Best Colleges in Jacksonville

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

Best Four Year Universities in Jacksonville

  • 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

Best Community Colleges in Jacksonville

  • 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