Get Smart Guide

Florida’s public and private colleges and universities, state colleges and career/technical schools offer a range of degrees, certificates and experiences. Many also offer online degree programs. Whichever path you choose, you can find the place to pursue your dreams in the Sunshine State

 

State universities

Florida’s public university system includes 12 universities with a total enrollment of more than 340,000 students.

Florida A&M University
Tallahassee
(850) 599-3796
Enrollment: 7,695 | Tuition/Fees: $194
Room/Board: $10,100
Accepted: 56% | Deadline: 5/1

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton
(561) 297-3040
Enrollment: 24,225 | Tuition/Fees: $206
Room/Board: $11,748
Accepted: 48% | Deadlines: 2/15, 5/1
Financial Aid Deadline: 3/1

More about the OWLS!!!

» FAU measures success with every student who earns a degree, every researcher who makes a discovery and every community that is transformed. As one of the most diverse universities in the nation, students may choose from more than 170 degree programs in the most innovative fields, receiving the attention typically only found at private institutions. Opportunities for academically outstanding students are provided by the University Honors Program and the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. «

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Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers
(800) 590-3428
Enrollment: 13,576 | Tuition/Fees: $204
Room/Board: $9,424
Accepted: 56% | Deadlines: 11/15, 2/15, 5/1
Financial Aid Deadline: 3/1

More about the EAGLES!!!

» FGCU is a fully comprehensive state university with a successful athletic program, exceptional campus housing and an active student-centered campus. With more than 50 degree programs available, FGCU students have achieved national recognition for academics. Over 200 student organizations, 20 fraternities and sororities, and a wide variety of events help students connect with the university, make friends, gain leadership skills and create opportunities to complement their classroom experiences. «

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Florida International University
Miami
(305) 348-2363
Enrollment: 40,231 | Tuition/Fees: $206
Room/Board: $10,870
Accepted: 47% | Deadline: 11/1

Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland
(800) 585-7659
Enrollment: 887 | Tuition/Fees: $165
Room/Board: $11,800
Accepted: 69% | Deadline: 11/1; 1/1; 5/1
Financial Aid: University scholarships for all full-time students

Feel the Power of the PHOENIX!!!

» Florida Poly is the state’s only public university wholly dedicated to science, technology, engineering & math (STEM) with six bachelor’s degrees and 19 areas of concentration in emerging areas of advanced engineering and technology. Florida Poly partners with leading technology firms to shape an industry-relevant curriculum that connects students with immediate career opportunities. Its campus features a super-computer, 3-D printing lab, cybersecurity lab and all-digital library. «

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Florida State University
Tallahassee
(850) 644-2525
Enrollment: 32,408 | Tuition/Fees: $217
Room/Board: $10,264
Accepted: 55% | Deadline: 10/15, 1/13

New College of Florida
Sarasota
(941) 487-5000
Enrollment: 854 | Tuition/Fees: $192
Room/Board: $8,932
Accepted: 60% | Deadline: 11/1, 4/15

University of Central Florida
Orlando
(407) 823-3000
Enrollment: 54,074 | Tuition/Fees: $212
Room/Board: $9,764
Accepted: 43% | Deadline: 5/1

University of Florida
Gainesville
(352) 392-1365
Enrollment: 34,164 | Tuition/Fees: $213
Room/Board: $9,650
Accepted: 47% | Deadline: 11/1; Financial Aid: 3/15

Go GATORS!!!

» UF’s Innovation Academy is one of the nation’s most forward-looking undergraduate programs giving motivated students a small-college experience focused on innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and leadership. UF is the only program in the nation to finish among the nation’s top 10 in each of the last 28 national all-sports standings. «

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University of North Florida
Jacksonville
(904) 620-1000
Enrollment: 13,599 | Tuition/Fees: $213
Room/Board: $9,664
Accepted: 50% | Deadline: 10/31

University of South Florida
Tampa
(813) 974-3350
Enrollment: 30,287 | Tuition/Fees: $211
Room/Board: $9,400
Accepted: 45% | Deadline: 11/1, 1/15, 4/15

St. Petersburg
(727) 873-4142
Enrollment: 3,945 | Tuition/Fees: $194
Room/Board: $9,400
Accepted: 41% | Deadline: 1/15, 5/1

