Colleges in Florida: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

Florida Colleges Summary

Florida has the 6th highest total of colleges and adult education institutions in the country, with just about 300. Florida also ranks 4th for enrolled students, with more than 900,000. Perhaps because of the retirement population, Florida has a relatively small percentage of its population attending colleges in Florida (less than 6%).

There is a large number of for-profit schools in Florida -- more than 150 of them. Only 7 states have a higher percentage of for-profit schools. Even so, less than 10% of its students attend a for-profit school (only 7 other states have less than 10% of their student population going to for profit schools.

There are 17 colleges in Florida with more than 10,000 students, and 5 of these are community colleges. The largest college is the University of Florida with more than 45,000 students. Florida State University, University of Central Florida, and University of South Florida also have more than 30.000 students.

The Florida Department of Education website resides at the following web address: http://www.fldoe.org/. The offices for the Florida DOE are at:
Turlington Building
Suite 1514
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400

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Colleges and Universities in Florida

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
Academy for Practical Nursing & Health Occupations West Palm Beach 376   Yes
Academy of Cosmetology Merritt Island Merritt Island 110   Yes
Academy of Cosmetology Palm Bay Palm Bay 61   Yes
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care Lake Worth 42   Yes
Advance Science Institute Hialeah 125   No
Advanced Technical Centers Miami 23   Yes
American Advanced Technicians Institute Hialeah 97   No
American Institute of Beauty Largo 73   Yes
American Institute School of Health Careers Lauderdale Lakes 230   Yes
Americare School of Nursing Fern Park Fern Park 381   Yes
Angley College Deland 105   Yes
Ari Ben Aviator Fort Pierce 21 77 Yes
Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy Tampa 220   Yes
ASM Beauty World Academy Davie 118   No
Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine Fort Lauderdale 84   No
Atlantic Technical Center Coconut Creek 1,057   Yes
Audio Recording Technology Institute Orlando 78   Yes
Ave Maria University Ave Maria 460 750 No V: 530-710
M: 500-660
W: 540-640
Barry University Miami 8,733 1,050 No V: 420-510
M: 410-500
Beacon College Leesburg 117 120 No
Beauty Schools of America Hialeah Hialeah 598   Yes
Beauty Schools of America Miami Miami 531   Yes
Beauty Schools of America North Miami Beach North Miami Beach 329   Yes
Benes International School of Beauty New Port Richey 211   No
Bethune Cookman University Daytona Beach 3,434 1,881 No V: 460-530
M: 470-530
W: 460-520
Bradenton Beauty and Barber Academy Bradenton 162   Yes
Bradford Union Area Career Technical Center Starke 131   Yes
Brevard Community College Cocoa 14,496   Yes
Brewster Technical Center Tampa 238   Yes
Broward College Fort Lauderdale 31,730   Yes
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health Longwood 96   Yes
Carlos Albizu University Miami Campus Miami 1,092   No
Central Florida Community College Ocala 6,210   Yes
Central Florida Institute Palm Harbor 545   Yes
Centura Institute Orlando 97   Yes
Charlotte Technical Center Port Charlotte 505   Yes
Chipola College Marianna 2,144 86 Yes
City College Casselberry Casselberry 104   No
City College Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale 427   No
City College Gainesville Gainesville 217   No
City College Miami Miami 278   No
Clearwater Christian College Clearwater 594 600 No V: 470-600
M: 450-560
College of Business and Technology Miami 51   Yes
College of Business and Technology Flagler Campus Miami 118   Yes
College of Business and Technology Hialeah Campus Hialeah 103   Yes
Commercial Diving Academy Jacksonville 176 74 Yes
Compu Med Vocational Careers Corp Hialeah 711   Yes
Concorde Career Institute Jacksonville Jacksonville 548   No
Concorde Career Institute Miramar Miramar 272   No
Concorde Career Institute Tampa Tampa 494   No
Coral Ridge Nurses Assistant Training School Fort Lauderdale 10   Yes
D G Erwin Technical Center Tampa 700   Yes
Dade Medical College Miami Miami 202   Yes
Daytona State College Daytona Beach 13,675   Yes
Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine Gainesville 39   No
East West College of Natural Medicine Sarasota 121   No
Eckerd College Saint Petersburg 2,544 1,474 No V: 510-615
