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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

    Northwood University-Florida

    West Palm Beach, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,996
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    748
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Nova Southeastern University

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,414
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    37,797
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Orlando Tech

    Orlando, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    31 (1983)
    Student Population
    1,028
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    West Palm Beach, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $24,800
    Years Accredited
    42 (1972)
    Student Population
    4,138
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Palm Beach State College

    Lake Worth, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,378
    Years Accredited
    73 (1942)
    Student Population
    43,413
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  7. School Name

    Pasco-Hernando Community College

    New Port Richey, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,035
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    15,519
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  8. School Name

    Pensacola State College

    Pensacola, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,704
    Years Accredited
    59 (1956)
    Student Population
    17,691
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater

    Clearwater, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,849
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg

    Saint Petersburg, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    39 (1975)
    Student Population
    1,696
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Polk State College

    Winter Haven, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,306
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    16,397
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Campus

    Miami, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $11,895
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    178
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando

    Orlando, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,920
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    240
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Radford M Locklin Technical Center

    Milton, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,502
    Years Accredited
    26 (1988)
    Student Population
    409
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  15. School Name

    Rasmussen College-Florida

    Ocala, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,620
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    8,613
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Remington College

    Heathrow, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,250
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    330
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Saint Johns River State College

    Palatka, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,760
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    9,535
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Saint Leo University

    Saint Leo, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $19,370
    Years Accredited
    47 (1967)
    Student Population
    26,687
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Ft Lauderdale

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,743
    Years Accredited
    25 (1989)
    Student Population
    1,156
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,454
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    1,024
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa

    Tampa, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,506
    Years Accredited
    15 (1999)
    Student Population
    1,342
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    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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