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About Lynn University

Founded in 1962, Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with more than 3,000 students from over 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report has named it among the most innovative and international universities. At Lynn, we are focused on one thing—student success.

Mission: To provide an innovative, global and personalized education that enables students to realize their potential.

Accreditation: Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission to award associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees.

Lynn facts

Student body
3,232 students
17% international student body

Academics
14 online bachelor’s degrees
17-1 student-faculty ratio

Alumni
20,000 graduates


Academic statistics as of fall 2020

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A top-ranking institution

Most innovative

Twice named among the nation’s most innovative schools by U.S. News & World Report1

Most international

Consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report for most international students2

Best programs and value

Ranked nationally for best online bachelor’s programs and regionally for best value by U.S. News & World Report3

Apple Distinguished School

Recognized by Apple® as a distinguished school for continuous innovation in learning, teaching and the school environment4

Academics

With Lynn’s online programs, you can prepare for a global economy—from anywhere. Our nationally recognized core curriculum is designed to provoke thought. Instead of memorizing facts and figures, you’ll learn to recognize, research, analyze and create strategies for success.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills that you can put to use immediately to advance your career. Enjoy 100% online courses that immerse you in community, culture and career to help you become a global citizen.

iPad®-powered learning

At Lynn, we’ve reimagined education by blending the newest technologies with the most innovative ideas. Earn your degree in a whole new way with our industry-leading iPad-powered learning program. When you start, you have the option to receive an iPad preloaded with useful applications (for a nominal fee) to ensure you have what you need for the best educational experience possible.5

Faculty experts

Learn from professors who are experts in their fields. They’ll bring you tips, tricks and case studies gleaned from extensive experience. Professors often become mentors, offering you knowledge and guidance about educational and career goals.

Focus on the future

Lynn University is defiantly optimistic about the future, and we've always been that way. We believe that we have a better future ahead of us, but it’s not just going to land in our laps.

Kevin M. Ross, president

Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross

About our colleges

College of Business and Management

Empower yourself to thrive in the dynamic world of business. Experience real-world learning, forward-thinking faculty and cutting-edge technologies through our 100% online business programs. Teaching more than 1,000 students from over 70 nations, the College of Business and Management is the largest college at Lynn.

Online bachelor’s degree programs include business administration, entrepreneurship and international business management.

It’s the students who make this college so interesting. I'm encouraged by how much diversity there is. When we talk about global citizenship, it’s simple, because they come to us as global citizens.

Kristen Migliano, College of Business and Management, associate professor

College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences combines liberal arts and practical skills. Become a creative and critical thinker through hands-on projects, diverse learning experiences and experiential learning delivered to you completely online. Gain fresh perspectives from peers around the globe and faculty who are dedicated to your success at Lynn and beyond.

Online bachelor’s degree programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences include criminal justice, liberal arts and psychology.

Each student is given a vast range of opportunities to pursue their passion, prepare for a fulfilling career and make a true difference. Graduates have gone on to become successful physicians, lawyers, scientists, actors, politicians, counselors, business leaders and more.

We are also home to Lynn University’s signature core curriculum, the Dialogues. Students are immersed in the core areas of a liberal arts education that are necessary to become an engaged citizen in a rapidly changing world.

Gary Villa, College of Arts and Sciences, dean

Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics

Prepare for a career in aviation with an emphasis on airport and airline operations. Burton D. Morgan College of Aeronautics offers you the opportunity to obtain your license and ratings as part of your online program. You can elect to complete your flight training at our facility in Boca Raton, Florida, which is home to our fleet of Cessna 172 and DA-42 TwinStar aircrafts. Enjoy flight simulators and engaging online learning experiences that deliver the world of aeronautics to you no matter where you are.

The College of Aeronautics offers the following online bachelor’s degrees: air traffic control, aviation management, aviation operations, aviation security and professional pilot.

Having the latest technology is important, but it's also a huge financial saving for each student. We can do more in one hour in the simulator than one hour in an airplane at a fraction of the cost.

Jeffrey Johnson, College of Aeronautics, dean

Donald E. and Helen L. Ross College of Education

Welcome to the future of education. With the rapid evolution of education to encompass online and hybrid options, the Donald E. and Helen L. Ross College of Education keeps you ahead of the curve. Not only will you enjoy innovative online learning, but you’ll also discover how to incorporate the latest technologies and iPad applications into your own classrooms.

Become an outstanding leader, teacher and compassionate educator with Lynn. Gain the intellectual flexibility and global experience to take the lead in the transforming world of education. Our online bachelor’s degrees include early childhood education and K­–­6 elementary education.

Our program is vibrant and ever-changing. Our professors stay current and relevant, sharing information they embed into their daily practices and instruction.

Once our students graduate, they hit the ground running because they can immediately put into practice everything they’ve learned, whether they’re leading an organization or teaching in a classroom.

Kathleen Weigel, College of Education, dean

Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design

Gain the knowledge, skills and experience needed to build a successful career in the global media marketplace. The Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn College of Communication and Design’s online program offers hands-on educational opportunities that combine theory with real-world practical learning.

With the college’s innovative approach to collaborative education, you’ll participate in integrated learning projects that simulate media industries and support your transition to a professional position in communications and media. Explore our online bachelor’s degree in communication and media.

Technology has changed the game. I meet professors from all over the world and when I tell them about what we are doing at Lynn, they are amazed.

Erika Grodzki, College of Communication and Design, professor

Notes and conditions - PLEASE READ

1 Lynn appeared on the 2015 and 2016 lists of U.S. News and World Report's Most Innovative Schools.

2 Source: Most International Students (tie), U.S. News & World Report

3 Source: U.S. News and World Report, Best Online Bachelor's Degrees and Best Value

4 Apple® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

5 iPad is required course material. Online students pay a one-time $200 instructional materials fee prior to the start of classes. Fee does not apply to students who reside internationally or who provide their own iPad and required apps. Online students can keep their iPad upon completion of their degree.