Best colleges in Jacksonville

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Jacksonville's slogan shouldn't be "Where Florida Begins", but rather "Where Your Education Begins." Jacksonville has over 20 colleges and universities offering degree programs from accounting and criminal justice to chemistry and nursing. The city is also home to several institutions offering certifications in beauty, barbering, court reporting, and welding. Named by Forbes as one of the top three cities to relocate to find a job and also home to 4 Fortune 500 companies, Jacksonville can help you take the next steps for your education and your career.

From downtown to the beaches, Jacksonville has unique areas to take a break from school. Walk along the river or cheer on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Soak up the sun at one of 4 beaches with enough distance to feel the sand beneath your toes for 22 miles. Here you can swim, snack on fresh fish, watch anglers pull in their catch, or see a movie or concert. At Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park, you can enjoy 20 miles of scenic mountain biking trails, a freshwater lake, camping, and beachfront access to the best surfing spot in the area. The views are amazing wherever you are, not to mention warm temperatures and sunny skies year-round. With great options for school and plenty of places to enjoy the sun, there really is no better place to start school than Jacksonville. and don't forget the SPF.

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Best Four Year Universities in Jacksonville

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida offers 127 degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 4,376 students graduated with students earning 3,313 Bachelor's degrees, 619 Master's degrees, 252 Associate's degrees, 155 Doctoral degrees, and 37 Certificates.

Illinois College
Jacksonville, IL

Illinois College offers 42 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 200 students graduated with students earning 200 Bachelor's degrees.

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Jacksonville State University offers 96 degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 1,713 students graduated with students earning 1,308 Bachelor's degrees, 361 Master's degrees, 41 Certificates, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

MacMurray College
Jacksonville, IL

MacMurray College offers 21 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 108 students graduated with students earning 107 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University offers 133 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,267 students graduated with students earning 716 Bachelor's degrees, 520 Master's degrees, 23 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Certificates.

Flagler College-St Augustine
Saint Augustine, FL

Flagler College-St Augustine offers 39 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 760 students graduated with students earning 754 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

Trinity Baptist College
Jacksonville, FL

Trinity Baptist College offers 29 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 70 students graduated with students earning 52 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Master's degrees, and 7 Associate's degrees.

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL

Edward Waters College offers 9 degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 111 students graduated with students earning 111 Bachelor's degrees.

Chamberlain University-Florida offers 1 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 320 students graduated with students earning 320 Bachelor's degrees.

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers 202 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 7,253 students graduated with students earning 3,611 Associate's degrees, 2,806 Certificates, and 836 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Jacksonville

Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville offers 9 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.

Sunstate Academy-Jones Technical Institute offers 3 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.

Fortis College-Orange Park
Orange Park, FL

Fortis College-Orange Park offers 6 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 187 students graduated with students earning 141 Certificates, and 46 Associate's degrees.

Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 364 students graduated with students earning 325 Certificates, and 39 Associate's degrees.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers 73 degree programs. It's a small, public, two-year college in a small city. In 2019, 1,232 students graduated with students earning 685 Associate's degrees, and 547 Certificates.

Florida Career College-Jacksonville offers 8 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 195 students graduated with students earning 195 Certificates.

Jacksonville College-Main Campus offers 4 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a faraway town. In 2019, 190 students graduated with students earning 95 Associate's degrees, and 95 Certificates.

List of all colleges in Jacksonville

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of North Florida Logo University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
2/5
33 : 1 17,117
Illinois College Logo Illinois College Jacksonville, IL
5/5
15 : 1 1,057
Jacksonville State University Logo Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL
3/5
26 : 1 9,021
MacMurray College Logo MacMurray College Jacksonville, IL
5/5
16 : 1 588
Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville Logo Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL   39 : 1 707
Jacksonville University Logo Jacksonville University Jacksonville, FL
5/5
17 : 1 4,164
Flagler College-St Augustine Logo Flagler College-St Augustine Saint Augustine, FL
4/5
23 : 1 2,902
Sunstate Academy-Jones Technical Institute Logo Sunstate Academy-Jones Technical Institute Jacksonville, FL
3/5
11 : 1 320
Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering Logo Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering Jacksonville, FL     29
Shear Finesse Beauty Academy Logo Shear Finesse Beauty Academy Jacksonville, FL     27
Trinity Baptist College Logo Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville, FL
3/5
25 : 1 344
Edward Waters College Logo Edward Waters College Jacksonville, FL
4/5
51 : 1 3,085
Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL     170
Fortis College-Orange Park Logo Fortis College-Orange Park Orange Park, FL
4/5
110 : 1 440
Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville Logo Mr John's School of Cosmetology & Nails-Jacksonville Jacksonville, IL     13
Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville Logo Platt College-Miller-Motte-Jacksonville Jacksonville, NC   52 : 1 365
Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville Logo Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL     247
Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville Logo Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL     960
Chamberlain University-Florida Logo Chamberlain University-Florida Jacksonville, FL
4/5
34 : 1 952
CDA Technical Institute Logo CDA Technical Institute Jacksonville, FL     158