City College was established in 1984 as Draughon’s College of Business, a branch of Draughon’s Junior College of Business founded in 1896 in Paducah, Kentucky. The College launched its first branch campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Since that time, the institution has grown to five campuses with an online division serving thousands of students throughout the State of Florida and globally, with its headquarters located in Fort Lauderdale. City College’s dramatic growth did not happen overnight, but was shaped and guided by the leadership, vision, and dreams of one family. C.M. Fike II and his wife, Esther, recognized the need to provide students from diverse backgrounds with practical, hands-on career education to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Real Careers for Real People