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184 Colleges
247,733 Yearly Graduations
$53,510 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,287 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2018, 247,733 students received a degree from a college in Florida, making it rank #4 in terms of graduations. Florida colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $13,378 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $16,028 per year.

About 62% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,822 per year.

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#1

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
16,632 Yearly Degrees
$6,916 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of Central Florida is 66,059, of which 39,962 students are full-time undergraduates. UCF has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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.

Public Public vs. Private
15,560 Yearly Degrees
$8,912 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Florida International University is 56,718, of which 26,655 students are full-time undergraduates. FIU has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. Of the accepted students, 40% 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 5.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,700 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
15,501 Yearly Degrees
$10,770 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 52,669 students at U of F in total, 31,384 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at U of F is 96%, 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 42%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,387 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#4

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
13,084 Yearly Degrees
$9,684 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 41,362 students at Florida State in total, 29,286 of which are full-time undergraduates. Florida State has a freshman retention rate of 94%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at Florida State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,443 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,500 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
12,617 Yearly Degrees
$8,350 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of South Florida - Main Campus is 43,540, of which 24,672 students are full-time undergraduates. USF Tampa has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at USF Tampa take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,678 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#6

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
10,831 Yearly Degrees

There are 56,001 students at MDC in total, 23,589 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

3% of MDC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,636 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MDC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
8,098 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Valencia College is 44,834, of which 16,165 students 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 average amount of student loans is $4,573 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.0% which is higher than the national average 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.

#8

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
7,988 Yearly Degrees
$5,467 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 16,325 full-time undergraduates at FAU, and 30,208 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 38% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,167 a year. FAU has a 5.8% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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.

#9

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
7,139 Yearly Degrees

There are 40,754 students at BC in total, 12,037 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

11% of BC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $3,439 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from BC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,569 Yearly Degrees
$19,131 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Nova Southeastern University is 20,793, of which 3,154 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Nova Southeastern University is 4.3 years.

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.

48% of Nova Southeastern University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Nova Southeastern University is $42,300.

#11

Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater

Clearwater, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,027 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater is 18,563, of which 17,611 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 96% of students at Ultimate Medical Academy-Clearwater take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,173 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.9% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,700 during the early-career years.

#12

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
6,020 Yearly Degrees

There are 8,663 full-time undergraduates at SPC, and 29,548 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at SPC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,400 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.8% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#13

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,764 Yearly Degrees
$36,540 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 17,003 students at U Miami in total, 10,216 of which are full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at U Miami is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

Roughly 29% of students at U Miami take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,127 a year. U Miami has a 2.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from U Miami with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
5,395 Yearly Degrees
$27,072 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,335 students at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale in total, 10,275 of which are full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

Roughly 67% of students at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $12,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is $28,000.

#15

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
4,777 Yearly Degrees
$15,235 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 18,605 students at Full Sail University in total, 16,908 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Full Sail University, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 69% of students at Full Sail University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $14,118 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Full Sail University is $29,100.

#16

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,584 Yearly Degrees

There are 8,303 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, and 30,052 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Palm Beach State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,642 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#17

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,432 Yearly Degrees
$7,088 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,906 full-time undergraduates at University of West Florida, and 13,040 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of West Florida is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at University of West Florida take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,488 a year. University of West Florida has a 6.5% 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 $31,500 during the early-career years.

#18

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,337 Yearly Degrees
$8,498 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,732 full-time undergraduates at St. Leo University, and 13,099 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at St. Leo University is 4.2 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at St. Leo University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,473 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from St. Leo University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,302 Yearly Degrees
$8,570 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 16,309 students at UNF in total, 10,223 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UNF is 4.6 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

36% of UNF students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,072 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 $35,800.

#20

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
4,053 Yearly Degrees

There are 21,092 students at FSCJ in total, 6,413 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $4,739 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FSCJ is $27,700.

Public Public vs. Private
3,920 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Hillsborough Community College is 27,626, of which 10,901 students are full-time undergraduates. 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. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from HCC is $26,800.

#22

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
3,725 Yearly Degrees

There are 17,598 students at Indian River State College in total, 5,827 of which are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 8% of students at Indian River State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,735 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 17.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Indian River State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
3,409 Yearly Degrees
$6,974 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,973 full-time undergraduates at FGCU, and 14,965 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FGCU is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

40% of FGCU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,320 a year. FGCU has a 5.5% 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 $35,200 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
3,173 Yearly Degrees

There are 6,011 full-time undergraduates at Seminole State, and 17,550 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Seminole State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,513 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.7% which is higher than the national average 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.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
3,069 Yearly Degrees
$7,980 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is 14,519, of which 2,574 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Around 90% of accepted students are men, and 10% are women.

