Regional University has fostered the development of knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes in diverse multigenerational learners for 25 years. 

With more than 1,500 students enrolling each year, Miami Regional University offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of Nursing, Business, Education, and General Studies tailored to student circumstances. Whether a student is right out of high school or has years of experience in the field, Miami Regional University aims to offer programs that satisfy the needs of students in this community. 

In 2016, Miami Regional University received the “The Spirit of FAPSC Award” (Florida Association of Post-Secondary Schools and Colleges), which recognizes an institution that reaches beyond its immediate interest to help the educational sector at large. Miami Regional University received the award for opening its doors to approximately 300 displaced students in the community from schools that had closed. The University welcomed them, and, despite the devastating situation they were facing, helped them achieve their goals. These students were determined to prevent life from getting in the way of their dreams; Miami Regional University made it possible for them to shape their lives to their aspirations. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the University, and the world, Miami Regional University worked hard to adapt and continue the educational journey along with its students. The University continued to provide a quality education to its students and move forward with positive attitudes and a commitment to meeting the needs of the moment. We are proud of our students, faculty and staff whose dedication to overcoming the unprecedented obstacles presented by the pandemic served a model of the grit and determination that we seek to encourage and develop in all of our students. We are also extremely proud of our Nursing School alumni who have served on the front line of this pandemic, as well as all of our alumni who continue to pursue their passions and serve their community. 

Today we welcome you and pledge to work together with you to safely build a better future, the future that you wish to create. 

WELCOME TO THE MRU FAMILY!

Ophelia Sanchez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Miami Regional University

Mission

Miami Regional University provides quality undergraduate and graduate education in a nurturing learning environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes for diverse multigenerational learners. Our dedicated University community and faculty prepare students for lifelong learning in an evolving world.

VISION

“To be the private institution of choice for individuals seeking excellence in higher education”

MIAMI REGIONAL UNIVERSITY HISTORY

Management Resources Inc., doing business as (dba) Miami Regional University, was founded in January 1996. The company was originally a management consulting and training firm that helped individuals and organizations improve their performance through the application of Total Quality Management principles. In 1999, the company embarked on a new endeavor when it started training welfare and dislocated workers. Though this portion of the student population is now a much smaller segment of the total student body, the University continues its partnership with CareerSource South Florida, CareerSource Broward, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the State of Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

In 2001, the institution became licensed by the Florida Commission of Independent Education (CIE) and became known as Management Resources Institute (MRI). The initial offerings were vocational programs which evolved into diploma programs in Education and Languages (now part of the School of General Studies and Professional Education) by 2006. Seeking to evolve as an institution and to broaden students’ accessibility to education, MRI embarked on its journey to achieve its first national accreditation. MRI received the maximum of six-year accreditation from the Council on Occupational Education (COE) in 2007. In 2008, MRI was approved by the United States Department of Education (USDOE) to administer Federal Financial Aid. The University continues to be recognized by the USDOE. A COE-reaffirmation visit in 2012 culminated in an additional six years of accreditation, effective February 2013.

Based on the recommendation of MRI’s Advisory Board, in February 2012, the institution launched an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, enabling foreign physicians to become Registered Nurses. The overwhelmingly positive response from the community resulted in MRI’s substantial growth. These newly licensed RNs were now able to fulfill their calling of saving lives through the practice of nursing. In response to student demand for higher educational opportunities, the development and implementation of Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree programs were incorporated into MRI’s Strategic Plan. In 2013, MRI started offering Associate programs in Business and other Health related fields.

Consistent with this plan, in 2014, MRI received approval from COE and CIE to be recognized as Management Resources College (MRC). Since COE does not accredit institutions for the higher-level degrees MRC was seeking to offer, MRC decided to seek accreditation with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). In December 2014, Management Resources College received accreditation. In August 2016, the school achieved the next milestone in its evolution and became known as Miami Regional University (MRU).

In December 2016, the University’s accrediting agency ACICS lost recognition by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). By statute, all ACICS schools had to obtain accreditation from another agency recognized by the USDOE to maintain the ability to offer financial aid to its students. Although ACICS regained temporary recognition by Court order in April 2018, the Corrective Actions Report submitted by ACICS to the USDOE was reviewed by the Secretary of Education. As a result of these events, the University sought accreditation from a different agency. In August 2018 the University received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). As a stipulation of accreditation, the University changed its name to Miami Regional College (MRC) until it could fulfill ACCSC’s requirements for using the University name. MRU has since demonstrated that it satisfies ACCSC’s requirements for a University and regained its University status in August 2019.

In 2020, the University, and the world, was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The University took immediate action to ensure the safety of its faculty and students, while continuing to work toward its Mission and allow its students to pursue their dreams. Many graduates of MRU’s nursing school worked on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic and continue to do so. MRU is so proud of their dedication and courage. While the University community continues to experience the impact of the pandemic, MRU is grateful for the hard work and dedication of its students, faculty, and administration in finding creative solutions to allow the University community to continue thriving and learning. Many of these changes prompted a review of institutional practices and offerings and have brought improvements to the University’s offerings and programs which the University will, as always, continue to review and improve to meet the needs of our community.

Miami Regional University is committed to continuing to fulfill its Mission by providing quality education in a nurturing and learning environment to prepare students for lifelong learning in an evolving world.

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1996

Management Resources Inc., doing business as Miami Regional University, was founded on this date. The company was originally a management consulting and training firm for individuals and organizations.

1999

The company embarked on a new endeavor when it started training welfare and dislocated workers. To this day, MRU still maintains its partnerships with CareerSource Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the State of Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

2001

The institution became licensed by the Florida Commission of independent Education and became known as Management Resources Institute (MRI).

2007

As MRI continued to evolve, seeking to broaden students’ accessibility to the school, MRI achieved its first national accreditation, receiving the maximum six-year accreditation from the Council on Occupational Education (COE) in 2007.

2008

MRI was approved by the United States Department of Education to administer Federal Financial Aid. MRI offered diploma programs in business, education, and language.

2012

Based on the needs of the greater Miami community, MRI launched an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing with an MD to RN track. The overwhelming, positive response from the community accelerated MRI’s growth.

2014

MRI received approval from COE and CIE to be recognized as Management Resources College (MRC). MRC received a four-year accreditation from ACICS.

2016

MRC achieved the next milestone in its evolution and became Miami Regional University (MRU), offering the School of Nursing, School of Business, School of education, and School of General Education and Professional Studies.

2020

MRU implemented distance learning opportunities, allowing students to continue their education safely and effectively during the pandemic.

2021

MRU continues to fulfill its mission by providing quality education in a nurturing environment, preparing students for lifelong learning in an evolving world.

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