Colleges and Universities in Florida
323 higher education schools within its borders.
University of Miami,
the highest-ranked school in FL,
has a total student population of 15,629 and
69th highest ranked school in the USA.
Of the 323 schools
in Florida, the average student population is 3,322 and average student-to-faculty ratio is
17 to 1. There are 7625 total
degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,875 people on average applying for a school.
Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around
$2,879, but can vary widely depending on the type
Of the 323 schools in Florida,
only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid,
ATI College of Health comes out as the most expensive ($41,680/yr),
with Sarasota County Technical Institute as the lowest recorded at only $2,150/yr.
Florida Interesting Facts
Top National Parks in Florida
Famous State Residents
- Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States whose borders encompass two national parks. You can hike through pristine Everglades National Park or ride on glass-bottom boats across Biscayne National Park.
- Saint Augustine is the oldest European settlement in North America.
- The name Punta Gorda, which means, "fat point" when translated from Spanish. The moniker was given to the city because a broad part of the land in Punta Gorda juts into Charlotte Harbor. The harbor itself is somewhat unique, as it is the point where the Peace River meets the ocean.
- Orlando attracts more visitors than any other amusement park destination in the United States.
- New England Congregationalists who sought to bring their style of liberal arts education to the state founded Rollins College, the oldest college in Florida, in Winter Park in 1885.