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

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 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
2 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
3 Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL

Eckerd College offers 103 Degree programs. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 646 students graduated with students earning 646 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
4 University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL

University of South Florida-St Petersburg offers 58 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 1,242 students graduated with students earning 946 Bachelor's degrees, 233 Master's degrees, and 63 Associate's degrees.

5 Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL

Pasco-Hernando State College offers 70 Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,672 students graduated with students earning 1,614 Associate's degrees, 1,058 Certificates degrees.

6 Florida College Temple Terrace, FL

Florida College offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 142 students graduated with students earning 75 Associate's degrees, and 67 Bachelor's degrees.

7 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College offers 130 Degree programs. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 6,298 students graduated with students earning 3,930 Associate's degrees, 1,243 Certificates degrees, and 1,125 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
8 ITT Technical Institute-Tampa Tampa, FL

ITT Technical Institute-Tampa offers 12 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 136 students graduated with students earning 115 Associate's degrees, and 21 Bachelor's degrees.

9 South University, Tampa Tampa, FL

South University, Tampa offers 36 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large city. In 2015, 396 students graduated with students earning 197 Master's degrees, 126 Bachelor's degrees, 64 Associate's degrees, 8 Certificates degrees, and 1 Doctoral degree.

10 Remington College-Tampa Campus Tampa, FL

Remington College-Tampa Campus offers 10 Degree programs. It's a very small private university in a large suburb. In 2015, 109 students graduated with students earning 84 Certificates degrees, 21 Associate's degrees, and 4 Bachelor's degrees.

Best Community Colleges in Tampa

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 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.

2 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.

3 Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Tampa, FL

Concorde Career Institute-Tampa offers 13 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a large city. In 2015, 404 students graduated with students earning 332 Certificates degrees, and 72 Associate's degrees.

4 Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater Clearwater, FL

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater offers 15 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 359 students graduated with students earning 336 Certificates degrees, and 23 Associate's degrees.

5 Central Florida Institute Palm Harbor, FL

Central Florida Institute offers 0 Degree programs. It's a small private college in a large suburb.

6 ATA Career Education Spring Hill, FL

ATA Career Education offers 16 Degree programs. It's a very small private college in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 239 students graduated with students earning 160 Certificates degrees, and 79 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
22 : 1 42,067
University Logo The University of Tampa Tampa, FL
5/5
20 : 1 7,959
Eckerd College Eckerd College Saint Petersburg, FL
5/5
14 : 1 2,023
University of South Florida-St Petersburg University of South Florida-St Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL
2/5
26 : 1 4,739
University Logo Pasco-Hernando State College New Port Richey, FL
2/5
47 : 1 11,387
Florida College Florida College Temple Terrace, FL
4/5
14 : 1 550
University Logo St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
2/5
38 : 1 31,767
Hillsborough Community College Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
2/5
39 : 1 26,571
Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg, FL 18 : 1 840
Erwin Technical College Erwin Technical College Tampa, FL
2/5
10 : 1 717
University Logo Beauty and Health Institute Tampa, FL 23 : 1 67
University Logo Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg Saint Petersburg, FL 8 : 1 682
University Logo Fred D. Learey Technical College Tampa, FL 39 : 1 499
Marchman Technical Education Center Marchman Technical Education Center New Port Richey, FL 14 : 1 204
University Logo Aparicio-Levy Technical College Tampa, FL 5 : 1 25
University Logo Summit Salon Academy Tampa, FL 16 : 1 151
University Logo Benes International School of Beauty New Port Richey, FL 12 : 1 369
University Logo Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater Clearwater, FL 11 : 1 760
Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Concorde Career Institute-Tampa Tampa, FL 16 : 1 272
University Logo Paul Mitchell the School-Tampa Tampa, FL 16 : 1 264
University Logo Regency Beauty Institute-Carrollwood Tampa, FL 13 : 1 26
ITT Technical Institute-Tampa ITT Technical Institute-Tampa Tampa, FL
4/5
25 : 1 467
South University, Tampa South University, Tampa Tampa, FL
4/5
18 : 1 964
National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay Clearwater, FL 18 : 1 590
Brewster Technical College Brewster Technical College Tampa, FL 5 : 1 176

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