Daytona College was founded in April 1996 as the Daytona Institute of Massage Therapy. In its early years, the school focused entirely on the training of massage therapists to serve the needs of Daytona, Orlando, Ormond Beach, St. Augustine and surrounding Florida communities. The school became accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges as a main school in 2004 and earned its degree-granting status in 2006.
The College expanded its program offerings with the addition of the Aesthetic Skin Care, Cosmetology, Allied Health and Business programs. The school moved to its present location at 425 South Nova Road, Ormond Beach, Florida in 2007.