Sarasota-Manatee
(941) 359-4200
Enrollment: 1,757 | Tuition/Fees: $186
No on-campus housing
Accepted: 45% | Deadline: 7/1

University of West Florida
Pensacola
(850) 474-2000
Enrollment: 9,787 | Tuition/Fees: $212
Room/Board: $9,912
Accepted: 61% | Deadline: 12/1

 

State Colleges

Florida’s colleges are the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65% of the state’s high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education beginning at a Florida college, and 82% of freshman and sophomore minority students in public higher education attending one of these 28 colleges.

Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, Davie, Coconut Creek, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston
(954) 201-7350
Enrollment: 43,070 | Tuition/Fees: $121

Chipola College
Marianna
(850) 526-2761
Enrollment: 2,113 | Tuition/Fees: $102

College of Central Florida
Gainesville
(352) 392-1365
Enrollment: 34,164 | Tuition/Fees: $213
Room/Board: $9,650
Accepted: 47% | Deadline: 11/1; Financial Aid: 3/15

Experience PATRIOTS Pride!!!

» More than 60 programs of study at two campuses, two centers and the Appleton Museum of Art. CF is among the most affordable colleges in the United States and has been recognized among the top 150 colleges in the nation for quality by the Aspen Institute based on how much students learn, how many complete their programs on time, and how well students do in the job market after graduation. «

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Daytona State College
Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast
(386) 506-3059
Enrollment: 14,292 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Soar with the FALCONS!!!

» Daytona State features small class sizes, personal attention from expert faculty, six campus locations and convenient, flexible class schedules. In addition to the Associate of Arts/University Transfer degree, Daytona State also offers more than 100 associate of science degrees and certificates, as well as bachelor degrees. «

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Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
(321) 632-1111
Enrollment: 15,593 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Take charge with the TITANS!!!

» Eastern Florida State College is recognized as one of America’s leading state colleges for quality instruction, organization and innovative, leading-edge programs offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, vocational certificates and training programs. A Direct Connect program between Eastern Florida and the University of Central Florida allows for seamless transfer of credits. «

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Florida Gateway College
Lake City, Bell, Cross City, Olustee
(386) 752-1822
Enrollment: 2,860 | Tuition/Fees: $103

Florida Keys Community College
Key West, Marathon, Tavernier
(305) 296-9081
Enrollment: 1,081 | Tuition/Fees: $109

Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, LaBelle, Naples, Punta Gorda
(800) 749-2322
Enrollment: 15,709 | Tuition/Fees: $111

Home of the BUCCANEERS!!!

» FSW offers bachelor and associate degrees and college credit certificates in 45 academic programs. Graduates of the Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene program have had 100% pass rates on the national examination for the past 17 years; graduates of the Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology program have had 100% pass rates on the certification examination for the past eight years. «

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Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Yulee
(904) 646-2300
Enrollment: 26,164 | Tuition/Fees: $103

Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Port St. Joe, Tyndall Air Force Base
(850) 769-1551
Enrollment: 5,453 | Tuition/Fees: $99

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Brandon, MacDill,
Plant City, Ruskin
(813) 253-7000
Enrollment: 26,571 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach
(772) 462-4722
Enrollment: 18,204 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, Clermont, Sumterville
(352) 787-3747
Enrollment: 4,641 | Tuition/Fees: $106

Miami Dade College
Miami, Doral, Hialeah, Homestead
(305) 204-8888
Enrollment: 62,332 | Tuition/Fees: $116

South Florida’s SHARKS!!!

» MDC takes pride in the personal attention and sense of community that students experience at any of the eight campuses. The Honors College provides rigorous academics, global perspective, leadership experiences and an experienced faculty. At the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center students can pursue certificate and vocational programs leading to workforce and business skills training to enter the labor market or become successful entrepreneurs. «

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New World School of the Arts
(Joint Degree Program with Miami Dade College and the University of Florida)
(305) 237-7408

Fly high, alongside the FIGHTIN’ PIDGEONS!!!

