Colleges in Miami

Colleges in Miami

In the southern tip of Florida, Miami spans 56.6 square miles and is one of the most densely populated major cities in the US. This alpha-level world city has the third-tallest skyline in the US and has more than 200,000 students enrolled in the colleges and universities within city limits.

The majority of Miami’s colleges and universities are nonprofit, both public and private. The four largest are the public Miami Dade College and Florida International University, and the private University of Miami and Barry University. MDC alone has eight campuses and 21 outreach centers through the Miami-Dade county, while UM has 12 colleges that service more 17,000 students. As one of the largest Catholic universities in the southeast, Barry University offers degrees at all levels and teaches more than 7,000 students in its 54 campus buildings. The largest of the four, though, is the Florida International University, which enrolls more than 55,000 students every year as a designated highest research institution and a member of the State University System of Florida.

Other public schools in Miami include the Miami Culinary Institute, Miami International University of Art & Design, St. Thomas University, and Nova Southeastern University. Private schools include Carlos Albizu University, Johnson and Wales University, Keiser University, and Florida Memorial University, the last of which is an historically black university with an affiliation to the Baptist religion. Miami is also home to Talmudic University, an Orthodox yeshiva and kollel.

Largely dependent on vehicles, Miami’s freeways and roads function on a grid and feature six major causeways. Magic City does have several public transportation methods, including a commuter rail, an elevated Metromover, rapid transit, and buses. The Miami International Airport is one of the busiest international airports in the world and is the second largest in the nation after JFK.

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Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research institution in south Florida. The U encompasses 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 180 fields of study. Away from the classroom, the Miami campus is home to...

“…The ambient and city surrounding UM contribute a completely unique cultural experience the likes of which are cannot be found any where else in the world. The academic environment is lackluster, and those seeking a truly rigorous scholastic...” – BME from Miami, FL

Florida International University is the only public research university in Miami. FIU offers bachelor’s degrees in over 190 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom facilities, the FIU campus houses the International Hurricane Research...

“…On a Scale of one to ten I give Florida International University an eight. FIU deserves an eight because they really care about the student and try and help in everyway they can to make sure each and every student is successful. They provide...” – Saxon from Tampa, FL

Founded by a group of local businessmen over breakfast, Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university in southeast Florida and an Hispanic-serving institution. NSU is home to 18 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in...

“…It was my privilege to be accepted by the Nova Southeastern University pre-law program, but Nova has a degree program for almost everyone. Its science programs, especially in the area of oceanography, are second to none. My objective is to attend the...” – Eugene from Coral Springs, FL

St Thomas University is a private institution located in Miami Gardens, Florida. STU is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and Archdiocese of Miami, and their institution goal is to “form[] a community of co-learners that teaches and worships...

“…Saint-Thomas University is one of the most amazing school. At Saint-Thomas success is possible. Saint-Thomas can make of you a professional.” – Naicha from NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL

Miami Dade College is a public institution with eight campuses based around Miami featuring the largest undergraduate enrollment of any college in the United States. MDC confers bachelor’s degrees in 14 academic fields of study and is home to 79...

“…This school is amazing. The teachers are very understanding and seem to love their jobs. The campus is very beautiful, clean, and very easy to navigate.” – Kirby from Chesapeake, VA

Established by the Order of Saint Benedict in 1889, Saint Leo University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university in central Florida and the first Roman Catholic college in the state. Saint Leo is home to colleges of Business, Education, and Arts...

“…Saint Leo University exemplifies core values and emphasizes integrity, community, and spirit. Instructors are real-world professionals and peers are like-minded adult professionals, all with a desire to contribute to the learning process. I am...” – Christina from Boise, ID

Founded by the Adrian Dominican Sisters in 1940, Barry University is a private institution in the Miami metro area and one of the largest Catholic universities in the southeast. Barry is home to eight colleges and schools conferring undergraduate and...

