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Lakeland Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Lakeland Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Lakeland, Florida

There are at least 5 colleges in Lakeland, listed and described below. These schools represent 6,037 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 5,573 full-time students, and a reported 2,731 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Southeastern University and Florida Southern College.

We also provide an extensive list of Florida Colleges.

Featured Colleges in the Lakeland Area (QuickSchools™)

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Keiser University Campus


Lakeland, 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: Art and Design, Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Health, Healthcare and Nursing
  • Degrees: Associate, Master, Bachelor

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 Univ. Center for Culinary Arts


Sarasota, FL

Your Culinary Career Starts Here

  • Program Categories:
  • Degrees: Associate

The F.I.R.S.T. Institute


Orlando, FL

F.I.R.S.T. College offers educational programs specializing in the exciting fields of Recording Arts and Film and Video Production.

  • Program Categories: Communications and Media
  • Degrees: Diploma

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

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

Argosy University


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: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Psychology, Counseling and Mental Health
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Florida Career College


Tampa, FL

Train for the real-world skills that help you launch a successful technology or healthcare career with a degree, or diploma from Florida Career College.

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

Universal Technical Institute


Orlando, FL

At Universal Technical Institute (UTI), you won’t just train for a career. 

  • Program Categories: Vocational and Trade
  • Degrees: Diploma

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
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Colleges in Lakeland with Selective Admissions

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

Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: marketing, finance, psychology, education, elementary school teaching, biology, accounting, criminology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 2,295 students, 1,933 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,175 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 470-580. Math: 490-580. Writing: 460-570.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Lakeland Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Southeastern University Lakeland
1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801-6034

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: theology and religious vocations, psychology, human services, office management, business, elementary school teaching, organizational communications, business management
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 3,069 students, 2,954 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,556 student capacity.
  • 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.

Traviss Career Center
3225 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, personal grooming, cosmetology, medical secretary, HVAC, computer networking, welding
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 673 students, 686 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services.
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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
Lake Wales Colleges 1 10,194 1,181 317
Winter Haven Colleges 2 26,487 8,502  

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