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Florida Colleges Summary

The Sunshine State offers college students more than just warm weather and world-famous beaches. It's home to many Florida colleges and universities where students can get the ball rolling on their career aspirations.

The Florida College System consists of 28 member institutions, including community colleges and state universities located in 178 sites throughout the state. It's the largest one in the state — more than 800,000 students enroll in the system each academic year. The public State University System of Florida, meanwhile, is made up of 12 state universities.

The Independent College and Universities of Florida system is comprised of 30 schools with locations at 114 sites across the state. Member colleges offer nearly 500 fully online degree and certificate programs.

Lastly, the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges enrolls more than 250,000 students each year in trade and technical careers.

Florida Transfer Agreements

The Florida College System's "2+2" transfer agreements with two-year colleges ensures students can easily transfer to member universities and four-year colleges in Florida. It also works with many schools in the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida system so students with associate degrees can transfer to ICUF member institutions as juniors.

Other Education Initiatives in Florida

Students beginning their college careers at universities in Florida can visit Florida Shines, an online hub dedicated to helping them start out on the right note. And for those who may have started with postsecondary education — but who have stopped — the state-funded Complete Florida program is designed to help Floridians complete certificate, associate or bachelor's degree programs at Florida colleges.

Students can learn more about higher education in Florida by checking with the Florida Department of Education.

Sources:

  • Fact Book, Florida College System, Page 6, https://www.floridacollegesystem.com/sites/www/Uploads/files/Downloads/fb2016.pdf
  • Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, Accessed March 2018,
  • ICUF facts, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Accessed March 2018, http://www.icuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/ICUF-Trifold-D3-PRINT-0022.pdf
  • State University System of Florida, Accessed March 2018, http://www.flbog.edu/universities/

Education Institutes in Florida
Total Number of Educational Institutes
419
Total Enrollment in all institutes
1,127,988
Number of Public Educational Institutes
90
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
238
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
84
Graduation Rate
12.75%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
39,358
On Campus and Online Programs in Florida
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
13
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
25
Number of Institutes Offering both
381
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Colleges and Universities in Florida
SchoolCityTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Atlantic Technical CollegeCoconut Creek2,737At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A39
The Baptist College of FloridaGraceville456Four or more years9,90019
Barry UniversityMiami7,404Four or more years28,800125
Bethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona Beach3,934Four or more years13,44044
Lynn UniversityBoca Raton2,842Four or more years34,40048
GUTI The Premier Beauty & Wellness AcademyBradentonN/ALess than 2 years (below associate)N/AN/A
Bradford-Union Technical CenterStarke163At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A12
Eastern Florida State CollegeCocoa15,825Four or more years1,89288
Broward CollegeFort Lauderdale43,700Four or more years1,944118
Carlos Albizu University-MiamiMiami1,029Four or more years11,62810
College of Central FloridaOcala7,375Four or more years1,91069
Johnson University FloridaKissimmee185Four or more years13,20012
University of Central FloridaOrlando64,088Four or more years4,478192
Charlotte Technical CollegePort Charlotte194Less than 2 years (below associate)2,80913
Chipola CollegeMarianna2,231Four or more years2,36536
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