Accredited Online Colleges Based in Florida

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshman Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate

1640 SW 145th Avenue
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
(954) 431-4300

No N/A 98% 57%

10330 South US 1
Port St Lucie, FL 34952
(772) 398-9990

No N/A N/A N/A

6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
(941) 907-3900

No N/A 98% 57%

5353 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, FL 32211
(904) 743-1122

No N/A 100% 38%

1700 Halstead Blvd,
Tallahassee, FL 32309
(850) 906-9494

No N/A N/A N/A

5002 West Waters Avenue,
Tampa,, FL 33634
(813) 885-4900

No N/A 98% 57%

2085 Vista Parkway,
West Palm Beach,, FL 33411
(561) 471-6000

No N/A 98% 57%

5421 Diplomat Circle
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 628-5870

No N/A 100% 32%

10230 Ridge Road
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 847-2727

No N/A 80% 34%

P.O. Box 13489
Saint Petersburg, FL 33733
(727) 341-4772

No N/A 86% 31%

901 34th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33711
(727) 893-2500

No N/A 70% 59%

13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
(863) 638-7212

No N/A 99% 50%

4755 Southwest 46th Court
Ocala, FL 34474
(352) 629-1941

No N/A 93% 35%

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(800) 522-6787

No N/A 39% 50%

1255 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 298-8685

No N/A 71% 68%

8226 Philips Hwy
Jacksonville, FL 32256
(904) 731-4949

No N/A 100% 35%

3410 Taft Blvd
Wichita Falls, TX 76308
(940) 397-4000

No N/A 45% 34%

4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 175
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 393-3800

No N/A 98% N/A

425 South Nova Road
Ormond Beach, FL 32174
(386) 267-0565

No N/A 98% 61%

177 Montgomery Road
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 831-9816

No N/A 92% 40%

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Florida Schools vs US State Average

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

    • 61% 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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According to the State of Florida website, international trade is one of Florida's strongest sectors, accounting for 40% of all U.S. exports to Latin and South America

Florida's economy is dominated by several different industries. According to the State of Florida website, international trade is one of Florida's strongest sectors, accounting for 40% of all U.S. exports to Latin and South America. Tourism is another major contributor to Florida's diverse economy. The warm weather, beautiful beaches, and family-friendly attractions draw about 60 million visitors to the state every year. In fact, Florida was the top destination state in 2011. Agriculture is another huge sector of the state economy, specifically the production of oranges, sugar cane, sweet corn, green beans, and other citrus fruits. The government was the largest employer in all counties in the state. According to a recent report by Florida TaxWatch, the district school board is one of the largest employers in every county in Florida. Approximately one out of every 30 Floridians is employed by district school boards.

Those who want to work for the largest industries or top employers in the state will most likely need to have a college degree from an accredited college. Although employment requirements vary by industry and employer, many of the top employers require applicants have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. A college degree does not guarantee employment, but it can give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Florida online colleges and universities prepare students for the working world by providing a comprehensive education and practical training that can be applied to various career fields.

Several of the state's well-known public universities offer online courses and degree programs to in-state and out-of-state students. Florida State University's Office of Distance Learning offers a variety of undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. Additionally, University of Florida offers more than 50 online programs, and the University of Central Florida offers more than two dozen completely Web-based courses and degree or certificate programs.

Florida online colleges are a convenient and sometimes cheaper alternative to campus-based programs. Argosy University, Everest University, DeVry University, ITT Technical Institute, Rasmussen College, and Remington College are some of the larger, nationally-recognized online colleges with campuses in Florida. Those who are looking for smaller online colleges in Florida may want to consider Full Sail University, a for-profit university that offers certificates and degrees in film, art, game design, music production, and related disciplines.