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2021 Best General Education Schools in Florida

9 Colleges
$44,550 Avg Salary
$50,750 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best General Education School for You

In 2018-2019, 683 degrees and certificates were awarded to general education students who went to a Florida college or university. This makes it the #88 most popular major in the state.

With all the programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best General Education Schools in Florida ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 9 schools in Florida to see which ones offered the best programs for students.

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2021 Best General Education Schools in Florida

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Top Florida Schools in Education

#1

Flagler College - St Augustine

Saint Augustine, FL

Our analysis found Flagler College - St Augustine to be the best school for general education students who want to pursue a degree in Florida. Flagler St. Augustine is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Augustine.

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#2

Stetson University

DeLand, FL

Out of the 9 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, Stetson University landed the # 2 spot on the list. Stetson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of DeLand.

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Out of the 9 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the suburb of Sarasota, University of South Florida Sarasota - Manatee is a public college with a small student population.

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Out of the 9 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Central Florida landed the # 4 spot on the list. UCF is a very large public school located in the suburb of Orlando.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at UCF take out is $39,356. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $459.

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#5

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

The excellent programs at Nova Southeastern University helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best general education schools in Florida. Nova Southeastern University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Fort Lauderdale.

The average amount in student loans that education majors at Nova Southeastern University take out is $130,325. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $1,519.

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#6

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best General Education Schools in Florida ranking. Located in the small city of Boca Raton, FAU is a public college with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, education majors at FAU accumulate an average of around $15,537 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $161, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Florida Gulf Coast University ranked #7 on this year’s Best General Education Schools in Florida list. Located in the suburb of Fort Myers, FGCU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#8

Barry University

Miami, FL

Barry University landed the #8 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the large suburb of Miami, Barry University is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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#9

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best general education programs. Located in the suburb of Saint Leo, St. Leo University is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

On average, education graduates from St. Leo University take out $45,495 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $530.

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Best General Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

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State Degrees Awarded
Georgia 116
Virginia 999
North Carolina 241
Tennessee 745
South Carolina 238
Kentucky 135
Louisiana 136
Alabama 83
Arkansas 124
Mississippi 265
West Virginia 394

General Education is one of 14 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
Special Education 30,639
Curriculum & Instruction 18,767

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 9 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
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