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Everest University


Everest University, 935 E. Memorial Blvd., suite 110, in Lakeland, is part of a 102-school network with locations in 23 states, including seven campuses in Florida.

The course offerings focus on career training, with associate's and bachelor's degrees.

The for-profit schools are owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., which is based in Santa Ana, Calif.

Everest is accredited as a senior college of business by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

Prospective students need to complete a standardized exam and have a personal interview with an admissions representative. To apply, visit

Programs offered at the Lakeland campus include bachelor's degrees in accounting, applied management, business and criminal justice; associate's degrees in accounting, applied management, business, criminal justice and paralegal; diploma certificates in massage therapy, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, and pharmacy technician.

For more information: 863-686-1444 or The website includes a career placement assessment to guide students.

Mission statement: "Our mission is to fulfill the professional and educational needs of growth-oriented individuals who are prepared to change their careers and lives for the better. In an effort to fill the needs of professions for trained personnel and to provide meaningful and fulfilling careers to capable individuals, the institute maintains the highest level of professional dedication. The institute is constantly updating its curricula, recognizing its obligation to the students and the professions that they serve."

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