Get Smart Guide

Florida’s public and private colleges offer a wide range of degrees, certificates and experiences; many also offer online degree programs. Whichever path you choose, you can find the right place to pursue your goals in the Sunshine State.

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State Universities

State Universities

The State University System includes 12 universities making it the second-largest public university system in the nation. DATA KEY: Enrollment: ...
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State Colleges

State Colleges

Florida’s State Colleges are the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65% of the state’s high ...
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Private Colleges & Universities

Private Colleges & Universities

These nonpublic educational institutions hold a license from the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Schools with enrollment less than 200 ...
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Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida

Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida

Florida’s 30 not-for-profit, private schools offer programs offered on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more ...
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Private Career / Technical Schools

Private Career / Technical Schools

The following is a sampling of nonpublic, postsecondary educational institutions licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. A complete ...
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Public Technical Colleges

Public Technical Colleges

Public career and technical schools are administered by county school boards and are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education ...
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