Popular Universities and Colleges in Florida

Florida is known worldwide for its tropical climate, sandy beaches, and blue ocean waters. Florida offers exciting cities, quality universities, world-famous attractions, professional sport teams, and more. It is a great place to experience U.S. culture, meet new people, and learn to speak English.




University of Florida

University of Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1853. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 33,168, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 2,000 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Florida's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 48. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,313 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $28,591.

University of Miami

University of Miami is a private institution that was founded in 1925. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,380, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 239 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Miami's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 48. Its tuition and fees are $44,350.


Florida State University

Florida State University is a public institution that was founded in 1851. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 32,528, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 475 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Florida State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 95. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,507; out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,673.




Miami-Dade College

Miami Dade College is the largest and most diverse college in the nation. With seven campuses, two centers and more than 165,000 students from across the world, the College offers over 300 programs of study and several degree options, including vocational, associate, and baccalaureate degrees. MDC features numerous Continuing Education classes, online credit classes through the Virtual College,

Miami Dade College is a public institution. Its in-state tuition and fees are $3,426; out-of-state tuition and fees are $11,955.


University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida is a public institution that was founded in 1963. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 51,269, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,415 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Central Florida's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 173. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,368; out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,467.

Public colleges and universities

The State University System of Florida comprises twelve member universities.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee)
Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton)
Florida Gulf Coast University (Ft. Myers)
Florida International University (Miami)
Florida Polytechnic University (Lakeland)
Florida State University[1] (Tallahassee)
New College of Florida[2] (Sarasota)
University of Central Florida (Orlando)
University of Florida (Gainesville)
University of North Florida (Jacksonville)
University of South Florida (Tampa)
University of West Florida (Pensacola)


The Florida College System comprises twenty-eight community colleges and state colleges.

Broward College (Davie)
Chipola College (Marianna)
College of Central Florida (Ocala)
Daytona State College (Daytona Beach)
Eastern Florida State College (Cocoa)
Florida Gateway College (Lake City)
Florida Keys Community College (Key West)
Florida SouthWestern State College (Fort Myers)
Florida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville)
Gulf Coast State College (Panama City)
Hillsborough Community College (Tampa)
Indian River State College (Ft. Pierce)
Lake–Sumter State College (Leesburg)
Miami Dade College (Miami)
North Florida Community College (Madison)
Northwest Florida State College (Niceville)
Palm Beach State College (Lake Worth)
Pasco–Hernando State College (New Port Richey)
Pensacola State College (Pensacola)
Polk State College (Winter Haven)
Santa Fe College (Gainesville)
Seminole State College of Florida (Sanford)
South Florida State College (Avon Park)
St. Johns River State College (Palatka)
St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg)
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton)
Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee)
Valencia College (Orlando)


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