Sarasota Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Sarasota Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Sarasota, Florida

There are at least 10 colleges in Sarasota, listed and described below. These schools represent 2,802 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 3,087 full-time students, and a reported 1,330 dorm rooms.

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Keiser University Campus

Sarasota, 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: Criminal Justice, Legal and Safety, Education and Teaching, Liberal Arts
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master, Associate

Southern Technical College

Port Charlotte, FL

Get the hands-on training you need for career success at Southern Technical College.

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

Keiser Univ. Center for Culinary Arts

Sarasota, FL

Your Culinary Career Starts Here

  • Program Categories:
  • Degrees: Associate

Meridian College

Sarasota, FL

At Meridian College, our Admissions Representatives specialize in removing the roadblocks that lie between where you are, and where you dream of being. If you dream of a new career, contact us today.

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

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

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
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Colleges in Sarasota with Selective Admissions

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

East West College of Natural Medicine
3808 N. Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34234-0000

  • Programs: traditional Asian medicine
  • Degrees/Certificates: Master's.
  • Student Body: 121 students, 50 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance.

New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2109

  • Programs: liberal arts and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 767 students, 887 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 638 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 630-730. Math: 590-670. Writing: 600-690.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option.

Ringling College of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895

  • Programs: illustration, graphic design, animation and special effects, fine arts, interior design, photography
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,199 students, 1,149 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 692 student capacity.
  • SAT: not generally required.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option.

Sarasota Colleges with Open Admissions

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

Fashion Focus Hair Academy
2184 Gulf Gate Dr
Sarasota, FL 34231-4813

  • Programs: facial treatment, cosmetology, manicurist
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 63 students, 138 full-time equivalent.
  • Notable: Placement assistance.

Sarasota County Technical Institute
4748 Beneva Rd
Sarasota, FL 34233-1798

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: licensed practical nurse, EMT paramedic, fire-fighting, cosmetology, surgical tech, nursing assistant, corrections, automobile mechanics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 652 students, 863 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

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