» NWSA is a public magnet high school and college in downtown Miami. Its dual-enrollment programs in the visual and performing arts are organized into four strands: visual arts, dance, theater and music. «

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North Florida Community College
Madison
(850) 973-2288
Enrollment: 1,243 | Tuition/Fees: $102

Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Eglin AFB, Fort Walton Beach, Hurlburt Field, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 678-5111
Enrollment: 5,905 | Tuition/Fees: $123

Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens (fifth campus under construction in Loxahatchee Groves)
(561) 967-7222
Enrollment: 29,616 | Tuition/Fees: $101

PANTHERS on the Prowl!!!

» Palm Beach State College offers bachelor’s and associate degrees, professional certificates, career training and lifelong learning in over 130 affordable, quality programs. Premier programs include health sciences, public safety, biotechnology and the Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College. «

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Pasco-Hernando State College
New Port Richey, Brooksville, Dade City, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel
(727) 847-2727
Enrollment: 11,387 | Tuition/Fees: $105

Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Century, Gulf Breeze, Milton
(850) 484-2544
Enrollment: 9,840 | Tuition/Fees: $105

PIRATES own the high-seas, and beyond!!!

» Pensacola State College offers baccalaureate and associate degrees, career-oriented certificates and developmental education. The college is dedicated to maximizing educational opportunities through a variety of delivery methods that develop the academic, career, personal and aesthetic capabilities of individuals for the benefit of them-selves and the global community. «

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Polk State College
Winter Haven, Bartow,
Lake Wales, Lakeland
(863) 297-1000
Enrollment: 10,657 | Tuition/Fees: $112

EAGLES always reach new heights!!!

» Polk has campuses and centers in every corner of Polk County offering degrees in Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, Associate in Arts and Associate in Science. Polk also offers a wide range of certificate and workforce training options. «

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Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Keystone Heights, Starke
(352) 395-7322
Enrollment: 14,767 | Tuition/Fees: $106

Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo
(407) 708-4722
Enrollment: 7,741 | Tuition/Fees: $104

South Florida State College
Avon Park, Arcadia,
Bowling Green,Lake Placid
(863) 453-6661
Enrollment: 2,659 | Tuition/Fees: $105

St. Johns River State College
Palatka, Orange Park,
St. Augustine
(386) 312-4030
Enrollment: 7,091 | Tuition/Fees: $108

St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park,
Seminole, Tarpon Springs
(727) 341-4772
Enrollment: 31,767 | Tuition/Fees: $112

Nothing Stops TITAN Might!!!

» SPC is Florida’s first two-year college and the first to offer bachelor’s degrees. The college offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including many high-demand, high-skill, industry-recognized workforce certifications. Its career-focused curriculum is created with input from industry experts to give you the skills you need to meet the needs of today’s employers. SPC’s new Pathways Program gives you a clear roadmap to success to ensure you are taking the right courses — in the right sequence — to meet your goals. «

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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice
(941) 752-5000
Enrollment: 10,532 | Tuition/Fees: $102

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, Havana
(850) 201-8555
Enrollment: 12,445 | Tuition/Fees: $101

The sky is no limit for EAGLE wings!!!

» At TCC, students are preparing for transfer to a university (nearly 75% of AA graduates go on to study at state universities in Florida). Others are learning the skills they need to move directly into rewarding careers in healthcare, law enforcement, computer programming and other growing fields. TCC offers many transfer options across the state for those whose academic plans include a bachelor’s degree or higher, including our Golden Guarantee Programs and University Partners. «

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Valencia College
Orlando, Kissimmee,
Winter Park
(407) 582-1507
Enrollment: 44,050 | Tuition/Fees: $103

 

Independent colleges& universities of Florida

Florida’s 30 ICUF schools serve more than 150,000 degree-seeking students. Programs are offered on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more than 425 fully online degree programs.

Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando
(407) 303-7742
Enrollment: 639 | Tuition/Fees: $13,030
Room/Board: $5,964
Accepted: 60% | Deadline: Varies by program

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria
(239) 280-2500
Enrollment: 1,046 | Tuition/Fees: $18,479
Room/Board: $10,137
Accepted: 43% | Deadline: Rolling

Barry University
Miami Shores
(800) 695-2279
Enrollment: 3,178 | Tuition/Fees: $28,880
Room/Board: $10,600
Accepted: 55% | Deadline: Rolling

Lead the fleet as a BUCCANEER!!!

