Florida State University

Florida State University

 public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. It is part of the State University System of Florida and consists of eight schools and eight colleges, including a college of engineering that is jointly operated with Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Branch campuses are located in Panama City and the Central American country of Panama. Of note are the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; the School of Motion Picture, Television, and Recording Arts; and the School of Visual Arts and Dance. The university offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs and some two dozen specialist degrees and a professional degree. Research facilities include the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility, the Institute for Fishery Resource Ecology, and the Traumatology Institute. Total enrollment is approximately 33,000.

      The university originated in 1851 as the West Florida Seminary, a state-supported school for men. It opened its doors in 1857 and began admitting women in 1858. The name was changed to Florida Military and Collegiate Institute in 1863 to reflect the school's changing mission; in 1901 it was renamed Florida State College. When Florida's institutions of higher education were reorganized in 1905, the school became the Florida Female College, open to women only; the male students were moved to the University of Florida (Florida, University of) in Gainesville. The name was changed to Florida State College for Women in 1909. It became Florida State University in 1947 and at that time reinstituted a coeducational policy. The university was racially integrated in 1962. It has had one of the most successful collegiate programs in American football in the country.

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