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Number of
4-year colleges in Florida

686,448

Students attending
4-year colleges in Florida

$16,232

Average
in-state tuition

$17,704

Average
out-of-state tuition

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL

128 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL

Total undergraduates: 2,200
Acceptance rate: 72%
Average annual cost: $33,486
Average salary: $41,200
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

207 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

Total undergraduates: 8,721
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,800
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

151 US News
With our focus on student success, Florida Institute of Technology's mission is to provide high-quality educational experiences to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare them for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities. The university also seeks to further knowledge thro

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

Total undergraduates: 3,943
Acceptance rate: 61%
Average annual cost: $31,582
Average salary: $61,200
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

81 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Total undergraduates: 36,787
Acceptance rate: 58%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $44,900
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

101 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

New College of Florida

Sarasota, FL

Total undergraduates: 885
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: -
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

198 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Total undergraduates: 4,840
Acceptance rate: 52%
Average annual cost: $25,344
Average salary: $44,200
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

171 US News
The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university that stands for opportunity. The university anchors the Central Florida city-state in meeting its economic, cultural, intellectual, environmental, and societal needs by providing high-quality, broad-based education and experienced-based learning; pioneering scho

Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

Total undergraduates: 52,000
Acceptance rate: 48%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $43,300
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

42 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Total undergraduates: 37,851
Acceptance rate: 45%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $53,100
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

46 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Total undergraduates: 12,002
Acceptance rate: 37%
Average annual cost: $37,424
Average salary: $57,800
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Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

140 US News

Best colleges in Florida 2018

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

Total undergraduates: 37,076
Acceptance rate: 46%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $41,800
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Our Methodology

We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

Read more about the rankings. US News' 2016 Best Colleges Rankings are also based on a variety of factors, including graduation and retention rates, undergraduate academic reputation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate, and alumni giving rate. Read more about their methodology. You can also sign up for a free RaiseMe profile to customize your college search by location, popular majors and more!

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