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172 Colleges
263,447 Yearly Graduations
$57,045 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,772 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, Florida is ranked #4 in the country with 263,447 degrees handed out in 2021. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Florida is $14,261 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $16,931 a year.

About 61% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,943 per year.

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#1

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
19,318 Yearly Degrees
$6,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 71,881 students at UCF in total, 61,401 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 43,513 are full-time. It takes the average UCF undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 45%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,325 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,759 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
18,483 Yearly Degrees
$6,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 49,049 undergraduates at FIU, of which 27,551 are full-time, and there are 58,836 students altogether. For undergraduates at FIU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 38% of accepted students are men, and 62% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at FIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,715 a year. FIU has a 4.4% 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 $44,401 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
16,796 Yearly Degrees
$6,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 53,372 students at UF in total, 34,931 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 31,476 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

About 31% of students who apply get accepted. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Roughly 14% of students at UF take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,120 a year. UF has a 1.7% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $51,324 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
14,828 Yearly Degrees
$6,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Florida - Main Campus is 50,626, of which 38,582 students are undergraduates and of those, 29,650 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at USF Tampa is 92%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,839 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,307 during the early-career years.

#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
13,129 Yearly Degrees
$6,517 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 43,569 students at Florida State in total, 32,543 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,072 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Florida State is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 32%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 25% of students at Florida State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,141 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florida State is $45,061.

#6

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
12,854 Yearly Degrees
$2,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Miami Dade College is 46,523, which includes 19,950 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

2% of MDC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,941 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MDC is $30,405.

#7

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
9,889 Yearly Degrees
$2,474 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Valencia College is 45,949, which includes 16,488 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 19% of students at Valencia College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,918 a year. Valencia College has a 8.3% 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 $30,785 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
8,270 Yearly Degrees
$4,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida Atlantic University is 30,805, of which 25,457 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,617 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 75% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 34% of students at FAU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,791 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $43,006 during the early-career years.

#9

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
7,442 Yearly Degrees
$2,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,715 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 33,243 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,498 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BC is $31,177.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,351 Yearly Degrees

There are 7,124 students at UMA Clearwater in total, 7,048 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 98% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,840 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $23,000 during the early-career years.

#11

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,062 Yearly Degrees
$34,570 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,888 students at NUS Florida in total, 6,314 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 5,366 are full-time. It takes the average NUS Florida undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

45% of NUS Florida students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,030 a year. NUS Florida has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from NUS Florida with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $43,703 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,032 Yearly Degrees
$54,760 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,334 undergraduates at U Miami, of which 10,737 are full-time, and there are 17,809 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at U Miami. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 33%. Around 49% of accepted students are men, and 51% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,841 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $54,383 during the early-career years.

#13

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,884 Yearly Degrees
$22,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 20,330 students at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in total, 18,146 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,947 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is 4.0 years.

Around 97% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 25% are men and 75% are women.

Roughly 72% of students at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $13,574 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.1% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,792 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
5,846 Yearly Degrees
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 22,344 students at FSCJ in total, 7,053 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $2,704 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.9% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,497 during the early-career years.

#15

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
5,762 Yearly Degrees
$2,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,152 full-time undergraduates at SPC, and 26,430 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,832 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,606 during the early-career years.

#16

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
5,326 Yearly Degrees
$3,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,907 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, and 26,666 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Roughly 6% of students at Palm Beach State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,792 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.0% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Palm Beach State College is $31,835.

#17

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,836 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of North Florida is 16,926, of which 14,550 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,817 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

About 80% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

33% of UNF students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,030 a year. UNF has a 3.4% 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 UNF is $42,012.

#18

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
4,650 Yearly Degrees
$25,687 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Full Sail University is 24,627, of which 23,030 students are undergraduates and of those, 23,030 are full-time. It takes the average Full Sail University undergraduate about 4.0 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $12,061 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.7% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,128 during the early-career years.

#19

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,364 Yearly Degrees
$5,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 13,061 students at UWF in total, 9,637 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,559 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 26% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,213 a year. UWF has a 5.2% 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 UWF is $35,816.

Public Public vs. Private
4,137 Yearly Degrees
$2,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,903 full-time undergraduates at HCC, and 19,532 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

43% of HCC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,944 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.8% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from HCC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,576 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,725 Yearly Degrees
$10,748 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,328 undergraduates at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, of which 2,811 are full-time, and there are 13,904 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 87% are men and 13% are women.

Approximately 16% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,352 a year. Embry-Riddle Worldwide has a 4.1% 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 $62,242 during the early-career years.

#22

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
3,631 Yearly Degrees
$6,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 15,358 students at FGCU in total, 13,871 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,098 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FGCU is 4.7 years.

About 77% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 38% are men and 62% are women.

35% of FGCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,918 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $41,109 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
3,528 Yearly Degrees
$3,131 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 16,298 students at Seminole State in total, 5,175 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

15% of Seminole State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,832 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.0% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,158 during the early-career years.

#24

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,388 Yearly Degrees
$26,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Leo University is 9,832, of which 6,945 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,192 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Leo University is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 73%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

59% of St. Leo University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,928 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Leo University is $38,661.

