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 professors here are truly one of a kind! They are doing individual research so they are very in love with learning and helping their students! I don't know of a better university of this level of student-teacher interaction. They are vivid and...” – Mashail from Boynton Beach, 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...

“…so far its been good. hope things stay like this throughout all four years.” – Kris from Boynton 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...

“…At Miami Dade College, I have been lucky enough to have the top-notch Professors who are there to teach students to and I don't mean by just memorizing information for a test and then forgetting it the moment you walk out. Professors make sure you...” – Elizabeth from Miami, FL

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...

“…This school teaches me things that I never knew.” – Geoffrey from Miami, FL

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....

“…(Review based on North Campus). I transferred from FAU to Broward College and feel like I am learning a lot more here. I have had some really amazing professors who REALLY know what they're talking about. One of the biggest and best differences is...” – Deirdra from Coconut Creek, FL

Miami International University of Art & Design is a school of design, fashion, and media arts and a campus of The Art Institutes. MIU confers degrees in six design-based academic programs such as Interior Design, Animation, and Marketing. In addition...

Johnson & Wales University in North Miami is a private institution offering career-oriented programs. JWU-North Miami is one of three campuses in the JWU system. The university offers a TAP program for new students where they receive personal...

“…If education is your primary objective, you need to be at Johnson & Wales University. This school allows you to learn as much information of a big university but there classes are smaller, which allows student to receive the one-on-one help. I have...” – LaToya from North Miami, FL

Keiser University is a 4-year private school with a main campus in south Florida and satellite campuses throughout the state. Featuring a career-focused curriculum, Keiser confers bachelor’s and graduate degrees in over 100 academic programs. All...

“…Learned more than enough for my program.” – Laura from Jacksonville, FL

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...

“…I love it very much i love learning about different things wen i'm in class ” – Joane from Hollywood, FL

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...

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...

“…i was looking the matters of practical Nursing and i am interested in to follow this program in this college because for me the matter are important and caught my attention .” – Amalia from Canada

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...

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...

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...