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Clearwater Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Clearwater Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Clearwater, Florida

There are at least 6 colleges in Clearwater, listed and described below. These schools represent 27,472 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 19,544 full-time students, and a reported 600 dorm rooms.

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Featured Colleges in the Clearwater Area (QuickSchools™)

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The Art Institutes system of schools


Tampa, FL

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

  • Program Categories: Art and Design
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Diploma

Keiser University Campus


Clearwater, FL; Tampa, FL; New Port Richey, FL

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

  • Program Categories: Education and Teaching, Health, Healthcare and Nursing, Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Keiser Univ. Center for Culinary Arts


Sarasota, FL

Your Culinary Career Starts Here

  • Program Categories:
  • Degrees: Associate

National Aviation Academy


Clearwater, FL

National Aviation Academy is a nationally recognized Aviation Maintenance training school, headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. Our programs prepare students for certification by the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Associate, Certificate

Ultimate Medical Academy


Clearwater, FL

Get personalized attention at UMA.

One-on-one tutoring, pre-interview coaching, job search assistance, alumni services—they’re all included in Ultimate Medical Academy’s competitively priced tuition.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Diploma

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


Casselberry, FL

Aviation Institute of Maintenance schools are distinguished institutes committed to the education and personal enrichment of each student interested in the Aviation Industry.

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Certificate

Cortiva Institute


Pinellas Park, FL

Cortiva Institute School of Massage Therapy's innovative program will help you learn the art of massage therapy and introduce you to a range of career opportunities.

  • Program Categories: Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Certificate

Argosy University


Tampa, FL; Sarasota, FL

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

  • Program Categories: Business, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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Colleges in Clearwater with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Clearwater Christian College
3400 Gulf to Bay Blvd
Clearwater, FL 33759-4595

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: general studies, interdisciplinary studies, elementary school teaching, biology, business management, history, music, music teaching
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associate's. Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 594 students, 605 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 600 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-600. Math: 450-560.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Clearwater Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

National Aviation Academy A & P School
6225 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33760

  • Programs: aircraft maintenance, avionics maintenance
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 265 students, 504 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater
6100 154th Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760-2140

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: truck and bus driver, licensed practical nurse, telecommunications tech, automobile mechanics, electrician, cosmetology, HVAC, electronic commerce
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 1,163 students, 1,116 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Credit for experience. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

St Petersburg College
14025 58th Street North
Clearwater, FL 33760

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, registered nursing, EMT paramedic, veterinary assistant, elementary school teaching, forensic science, computer services management, criminal justice and police
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 25,450 students, 17,319 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Largo Colleges 2 69,371 73  
New Port Richey Colleges 2 16,117 8,276  
Palm Harbor Colleges 1 59,248 545  
Pinellas Park Colleges 3 45,658 119  
St. Petersburg Colleges 5 248,232 5,557 1,474
Tampa Colleges 25 303,447 75,548 7,898

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