Colleges in Miami: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

If you're a fan of year-round beach weather, try attending one of the many colleges in Miami. Average high temperature during winter months in Miami is a balmy 75 degrees or more.

There are several well-known public and private universities in Miami, including Florida International University and University of Miami. Miami Dade College, meanwhile, has the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college in the country at nearly 100,000 students among its six Miami campus locations.

Fun Facts about Trade and Technical Schools in Miami

Many Miami residents attend Florida Career College, which offers a wide range of certificate, one- and two-year vocational programs. Allied health programs are the most widely pursued degrees and certificates at FCC.

Some career colleges, such as American Beauty Schools and Celebrity School of Beauty, offer programs that dovetail with Miami's strong tourism industry — the city received just under 16 million tourist visits in 2017. Others, meanwhile, tap into high-demand regional industries, such as Miami Media School and the New Professions Technical Institute.

Fun Facts about Miami Colleges and Universities

Miami Dade College opened in 1960 with an enrollment of 1,400, and by 2013 the school had enrolled its two-millionth student. The University of Miami is the preeminent postsecondary institution in the city, however. The Miami Hurricanes football team have won five NCAA national championships.

The City of Miami is home to more than 25 postsecondary institutions that offer associate and bachelor's degree programs. Barry University, a private nonprofit institution founded in 1940, is one of the largest private Miami colleges. Business, management and public administration are some of the most popular degree programs at the university.

Graduate Schools in Miami

Students who wish to advance their education to the master's or doctoral level have a dozen options for postsecondary education at colleges and universities in Miami. More than 6,100 students pursued advanced degrees at University of Miami in 2017. Business and nursing were the most popular master's degree programs; however, many students also pursued advanced degrees in international law, fishery science management and epidemiology.

For information about other postsecondary opportunities in the state, we have an extensive list of Florida Colleges.


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Education Institutes in Miami
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Miami
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Miami
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
Barry University7,404Four or more years28,800125
Carlos Albizu University-Miami1,029Four or more years11,62810
Florida International University55,003Four or more years4,721225
George T Baker Aviation Technical College712At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A3
Lindsey Hopkins Technical College581At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A22
Miami Dade College55,206Four or more years1,983157
Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College578At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A25
Saint John Vianney College Seminary83Four or more years21,0002
La Belle Beauty Academy323Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A6
Advanced Technical Centers42Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Nouvelle Institute87Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
College of Business and Technology-Main Campus10Four or more years11,95212
Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital70Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A1
Miami Ad School-Wynwood146At least 2 but less than 4 years19,4003
Praxis Institute395Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A3
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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