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148 Schools in Florida Match Your Criteria

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

    Santa Fe College

    Gainesville, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,457
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    21,809
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Schiller International University

    Largo, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $20,610
    Years Accredited
    31 (1983)
    Student Population
    322
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
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  5. School Name

    Seminole State College of Florida

    Sanford, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,131
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    27,663
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  6. School Name

    Sheridan Technical Center

    Hollywood, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    39 (1974)
    Student Population
    2,685
    School Type
    Public, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  7. School Name

    South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary

    Deerfield Beach, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $5,028
    Years Accredited
    1 (2013)
    Student Population
    111
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  8. School Name

    South Florida State College

    Avon Park, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,160
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    4,011
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  9. School Name

    South University-Tampa

    Tampa, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,360
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,320
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  10. School Name

    South University-West Palm Beach

    Royal Palm Beach, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,360
    Years Accredited
    44 (1970)
    Student Population
    1,623
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Southeastern College-Greenacres

    Greenacres, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,664
    Years Accredited
    11 (2003)
    Student Population
    2,690
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  12. School Name

    Southeastern College-Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $15,664
    Years Accredited
    13 (2001)
    Student Population
    363
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Southeastern University

    Lakeland, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $18,596
    Years Accredited
    28 (1986)
    Student Population
    3,219
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    Southwest Florida College

    Fort Myers, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $13,860
    Years Accredited
    30 (1984)
    Student Population
    2,641
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    St Petersburg College

    Clearwater, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,172
    Years Accredited
    87 (1927)
    Student Population
    44,577
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  16. School Name

    St. Thomas University

    Miami Gardens, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $25,110
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    5,249
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota

    Bradenton, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $3,074
    Years Accredited
    51 (1963)
    Student Population
    16,630
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  18. School Name

    Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Inc-Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $16,100
    Years Accredited
    46 (1968)
    Student Population
    337
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    School Website
  19. School Name

    Stetson University

    DeLand, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,644
    Years Accredited
    82 (1932)
    Student Population
    4,166
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  20. School Name

    Strayer University-Florida

    Tampa, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    5,563
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  21. School Name

    Tallahassee Community College

    Tallahassee, FL
    Tuition & Fees
    $2,017
    Years Accredited
    45 (1969)
    Student Population
    21,646
    School Type
    Public, 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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