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147 Schools in Florida Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    Florida College

    Temple Terrace, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,820
    Years Accredited
    60 (1954)
    Student Population
    516
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Florida Gateway College

    Lake City, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,070
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    4,577
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Florida Gulf Coast University

    Fort Myers, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,068
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    14,709
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Florida Institute of Technology

    Melbourne, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,020
    Years Accredited
    50 (1964)
    Student Population
    6,131
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Florida Institute of Technology-Florida Tech Online

    Melbourne, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    7,471
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Florida International University

    Miami, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,417
    Years Accredited
    40 (1974)
    Student Population
    60,592
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Florida Keys Community College

    Key West, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,276
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    1,963
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Florida National University-Main Campus

    Hialeah, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,230
    Years Accredited
    17 (1997)
    Student Population
    5,472
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $27,200
    Years Accredited
    79 (1935)
    Student Population
    2,717
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Florida State College at Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,790
    Years Accredited
    48 (1966)
    Student Population
    51,309
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Florida State University

    Tallahassee, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $6,402
    Years Accredited
    99 (1915)
    Student Population
    46,805
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Fortis College-Largo

    Largo, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,000
    Years Accredited
    9 (2005)
    Student Population
    636
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Full Sail University

    Winter Park, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,448
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    30,129
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Galen School of Nursing-Tampa Bay

    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    24 (1990)
    Student Population
    1,103
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia-Bay Medical Center-Sacred Heart Health System

    Panama City, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    53
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Gulf Coast State College

    Panama City, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,765
    Years Accredited
    52 (1962)
    Student Population
    10,291
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Herzing University-Winter Park

    Winter Park, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,020
    Years Accredited
    12 (2002)
    Student Population
    737
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Hillsborough Community College

    Tampa, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,506
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    40,106
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Hobe Sound Bible College

    Hobe Sound, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,480
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    105
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Hodges University

    Naples, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,260
    Years Accredited
    22 (1992)
    Student Population
    3,480
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

Florida's college enrollment growth has slowed in the last five years, mirroring the decrease in the rate of population growth. On the other hand, the cost of a college education in Florida has only grown, outpacing the national average by 11%. Recent studies have deemed Florida's public colleges and universities too top heavy, emphasizing administration over instruction. This factor, in part, explains the disparity in cost, which appears to be supported by the relatively greater increase in the cost of a public education when compared to private school increases.

College Enrollment

Florida enrollment continues to outdistance national trends, with 65% of the state's high school students attending college. The Orlando Sentinel reports that, in addition to graduating high school seniors, Florida's colleges have experienced a marked increase in the number of adults returning to school to either start or complete a degree. The increases in enrollment are lead by female attendance. Where 59% of Florida's male high school grads are enrolling in college, 70% of women are enrolling, a weighty 11% hike.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • Florida 529 College Savings Plan: This plan is administered by the private foundation and is fully eligible for available tax benefits for federal income tax purposes. The plan allows for users to set their own saving goals and contribution levels. The plan currently allows participants to choose from 11 different investment options.
    • Florida Prepaid College Plan: Administered by the Florida Prepaid College Board this prepaid program enables individuals and families to pre-pay for tuition with a single lump sum, monthly payments or installments over a 5 year period. Earnings from the plan are tax free when they are used to pay for qualified education expenses.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • Southern Regional Education Board: The nonprofit board represents 16 states and is a public-private partnership focused on improving public education. The board works to develop programs and pass legislation that improves college readiness. The program's primary goal is to increase the percentage of students who are college or career ready.
    • Florida College Access Network: This not-for-profit organization works in two ways: first, to develop and support legislative initiatives that improve and expand higher education opportunities and, second, to develop and support programs that assist students. A significant goal of the organization is to increase the percentage of Floridians between 25 and 64 with a college degree to 60 percent by 2025.
  4. Higher Education News

    • Sun Sentinel Higher Education News: As one of Florida's leading newspapers, the Sun Sentinel offers regular in depth coverage of a wide range of higher education news and commentary.
    • Florida Higher Education Spectator: A blog and email news service that provides Floridians with a regular supply of news, reviews, commentary and information of interest to the state's higher education community.
    • State University System Board of Governors News: The state university system maintains this blog with the goal of keeping interested parties apprised of important news and other information about the state university system.

Higher Education in Florida

Florida Schools vs US State Average

Graduation Rate and Average Test score at Public 4-year Institutions

    • 58% Florida
      Graduation Rate
    • 19.8 ACT Florida
      Average Test Score
    • 56% National
      Graduation Rate
    • 21.1 ACT National
      Average Test Score

Average Tuitions and Fees in Florida

  • FL US
    Public 2-Year
  • FL US
    Public 4-Year
  • FL US
    Private 4-year

Florida Institutions

  • FL US
    Degree-Granting Institutions
  • FL US
    Public
    Institutions
  • FL US
    Private Not-For-Profit Institutions
  • FL US
    Private For-Profit Institutions

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