M: 510-610
Edison State College Fort Myers 11,369   Yes
Edward Waters College Jacksonville 811 584 Yes
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Daytona Beach 4,978 2,032 No V: 450-580
M: 490-620
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide Daytona Beach 15,189   No
Fashion Focus Hair Academy Sarasota 63   Yes
First Coast Technical College Saint Augustine 604   Yes
Flagler College Saint Augustine 2,537 935 No V: 520-580
M: 510-580
W: 500-580
Flagler College Tallahassee Tallahassee 434   No
Florida Academy of Health & Beauty Wilton Manor 22   No
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee 11,562 2,480 Yes
Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton 26,193 2,700 No V: 470-550
M: 480-560
W: 450-540
Florida Barber Academy Pompano Beach 153   Yes
Florida Christian College Kissimmee 226 160 No
Florida Coastal School of Law Jacksonville 1,395   No
Florida College Temple Terrace 524 673 No V: 430-590
M: 460-590
Florida College of Integrative Medicine Orlando 134   No
Florida Community College at Jacksonville Jacksonville 24,939   Yes
Florida Education Center Lauderhill 364   Yes
Florida Education Institute Miami 191   Yes
Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers 9,339 2,351 No V: 470-550
M: 470-570
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences Orlando 2,207 199 No
Florida Institute of Animal Arts Winter Park 217   No
Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne 5,118 1,681 No V: 500-610
M: 540-640
Florida Institute of Ultrasound Pensacola 78   No
Florida Keys Community College Key West 1,012   Yes
Florida Memorial University Miami Gardens 1,750 745 No
Florida National College Hialeah 2,158   Yes
Florida Southern College Lakeland 2,295 1,175 No V: 470-580
M: 490-580
W: 460-570
Florida State University Tallahassee 40,555 6,111 No V: 550-640
M: 560-650
Fort Pierce Beauty Academy Fort Pierce 37   Yes
Galen School of Nursing Tampa Bay Saint Petersburg 330   No
Galiano Career Academy Altamonte 294   Yes
George Stone Career Center Pensacola 596   Yes
George T Baker Aviation School Miami 354   Yes
Golf Academy of America Altamonte Springs Altamonte Springs 243   No
Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia Panama City 43   No
Gulf Coast Community College Panama City 5,758   Yes
Health Opportunity Technical Center Miami Gardens 101   No
Heritage Institute Ft Myers Fort Myers 494   Yes
Heritage Institute Jacksonville Jacksonville 339   Yes
Hillsborough Community College Tampa 22,621 420 Yes
Hobe Sound Bible College Hobe Sound 135 77 Yes
Hodges University Naples 1,699   No
Indian River State College Fort Pierce 14,932   Yes
International Academy South Daytona 206   Yes
International Training Careers Miami 253   No
Jacksonville Beauty Institute Jacksonville 46   Yes
Johnson & Wales University Florida Campus North Miami 1,955 843 No
Key College Dania Beach 100   No
La Belle Beauty Academy Miami 225   Yes
La Belle Beauty School Hialeah 332   Yes
Lake City Community College Lake City 2,849   Yes
Lake Sumter Community College Leesburg 3,904   Yes
Lake Technical Center Eustis 541   Yes
Lee County High Tech Center Central Fort Myers 695   Yes
Lee County High Tech Center North Cape Coral 272   Yes
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center Miami 1,057   Yes
Lively Technical Center Tallahassee 1,034   Yes
Loraines Academy Saint Petersburg 231   Yes
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology Naples 662   Yes
Lynn University Boca Raton 2,549 1,184 Yes
M DCPS The English Center Miami 510   Yes
Manatee Community College Bradenton 9,869   Yes
Manatee Technical Institute Bradenton 1,407   Yes
Manhattan Hairstyling Academy Tampa 635   No
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center Ocala 223   No
McFatter Technical Center Davie 994   Yes
Medical Career Institute of South Florida West Palm Beach 205   Yes
Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing Miami 88   No
Miami Ad School Miami Beach 208   Yes
Miami Dade College Miami 54,094   Yes
Miami Lakes Educational Center Miami Lakes 1,723   Yes
Mid Florida Tech Orlando 2,910   Yes
National Aviation Academy A & P School Clearwater 265   Yes
New College of Florida Sarasota 767 638 No V: 630-730
M: 590-670
W: 600-690
New Concept Massage and Beauty School Miami 51   Yes
New Professions Technical Institute Miami 454   Yes
North Florida Community College Madison 1,291   Yes
North Florida Cosmetology Institute Tallahassee 84   Yes
Northwest Florida State College Niceville 7,043   Yes
Northwood University Florida Education Center West Palm Beach 874 414 No V: 400-500
