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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 University of Miami Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami offers 353 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 6,089 students graduated with students earning 3,609 Bachelor's degrees, 1,463 Master's degrees, 955 Doctoral degrees, and 62 Certificates degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews
2 University of Florida Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 414 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 15,838 students graduated with students earning 9,356 Bachelor's degrees, 3,869 Master's degrees, 2,153 Doctoral degrees, 393 Associate's degrees, and 67 Certificates degrees.

Based on 84 Reviews
3 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida offers 252 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 17,091 students graduated with students earning 13,669 Bachelor's degrees, 2,463 Master's degrees, 471 Associate's degrees, 470 Doctoral degrees, and 18 Certificates degrees.

Based on 68 Reviews
4 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University offers 418 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 13,664 students graduated with students earning 10,273 Bachelor's degrees, 2,313 Master's degrees, 852 Doctoral degrees, 177 Associate's degrees, and 49 Certificates degrees.

Based on 48 Reviews
5 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL

Florida Institute of Technology offers 145 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a small city. In 2015, 1,690 students graduated with students earning 1,011 Master's degrees, 627 Bachelor's degrees, 51 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificates degree.

Based on 8 Reviews
6 University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL

University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 292 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 13,515 students graduated with students earning 8,946 Bachelor's degrees, 3,619 Master's degrees, 741 Doctoral degrees, 202 Associate's degrees, and 7 Certificates degrees.

Based on 56 Reviews
7 Florida International University Miami, FL

Florida International University offers 280 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 13,442 students graduated with students earning 9,421 Bachelor's degrees, 3,386 Master's degrees, 538 Doctoral degrees, 72 Associate's degrees, and 25 Certificates degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
8 The University of Tampa Tampa, FL

The University of Tampa offers 89 Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 1,901 students graduated with students earning 1,486 Bachelor's degrees, 414 Master's degrees, 1 Associate's degree.

Based on 12 Reviews
9 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL

The University of West Florida offers 123 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a small city. In 2015, 3,056 students graduated with students earning 2,149 Bachelor's degrees, 769 Master's degrees, 113 Associate's degrees, 13 Certificates degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
10 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL

Nova Southeastern University offers 287 Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 8,420 students graduated with students earning 4,073 Master's degrees, 2,459 Doctoral degrees, 1,475 Bachelor's degrees, 411 Certificates degrees, and 2 Associate's degrees.

Based on 16 Reviews

Best Community Colleges in Florida

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Community College offers 76 Degree programs. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 3,316 students graduated with students earning 2,564 Associate's degrees, and 752 Certificates degrees.

2 SABER College Miami, FL

SABER College offers 5 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large city. In 2015, 194 students graduated with students earning 194 Associate's degrees.

3 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL

Hillsborough Community College offers 124 Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 6,117 students graduated with students earning 3,895 Associate's degrees, and 2,222 Certificates degrees.

4 Southeastern College-Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL

Southeastern College-Jacksonville offers 9 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 193 students graduated with students earning 174 Certificates degrees, and 19 Associate's degrees.

5 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach, FL

Southeastern College-West Palm Beach offers 23 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 558 students graduated with students earning 319 Associate's degrees, and 239 Certificates degrees.

6 Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL

Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay offers 3 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 440 students graduated with students earning 286 Associate's degrees, and 154 Certificates degrees.

7 Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs Apopka, FL

Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs offers 1 Degree program. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 136 students graduated with students earning 136 Associate's degrees.

8 Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami Miramar, FL

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami offers 4 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 326 students graduated with students earning 230 Associate's degrees, and 96 Certificates degrees.

9 Southern Technical College - Orlando Orlando, FL

Southern Technical College - Orlando offers 11 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 751 students graduated with students earning 685 Associate's degrees, and 66 Certificates degrees.

10 College of Business and Technology-Flagler Miami, FL

College of Business and Technology-Flagler offers 23 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large suburb. In 2015, 439 students graduated with students earning 360 Certificates degrees, and 79 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of Miami University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
11 : 1 16,825
University of Florida University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
20 : 1 50,645
University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
41 : 1 62,953
Florida State University Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
25 : 1 40,830
Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, FL
5/5
17 : 1 6,631
University Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
22 : 1 42,067
Florida International University Florida International University Miami, FL
2/5
34 : 1 49,782
University Logo The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
5/5
20 : 1 7,959
University Logo The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
2/5
30 : 1 12,763
Nova Southeastern University Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
22 : 1 23,236
Florida Southern College Florida Southern College Lakeland, FL
5/5
17 : 1 2,869
University Logo University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
2/5
27 : 1 15,675
Eckerd College Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
5/5
14 : 1 2,023
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
17 : 1 9,928
University of South Florida-St Petersburg University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
2/5
26 : 1 4,739
Flagler College-St Augustine Flagler College-St Augustine Saint Augustine, FL
4/5
18 : 1 2,701
Barry University Barry University Miami, FL
5/5
16 : 1 7,971
Florida Atlantic University Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
2/5
33 : 1 30,380
Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
2/5
28 : 1 14,833
University Logo Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL
5/5
18 : 1 3,918
University Logo Southeastern University Lakeland, FL
4/5
25 : 1 4,538
Bethune-Cookman University Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL
3/5
17 : 1 3,831
University Logo Rollins College Winter Park, FL
5/5
15 : 1 3,260
University Logo Stetson University DeLand, FL
5/5
14 : 1 4,330
St Thomas University St Thomas University Miami Gardens, FL
5/5
23 : 1 4,918

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