» Barry University strives to provide a higher education experience that applies what is learned in the classroom to a constantly changing world, while promoting civic engagement for the betterment of humanity. Small class sizes with a low student to faculty ratio (averaging 14:1) ensure you receive the very best, individualized attention throughout your entire academic experience. Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry offers more than 100 bachelors, masters and doctoral degree programs. Students come from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries. «

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Beacon College
Leesburg
(855) 220-5376
Enrollment: 265 | Tuition/Fees: $34,680
Room/Board: $10,250
Accepted: 57% | Deadline: Rolling
(Students with language-based learning disabilities or AD/HD.)

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach
(800) 448-0228
Enrollment: 3,497 | Tuition/Fees: $14,410
Room/Board: $8,560
Accepted: NA| Deadline: Rolling

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg
(800) 456-9009
Enrollment: 1,857 | Tuition/Fees: $40,020
Room/Board: $10,920
Accepted: 72% | Deadline: Rolling

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville
(888) 898-3191
Enrollment: 894 | Tuition/Fees: $12,525
Room/Board: $7,282
Accepted: 54% | Deadline: Rolling

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach
(800) 862-2416
Enrollment: 4,876 | Tuition/Fees: $33,218
Room/Board: $10,262
Accepted: 69% | Deadline: Rolling

Take to the sky like an EAGLE in flight!!!

» With more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees, Embry-Riddle offers the world’s most comprehensive collection of academic programs focused in aviation, aerospace, business, engineering and security. Of the 10 top-paying bachelor’s degrees for 2014 — a list generated by the National Association of Colleges and Employers — Embry-Riddle offers eight of the majors. You can experience Embry-Riddle’s unparalleled education around the world or at residential campuses in Daytona Beach or Arizona, or earn a degree from the home using state-of-the-art Online Learning technology. On campus or online, join the Eagle Nation today. «

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Everglades University
Boca Raton
(888) 854-8308
Enrollment: 1,296 | Tuition/Fees: $16,648
No on-campus housing
Accepted: 96% | Deadline: Rolling

Achieve at Everglades!!!

» Everglades University is a private, not-for-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in majors such as business, construction management, alternative medicine, aviation and alternative and renewable energy management. Everglades University is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The main campus is located in Boca Raton with branch campuses in Tampa and Orlando. Our focus for sustainability is on the horizon. «

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Flagler College
St. Augustine
(800) 304-4208
Enrollment: 2,986 | Tuition/Fees: $16,830
Room/Board: $9,630
Accepted: 50% | Deadline: 3/1

Florida College
Temple Terrace
(813) 988-5131
Enrollment: 537 | Tuition/Fees: $16,074
Room/Board: $8,090
Accepted: 81% | Deadline: 8/1

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne
(800) 888-4348
Enrollment: 3,253 | Tuition/Fees: $39,290
Room/Board: $13,500
Accepted: 57% | Deadline: Rolling

Pursue greatness as a PANTHER!!!

» Founded in 1958 to provide advanced education for professionals working in the space program, FIT’s main campus in Melbourne sits on 130 subtropical acres. It is located close to the Indian River, the Atlantic Ocean and less than an hour from Kennedy Space Center. Seventy percent of students come from the U.S., representing 47 states; 30% of students come from 101 other countries. The undergraduate student body on the Melbourne campus is 73% male, 27% female. Ninety-two percent of new full-time freshmen had a 3.0 or higher high school GPA; SAT 1 average for freshmen is 1150, compared to national average of 1010. «

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Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens
(305) 626-3600
Enrollment: 1,332 | Tuition/Fees: $15,280
Room/Board: $6,422
Accepted: 24% | Deadline: Rolling

Florida Southern College
Lakeland
(863) 680-4111
Enrollment: 2,284 | Tuition/Fees: $31,460
Room/Board: $10,210
Accepted: 45% | Deadline: Rolling

Hodges University
Naples
(800) 466-8017
Enrollment: 991 | Tuition/Fees: $13,220
Room/Board: No housing
Accepted: 94% | Deadline: Rolling

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville
(904) 256-8000
Enrollment: 2,065 | Tuition/Fees: $32,620
Room/Board: $11,920
Accepted: 54% | Deadline: Rolling

Keiser University
West Palm Beach
(888) 534-7379
Enrollment: 18,000 | Tuition/Fees: $17,488
Room/Board: NA
Accepted: NA| Deadline: Rolling

Dive into adventure with the SEAHAWKS!!!

