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2021 Best Doctor's Degree Schools in Florida

17 Schools Ranked
$102,216 Avg Student Debt

It's not easy to decide which program to enroll in when you have so many options available. 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. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools and bootcamp that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

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 17 schools in Florida to see which ones offered the best doctor's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school us, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, 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 analysis found University of Florida to be the best school for students who want to pursue a doctor’s degree in Florida.

Doctor’s Degree recipients from U of F accumulate an average of $80,094 in student debt by the time they complete their degree.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since U of F does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 29% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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$19,156 Average Tuition & Fees

Out of the 17 schools in Florida that were part of this year’s ranking, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach landed the # 2 spot on the list.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Embry Riddle Daytona Beach. During the 2017-2018 year, about 4% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#3

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
$10,857 Average Tuition & Fees
$59,882 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend University of North Florida. 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 $59,882 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that UNF does offer online graduate classes in some areas. In 2017-2018 about 52% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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$10,428 Average Tuition & Fees
$80,962 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Florida - Main Campus. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $80,962 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at USF Tampa. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 37% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#5

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida
$22,588 Average Tuition & Fees

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

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at Florida Tech. In 2017-2018 about 26% of the graduate students at the school chose to take one or more online courses.

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#6

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
$38,908 Average Tuition & Fees
$113,587 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #6, University of Miami 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 $113,587 in loans while pursuing their degree.

U 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, 9% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#7

Florida State University

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

Florida State 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 #7 on the list.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $66,875 in student loans.

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since Florida State does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. In fact, around 26% of the graduate population registered for at least one online class in 2017-2018.

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#8

University of Central Florida

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

University of Central Florida ranked #8 on this year’s Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida list.

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

If you are interested in distance education, be sure to check with the school since UCF does offer online graduate classes for certain majors. During the 2017-2018 year, about 46% 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

With a ranking of #9, Florida International University 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 $110,248 in loans while pursuing their degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at FIU. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 45% took at least some of their classes online.

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#10

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
$21,206 Average Tuition & Fees
$166,771 Avg Student Debt

Nova Southeastern University landed the #10 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

By the time they get their doctor’s degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $166,771 in student loans.

Some students may be able to take online graduate classes at Nova Southeastern University. During the 2017-2018 year, about 49% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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#11

Palm Beach Atlantic University

West Palm Beach, Florida
$10,840 Average Tuition & Fees
$191,369 Avg Student Debt

Palm Beach Atlantic University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best doctor’s degree programs.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $191,369 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Online graduate courses are available at Palm Beach Atlantic, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 15% took at least some of their classes online.

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#12

Florida Atlantic University

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

Florida Atlantic University came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $45,471 in loans while pursuing their degree.

One thing to take note of is that FAU does offer online graduate classes in some areas. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 44% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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#13

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida
$14,706 Average Tuition & Fees

With a ranking of #13, Jacksonville University did quite well on this year’s best schools for students working on their doctor’s degree.

You may have the opportunity to take online graduate classes at JU. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 43% took at least some of their classes online.

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#14

Florida Gulf Coast University

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

Florida Gulf Coast University came in at #14 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.

Online graduate courses are available at FGCU, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. During the 2017-2018 year, about 44% of the graduate students at the school took at least one online course.

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

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $81,185 in loans while pursuing their degree.

Florida A&M University 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 2017-2018 academic year, around 14% took at least some of their classes online.

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#16

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

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

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale came in at #16 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 $93,606 in student loans.

Online graduate courses are available at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, but you will need to check with the school to see if they are available for your field of interest. Of all the graduate students enrolled at the school during the 2017-2018 academic year, around 81% took at least some of their classes online.

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#17

Barry University

Miami, Florida
$17,910 Average Tuition & Fees
$151,384 Avg Student Debt

Barry University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Doctor’s Degree Schools in Florida ranking.

On average, doctor’s degree students take out $151,384 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. To give an idea of how popular online courses are at the school, 11% of graduates took at least one course online in 2017-2018.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 17 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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