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235 Colleges
68,706 Yearly Graduations
$51,567 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,212 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Florida ranked #2 in the nation for healthcare degrees handed out in 2019. Around 68,706 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,892 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,212 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,553 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,238 Yearly Degrees

There are 17,186 full-time undergraduates at UMA Clearwater, and 18,195 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

96% of UMA Clearwater students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,173 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UMA Clearwater with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $20,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,251 Yearly Degrees
$21,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,567 students at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in total, 17,490 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,479 are full-time. It takes the average Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

67% of Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,991 a year. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale has a 6.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,000 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,110 Yearly Degrees
$6,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 32,684 undergraduates at USF Tampa, of which 25,457 are full-time, and there are 44,246 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at USF Tampa. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,678 a year. USF Tampa has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USF Tampa is $36,800.

#4

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
2,748 Yearly Degrees
$6,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 69,402 students at UCF in total, 59,371 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 42,468 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at UCF is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

34% of UCF students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,359 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
2,607 Yearly Degrees
$6,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Florida is 52,407, of which 35,405 students are undergraduates and of those, 32,157 are full-time. UF has a freshman retention rate of 96%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 42% of students who apply get accepted. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at UF take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,387 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UF is $42,600.

#6

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,599 Yearly Degrees
$32,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nova Southeastern University is 20,576, of which 5,666 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,619 are full-time. It takes the average NUS Florida undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 31% are men and 69% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at NUS Florida take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NUS Florida with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
2,241 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,808 students at Rasmussen University - Florida in total, 8,772 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,808 are full-time. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Florida undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 80% of students at Rasmussen University - Florida take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,935 a year. Rasmussen University - Florida has a 7.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Florida is $27,500.

#8

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,540 Yearly Degrees
$2,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Miami Dade College is 51,679, which includes 21,473 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 3% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,636 a year. MDC has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MDC is $25,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,497 Yearly Degrees
$6,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida International University is 58,711, of which 49,326 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,335 are full-time. FIU has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

22% of FIU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,154 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FIU is $38,700.

#10

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,345 Yearly Degrees
$2,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,841 full-time undergraduates at SPC, and 28,853 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

24% of SPC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,400 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,000 during the early-career years.

#11

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,101 Yearly Degrees
$2,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,139 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, and 31,289 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

7% of Palm Beach State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,642 a year. Palm Beach State College has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Palm Beach State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,100 Yearly Degrees
$2,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,835 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 38,976 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,439 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#13

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,009 Yearly Degrees
$4,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 24,740 undergraduates at FAU, of which 16,678 are full-time, and there are 30,061 students altogether. For undergraduates at FAU, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

38% of FAU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,167 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FAU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
952 Yearly Degrees
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,515 full-time undergraduates at FSCJ, and 24,605 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at FSCJ take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,739 a year. FSCJ has a 2.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,700 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
941 Yearly Degrees
$2,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,377 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 22,404 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
914 Yearly Degrees
$51,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,811 students at U Miami in total, 11,307 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,701 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at U Miami. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

29% of U Miami students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,127 a year. U Miami has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from U Miami is $47,500.

#17

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
894 Yearly Degrees
$14,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,094 full-time undergraduates at Florida Technical College, and 4,094 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

80% of Florida Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,224 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florida Technical College is $20,100.

#18

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
881 Yearly Degrees
$5,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,521 undergraduates at UWF, of which 6,612 are full-time, and there are 12,557 students altogether. For undergraduates at UWF, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

35% of UWF students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,488 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#19

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
876 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Florida is 17,117, of which 14,734 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,757 are full-time. It takes the average UNF undergraduate about 4.6 years to complete their degree.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,072 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UNF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
810 Yearly Degrees
$3,131 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,752 full-time undergraduates at Seminole State, and 17,754 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,513 a year. Seminole State has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Seminole State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#21