» Keiser University serves nearly 20,000 students on 18 Florida campuses, online and internationally. The 100-acre flagship campus in West Palm Beach extends Keiser’s educational offerings to over 100 degrees in South Florida. A comprehensive college experience is available for traditional students seeking dormitories, a culturally rich campus life comprised of students from a variety of international locations, athletics teams and a safe environment to live, learn, work and play. Committed to a “students first” philosophy, Keiser prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, health care, technology, hospitality, education and career-focused general studies. «

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Lynn University
Boca Raton
(800) 994-LYNN
Enrollment: 1,867 | Tuition/Fees: $35,200
Room/Board: $11,300
Accepted: 96% | Deadline: 3/1

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale
(800) 541-6682
Enrollment: 3,194 | Tuition/Fees: $27,660
Room/Board: $10,874
Accepted: 59% | Deadline: 1/1

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach
(888) 468-6722
Enrollment: 2,418 | Tuition/Fees: $27,150
Room/Board: $8,854
Accepted: 93% | Deadline: Rolling

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota
(800) 255-7695
Enrollment: 1,181 | Tuition/Fees: $42,020
Room/Board: $13,762
Accepted: 77% | Deadline: Rolling

Rollins College
Winter Park
(407) 646-2161
Enrollment: 2,480 | Tuition/Fees: $44,760
Room/Board: $13,910
Accepted: 60% | Deadline: 2/1

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo
(800) 334-5532
Enrollment: 2,370 | Tuition/Fees: $20,830
Room/Board: $11,286
Accepted: 73% | Deadline: Rolling

Southeastern University
Lakeland
(800) 500-8760
Enrollment: 3,185 | Tuition/Fees: $22,840
Room/Board: $9,148
Accepted: 46% | Deadline: Rolling

St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens
(800) 367-9010
Enrollment: 849 | Tuition/Fees: $27,960
Room/Board: $7,820
Accepted: 49% | Deadline: Rolling

Stetson University
DeLand
(386) 822-7100
Enrollment: 3,037 | Tuition/Fees: $41,590
Room/Board: $11,944
Accepted: 63% | Deadline: Rolling

Ride with the HATTERS!!!

» In 1883, Stetson University emerged from the DeLand Academy as a university on Central Florida’s frontier. As Florida grew, so did Stetson — standing strong in character and steadfast in its purpose to educate a growing student population. Then, as now, students come to Stetson to become business and social leaders, artists, innovators, guides and catalysts. Today, the university prepares students for existing and new challenges with broad knowledge and the fortitude necessary to serve future generations with compassion, significance and respect. The student body represents 44 states, three territories. «

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University of Miami
Coral Gables
(305) 284-4323
Enrollment: 10,459 | Tuition/Fees: $45,724
Room/Board: $12,908
Accepted: 38% | Deadline: 1/1

University of Tampa
Tampa
(888) 646-2738
Enrollment: 6,820 | Tuition/Fees: $27,044
Room/Board: $9,900
Accepted: 51% | Deadline: Rolling

Warner University
Lake Wales
(800) 309-9563
Enrollment: 904 | Tuition/Fees: $19,754
Room/Board: $7,924
Accepted: 51% | Deadline: Rolling

Webber International University
Babson Park
(800) 741-1844
Enrollment: 642 | Tuition/Fees: $24,792
Room/Board: $8,712
Accepted: 53% | Deadline: 8/1

 

private colleges and universities

These nonpublic educational institutions hold a license from the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Schools with enrollment less than 200 are not included. Go to www.fldoe.org/cie for a complete list.

