Best Colleges in Florida

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

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
Based on 16 Reviews
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Based on 84 Reviews
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Based on 68 Reviews
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
Based on 48 Reviews
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Florida International University
Miami, FL
Based on 32 Reviews
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Based on 16 Reviews
Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL
University of South Florida-St Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL
Flagler College-St Augustine
Saint Augustine, FL
Barry University
Miami, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
Based on 32 Reviews
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL
St Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
St Thomas University
Miami Gardens, FL
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota, FL
Lynn University
Boca Raton, FL
New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ave Maria University
Ave Maria, FL
Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Full Sail University
Winter Park, FL
Based on 12 Reviews
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL
Based on 8 Reviews
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, FL
Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, FL
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, FL
Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa, FL
Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
Daytona Beach, FL
Based on 28 Reviews
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, FL
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Florida Technical College
Orlando, FL
Florida Technical College
Orlando, FL
Florida Technical College
Orlando, FL
Florida College
Temple Terrace, FL
Johnson University Florida
Kissimmee, FL
Carlos Albizu University-Miami
Miami, FL
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando, FL
Chipola College
Marianna, FL
The Baptist College of Florida
Graceville, FL
Florida Gateway College
Lake City, FL

Best Community Colleges in Florida

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
SABER College
Miami, FL
Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, FL
Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay
Saint Petersburg, FL
Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs
Apopka, FL
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Miami
Miramar, FL
College of Business and Technology-Flagler
Miami, FL
Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando
Orlando, FL
Florida Keys Community College
Key West, FL
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology
Fort Pierce, FL
College of Business and Technology-Hialeah
Hialeah, FL
Taylor College
Belleview, FL
Fortis Institute-Pensacola
Pensacola, FL
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology
Delray Beach, FL
Wyotech-Daytona
Ormond Beach, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations
West Palm Beach, FL
Florida College of Natural Health-Miami
Miami, FL
City College-Altamonte Springs
Altamonte Springs, FL
Fortis College-Orange Park
Orange Park, FL
Meridian College
Sarasota, FL
Fortis Institute-Fort Lauderdale
Lauderdale Lakes, FL
Florida College of Natural Health-Maitland
Maitland, FL
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa
Tampa, FL
Concorde Career Institute-Miramar
Miramar, FL
Based on 4 Reviews
Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Florida College of Natural Health-Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach, FL
Daytona College
Ormond Beach, FL
Concorde Career Institute-Orlando
Orlando, FL
Heritage Institute-Ft Myers
Fort Myers, FL
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater
Clearwater, FL
Heritage Institute-Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
Key College
Dania Beach, FL
Central Florida Institute
Palm Harbor, FL
Fortis College-Winter Park
Winter Park, FL
ATA Career Education
Spring Hill, FL
City College-Hollywood
Hollywood, FL
American Medical Academy
Miami, FL
Anthem College-Orlando
Orlando, FL