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Colleges in Florida

If you like sunshine, you'll like going to college in Florida. But don't start packing your bags just yet. First you have to choose just one of the Sunshine State's many colleges and universities.


There are 136 colleges in Florida, 78 public and 57 private, offering a wide range of programs and majors. Florida has both small schools (defined as less than 2000 students) and "very large" ones (10,000 or more students) and everything in between, including community colleges, in urban and rural environments.


If you're interested in studying math, science, or technology, consider applying to the Florida Institute of Technology. Located in Melbourne, it's home to approximately 3,300 students, making it a medium-sized Florida college. Students at FIT consistently remark that their professors care about their learning and are more than willing to help students understand the material. Class sizes are relatively small, and when you need to take a study break, the beach is only 15 minutes away!


Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, is home to about 3,400 students. It, too, offers the benefit of small classes and a sunny campus. Jacksonville students get to do a lot of hands-on classroom work and tend to get to know their professors really well. Jacksonville is also a vibrant city with much to offer in terms of cultural exploration and nightlife. Students can expect to receive a strong liberal arts foundation, along with tons of pre-professional preparation. Notable alumni include Hollywood producer Frank Pace and former NBA All-Star Dunk Contest winner Dee Brown.


For those looking for a big school environment, check out Florida State University. FSU, located in Tallahassee, is home to almost 39,000 students. FSU students enjoy concerts, parties, a beautiful campus, and an excellent academic experience with a number of nationally ranked programs in many areas, including the sciences, engineering, film, music, theatre, and law, among others.


The University of Florida is a flagship state institution located in Gainesville, and it's the second largest university in the state. Florida was ranked 19th among all public universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report in 2012 and is considered a "Public Ivy," a distinction coined in 1985 bestowed to universities that provide an Ivy League experience at a public school price.


Other Florida colleges include University of Miami in Coral Gables, University of South Florida in Tampa, University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida International University in Miami, and many, many more.


Cappex has tons of resources for students considering a college in Florida, including plenty of ways to help you find and apply for scholarships. Begin by browsing the complete list of colleges and universities below.


Colleges in Florida

School Scholarships Available
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture No scholarships
Adventist University of Health Sciences 10 scholarships
Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine No scholarships
Atlantic Technical Center No scholarships
Ave Maria School of Law No scholarships
Ave Maria University No scholarships
Barry University 9 scholarships
Beacon College No scholarships
Bethune-Cookman University 31 scholarships
Bradford-Union Area Career Technical Center No scholarships
Brewster Technical Center No scholarships
Broward College 2 scholarships
Carlos Albizu University-Miami 9 scholarships
Charlotte Technical Center No scholarships
Chipola College 31 scholarships
CHOICE High School and Technical Center No scholarships
City College-Fort Lauderdale 1 scholarships
City College-Gainesville 1 scholarships
City College-Miami 2 scholarships
Clearwater Christian College 24 scholarships
College of Central Florida No scholarships
D G Erwin Technical Center No scholarships
D. A. Dorsey Educational Center No scholarships
Daytona State College 4 scholarships
Eastern Florida State College No scholarships
Eckerd College 10 scholarships
Edison State College 2 scholarships
Edward Waters College 8 scholarships
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 4 scholarships
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide No scholarships
Flagler College-St Augustine 95 scholarships
Flagler College-Tallahassee No scholarships
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 2 scholarships
Florida Atlantic University 32 scholarships
Florida Christian College 5 scholarships
Florida College 58 scholarships
Florida Gateway College No scholarships
Florida Gulf Coast University 6 scholarships
Florida Institute of Technology 6 scholarships
Florida Institute of Technology-Florida Tech Online No scholarships
Florida International University 30 scholarships
Florida Keys Community College No scholarships
Florida Memorial University 5 scholarships
Florida Polytechnic University 1 scholarships
Florida Southern College 21 scholarships
Florida State College at Jacksonville 15 scholarships
Florida State University 18 scholarships
Fort Myers Institute of Technology No scholarships
Full Sail University 3 scholarships
George T Baker Aviation School No scholarships
Gooding Institute of Nurse Anesthesia 1 scholarships
Gulf Coast State College No scholarships
Hillsborough Community College No scholarships
Hobe Sound Bible College 5 scholarships
Hodges University 1 scholarships
Immokalee Technical Center No scholarships
Indian River State College 7 scholarships
Jacksonville University 12 scholarships
Johnson & Wales University-North Miami 9 scholarships
Lake Technical Center No scholarships
Lake-Sumter State College No scholarships
Lindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center No scholarships
Lively Technical Center No scholarships
Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology No scholarships
Lynn University 6 scholarships
Manatee Technical Institute No scholarships
Marchman Technical Education Center No scholarships
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center No scholarships
Miami Dade College 3 scholarships
Miami Lakes Educational Center No scholarships
Mid Florida Tech No scholarships
New College of Florida 25 scholarships
North Florida Community College No scholarships
Northwest Florida State College 243 scholarships
Northwood University-Florida 11 scholarships
Nova Southeastern University 192 scholarships
Orlando Tech No scholarships
Palm Beach Atlantic University 15 scholarships
Palm Beach State College 15 scholarships
Pasco-Hernando Community College No scholarships
Pensacola State College No scholarships
Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater No scholarships
Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg No scholarships
Polk State College No scholarships
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Campus No scholarships
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando No scholarships
Radford M Locklin Technical Center No scholarships
Remington College No scholarships
Remington College of Nursing Orlando No scholarships
Ridge Career Center No scholarships
Ringling College of Art and Design 5 scholarships
Robert Morgan Educational Center No scholarships
Rollins College 5 scholarships
Saint John Vianney College Seminary No scholarships
Saint Johns River State College No scholarships
Saint Leo University 2 scholarships
Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary No scholarships
Santa Fe College 58 scholarships
Sarasota County Technical Institute No scholarships
Seminole State College of Florida No scholarships
Sheridan Technical Center No scholarships
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary No scholarships
South Florida State College No scholarships
Southeastern University 19 scholarships
St Petersburg College 41 scholarships
St. Thomas University 46 scholarships
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 9 scholarships
Stetson University 2 scholarships
Tallahassee Community College No scholarships
Talmudic College of Florida No scholarships
The Baptist College of Florida 2 scholarships
The University of Tampa 18 scholarships
The University of West Florida 181 scholarships
Tom P Haney Technical Center No scholarships
Traviss Career Center No scholarships
Trinity Baptist College 7 scholarships
Trinity College of Florida 1 scholarships
Trinity International University-Florida 6 scholarships
University of Central Florida 12 scholarships
University of Florida 761 scholarships
University of Fort Lauderdale No scholarships
University of Miami 156 scholarships
University of North Florida 65 scholarships
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee No scholarships
University of South Florida St. Petersburg 1 scholarships
University of South Florida-Main Campus 59 scholarships
Valencia College 11 scholarships
Walton Career Development Center No scholarships
Warner University 1 scholarships
Washington-Holmes Technical Center No scholarships
Webber International University 18 scholarships
Westside Tech No scholarships
William T. McFatter Technical Center No scholarships
Winter Park Tech No scholarships
Withlacoochee Technical Institute No scholarships
Yeshivah Gedolah Rabbinical College No scholarships