Florida’s State Colleges are the primary point of access to higher education in Florida, with 65% of the state’s high school graduates pursuing postsecondary education at one of these 28 colleges. Virtual tours of all the colleges are available on the Florida College System website.
Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Dania Beach, Davie, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston
Ocala, Chiefland, Lecanto
College of Central Florida has more than 140 academic pathways, including the two-year Equine Studies program. CF is ranked in the top 1% for affordability across colleges in the United States. CF partnerships with University of Central Florida and University of South Florida guarantee you admission after you complete your CF associate degree. CF has a robust campus life with an array of cultural, sports and student activities. Low-cost tuition combined with personal attention in the classroom makes CF a top choice for higher education.
Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast
Daytona State College offers over 100 programs to help students discover their career pathways, including such new options as Additive Manufacturing, Hospitality Beverage Science and Database Technology. DSC features small class sizes, personal attention from expert faculty, seven locations and convenient, flexible class schedules that can fit your busy lifestyle. DSC students can take advantage of the Associate of Arts/University Transfer degree with guaranteed admission to the University of Central Florida.
Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Titusville
Florida Gateway College
Bell, Cross City, Lake City, Olustee
The College of the Florida Keys
Key West, Marathon, Tavernier
Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, LaBelle, Naples, Punta Gorda
Florida State College at Jacksonville offers you the chance to start your career in a year or less with a Career Certificate or choose an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program in a high-demand field. Flexible class scheduling, online, hybrid and traditional classes are offered. FSCJ has been named by the Aspen Institute as a Top 150 college in the nation for exceptional student outcomes and ranks #10 for Top 50 Colleges and Universities.
Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Port St. Joe, Southport, Tyndall Air Force Base
Hillsborough Community College
Brandon, MacDill Air Force Base, Plant City, Riverview, Ruskin, Tampa
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, Stuart, Vero Beach
Lake-Sumter State College
Clermont, Leesburg, Sumterville
Miami Dade College
Doral, Hialeah, Homestead, Miami
North Florida College
Live Oak, Madison
Northwest Florida State College
Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Fort Walton Beach, Hurlburt Field, Niceville, Santa Rosa Beach
Palm Beach State College
Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens
Pasco-Hernando State College
Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel
Pensacola State College
Century, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Pensacola
Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lakeland
Polk State College, formerly Polk Community College, is a public college in Winter Haven, Florida. It is part of the Florida College System. The college changed its name from Polk Community College in 2009 to reflect its first bachelor’s degree program. Originally named Polk Junior College, it began classes in 1964.
Alachua, Archer, Gainesville, Keystone Heights, Starke
Santa Fe College offers associate and bachelor’s degree programs, vocational certificates and continuing education options and has the highest performance rating in the state. SF students graduating with an A.A. degree are guaranteed admission to several state universities; the University of Florida accepts more transfer students from SF than from any other school. Student life is rich with over 90 different clubs, organizations and multiple sports. SF also has an accredited teaching zoo and the only planetarium in North Central Florida.
Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo, Sanford
Seminole State College of Florida, serving Central Florida, offers bachelor’s degrees, A.A. and A.S. degrees, and certificate programs.
South Florida State College
Arcadia, Avon Park, Bowling Green, Lake Placid
St. Johns River State College
Orange Park, Palatka, St. Augustine
Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs
St. Petersburg College offers more than 110 degree and certificate programs in high demand fields such as biomedical engineering technology, web development and additive manufacturing. SPC’s SolidWorks Design Center, the first of its kind in Florida, makes use of Computer Numerical Control equipment, 3D scanners and 3D printers. The FUSE and Ignite programs guarantee admission to specific bachelor’s programs at a University of South Florida System institution or Florida A&M University for eligible students who first complete an associate degree at SPC.
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice
Crawfordville, Havana, Quincy, Tallahassee
Tallahassee Community College offers over 70 different job training and degree programs that encompass a variety of fields, including building construction, business management, engineering, law enforcement and pharmacy. TCC was recently named one of 10 finalists for the 2021 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence recognizing its exceptional achievements. The TCC2FSU and TCC2FAMU programs help students reach the goal of earning a four-year degree at Florida State University or Florida A&M University.
Kissimmee, Orlando, Winter Park