Best colleges in Tampa

Umbrellas Are for Sun, Not Rain

The bright and sunny future of Tampa college students

Florida is home to so much more than retirees and Disney World. Tampa in particular plays host to 25 different colleges, educating over 75,000 full and part-time students. If you love the idea of a lively social life and plenty of beach time while also putting in some serious study hours, Tampa is the place to be.

When it comes to playtime in Tampa, it's all about the sand and surf. Beaches, sunshine-inspired shops, restaurants and activities await you. Tampa Theatre was recently rated among the Top 10 best movie theaters in the world, sharing the honor with just one other venue in the United States. The city is also home to Shooters World, a premier indoor shooting gallery and one of the largest gun stores in the nation. of course, there are plenty of incredible restaurants, museums and night clubs downtown for when you're done relaxing on the beach and want to unwind before final exams. Tampa provides the ideal combination of inviting excursions and quality academia, making it a winning choice for those with Florida on the mind.

*Motion Picture Association of America, 2014 *www.tampagov.net *Wikipedia, "Colleges and Universities in Florida"

Best Four Year Universities in Tampa

University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 272 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.

Eckerd College
Saint Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College offers 55 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.

University of South Florida-St Petersburg offers 45 degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,204 students graduated with students earning 924 Bachelor's degrees, 220 Master's degrees, and 60 Associate's degrees.

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The University of Tampa offers 76 degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 2,172 students graduated with students earning 1,722 Bachelor's degrees, 435 Master's degrees, and 15 Certificates.

Florida College
Temple Terrace, FL

Florida College offers 20 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 126 students graduated with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, and 59 Associate's degrees.

Altierus Career College-Tampa offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 175 students graduated with students earning 172 Certificates, 2 Associate's degrees, and 1 Bachelor's degree.

Strayer University-Florida offers 64 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 486 students graduated with students earning 242 Bachelor's degrees, 179 Master's degrees, and 65 Associate's degrees.

Schiller International University offers 19 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 26 students graduated with students earning 16 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Trinity College of Florida offers 21 degree programs. It's a very small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 27 students graduated with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.

St Petersburg College
Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College offers 162 degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 6,443 students graduated with students earning 3,948 Associate's degrees, 1,282 Certificates, and 1,213 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Tampa

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater offers 25 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-Tampa offers 7 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 321 students graduated with students earning 258 Certificates, and 63 Associate's degrees.

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ATA Career Education
Spring Hill, FL

ATA Career Education offers 12 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 170 students graduated with students earning 125 Certificates, and 45 Associate's degrees.

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Hillsborough Community College offers 125 degree programs. It's a very large, public, two-year college in a large city. In 2019, 5,497 students graduated with students earning 3,903 Associate's degrees, and 1,594 Certificates.

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Florida Career College-Tampa offers 9 degree programs. It's a very small, private for-profit, two-year college in a large suburb. In 2019, 309 students graduated with students earning 309 Certificates.

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Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay
Saint Petersburg, FL

Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay offers 3 degree programs. It's a small, private for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 511 students graduated with students earning 473 Associate's degrees, and 38 Certificates.

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List of all colleges in Tampa

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University of South Florida-Main Campus Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
34 : 1 44,246
Eckerd College Logo Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
5/5
12 : 1 2,007
University of South Florida-St Petersburg Logo University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
2/5
31 : 1 4,448
The University of Tampa Logo The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
5/5
26 : 1 9,628
Florida College Logo Florida College Temple Terrace, FL
4/5
15 : 1 538
Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Logo Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Clearwater, FL   49 : 1 18,195
National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay Logo National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay Clearwater, FL     856
Altierus Career College-Tampa Logo Altierus Career College-Tampa Tampa, FL
3/5
33 : 1 365
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Logo Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Tampa, FL   55 : 1 436
Brewster Technical College Logo Brewster Technical College Tampa, FL     223
Shear Excellence Hair Academy Logo Shear Excellence Hair Academy Tampa, FL     126
ATA Career Education Logo ATA Career Education Spring Hill, FL
3/5
72 : 1 289
Strayer University-Florida Logo Strayer University-Florida Tampa, FL
3/5
442 : 1 2,210
Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Tampa Logo Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy-Tampa Tampa, FL     116
Erwin Technical College Logo Erwin Technical College Tampa, FL     811
Fred K Marchman Technical College Logo Fred K Marchman Technical College New Port Richey, FL     288
Summit Salon Academy Logo Summit Salon Academy Tampa, FL     169
American Institute of Beauty Logo American Institute of Beauty Largo, FL     120
Paul Mitchell the School-Tampa Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Tampa Tampa, FL     206
Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Logo Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Clearwater, FL     646