Best Colleges with Liberal Arts Degrees in the U.S.

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In today’s world and job market, a degree in liberal arts can be essential. Through a broad range of classes, liberal arts majors will learn skills beyond just the technicalities of a particular job. Students learn tools far more valuable such as communication, ethics, and “people skills” for starters. A liberal arts degree provides an overview of the arts, consisting of humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences - all which are needed to contribute to society in a meaningful way.

A few of the more common areas within the study of liberal arts include communications, anthropology, English, history, language and linguistics, philosophy, math, political sciences, psychology, and sociology. If you’re looking for an overall great education for crucial life skills, exploring a liberal arts degree is a great idea.

The Best Liberal Arts Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public college in a mid sized city. In 2015, 2,231 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2,231 Associate's degrees.

2 Miami Dade College Miami, FL

Miami Dade College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 8,831 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 8,831 Associate's degrees.

Based on 8 Reviews
3 Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL

Santa Fe College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a mid sized suburb. In 2015, 2,499 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2,499 Associate's degrees.

4 Georgia Perimeter College Decatur, GA

Georgia Perimeter College offers 2 Liberal Arts Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large suburb. In 2015, 1,695 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 1,695 Associate's degrees.

5 Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL

Palm Beach State College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 3,341 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 3,341 Associate's degrees.

6 Valencia College Orlando, FL

Valencia College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 6,189 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 6,189 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL

Hillsborough Community College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 2,898 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2,898 Associate's degrees.

8 Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL

Eastern Florida State College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a medium sized public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 2,268 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2,268 Associate's degrees.

9 Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX

Lone Star College System offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a very large public college in a small city. In 2015, 4,027 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 4,027 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
10 St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL

St Petersburg College offers 1 Liberal Arts Degree program. It's a large public university in a small city. In 2015, 2,817 students graduated in the study area of Liberal Arts with students earning 2,817 Associate's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

List of Liberal Arts Schools in the U.S.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
University Logo Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, FL
2/5
40 : 1 12,445
Miami Dade College Miami Dade College Miami, FL
2/5
42 : 1 62,332
University Logo Santa Fe College Gainesville, FL
2/5
40 : 1 14,767
Georgia Perimeter College Georgia Perimeter College Decatur, GA
2/5
36 : 1 21,088
University Logo Palm Beach State College Lake Worth, FL
2/5
51 : 1 29,616
University Logo Valencia College Orlando, FL
2/5
48 : 1 44,050
Hillsborough Community College Hillsborough Community College Tampa, FL
2/5
39 : 1 26,571
Eastern Florida State College Eastern Florida State College Cocoa, FL
2/5
32 : 1 15,593
Lone Star College System Lone Star College System The Woodlands, TX
2/5
33 : 1 70,724
University Logo St Petersburg College Clearwater, FL
2/5
38 : 1 31,767
Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
2/5
42 : 1 26,164
Broward College Broward College Fort Lauderdale, FL
2/5
52 : 1 43,078
University Logo Wayne County Community College District Detroit, MI
2/5
57 : 1 16,654
Bergen Community College Bergen Community College Paramus, NJ
2/5
27 : 1 14,585
University Logo Seminole State College of Florida Sanford, FL
2/5
49 : 1 17,741
Santa Monica College Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
1/5
45 : 1 30,615
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City, MO
2/5
28 : 1 17,821
Pima Community College Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
1/5
45 : 1 26,880
Indian River State College Indian River State College Fort Pierce, FL
2/5
46 : 1 18,204
Daytona State College Daytona State College Daytona Beach, FL
2/5
32 : 1 14,292
Des Moines Area Community College Des Moines Area Community College Ankeny, IA
2/5
37 : 1 22,298
Florida SouthWestern State College Florida SouthWestern State College Fort Myers, FL
2/5
50 : 1 15,709
The Evergreen State College The Evergreen State College Olympia, WA
3/5
24 : 1 4,190
Orange Coast College Orange Coast College Costa Mesa, CA
1/5
53 : 1 22,140
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids, MI
2/5
40 : 1 14,926

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Schools offering online Liberal Arts degrees

Online Liberal Arts degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 8,831 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Liberal Arts degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Miami Dade College 0 8831 0 0 0
Valencia College 0 6189 0 0 0
Broward College 0 4687 0 0 0
Lone Star College System 0 4027 0 0 0
Florida State College at Jacksonville 0 3469 0 0 0