Ana G. Mendez University System*
Orlando, South Florida, Tampa

The Art Institutes
Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Tampa

Baptist College of Florida*
Graceville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Panama City

Carlos Albizu University*
Miami

Chamberlain College of Nursing
Jacksonville, Miramar

City College*
Fort Lauderdale, Altamonte Springs, Gainesville, Hollywood, Miami

Columbia College*
Jacksonville, Orlando, Patrick Air Force Base

DeVry University
Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando

Digital Media Arts College
Boca Raton

Everest University*
Brandon, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Orange Park, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Tampa

Florida Career College
Boynton Beach, Hialeah, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Tampa,
West Palm Beach

Florida National University
Hialeah, Miami

Florida Technical College
Orlando, Cutler Bay, DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Pembroke Pines

Full Sail University
Winter Park
(800) 226-7625

Set Sail!!!

» Full Sail offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts and technology. Full Sail’s creative approach to education provides an immersive fast-paced, and relevant learning experience that mirrors the workflow and collaboration found throughout today’s rapidly evolving industries. 110+ studios and labs; 78 degree programs; 15,000 students. «

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Johnson & Wales University*
North Miami

Johnson University Florida*
Kissimmee

Jones College*
Jacksonville

Rasmussen College
Tampa/Brandon, Fort Myers, Land O’ Lakes, New Port Richey, Ocala

Sanford-Brown Institute
Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando

South University
Tampa, West Palm Beach

Springfield College*
Tampa

Strayer University
Tampa, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Maitland, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens

Trinity Baptist College*
Jacksonville

Union Institute & University*
North Miami Beach

University of Phoenix
Miami, Miramar, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, Temple Terrace

Webster University*
Jacksonville, Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Lakeland, Melbourne, Merritt Island, Ocala, Orlando, Patrick Air Force Base,
St. Petersburg

 

private career and technical schools

The following is a sampling of nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Schools with the highest enrollment in each category are listed. A complete list is available at www.fldoe.org/cie.

COSMETOLOGY / MASSAGE
American Institute of Beauty
Largo, St. Petersburg

Aveda Institute
Orlando, Clearwater, Davie, Jacksonville, Tallahassee

Beauty Schools of America
Miami, Hialeah, Homestead,
North Miami Beach, Palm Beach, South Beach

Bene’s International School of Beauty
New Port Richey, Brooksville, Spring Hill

Florida Barber Academy
Plantation

Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers
Hollywood, Miami Beach, Orlando, West Palm Beach

La Belle Beauty Academy
Hialeah, Miami

Loraine’s Academy
St. Petersburg

Paul Mitchell The School
Orlando, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa

Praxis Institute
Miami, Hialeah

Sunstate Academy
Fort Myers, Clearwater

MEDICAL / HEALTH
Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations*
West Palm Beach

American College for Medical Careers
Orlando

American Medical Academy
Miami

Concorde Career Institute
Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando, Tampa

Florida College of Natural Health
Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Pinellas Park

Galen School of Nursing
St. Petersburg

Herzing University
Winter Park

Orion College
Plantation

Ultimate Medical Academy*
Tampa, Clearwater

MULTIPLE OFFERINGS
Brown Mackie College
Miami

College of Business & Technology
Miami, Cutler Bay, Hialeah

Compu-Med Vocational Careers
Hialeah, Miami

Florida Career College
Boynton Beach, Hialeah, Jacksonville, Kendall, Lauderdale Lakes, Margate, Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Tampa, West Palm Beach

Florida National University
Hialeah, Miami

Florida Technical College
Orlando, Cutler Bay, DeLand, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Pembroke Pines

Fortis College and Institute
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Largo, Orange Park, Palm Springs, Pensacola, Port St. Lucie, Winter Park

Heritage College
Fort Myers, Jacksonville

Lincoln Tech
West Palm Beach
(800) 254-0547

Remington College*
Orlando

Saber College*
Miami

San Ignacio College
Doral

South Florida Institute of Technology
Hialeah, Miami

Southeastern College
Miami Lakes, West Palm Beach

Southern Technical College
Orlando, Auburndale, Bonita Springs, Brandon, Fort Myers, Mount Dora, Port Charlotte, Sanford, Tampa

Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers
Miami, Miami Gardens

Virginia College
Jacksonville, Fort Pierce, Pensacola

SPECIALIZED FIELDS
Aviator College of Aeronautical Science & Technology
Fort Pierce

CDA Technical Institute
Jacksonville

Golf Academy of America
Orlando

Lincoln Culinary Institute
West Palm Beach

Mech-Tech Institute
Orlando

National Aviation Academy
Clearwater

National Training Inc.
Orange Park

Tulsa Welding School
Jacksonville

Universal Technical Institute
Orlando

WyoTech*
Ormond Beach

 

public career and technical schools

Public career and technical schools are administered by county school boards and are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education. Information provided by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Career and Adult Education.

