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