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Stetson Academics

 Stetson Academics
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Mission, Vision, ValuesSU Academics
Since 1883,Stetson's vision has remained constant: engaging students with challenging academics and instilling values for life; educating those who are daring enough to pursue not just success, but significance. At Stetson, students develop the ability to explore more deeply, think critically and express ideas clearly and creatively across many challenges. Our commitment is to engage students in every aspect of their academic and campus life, and to nurture the values and skills necessary to rise above personal challenge and shape the future.

Our Rankings

Stetson University is consistently ranked among the top schools in the nation. Recent rankings include the following:

Stetson's programs, faculty, students, alumni and staff are continually recognized on numerous additional levels. A list of overall honors and recognitions is available on the Honors and Awards webpage.


Accreditation and Degrees

Stetson University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award:

  • bachelor's, master's and Educational Specialist degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences,
  • bachelor's and master's degrees in the School of Business Administration,
  • bachelor's degrees in the School of Music,
  • the Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degrees in the College of Law,
  • a joint J.D.-M.B.A. degree.
 The university's programs are accredited by:
  • AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business,
  • American Bar Association,
  • American Chemical Society,
  • National Association of Schools of Music,
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Quick FactsStudying in Innsbruck
Your at-a-glance guide to StetsonU. We're consistently rated one of the Top 3 schools in the South by U.S. News and World Report.
Our Location
Stetson University has 2 campuses and 2 satellite centers across the I-4 corridor. Our campuses are in DeLand and Gulfport/St. Petersburg and our centers are in Tampa and Celebration.
Stetson's Florida Firsts
Founded in 1883, StetsonU is Florida's first private university, first law school, first private school to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa ... the list goes on.
Administrative Offices
Many hands work together to ensure students have a comprehensive, quality educational and life experience. 

The Stetson Difference
StetsonU's mission is to provide an excellent education in a creative community where learning and values meet.