Best colleges in Florida

Where Imagination and Relaxation Meet

Not just for retirees and family vacations

Mickey Mouse isn’t the only one who’s found a bright future down south. With 12 public universities, 28 community and state colleges, and multiple private and vocational schools, Florida is a popular state for higher learning.* Common college majors here in the Sunshine State include film production, theater and visual arts, animation and various forms of computer technology. Many students opt to stay post-graduation, thanks to the many companies headquartered here: ScribeAmerica, US Sugar Corporation, Intelliflix and Rhino Video Games. And no individual income tax, your money goes even further.

Florida is a large state promising plenty of diversity and amusement.* Of course, the most famous are Walt Disney World and the beaches of Key West, but there are plenty more affordable and convenient ways to spend your weekends. Dry Tortugas National Park features an exhilarating boat ride and spectacular views of Florida’s coastline. No Name Pub in Big Pine Key is a local bar covered floor to ceiling in signed dollar bills from customers. Churchill’s in Miami is another hot spot featuring regular live music performances and plenty of drinks to go around. And when all else fails, take a ride down the A1A, listening to Jimmy Buffett. If you fancy sunshine and warm weather and want a new experience with your education, Florida is your next home.

*http://www.florida-air.org/flacol.htm *http://www.myflorida.com

Best Four Year Universities in Florida

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 1002 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 15,919 students graduated with students earning 8,990 Bachelor's degrees, 3,767 Master's degrees, 1,963 Doctoral degrees, 1,020 Certificates, and 179 Associate's degrees.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
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University of Miami offers 644 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 5,236 students graduated with students earning 2,610 Bachelor's degrees, 1,696 Master's degrees, 805 Doctoral degrees, and 125 Certificates.

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University offers 578 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 11,374 students graduated with students earning 8,459 Bachelor's degrees, 1,954 Master's degrees, 730 Doctoral degrees, 187 Associate's degrees, and 44 Certificates.

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University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 544 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 12,697 students graduated with students earning 8,340 Bachelor's degrees, 3,228 Master's degrees, 752 Doctoral degrees, 362 Associate's degrees, and 15 Certificates.

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University of Central Florida offers 484 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 16,972 students graduated with students earning 13,778 Bachelor's degrees, 2,413 Master's degrees, 415 Doctoral degrees, 343 Associate's degrees, and 23 Certificates.

Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

Rollins College offers 114 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 893 students graduated with students earning 610 Bachelor's degrees, 272 Master's degrees, and 11 Doctoral degrees.

New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL

New College of Florida offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 229 students graduated with students earning 213 Bachelor's degrees, and 16 Master's degrees.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University offers 198 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 2,112 students graduated with students earning 1,439 Bachelor's degrees, 319 Doctoral degrees, 311 Master's degrees, and 43 Associate's degrees.

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Florida International University offers 634 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 14,926 students graduated with students earning 10,880 Bachelor's degrees, 3,196 Master's degrees, 576 Doctoral degrees, 205 Certificates, and 69 Associate's degrees.

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College offers 110 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 416 students graduated with students earning 416 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Florida

SABER College
Miami, FL

SABER College offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 145 students graduated with students earning 145 Associate's degrees.

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College of Business and Technology-Hialeah offers 16 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 177 students graduated with students earning 152 Certificates, and 25 Associate's degrees.

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Southeastern College-West Palm Beach offers 26 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 325 students graduated with students earning 197 Certificates, and 128 Associate's degrees.

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College of Business and Technology-Main Campus offers 22 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 206 students graduated with students earning 145 Certificates, and 61 Associate's degrees.

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Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 133 students graduated with students earning 91 Certificates, and 42 Associate's degrees.

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Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a outlying rural area. In 2019, 112 students graduated with students earning 83 Certificates, and 29 Associate's degrees.

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Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville offers 18 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 349 students graduated with students earning 225 Certificates, and 124 Associate's degrees.

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Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater offers 50 degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a midsize city. In 2019, 6,784 students graduated with students earning 5,657 Associate's degrees, and 1,127 Certificates.

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Concorde Career Institute-Orlando offers 14 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 291 students graduated with students earning 257 Certificates, and 34 Associate's degrees.

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Sunstate Academy-Jones Technical Institute offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 225 students graduated with students earning 125 Associate's degrees, and 100 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
University of Miami Logo University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
16 : 1 17,811
Florida State University Logo Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
27 : 1 42,450
University of South Florida-Main Campus Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
34 : 1 44,246
University of Central Florida Logo University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
44 : 1 69,402
Rollins College Logo Rollins College Winter Park, FL
5/5
14 : 1 3,127
New College of Florida Logo New College of Florida Sarasota, FL
2/5
7 : 1 726
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Logo Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
16 : 1 9,626
Florida International University Logo Florida International University Miami, FL
2/5
46 : 1 58,711
Eckerd College Logo Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
5/5
12 : 1 2,007
Florida Southern College Logo Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
5/5
21 : 1 3,305
Ringling College of Art and Design Logo Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, FL
5/5
14 : 1 1,658
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee Logo University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota, FL
2/5
25 : 1 2,207
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Logo Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Daytona Beach, FL
5/5
21 : 1 7,056
SABER College Logo SABER College Miami, FL   10 : 1 39
University of North Florida Logo University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
2/5
33 : 1 17,117
Beacon College Logo Beacon College Leesburg, FL
5/5
8 : 1 416
Stetson University Logo Stetson University DeLand, FL
5/5
16 : 1 4,429
Florida Institute of Technology Logo Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
5/5
21 : 1 6,022
Florida Atlantic University Logo Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
2/5
36 : 1 30,061