Private Colleges & 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 for a complete list. *Non-profit

Altierus Career College*

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

Art Institute of Tampa*

Baptist College of Florida*
Graceville, Jacksonville, Orlando

Chamberlain University & College of Nursing
Jacksonville, Miramar

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

Columbia College*
Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Orlando

DeVry University
Jacksonville, Miramar, Orlando

ECPI University
Lake Mary

Florida National University
Hialeah, Miami

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

Full Sail University
Winter Park
(800) 226-7625

Full Sail offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees designed for the world of entertainment, media, arts and technology. On-campus and online degree programs are available in areas related to art and design, business, film and television, games, media and communications, music and recording, sports, and technology. Full Sail students can thrive on the “not your average college campus” with Hollywood-style sets, 3D-printing labs, game design studios, plus acres of creative spaces.

Herzing University*
Winter Park

Johnson & Wales University*
North Miami

Johnson University Florida*

Miami International University of Art & Design*

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

South University*
Orlando, Tampa, West Palm Beach

Southern Technical College
Auburndale, Brandon, Fort Myers, Orlando, Port Charlotte, Sanford, Tampa

Strayer University
Tampa, Bay Meadows, Fort Lauderdale, Maitland, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Tallahassee

Trinity Baptist College*

Trinity International University*
Miami, Fort Lauderdale

West Coast University