BAY COUNTY
Haney Technical Center
Panama City
(850) 747-5500

BRADFORD COUNTY
Bradford-Union Technical Center
Starke
(904) 966-6764

BROWARD COUNTY
Atlantic Technical College
Coconut Creek
(754) 321-5100

McFatter Technical College
Davie
(754) 321-5700

Sheridan Technical College
Hollywood
(754) 321-5400

CHARLOTTE COUNTY
Charlotte Technical College
Port Charlotte
(941) 255-7500

CITRUS COUNTY
Withlacoochee Technical College
Inverness
(352) 726-2430

COLLIER COUNTY
Immokalee Technical College
Immokalee
(239) 377-9900

Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Naples
(239) 377-0900

ESCAMBIA COUNTY
George Stone Technical Center
Pensacola
(850) 941-6200

FLAGLER COUNTY
Flagler Technical Institute
Palm Coast
(386) 447-4345

GADSDEN COUNTY
Gadsden Technical Institute Quincy
(850) 875-8324

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Aparicio-Levy Technical College
Tampa
(813) 740-4884

Brewster Technical College
Tampa
(813) 276-5464

Erwin Technical College
Tampa
(813) 769-5180

Learey Technical College
Tampa
(813) 769-2123

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY
Technical Center for Career & Adult Education
Vero Beach
(772) 564-4970

LAKE COUNTY
Lake Technical College
Eustis
(352) 589-2250

LEE COUNTY
Cape Coral Technical College
Cape Coral
(239) 574-4440

Fort Myers Technical College
Fort Myers
(239) 334-4544

LEON COUNTY
Lively Technical Center
Tallahassee
(850) 487-7555

MANATEE COUNTY
Manatee Technical College
Bradenton
(941) 751-7900

MARION COUNTY
Marion Technical College
Ocala
(352) 671-7200

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
D.A. Dorsey Technical College
Miami
(305) 693-2490

The English Center
Miami
(305) 445-7731

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College
Miami
(305) 871-3143

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College
Miami
(305) 324-6070

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College
Miami Lakes
(305) 557-1100

Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College
Miami
(305) 253-9920

South Dade Technical College
Homestead
(305) 248-5723

OKALOOSA COUNTY
Choice High School & Technology Center
Fort Walton Beach
(850) 833-3500

ORANGE COUNTY
Orange Technical College

Avalon – Winter Park
(407) 281-5155

MidFlorida – Orlando
(407) 251-6047

Orlando
(407) 246-7060
Westside – Winter Garden

(407) 905-2018
Winter Park

(407) 622-2900

OSCEOLA COUNTY

Technical Education Center Osceola
Kissimmee
(407) 344-5080

PASCO COUNTY
Marchman Technical College
New Port Richey
(727) 774-1700

PINELLAS COUNTY
Pinellas Technical College

Clearwater
(727) 538-7167

St. Petersburg
(727) 893-2500

POLK COUNTY
Ridge Career College
Winter Haven
(863) 419-3060

Traviss Career College
Lakeland
(863) 499-2700

SANTA ROSA COUNTY
Locklin Tech
Milton
(850) 983-5700

SARASOTA COUNTY
Suncoast Technical College
Sarasota
(941) 924-1365

ST. JOHNS COUNTY
First Coast Technical College
St. Augustine
(904) 547-3282

SUWANNEE COUNTY
Riveroak Technical College
Live Oak
(386) 647-4200

TAYLOR COUNTY
Taylor Technical Institute
Perry
(850) 838-2545

WALTON COUNTY
Emerald Coast Technical College
DeFuniak Springs
(850) 892-1240

WASHINGTON COUNTY
Florida Panhandle Technical College
Chipley
(850) 638-1180