#25

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
3,168 Yearly Degrees
$2,764 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indian River State College is 15,236, which includes 4,803 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 6% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,522 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.5% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Indian River State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,949 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Rasmussen University - Florida 3,151
27 Santa Fe College 3,030
28 Eastern Florida State College 2,905
29 Daytona State College 2,818
30 Florida SouthWestern State College 2,778
31 The University of Tampa 2,489
32 Tallahassee Community College 2,478
33 Polk State College 2,211
34 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2,098
35 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota 2,080
36 Florida Institute of Technology 2,054
37 Barry University 1,957
38 Pensacola State College 1,875
39 Pasco-Hernando State College 1,692
40 Southeastern University 1,577
41 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 1,551
42 College of Central Florida 1,320
43 Jacksonville University 1,229
44 Saint Johns River State College 1,177
45 Stetson University 1,153
46 Lake-Sumter State College 991
47 Northwest Florida State College 964
48 St. Thomas University 945
49 Florida Southern College 925
50 University of Florida-Online 857
51 Lynn University 848
51 Rollins College 848
53 Florida National University - Main Campus 827
54 Flagler College - St Augustine 803
55 Palm Beach Atlantic University 790
56 Gulf Coast State College 761
57 Miami Regional University 714
58 Florida Institute of Technology - Online 616
59 Florida Gateway College 565
60 Bethune - Cookman University 556
61 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay 549
62 Eckerd College 541
63 AdventHealth University 517
64 Everglades University 474
65 South Florida State College 412
66 Ave Maria University 409
67 Strayer University - Florida 364
68 Universal Technical Institute - Orlando 361
69 Chipola College 332
70 South University, Tampa 322
71 Ringling College of Art and Design 306
72 Warner University 305
72 Chamberlain University - Florida 305
74 West Coast University-Miami 279
75 Florida Polytechnic University 274
76 North Florida College 259
77 Hodges University 253
78 Carlos Albizu University - Miami 238
79 HCI College 227
80 Atlantis University 221
81 AI Miami International University of Art and Design 217
81 Herzing University - Winter Park 217
83 South University, West Palm Beach 199
84 Florida Memorial University 197
85 Universal Career School 175
85 DeVry University - Florida 175
87 New College of Florida 170
88 Webber International University 168
89 The College of the Florida Keys 158
90 Gwinnett Institute 154
91 Southern Technical College 152
92 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 146
93 Florida College 145
94 Southern Technical College 130
95 Edward Waters College 128
96 J-Tech Institute 117
97 Beacon College 112
98 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar 108
99 San Ignacio University 107
99 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville 107
101 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 105
102 Fortis Institute - Pensacola 82
103 Millennia Atlantic University 78
103 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 78
105 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 73
106 Trinity Baptist College 72
107 The Baptist College of Florida 71
108 Ave Maria School of Law 66
109 Fortis College - Orange Park 64
110 Trinity International University - Florida 58
110 Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 58
112 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary 55
113 Johnson University Florida 52
114 City College - Altamonte Springs 47
114 Fortis College - Cutler Bay 47
114 Florida Coastal School of Law 47
117 City College - Hollywood 46
118 American Medical Academy 44
119 Acupuncture and Massage College 42
119 Taylor College 42
121 College of Business and Technology-Hialeah 41
122 Concorde Career Institute - Tampa 37
122 ATA Career Education 37
124 Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie 35
124 City College - Fort Lauderdale 35
126 Trinity College of Florida 34
126 College of Business and Technology-Flagler 34
128 Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary 33
128 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Miami 33
130 Future-Tech Institute 32
131 Daytona College 31
131 Hobe Sound Bible College 31
133 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Orlando 30
134 Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 29
135 City College - Gainesville 28
135 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 28
137 East West College of Natural Medicine 27
138 Concorde Career Institute - Orlando 25
139 NRI Institute of Health Sciences 23
140 Meridian College 21
141 Unilatina International College 19
142 Florida College of Integrative Medicine 18
143 SABER College 17
143 City College - Miami 17
145 Saint John Vianney College Seminary 16
146 Faith Theological Seminary and Christian College 15
146 Advance Science College 15
148 Med Academy 13
148 Schiller International University 13
150 Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology 10
150 University of Fort Lauderdale 10
152 Florida Career College - Miami 9
152 Talmudic College of Florida 9
154 College of Business and Technology-Cutler Bay 8
154 Florida Career College 8
156 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach 7
157 Jose Maria Vargas University 6
158 Altierus Career College - Tampa 4
158 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach 4
160 Florida Career College - Hialeah 3
160 Miami Media School 3
160 Florida Vocational Institute 3
163 Premiere International College 2
163 Key College 2
163 Florida Education Institute 2
166 Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes 1
167 Florida Career College - Jacksonville 0
167 Florida Career College - Margate 0
167 New Professions Technical Institute 0
167 Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp 0
167 Florida Career College - Orlando 0
167 Florida Career College - Tampa 0

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