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85 Colleges
10,788 Yearly Graduations
$48,116 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$24,547 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, Florida is ranked #7 in the country with 10,788 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,029 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,396 a year.

About 44% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,137 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,597 Yearly Degrees
$6,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Central Florida is 69,402, of which 59,371 students are undergraduates and of those, 42,468 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCF is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

34% of UCF students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,359 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,100 during the early-career years.

#2

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
839 Yearly Degrees
$32,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Nova Southeastern University is 20,576, of which 5,666 students are undergraduates and of those, 4,619 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NUS Florida is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

48% of NUS Florida students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,417 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,300 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
735 Yearly Degrees
$6,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida International University is 58,711, of which 49,326 students are undergraduates and of those, 28,335 are full-time. FIU has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 54% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,154 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FIU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $38,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
703 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,772 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Florida, of which 4,808 are full-time, and there are 8,808 students altogether. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Florida undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,935 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Rasmussen University - Florida with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
656 Yearly Degrees
$6,381 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 52,407 students at UF in total, 35,405 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 32,157 are full-time. UF has a freshman retention rate of 96%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 42%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

Roughly 19% of students at UF take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,387 a year. UF has a 1.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from UF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
585 Yearly Degrees
$6,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 44,246 students at USF Tampa in total, 32,684 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 25,457 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Roughly 36% of students at USF Tampa take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,678 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,800 during the early-career years.

#7

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
562 Yearly Degrees
$5,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at The University of West Florida is 12,557, of which 9,521 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,612 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 35% of students at UWF take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,488 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from UWF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $31,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
499 Yearly Degrees
$6,517 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 42,450 students at Florida State in total, 33,270 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 29,879 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Florida State is 4.3 years.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

32% of Florida State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,443 a year. Florida State has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Florida State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
458 Yearly Degrees
$4,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida Atlantic University is 30,061, of which 24,740 students are undergraduates and of those, 16,678 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FAU is 4.8 years.

About 60% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Roughly 38% of students at FAU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,167 a year. FAU has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $36,200 during the early-career years.

#10

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
297 Yearly Degrees
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,734 undergraduates at UNF, of which 10,757 are full-time, and there are 17,117 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNF, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,072 a year. UNF has a 1.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,800 during the early-career years.

#11

Miami Regional University

Miami Springs, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
280 Yearly Degrees

There are 314 undergraduates at Miami Regional University, of which 195 are full-time, and there are 606 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 23% are men and 77% are women.

Roughly 61% of students at Miami Regional University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,536 a year. Miami Regional University has a 2.1% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $19,500 during the early-career years.

#12

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
258 Yearly Degrees
$6,118 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida Gulf Coast University is 14,977, of which 13,722 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,211 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FGCU is 4.7 years.

About 64% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 40% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $8,320 a year. FGCU has a 3.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#13

Southeastern University

Lakeland, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
208 Yearly Degrees
$26,620 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 9,894 students at SEU in total, 8,717 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,974 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at SEU is 4.4 years.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

65% of SEU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,287 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from SEU is $30,000.

#14

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$23,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Saint Leo University is 10,912, of which 7,843 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,866 are full-time. It takes the average St. Leo University undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 58%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at St. Leo University take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,473 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from St. Leo University is $35,900.

#15

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
174 Yearly Degrees
$2,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,853 students at SPC in total, 8,841 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,400 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from SPC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,000 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
160 Yearly Degrees
$2,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 51,679 students at MDC in total, 21,473 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 3% of students at MDC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,636 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,700 during the early-career years.

#17

St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
133 Yearly Degrees
$32,000 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,824 students at STU in total, 3,100 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,246 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 49%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 59% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,670 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
130 Yearly Degrees
$2,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,835 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 38,976 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

11% of BC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,439 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BC is $26,700.

#19

Polk State College

Winter Haven, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
118 Yearly Degrees
$3,366 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 10,827 students at Polk State in total, 3,866 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

9% of Polk State students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,085 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.1% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Polk State is $26,900.

Public Public vs. Private
115 Yearly Degrees
$5,821 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,448 students at USF St. Petersburg in total, 3,893 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,570 are full-time. For undergraduates at USF St. Petersburg, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 40%. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

Roughly 44% of students at USF St. Petersburg take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,134 a year. USF St. Petersburg has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from USF St. Petersburg is $36,800.

#21

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
107 Yearly Degrees
$2,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,139 full-time undergraduates at Palm Beach State College, and 31,289 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 7% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,642 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

#22

The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
103 Yearly Degrees
$29,992 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,697 undergraduates at UT, of which 8,441 are full-time, and there are 9,628 students altogether. For undergraduates at UT, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 53%. Of the accepted students, 37% are men and 63% are women.

Roughly 82% of students at UT take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,980 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Flagler College - St Augustine

Saint Augustine, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
97 Yearly Degrees
$19,500 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 2,902 students at Flagler St. Augustine in total, 2,889 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 2,818 are full-time. For undergraduates at Flagler St. Augustine, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 57%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,789 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Flagler St. Augustine is $33,900.

#24

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$2,474 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Valencia College is 47,940, which includes 16,689 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Valencia College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $4,573 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 6.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Valencia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#25

Barry University

Miami, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
86 Yearly Degrees
$30,014 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Barry University is 7,401, of which 3,747 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,015 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Barry University is 4.6 years.

Around 85% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 34% are men and 66% are women.

Approximately 69% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,277 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $39,400 during the early-career years.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Florida SouthWestern State College 84
27 Florida Southern College 83
28 Hillsborough Community College 82
29 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota 75
29 Stetson University 75
31 Indian River State College 68
31 Daytona State College 68
33 Warner University 62
34 Saint Johns River State College 57
35 University of Miami 56
36 Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale 53
36 Seminole State College of Florida 53
38 University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 51
39 Northwest Florida State College 50
40 Palm Beach Atlantic University 44
40 Florida Gateway College 44
42 Tallahassee Community College 41
43 Florida Memorial University 39
44 Lynn University 37
45 Full Sail University 36
46 Jacksonville University 34
47 Florida State College at Jacksonville 30
48 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 29
49 Pasco-Hernando State College 28
50 College of Central Florida 26
50 Santa Fe College 26
50 Rollins College 26
53 Chipola College 21
53 Eastern Florida State College 21
55 William T McFatter Technical College 20
56 Bethune - Cookman University 19
57 Edward Waters College 15
57 Gulf Coast State College 15
59 South Florida State College 13
60 Florida Institute of Technology 12
60 Strayer University - Florida 12
62 Trinity Baptist College 11
62 Carlos Albizu University - Miami 11
62 Florida College 11
65 Pensacola State College 10
66 The Baptist College of Florida 8
67 Ridge Technical College 7
68 Hobe Sound Bible College 6
69 Adventist University of Health Sciences 5
69 Ave Maria University 5
71 Johnson University Florida 4
72 San Ignacio University 3
73 Trinity International University - Florida 2
73 Southern Technical College 2
73 Trinity College of Florida 2
76 University of Phoenix - Florida 1
76 Jose Maria Vargas University 1
78 North Florida Community College 0
78 Charlotte Technical College 0
78 College of Business and Technology-Hialeah 0
78 Lake-Sumter State College 0
78 DeVry University - Florida 0
78 University of Florida-Online 0
78 Florida National University - Main Campus 0
78 College of Business and Technology-Flagler 0

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