“…Barry is a SMALL private school that attends to those who are serious about their future careers. It has everything a person needs to be a successful and happy student. The campus is really nice and it is a comfortable place to be.” – Elle, NY

Broward College
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Broward College is a 2-year community college in Fort Lauderdale and a member of the Florida College System. Broward confers degrees and certificates in over 100 fields of study and makes academic programs available as both day and evening classes....

“…Broward College is a good school. They really help people learn, compensating for disabilities, and different learning-styles.” – Jennifer from Lauderhill, FL

Keiser University-Fort Lauderdale is a career-focused institution dedicated to adult and working students and a campus of Florida’s third largest non-profit university. KU-Fort Lauderdale offers bachelor’s degrees in 17 fields of study as well as...

Sheridan Technical College is a 2-year technical and vocational school with three campuses in southeast Florida. STC’s academic programs are divided into 10 academic departments known as occupational clusters. Certain academic programs provide the...

The University of Fort Lauderdale is a non-denominational Christian university utilizing a Biblical foundation in south Florida. UFTL offers two bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration and Ministry and both degrees feature several...

City College is a private institution in Fort Lauderdale specializing in Business, Healthcare, and Legal/Justice education. In addition to 14 associate degree programs, City College offers bachelor’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business...

“…It's a good school overall. The classes are interesting, the faculty are nice, and there's lots of student activity going on. Would tell others to enroll here.” – Krista from Fort Lauderdale, FL

Trinity International University Florida is a Christian liberal arts college and campus of the TIU system in southeast Florida. TIU Florida consists of two campuses offering seven bachelor’s degree programs. All courses at TIU Florida are Christ...

“…I am excited to share, that Trinity's Excel program is geared for the working adult as well as the freshman out of high school, like myself. Their mission is to educate men and woman for faithful participation in God's work, through excellent...” – Crystal from Hollywood, FL

Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College is a technical and vocational training school in southeast Florida. As a dual-delivery school, Miami Lakes provides adult vocational training and full-service high school education. The college’s...

George T. Baker Aviation Technical College is a public aviation school adjacent to the Miami International Airport. Baker offers postsecondary programs for Avionics Technicians and Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, as well as high school programs in...

Lindsey Hopkins Technical College is a technical and vocational school in Miami. LHTC is home to 20 degree and certificate-granting technical programs and most courses are designated as open-entry, enabling students to register at any time during the...

Talmudic University of Florida is a Jewish Yeshiva in Miami Beach with a focus on studying Torah tradition and values. Talmudic University is home to Yeshiva Bais Moshe Chaim, an all-male institute of higher education. The Yeshiva’s Bachelor of...

Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College is a public, 2-year institution established in Miami, Florida. RMEC offers over 20 career and technical education programs, awarding a variety of certificates for job placement. The college also...

“…Robert Morgan is a excellent school for high school or vocational school. I would rate this school as a 10 out of 10. It gives you the training you need to start college in the field your looking forward into getting in to.” – Jessica from Miami, FL

William T. McFatter Technical College is a technical and vocational school in southeast Florida. MTC is home to 10 academic departments offering 30 degree and certificate-granting programs. In addition to classroom space, the MTC campus features...

A member of The Seminaries of Saint Paul, Saint John Vianney College Seminary is a Roman Catholic institution dedicated to training candidates for the priesthood. Saint John Vianney is home to a Priestly Formation program focusing on the four...

Yeshiva Gedolah of Greater Miami Rabbinical College is a Chasidic Jewish yeshiva in Miami Beach. Yeshiva Gedolah is home to bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting programs in Rabbinic Studies and Hebraic Literature. The yeshiva also features a...

Established in 2011, City College-Hollywood is a private, 4-year institution located in Hollywood, Florida. As a branch institution of City College, Hollywood offers six of the college’s 20 career-oriented academic programs, including programs in EMS...

Located between the Everglades and Atlantic Ocean, Keiser University-Pembroke Pines is a career-focused university for adult and working students. KU Pembroke Pines confers bachelor’s degrees in 19 areas of study and associate degrees in 14 academic...