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2022 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Florida

26 Schools Ranked
$102,216 Avg Student Debt

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The Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Florida ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 26 schools in Florida to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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Top Doctor's Degree Schools in Florida

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#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
$12,737 Average Tuition & Fees
$80,094 Avg Student Debt

Our 2022 rankings named University of Florida the best school in Florida for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $80,094 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UF, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In 2019-2020 about 79% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#2

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$22,242 Average Tuition & Fees
$166,771 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Nova Southeastern University. It ranked #2 on our 2022 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from NUS Florida accumulate an average of $166,771 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

One thing to take note of is that NUS Florida does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2019-2020 year, about 52% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
$40,220 Average Tuition & Fees
$113,587 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of Miami. The school came in at #3 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $113,587 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at U Miami. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 29% took at least some of their classes online.

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$10,428 Average Tuition & Fees
$80,963 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of South Florida - Main Campus. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from USF Tampa accumulate an average of $80,963 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

USF Tampa does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 69% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
$11,553 Average Tuition & Fees
$66,875 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Florida State University. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $66,875 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Florida State does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2019-2020 year, about 92% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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$11,106 Average Tuition & Fees
$110,248 Avg Student Debt

Florida International University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $110,248 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since FIU does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In 2019-2020 about 84% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#7

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
$8,872 Average Tuition & Fees
$79,195 Avg Student Debt

University of Central Florida did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #7 on the list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $79,195 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that UCF does offer online graduate classes in some areas. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 79% took at least some of their classes online.

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$9,876 Average Tuition & Fees
$81,185 Avg Student Debt

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Florida A&M University accumulate an average of $81,185 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Florida A&M University. During the 2019-2020 year, about 88% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#9

Stetson University

DeLand, Florida
$129,753 Avg Student Debt

Stetson University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $129,753 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at Stetson. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 78% took at least some of their classes online.

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#10

Barry University

Miami, Florida
$17,910 Average Tuition & Fees
$151,385 Avg Student Debt

Barry University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $151,385 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Barry University does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 29% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#11

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, Florida
$98,227 Avg Student Debt

St. Thomas University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #11 on the list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from STU accumulate an average of $98,227 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at STU. In fact, around 45% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#12

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
$6,693 Average Tuition & Fees
$45,471 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #12, Florida Atlantic University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $45,471 in student loans.

Depending on your major, you may be able to take online graduate classes at FAU. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 90% took at least some of their classes online.

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#13

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
$10,364 Average Tuition & Fees
$59,882 Avg Student Debt

University of North Florida came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $59,882 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at UNF, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. In fact, around 94% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#14

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
$22,588 Average Tuition & Fees

Florida Institute of Technology came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Florida Tech. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 50% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#15

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, Florida
$11,036 Average Tuition & Fees
$191,369 Avg Student Debt

Palm Beach Atlantic University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #15 on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $191,369 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Palm Beach Atlantic does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 47% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#16

Ave Maria School of Law

Naples, Florida
$150,525 Avg Student Debt

Ave Maria School of Law ranked #16 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $150,525 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, Ave Maria Law is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#17

Florida Coastal School of Law

Jacksonville, Florida
$182,215 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #17, Florida Coastal School of Law did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $182,215 in loans while pursuing their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, Florida Coastal School of Law is an excellent choice, since graduate classes are offered online.

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#18

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$28,362 Average Tuition & Fees
$93,606 Avg Student Debt

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #18 on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $93,606 in student loans.

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2019-2020 academic year, around 71% took at least some of their classes online.

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#19

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
$8,961 Average Tuition & Fees
$94,736 Avg Student Debt

Florida Gulf Coast University came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $94,736 in loans while pursuing their degree.

FGCU does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. In fact, around 62% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#20

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

JU does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. During the 2019-2020 year, about 57% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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$12,740 Average Tuition & Fees
$161,697 Avg Student Debt

Carlos Albizu University - Miami landed the #21 spot in the 2022 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $161,697 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Carlos Albizu University - Miami does have options available for those who want to take online graduate classes. You will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your specific major. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 46% of graduates took at least one course online in 2019-2020.

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#22

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
$13,515 Average Tuition & Fees

Southeastern University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #22 on the list.

One thing to take note of is that SEU does offer online graduate classes in some areas. During the 2019-2020 year, about 78% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#23

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

Saint Leo University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #23 on the list.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at St. Leo University. In fact, around 92% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2019-2020.

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#24

AdventHealth University

Orlando, Florida
$25,375 Average Tuition & Fees

AdventHealth University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for students to get a doctor’s degree. It came in at #24 on the list.

AHU does offer online graduate classes for certain degree levels. During the 2019-2020 year, about 51% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#25

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$17,595 Average Tuition & Fees
$63,504 Avg Student Debt

Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine ranked #25 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine accumulate an average of $63,504 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • 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 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).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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