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Higher Education Overview

The State of Florida has developed itself into a higher education hub in the United States, with two large systems managing the funding of many of its universities and colleges. In addition to that, there is a plethora of private colleges and universities within the Sunshine State. It has long been known as a state where students can receive an affordable education, with tuition, room and board and other educational fees being lower in Florida than in many other states.

The State University System of Florida is the governing body which manages the state's 11 public universities and it is also responsible for one liberal arts college. The universities that are a part of this system include: Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, New College of Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, Florida Polytechnic University, University of West Florida, University of South Florida, University of North Florida, University of Central Florida and University of Florida.

In addition to the large State University System of Florida, the Florida College System also has a significant presence in the state. This system manages the 28 different community colleges and technical schools that are located in the State of Florida. Most students in Florida begin their college education career at a community college or trade school. In addition to providing high school graduates with an affordable start to higher education, this system also provides a dual-enrollment program for high school students who want to get an early start on their college careers. This system also provides an opportunity for people who need to retrain themselves in a new career during difficult economic times or a major life change.

Aside from all of the public university options available to students in Florida, there are 64 private colleges and universities. This provides students a wide variety of options to choose from, allowing them to decide between large and small campuses and many different educational programs. As a state with a diverse population, it is beneficial that there are many different higher education opportunities available to residents.

Florida is known for several notable alumni, including astronauts Norman Thagard and Winston Scott who attended Florida State University. Miss America 1997 Tara Dawn Holland Christensen also went to school at Florida State University. These graduates are just a few of the notable people who went to Florida universities.

Colleges & UniversitiesAddressCityZipPhone
The Baptist College Of Florida5400 College DrGraceville32440(850) 263-3261
Barry University11300 Ne 2nd AveMiami33161(305) 899-3000
Bethune-Cookman College640 Dr Mary Mcleod Bethune BlvdDaytona Beach32114(386) 481-2000
Carlos Albizu University-Miami2173 Nw 99th AveMiami33172(305) 593-1223
Clearwater Christian College3400 Gulf To Bay BlvdClearwater33759(727) 726-1153
Devry University-Orlando4000 Millenia BlvdOrlando32839(407) 345-2800
Eckerd College4200 54th Ave S StPetersburg33711(727) 867-1166
Edward Waters College1658 Kings RdJacksonville32209(904) 470-8000
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University600 S Clyde Morris BlvdDaytona Beach32114(386) 226-6910
Flagler College74 King StSt Augustine32084(904) 829-6481
Florida Agricultural Mechanical UniversityTallahassee32307(850) 599-3000
Florida Atlantic University111 E Las Olas BlvdFort Lauderdale33301(954) 236-1000
Florida Christian College1011 Bill Beck BoulevardKissimmee34744(407) 847-8966
Florida College119 N Glen Arven AveTemple Terrace33617(813) 988-5131
Florida Gulf Coast University10501 Fgcu Blvd SFort Myers33965(239) 590-1000
Florida Hospital College Of Health Sciences671 Winyah DrOrlando32803(407) 303-9798
Florida Institute Of Technology150 W University BlvdMelbourne32901(321) 674-8000
Florida International University11200 S.W. 8th StreetMiami33199(305) 348-2000
Florida Memorial College15800 Nw 42nd AveMiami Gardens33054(305) 626-3600
Florida Metropolitan University3319 W. Hillsborough AvenueTampa33614
Florida Southern College111 Lake Hollingsworth DrLakeland33801(863) 680-4111
Florida State University600 W College AveTallahassee32306(850) 644-2525
Florida State University - Panama City Campus4750,Collegiate DrPanama City32405(850) 872-4750
Hobe Sound Bible College11298 Se Gomez AveHobe Sound33455(772) 545-1400
Hodges University2655 Northbrooke DrNaples34119(239) 513-1122
International Fine Arts College1501 Biscayne Blvd 100Miami33132(305) 428-5700
Jacksonville University2800 University Blvd NJacksonville32211(904) 256-7000
Jones College5353 Arlington ExpyJacksonville32211(904) 743-1122
Lynn University3601 N Military TrailBoca Raton33431(561) 237-7000
Miami Dade College300 NE 2nd AveMiami33132(305) 237-8888
Northwood University2600 N Military TrailWest Palm Beach33409(561) 478-5500
Nova Southeastern University4850 Millenia BlvdOrlando32839(407) 264-5601
Palm Beach Atlantic College901 S Flagler DrWest Palm Beach33401(561) 803-2000
Ringling School Of Art Design2700 N Tamiami TrailSarasota34234(941) 351-5100
Rollins College1000 Holt AveWinter Park32789(407) 646-2000
Saint John Vianney College Seminary2900 S.W 87th AveMiami33165(305) 223-4561
Saint Leo College33701 State Road 52St Leo33525(352) 588-8432
St.Thomas University16401 Nw 37th AvenueMiami Gardens33054(305) 628-6546
South Florida Bible College Theological Seminary1100 S. Federal HighwayDeerfield Beach33441(800) 432-1926
Southeastern College Of The Assemblies Of God1000 Longfellow BlvdLakeland33801(863) 667-5000
Stetson University421 N Woodland BlvdDeland32723(386) 822-7100
Trinity College Of Florida2430 Welbilt BlvdTrinity34655(727) 376-6911
Troy State University-Florida Region81 Beal Pkwy, SeFort Walton Beach32548(850) 244-7414
University Of Central Florida4000 Central Florida BlvdOrlando32816(407) 823-2000
University Of Florida925 Nw 56th TerraceGainesville32605(352) 392-3261
University Of Miami1320 S Dixie HwyCoral Gables33146(305) 284-3961
University Of North Florida1 University Of North Fl DrJacksonville32224(904) 620-1000
University Of South Florida4202 E Fowler AveTampa33620(813) 974-2301
University Of Tampa401 W Kennedy BlvdTampa33606(813) 253-3333
University Of West Florida11000 University PkwyPensacola32514(850) 474-2000
Warner Southern College13895 Hwy 27Lake Wales33859(863) 638-1426
Webber College1201 N Scenic HwyBabson Park33827(863) 638-1431

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