M: 410-510
Nouvelle Institute Miami 391   Yes
Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale 27,518 1,250 No V: 460-550
M: 450-560
W: 440-530
Okaloosa Applied Technology Center Fort Walton Beach 257   Yes
Orlando Tech Orlando 1,079   Yes
Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty Lake Park 122   Yes
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach West Palm Beach 3,291 1,175 No V: 448-663
M: 415-645
Palm Beach Community College Lake Worth 22,881   Yes
Pasco Hernando Community College New Port Richey 8,065   Yes
Paul Mitchell the School Orlando Casselberry 279   Yes
Paul Mitchell the School Tampa Tampa 142   Yes
Pensacola Junior College Pensacola 10,728   Yes
Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers Pensacola 19   Yes
Pinellas Technical Education Center Saint Petersburg 2,374   Yes
Pinellas Technical Education Center Clearwater Clearwater 1,163   Yes
Polk Community College Winter Haven 7,757   Yes
Praxis Institute Miami 288   Yes
Professional Training Centers Miami 386   Yes
Radford M Locklin Technical Center Milton 397   Yes
Ridge Career Center Winter Haven 745   Yes
Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota 1,199 692 No
Riverside Hairstyling Academy Jacksonville 64   Yes
Robert Morgan Educational Center Miami 1,096   Yes
Rollins College Winter Park 3,453 1,251 No V: 540-640
M: 550-640
W: 530-640
Saber Miami 205   No
Saint John Vianney College Seminary Miami 67 83 No
Saint Johns River Community College Palatka 5,111   Yes
Saint Leo University Saint Leo 13,788 1,268 No V: 450-530
M: 450-540
Saint Thomas University Miami Gardens 2,407 350 No V: 400-490
M: 390-490
W: 400-480
Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary Boynton Beach 88 100 No
Santa Fe College Gainesville 14,824   Yes
Sarasota County Technical Institute Sarasota 652   Yes
Seminole Community College Sanford 12,745   Yes
Sheridan Technical Center Hollywood 1,683   Yes
South Florida Community College Avon Park 2,787 100 Yes
South Florida Institute of Technology Miami 429   Yes
Southeastern University Lakeland Lakeland 3,069 1,556 Yes
St Petersburg College Clearwater 25,450   Yes
St. Petersburg Theological Seminary Saint Petersburg 78   Yes
Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville Jacksonville 297   Yes
Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville in Orlando Orlando 208   Yes
Stetson University DeLand 3,721 1,697 No V: 500-610
M: 490-600
Sunstate Academy Fort Myers 240   Yes
Superior Career Institute Lauderdale Lakes 48   Yes
Suwannee Hamilton Technical Center Live Oak 97   Yes
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee 13,776   Yes
Talmudic College of Florida Miami Beach 44 50 No
Taylor College Belleview 98   Yes
Taylor Technical Institute Perry 359   Yes
Technical Education Center Osceola Kissimmee 382   Yes
The Baptist College of Florida Graceville 564 228 No V: 470-480
M: 420-540
The Beauty Institute West Palm Beach 93   Yes
The University of Tampa Tampa 5,628 3,155 No V: 500-580
M: 500-590
W: 490-580
The University of West Florida Pensacola 10,358 1,560 No V: 470-600
M: 480-580
Tom P Haney Technical Center Panama City 361   Yes
Total International Career Institute Hialeah 13   Yes
Traviss Career Center Lakeland 673   Yes
Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering Jacksonville 38   Yes
Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville 333 300 No V: 300-600
M: 400-600
W: 400-600
Trinity College of Florida Trinity 185 60 No V: 410-550
M: 400-550
W: 410-550
Trinity International University Miami Davie 338   No
Universal Massage and Beauty Institute Sweetwater 132   Yes
University of Central Florida Orlando 48,398 10,098 No V: 530-630
M: 550-640
W: 510-600
University of Florida Gainesville 51,725 7,357 No V: 570-680
M: 590-700
University of Miami Coral Gables 15,449 4,833 No V: 580-680
M: 610-700
W: 580-670
University of North Florida Jacksonville 16,406 2,144 No V: 550-630
M: 560-640
W: 510-610
University of South Florida Tampa 44,870 4,323 No V: 510-610
M: 530-630
Valencia Community College Orlando 32,870   Yes
Virginia College Pensacola Pensacola 243   Yes
Warner University Lake Wales 1,181 317 No V: 349-555
M: 342-567
Washington Holmes Technical Center Chipley 511   Yes
Webber International University Babson Park 601 331 No V: 410-500
M: 418-520
Westside Tech Winter Garden 866   Yes
Winter Park Tech Winter Park 1,294   Yes
Withlacoochee Technical Institute Inverness 385   Yes
Yeshivah Gedolah Rabbinical College Miami Beach 47 70 Yes
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