List of Universities & Colleges in Florida, United States

The state of Florida (Spanish for Land of Flowers) is located in southeastern United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the north. With the 4th largest economy in the US, this state is the 7th most popular choice among international students planning to study abroad in the USA. Cost of studying is affordable here with the state having the 6th lowest tuition fee among the 50 American states and even the cost of living is reasonable. There are top Florida colleges and universities available 


The sunshine state of the US has 12 public universities, 28 community colleges & state colleges, 29 private colleges & universities and many other institutes of higher education. Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, St. Augustine are among the popular student cities in Florida (FL.)

Florida with Maximum Number of International Students

Florida is ranked #7 among all American states in terms of the number of foreign students studying in its universities & colleges. As of 2015, there were 39,377 international students studying in Florida out of which 11.2 % were Indian students.

  1. University of Florida, Gainesville
  2. University of South Florida – Main Campus, Tampa
  3. University of Miami, Miami
  4. Florida International University, Miami
  5. Florida State University, Tallahassee

Top Florida Colleges & Universities

University of Florida

university_of_florida_bestEstablished in 1853, the University of Florida (UF) is a top ranked research university with 16 academic colleges & 150+ research institutes. Its counted as the 14th best public university and is ranked among the top 50, nationally in the US.

    1. University of Miami (private)

    2. University of South Florida

    3. Florida State University

    4. University of Central Florida


Top Community Florida Colleges and universities

  1. ndian River State College (IRSC)

    Indian_River_State_College_IRSC                           IRSC is counted among the best community colleges in the USA

  2. Santa Fe College , Gainesville
  3. North Florida Community College
  4. Eastern Florida State College

Best Private in Florida Universities And colleges

  1. University of Miami, Coral Gables
  2. Rollins College, Winter Park
  3. Florida Southern College, Lakeland
  4. Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), Melbourne

    Florida_Institute_of_Technology_Florida_TechThe Florida Institute of Technology gets 32.9% of all the international students who come to the US to study – the highest among all US universities.

  5. Eckerd College, Saint Petersburg

List of Public Universities in Florida

List of Community Colleges in Florida

  1. Broward College,  Davie
  2. Chipola College,  Marianna
  3. College of Central Florida ,  Ocala
  4. Daytona State College,  Daytona Beach
  5. Eastern Florida State College,  Cocoa
  6. Florida Gateway College ,  Lake City
  7. Florida Keys Community College ,   Key West
  8. Florida SouthWestern State College , Fort Myers
  9. Florida State College at Jacksonville , Jacksonville
  10. Gulf Coast State College , Panama City
  11. Hillsborough Community College , Tampa
  12. Indian River State College , Ft. Pierce
  13. Lake–Sumter State College , Leesburg
  14. Miami Dade College , Miami
  15. North Florida Community College , Madison
  16. Northwest Florida State College , Niceville
  17. Palm Beach State College , Lake Worth
  18. Pasco–Hernando State College , New Port Richey
  19. Pensacola State College , Pensacola
  20. Polk State College , Winter Haven
  21. Santa Fe College , Gainesville
  22. Seminole State College of Florida , Sanford
  23. South Florida State College , Avon Park
  24. St. Johns River State College , Palatka
  25. St. Petersburg College , St. Petersburg
  26. State College of Florida,  Manatee-Sarasota , Bradenton
  27. Tallahassee Community College , Tallahassee
  28. Valencia College , Orlando

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