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
797 Yearly Degrees
$2,563 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Santa Fe College is 14,915, which includes 6,325 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,155 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Santa Fe College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
790 Yearly Degrees
$3,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,562 full-time undergraduates at Daytona State College, and 13,430 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

24% of Daytona State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,356 a year. Daytona State College has a 2.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Daytona State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
786 Yearly Degrees
$6,517 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 33,270 undergraduates at Florida State, of which 29,879 are full-time, and there are 42,450 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Florida State. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

32% of Florida State students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,443 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
746 Yearly Degrees
$2,474 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 47,940 students at Valencia College in total, 16,689 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Valencia College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,573 a year. Valencia College has a 6.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Valencia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
713 Yearly Degrees
$2,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,352 students at EFSC in total, 4,880 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

Roughly 21% of students at EFSC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,442 a year. EFSC has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from EFSC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,400 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Jacksonville University 658
27 Indian River State College 631
28 Florida National University - Main Campus 616
29 Pasco-Hernando State College 614
30 Florida SouthWestern State College 579
31 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 561
32 Barry University 545
33 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay 511
34 Florida Gulf Coast University 477
35 Adventist University of Health Sciences 461
36 Pensacola State College 446
37 Polk State College 441
38 Southern Technical College 407
39 Florida Vocational Institute 400
40 College of Central Florida 395
41 Southern Technical College 393
42 Gulf Coast State College 392
43 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota 388
44 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville 349
45 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar 333
46 American Medical Academy 329
47 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 327
48 Florida Career College 322
49 Concorde Career Institute - Tampa 321
50 Chamberlain University - Florida 320
51 Erwin Technical College 312
52 Miami Regional University 304
53 South University, Tampa 303
54 Concorde Career Institute - Orlando 291
55 Health Career Institute 289
56 South Florida State College 280
57 Praxis Institute 276
58 Atlantic Technical College 272
59 Saint Johns River State College 268
60 Tallahassee Community College 265
61 Florida Career College - Orlando 257
62 Palm Beach Atlantic University 254
62 Florida Career College - Hialeah 254
62 Florida Gateway College 254
65 South University, West Palm Beach 251
66 Lake Technical College 246
67 Sheridan Technical College 243
68 The University of Tampa 241
69 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach 239
70 Lorenzo Walker Technical College 238
71 William T McFatter Technical College 226
72 Suncoast Technical College 220
72 Everglades University 220
74 Herzing University - Winter Park 218
75 Technical Education Center-Osceola 217
76 Northwest Florida State College 216
77 Medical Institute of Palm Beach 213
78 Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes 210
79 Manatee Technical College 206
80 Fortis Institute - Pensacola 201
81 Marion Technical College 199
82 Fortis College - Orange Park 187
83 Cape Coral Technical College 181
84 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 179
85 Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie 178
86 ATA Career Education 176
87 Fort Myers Technical College 171
88 Florida Career College - Miami 170
89 Florida Career College - Tampa 166
90 Ridge Technical College 162
91 Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus 151
91 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach 151
91 Orange Technical College - Winter Park Campus 151
94 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg 147
95 SABER College 145
96 North Florida Community College 140
96 Florida Career College - Margate 140
98 Florida Southern College 139
98 Lindsey Hopkins Technical College 139
100 Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp 135
101 American College for Medical Careers 134
102 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 133
103 West Coast University-Miami 131
104 Chipola College 128
105 Remington College - Heathrow Campus 126
