Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida

Florida’s 30 not-for-profit, private schools offer programs on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more than 500 online degree programs. All are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools.

DATA KEY: Enrollment: Full-time undergraduates, Fall 2018. Tuition/Fees: One academic year, Fall 2018-19. Room/Board: Double occupancy dorm room and meal plan for one year, 2018-19. Accepted: Percentage of first-time-in-college applicants admitted, Fall 2018. Deadline: Fall term. Data provided by ICUF.

AdventHealth University
Orlando
(407) 303-7742
Enrollment: 528 | Tuition/Fees: $12,240
Room/Board: $6,126
Accepted: 87% | Deadline: 7/1

Ave Maria University
Ave Maria
(239) 280-2550
Enrollment: 1,076 | Tuition/Fees: $20,850
Room/Board: $11,436
Accepted: 83% | Deadline: 8/1

Barry University
Miami Shores
(800) 899-3100
Enrollment: 2,968 | Tuition/Fees: $30,014
Room/Board: $11,100
Accepted: 91% | Deadline: Rolling

Beacon College
Leesburg
(855) 220-5374
Enrollment: 385 | Tuition/Fees: $39,016
Room/Board: $11,390
Accepted: 51% | Deadline: Rolling
(Students with language-based learning disabilities or ADHD.)

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach
(800) 448-0228
Enrollment: 3,483 | Tuition/Fees: $14,814
Room/Board: $9,412
Accepted: NA | Deadline: 12/1 for best admission/scholarship consideration, 5/15

Eckerd College
St. Petersburg
(800) 456-9009
Enrollment: 1,940 | Tuition/Fees: $44,540
Room/Board: $12,586
Accepted: 68% | Deadline: Rolling

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville
(888) 898-3191
Enrollment: 925 | Tuition/Fees: $13,525
Room/Board: $7,282
Accepted: 56% | Deadline: 7/31

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach
(800) 862-2416
Enrollment: 5,601 | Tuition/Fees: $35,814
Room/Board: $11,438
Accepted: 65% | Deadline: Rolling

Everglades University
Boca Raton
(888) 854-8308
Enrollment: 1,921 | Tuition/Fees: $17,600
No on-campus housing
Accepted: 69% | Deadline: Rolling

Everglades University offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs that prepare students in a variety of fields of study, including alternative medicine, aviation/aerospace, alternative and renewable energy, business/hospitality, construction/surveying, crisis and disaster, and environmental policy. EU partners with The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) to provide LEED-certification preparation in the construction management curriculum.

Flagler College
St. Augustine
(800) 304-4208
Enrollment: 2,920 | Tuition/Fees: $18,950
Room/Board: $11,340
Accepted: 57% | Deadline: 11/1, 3/1

Florida College
Temple Terrace
(813) 988-5131
Enrollment: 494 | Tuition/Fees: $17,142
Room/Board: $8,420
Accepted: 74% | Deadline: 8/1

Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne
(321) 674-8000
Enrollment: 3,271 | Tuition/Fees: $41,850
Room/Board: $12,880
Accepted: 65% | Deadline: Rolling

Florida Institute of Technology offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare students for careers of the future. Florida Tech is known worldwide for its uniquely strong aerospace engineering, space sciences, marine sciences, cybersecurity, behavior analysis and aviation (flight) degree programs. The residential campus life is rich in variety; you can relax in a botanical garden, attend a star-gazing party at the Ortega Telescope or check out the Florida Tech Jet Dragster Racing Team.

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens
(305) 626-3600
Enrollment: 1,068 | Tuition/Fees: $15,536
Room/Board: $7,776
Accepted: 33% | Deadline: Rolling

Florida Southern College
Lakeland
(863) 680-4111
Enrollment: 2,518 | Tuition/Fees: $36,348
Room/Board: $11,670
Accepted: 50% | Deadline: 11/1, 3/1

Hodges University
Naples
(888) 920-3035
Enrollment: 531 | Tuition/Fees: $14,180
Room/Board: No housing
Accepted: 77% | Deadline: Rolling

Jacksonville University
Jacksonville
(904) 256-8000
Enrollment: 2,292 | Tuition/Fees: $36,670
Room/Board: $14,080
Accepted: 90% | Deadline: Rolling

Keiser University
Fort Lauderdale
(888) 534-7379
Enrollment: 11,399 | Tuition/Fees: $20,208
Room/Board: $11,296
Accepted: NA | Deadline: Rolling

Keiser University serves approximately 18,000 students on 21 campuses in Florida, online and internationally. Committed to a “students first” philosophy, Keiser prepares graduates for careers in business, criminal justice, sports management, health care, technology, hospitality, education and more. Keiser’s 100-acre flagship residential campus in West Palm Beach extends Keiser’s educational offerings to more than 100 degree programs in Florida. A comprehensive college experience is available there 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.

Lynn University
Boca Raton
(800) 994-5966
Enrollment: 2,049 | Tuition/Fees: $38,210
Room/Board: $12,170
Accepted: 70% | Deadline: 11/15, 3/1

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale
(800) 541-6682
Enrollment: 3,685 | Tuition/Fees: $30,900
Room/Board: $12,928
Accepted: 79% | Deadline: 11/1, 2/12

Palm Beach Atlantic University
West Palm Beach
(888) 468-6722
Enrollment: 2,269 | Tuition/Fees: $31,450
Room/Board: $10,120
Accepted: 95% | Deadline: Rolling

Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota
(941) 351-5100
Enrollment: 1,519 | Tuition/Fees: $46,420
Room/Board: $14,670
Accepted: 67% | Deadline: Rolling

Rollins College
Winter Park
(407) 646-2161
Enrollment: 2,433 | Tuition/Fees: $49,760
Room/Board: $14,470
Accepted: 67% | Deadline: 11/1, 2/1

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo
(800) 334-5532
Enrollment: 2,672 | Tuition/Fees: $23,020
Room/Board: $12,728
Accepted: 60% | Deadline: Rolling

Southeastern University
Lakeland
(800) 500-8760
Enrollment: 4,877 | Tuition/Fees: $25,870
Room/Board: $9,832
Accepted: 48% | Deadline: Rolling

St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens
(877) 788-7562
Enrollment: 899 | Tuition/Fees: $31,830
Room/Board: $11,700
Accepted: 52% | Deadline: Rolling

Stetson University
DeLand
(386) 822-7100
Enrollment: 3,111 | Tuition/Fees: $46,030
Room/Board: $13,052
Accepted: 68% | Deadline: Rolling

University of Miami
Coral Gables
(305) 284-2211
Enrollment: 10,484 | Tuition/Fees: $50,226
Room/Board: $14,108
Accepted: 32% | Deadline: 11/1, 1/1

University of Tampa
Tampa
(888) 646-2738
Enrollment: 8,146 | Tuition/Fees: $29,208
Room/Board: $10,962
Accepted: 49% | Deadline: Rolling

Warner University
Lake Wales
(800) 309-9563
Enrollment: 818 | Tuition/Fees: $21,694
Room/Board: $8,348
Accepted: 35% | Deadline: Rolling

Webber International University
Babson Park
(800) 741-1844
Enrollment: 587 | Tuition/Fees: $26,116
Room/Board: $9,150
Accepted: 40% | Deadline: Rolling