24% of Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,710 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $47,900 during the early-career years.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Santa Fe College 3,065
27 Eastern Florida State College 2,940
28 Daytona State College 2,906
29 Rasmussen College - Florida 2,892
30 Tallahassee Community College 2,684
31 Florida SouthWestern State College 2,132
32 Polk State College 2,125
33 The University of Tampa 2,039
34 Barry University 1,980
35 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 1,941
36 Florida Institute of Technology 1,845
37 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota 1,775
38 Pasco-Hernando State College 1,767
39 Pensacola State College 1,713
40 College of Central Florida 1,377
41 Northwest Florida State College 1,328
42 Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 1,280
43 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg 1,209
44 Jacksonville University 1,206
45 Southeastern University 1,097
46 Stetson University 1,069
47 Saint Johns River State College 1,053
48 Rollins College 1,002
49 Gulf Coast State College 905
50 St. Thomas University 884
51 Lynn University 881
52 Florida Institute of Technology - Online 838
53 Palm Beach Atlantic University 816
54 Florida Southern College 800
55 Lake-Sumter State College 790
56 Flagler College - St Augustine 704
57 Florida Technical College 625
58 Miami Regional University 592
59 Florida Gateway College 578
60 Bethune - Cookman University 571
61 Eckerd College 569
61 University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee 569
63 Strayer University - Florida 531
64 Florida National University - Main Campus 514
65 University of Florida-Online 501
66 Adventist University of Health Sciences 490
67 South Florida State College 454
68 AI Miami International University of Art and Design 436
69 Galen College of Nursing-Tampa Bay 398
70 Johnson & Wales University - North Miami 394
71 Chipola College 389
72 Everglades University 388
72 Hodges University 388
74 South University - Tampa 386
75 DeVry University - Florida 382
76 Warner University 353
77 South University - West Palm Beach 323
78 University of Phoenix - Florida 322
79 Southern Technical College 291
80 Ave Maria University 278
81 Ringling College of Art and Design 275
82 Southern Technical College 250
83 Florida Memorial University 239
84 Carlos Albizu University - Miami 220
84 Chamberlain University - Florida 220
86 Herzing University - Winter Park 207
87 North Florida Community College 206
88 Florida Polytechnic University 205
89 SABER College 196
90 Florida Coastal School of Law 186
91 New College of Florida 184
91 Florida Keys Community College 184
93 Flagler College - Tallahassee 173
94 Florida College 158
95 American College for Medical Careers 150
96 Webber International University 146
97 Sunstate Academy-Jones Technical Institute 143
98 City College - Fort Lauderdale 133
98 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 133
100 West Coast University-Miami 130
101 Edward Waters College 121
102 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 113
103 Concorde Career Institute-Miramar 106
104 The Baptist College of Florida 89
105 Atlantis University 86
106 Health Career Institute 84
107 City College - Gainesville 83
108 Concorde Career Institute-Jacksonville 79
109 Gwinnett Institute 78
110 Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 77
111 Fortis Institute-Pensacola 75
112 City College - Miami 74
113 Taylor College 73
114 Johnson University Florida 72
114 City College-Altamonte Springs 72
114 Ave Maria School of Law 72
117 Concorde Career Institute-Tampa 70
117 Professional Hands Institute 70
117 Med-Life Institute-Lauderdale Lakes 70
120 Virginia College-Jacksonville 69
121 Universal Career School 67
121 San Ignacio University 67
123 Trinity Baptist College 66
124 Millennia Atlantic University 62
124 Schiller International University 62
126 Beacon College 61
127 Concorde Career Institute-Orlando 56
127 City College-Hollywood 56
129 Trinity International University - Florida 53
130 ATA Career Education 52
131 Golf Academy of America-Orlando 47
132 Remington College - Heathrow Campus 46
133 Fortis Institute-Port Saint Lucie 44
134 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Miami 43
135 Fortis College-Orange Park 41
136 American Medical Academy 40
137 Florida Career College-Lauderdale Lakes 39
138 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 37
138 Altierus Career College - Tampa 37
138 Hobe Sound Bible College 37
141 Acupuncture and Massage College 36
141 Trinity College of Florida 36
141 Fortis College-Cutler Bay 36
144 Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay 35
145 Florida College of Integrative Medicine 34
146 Florida Career College 32
147 Florida Career College-Boynton Beach 30
148 East West College of Natural Medicine 25
149 Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary 24
150 Meridian College 23
151 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 21
152 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary 20
153 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Orlando 19
153 Virginia College-Pensacola 19
155 Saint John Vianney College Seminary 17
155 Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology 17
157 Ultrasound Medical Institute 16
158 Virginia College-Fort Pierce 15
159 Unilatina International College 14
160 Academy for Five Element Acupuncture 13
160 College of Business and Technology-Hialeah 13
162 College of Business and Technology-Cutler Bay 12
163 College of Business and Technology - Miami Gardens 11
164 Florida Career College-Jacksonville 9
164 College of Business and Technology-Flagler 9
164 Daytona College 9
167 Talmudic College of Florida 7
168 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 6
169 Florida Career College-Margate 5
170 Jose Maria Vargas University 4
170 Florida Career College - Miami 4
172 Florida Career College-West Palm Beach 3
173 Florida Career College-Orlando 2
174 Med Academy 1
174 University of Fort Lauderdale 1
176 Future-Tech Institute 0
176 Florida College of Natural Health-Maitland 0
176 Florida Career College-Hialeah 0
176 Florida Career College-Tampa 0
176 Florida College of Natural Health-Miami 0
176 Advance Science College 0
176 Florida Education Institute 0
176 College of Business and Technology - Main Campus 0
176 Florida College of Natural Health-Pompano Beach 0

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