106 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 121
107 Florida Career College - Jacksonville 120
107 First Coast Technical College 120
109 Daytona College 119
110 Meridian College 117
111 South Florida Institute of Technology 116
112 International Training Careers 115
113 Fortis College - Cutler Bay 114
114 Gwinnett Institute 112
114 Traviss Technical College 112
114 Florida Panhandle Technical College 112
117 University of Florida-Online 111
118 Florida Education Institute 108
119 Hodges University 105
120 Orange Technical College - Westside Campus 103
121 Charlotte Technical College 102
122 Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 94
123 Saint Leo University 90
123 Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus 90
125 Acupuncture and Massage College 85
126 Big Bend Technical College 83
126 Florida School of Massage 83
128 Universal Career School 80
129 Lake-Sumter State College 77
129 Emerald Coast Technical College 77
131 Stetson University 75
132 Sarasota School of Massage Therapy 74
133 Florida Institute of Technology - Online 72
134 School District of Indian River County-Technical Center for Career and Adult Education 71
134 Altierus Career College - Tampa 71
134 Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital 71
137 New Professions Technical Institute 70
138 Lee Professional Institute 66
138 Taylor College 66
140 City College - Hollywood 65
141 Sunstate Academy 64
141 Withlacoochee Technical College 64
143 City College - Fort Lauderdale 62
143 Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College 62
145 Rollins College 61
146 Lively Technical Center 60
147 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg 58
148 InterAmerican Technical Institute 54
148 Florida Keys Community College 54
150 City College - Altamonte Springs 53
150 City College - Gainesville 53
150 Southeastern University 53
153 Hollywood Institute - Margate 51
153 Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers 51
155 Immokalee Technical College 49
156 University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 48
156 Tom P Haney Technical Center 48
158 Brewster Technical College 47
159 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater 45
159 Cortiva Institute, Florida 45
161 South Dade Technical College - South Dade Skills Center Campus 44
161 City College - Miami 44
163 Florida Academy 42
164 Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc 41
165 Med Academy 40
165 RIVEROAK Technical College 40
167 More Tech Institute 39
168 St. Thomas University 38
169 Sunstate Academy 36
170 Aveda Institute - Tallahassee 35
171 George Stone Technical Center 34
172 Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College 33
172 Radford M Locklin Technical Center 33
174 Okaloosa Technical College 32
175 NRI Institute of Health Sciences 31
175 East West College of Natural Medicine 31
175 Advance Science College 31
175 PiBerry Institute 31
179 Florida International Training Institute 29
180 Bradford-Union Technical Center 28
180 Flagler Technical Institute 28
182 Boca Beauty Academy - Parkland 27
182 Florida College of Integrative Medicine 27
182 Ave Maria University 27
185 Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty 24
185 College of Business and Technology-Cutler Bay 24
185 La Belle Beauty Academy 24
188 Carlos Albizu University - Miami 23
189 Bene’s Career Academy 20
190 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers 17
190 The Salon Professional Academy - Melbourne 17
192 Global Medical & Technical Training Institute 16
192 Future-Tech Institute 16
192 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach 16
195 University of Phoenix - Florida 15
196 International Academy 14
196 Fred K Marchman Technical College 14
196 Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 14
199 Parisian Spa Institute 13
200 Academy of Career Training 12
200 D A Dorsey Technical College 12
200 Jose Maria Vargas University 12
200 Trinity International University - Florida 12
204 Celebrity School of Beauty 11
204 Strayer University - Florida 11
204 Aparicio-Levy Technical College 11
207 Bethune - Cookman University 10
207 Lynn University 10
207 Aveda Institute - South Florida 10
210 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Lakeland 9
210 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Casselberry 9
210 Atlantis University 9
210 Florida School of Traditional Midwifery 9
214 New Concept Massage and Beauty School 8
214 Academy of Cosmetology 8
216 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 7
216 Johnson University Florida 7
216 Center for Neurosomatic Studies 7
216 Gadsden Technical Institute 7
220 Loraines Academy & Spa 6
221 Florida College 5
222 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Tampa 4
222 Prestige Health & Beauty Sciences Academy 4
222 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary 4
222 Premiere International College 4
226 Warner University 2
226 DeVry University - Florida 2
228 Millennia Atlantic University 1
228 Eckerd College 1
230 Schiller International University 0
230 La Belle Beauty School 0
230 American Academy of Cosmetology 0
230 The Salon Professional Academy - Delray Beach 0
230 Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness 0
230 Florida Institute of Technology 0

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