State Colleges

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.

DATA KEY: Enrollment: Total undergraduates, Fall 2019. Tuition/Fees: Lower Division, per credit hour for Florida residents, Fall 2020. Florida State Colleges are open access institutions that generally do not have strict application deadlines. However, specific deadlines do apply to certain academic programs. Contact colleges to learn which deadlines apply to you. Sources: Florida College System;, college websites.

Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, Dania Beach, Davie, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Weston
(954) 201-7350
Enrollment: 38,976 | Tuition/Fees: $123

Chipola College
(850) 526-2761
Enrollment: 1,939 | Tuition/Fees: $102

College of Central Florida
Ocala, Chiefland, Lecanto
(352) 873-5800
Enrollment: 6,605 | Tuition/Fees: $113


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 State College
Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach, Palm Coast
(386) 506-3059
Enrollment: 13,430 | Tuition/Fees: $105


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
(321) 632-1111
Enrollment: 15,352 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Florida Gateway College
Lake City, Bell, Cross City, Olustee
(386) 752-1822
Enrollment: 3,406 | Tuition/Fees: $103

The College of the Florida Keys
Key West, Marathon, Tavernier
(305) 296-9081
Enrollment: 874 | Tuition/Fees: $109

Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, LaBelle, Naples, Punta Gorda
(800) 749-2322
Enrollment: 16,674 | Tuition/Fees: $113

Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Yulee
(904) 646-2300
Enrollment: 24,605 | Tuition/Fees: $105



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 with the lowest tuition costs.

Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Port St. Joe, Southport, Tyndall Air Force Base
(850) 769-1551
Enrollment: 4,797 | Tuition/Fees: $99

Hillsborough Community College
Tampa, Brandon, MacDill Air Force Base, Plant City, Ruskin
(813) 253-7000
Enrollment: 22,404 | Tuition/Fees: $104

Indian River State College
Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, Stuart, Vero Beach
(772) 462-4722
Enrollment: 16,942 | Tuition/Fees: $104


Indian River State College (IRSC) offers more than 100 programs leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, technical certificates, applied technology diplomas and career training programs. Students can discover their passions through Meta-Majors which provide guided pathways to academic success. IRSC programs in business, healthcare, IT/cybersecurity, education, criminal justice, public administration provide high-quality, affordable educational opportunities. Students at IRSC have a vibrant college experience with over 70 campus organizations.

Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg, Clermont, Sumterville
(352) 787-3747
Enrollment: 4,872 | Tuition/Fees: $110

Miami Dade College
Miami, Doral, Hialeah, Homestead
(305) 237-8888
Enrollment: 51,679 | Tuition/Fees: $118


Miami Dade College offers more than 300 academic pathways on eight campuses, including computer animation & game art, aviation, biotechnology, cybersecurity, fashion, film/TV studio production and veterinary technology. As the most diverse higher education institution in the United States, students benefit from opportunities to learn in a culturally rich environment with an international perspective that makes MDC’s graduates civically engaged and globally competitive.  MDC’s student achievement initiatives provide support to ensure success to enter the modern workforce or pursue higher educational goals.

North Florida College
(850) 973-2288
Enrollment: 1,232 | Tuition/Fees: $105

Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Fort Walton Beach,
Hurlburt Field, Santa Rosa Beach
(850) 678-5111
Enrollment: 5,025 | Tuition/Fees: $104


Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) is nationally recognized for excellence by the Aspen Institute and offers a wide variety of associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, certificates and applied technology diplomas. Unique opportunities abound to explore military science and leadership, unmanned vehicle/drone technology, culinary arts, insurance and real estate. NWFSC’s state-of-the-art facilities include the Raider Arena, Mattie Kelly Art Center and an outstanding welding education/testing site.

Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee Groves, Palm Beach Gardens
(561) 967-7222
Enrollment: 31,289 | Tuition/Fees: $101

Pasco-Hernando State College
New Port Richey, Brooksville, Dade City, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel
(727) 847-2727
Enrollment: 11,672 | Tuition/Fees: $105

Pensacola State College
Pensacola, Century, Gulf Breeze, Milton
(850) 484-1000
Enrollment: 9,713 | Tuition/Fees: $105

Polk State College
Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales, Lakeland
(863) 297-1000
Enrollment: 10,827 | Tuition/Fees: $112

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Alachua, Archer, Keystone Heights, Starke
(352) 395-7322
Enrollment: 14,915 | Tuition/Fees: $107


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.

Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, Altamonte Springs, Heathrow, Oviedo
(407) 708-4722
Enrollment: 17,754 | Tuition/Fees: $104

South Florida State College
Avon Park, Arcadia, Bowling Green,Lake Placid
(863) 453-6661
Enrollment: 2,809 | Tuition/Fees: $105

St. Johns River State College
Palatka, Orange Park, St. Augustine
(386) 312-4030
Enrollment: 7,392 | Tuition/Fees: $108

St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, Seminole, Tarpon Springs
(727) 341-4772
Enrollment: 28,853 | Tuition/Fees: $112


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, 3-D scanners and 3-D 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 St. Petersburg College.

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice
(941) 752-5000
Enrollment: 10,096 | Tuition/Fees: $102

Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, Havana
(850) 201-8555
Enrollment: 11,683 | Tuition/Fees: $101


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. 

Valencia College
Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park
(407) 582-1507
Enrollment: 47,940 | Tuition/Fees: $103

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