An independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution, Flagler College offers a variety of academic programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Flagler College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree. The total enrollment for Flagler College including the main campus, Flagler College Tallahassee and the Public Administration program totals approximately 2,700 students. The 30-acre main campus is built around the former Ponce De Leon Hotel, which was constructed by Henry Morrison Flagler more than 100 years ago. The College was established in 1968 as a memorial to him.
In 2008, Flagler College celebrated 40 years of providing rich liberal arts education in a small supportive environment. The College is named after Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and oil magnate. In 1888, he built the luxury resort Hotel Ponce de Leon. The Hotel Ponce de Leon serves as a reminder of his enterprise, diligence and commitment to high standards. The College is pledged to the preservation and use of this facility and other historic and architecturally unique campus structures. Flagler College has grown with time, but it maintains a commitment to high educational standards within the close knit community of Saint Augustine.