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158 Colleges
23,280 Yearly Graduations
$44,115 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,509 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly nursing graduations, Florida is ranked #4 in the country with 23,280 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in Florida is $11,029 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $15,274 a year.

About 55% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,377 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Rasmussen College - Florida

Ocala, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,310 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,748 undergraduates at Rasmussen College - Florida, of which 4,847 are full-time, and there are 8,760 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,935 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 Rasmussen College - Florida is $27,500.

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

There are 43,846 students at USF Tampa in total, 32,240 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 24,834 are full-time. It takes the average USF Tampa undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

Students who graduate from USF Tampa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees
$21,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,892 undergraduates at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, of which 11,399 are full-time, and there are 19,510 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $12,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#4

University of Central Florida

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

The total student population at University of Central Florida is 68,475, of which 58,821 students are undergraduates and of those, 41,852 are full-time. UCF has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from UCF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $37,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Miami Dade College

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

There are 22,292 full-time undergraduates at MDC, and 54,973 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

3% of MDC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#6

The University of West Florida

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

The total student population at The University of West Florida is 12,847, of which 9,733 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,789 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 50%. 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 average amount of student loans is $6,488 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#7

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
565 Yearly Degrees
$38,140 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Jacksonville University is 4,213, of which 2,920 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,292 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JU is 4.3 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 44% are men and 56% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,052 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,700 during the early-career years.

#8

Nova Southeastern University

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

The total student population at Nova Southeastern University is 20,435, of which 4,904 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,685 are full-time. For undergraduates at NUS Florida, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

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

Roughly 48% of students at NUS Florida take out loans to pay for college. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from NUS Florida is $42,300.

#9

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
542 Yearly Degrees
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida State College at Jacksonville is 23,413, which includes 7,351 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

21% of FSCJ students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,739 a year. FSCJ has a 2.8% 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 FSCJ is $27,700.

#10

St Petersburg College

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

There are 8,758 full-time undergraduates at SPC, and 29,183 students altogether. 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 average amount of student loans is $5,400 a year. SPC has a 3.0% 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 SPC is $28,000.

#11

Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
511 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay is 1,303, which includes 603 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

91% of Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,707 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $42,200 during the early-career years.

#12

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
505 Yearly Degrees
$51,930 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of Miami is 17,331, of which 11,117 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,484 are full-time. U Miami has a freshman retention rate of 91%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 36% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,127 a year. U Miami has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from U Miami with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,500 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 48,818 undergraduates at FIU, of which 27,906 are full-time, and there are 57,942 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at FIU is 4.7 years.

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

22% of FIU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,154 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $38,700 during the early-career years.

#14

Palm Beach State College

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

The total student population at Palm Beach State College is 31,816, which includes 8,112 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Roughly 7% of students at Palm Beach State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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.

#15

Florida Atlantic University

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

There are 29,772 students at FAU in total, 24,376 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,436 are full-time. It takes the average FAU undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

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

38% of FAU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,167 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FAU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#16

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
399 Yearly Degrees
$3,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Daytona State College is 13,737, which includes 5,366 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,356 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Daytona State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Broward College

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

There are 11,749 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 40,784 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 11% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,439 a year. BC has a 7.0% 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 BC is $26,700.

#18

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
345 Yearly Degrees
$2,563 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,035 full-time undergraduates at Santa Fe College, and 14,324 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 20% of students at Santa Fe College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $2,155 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Santa Fe College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

University of North Florida

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

There are 14,583 undergraduates at UNF, of which 10,452 are full-time, and there are 16,776 students altogether. For undergraduates at UNF, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

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

36% of UNF students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,072 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UNF is $35,800.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
332 Yearly Degrees
$13,688 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida National University - Main Campus is 4,044, of which 3,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,640 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Florida National University - Main Campus is 4.1 years.

75% of Florida National University - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,449 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.1% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $20,900 during the early-career years.

#21

Pasco-Hernando State College

New Port Richey, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
328 Yearly Degrees
$3,155 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 4,207 full-time undergraduates at PHSC, and 11,525 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 32 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at PHSC take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,745 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from PHSC is $25,200.

#22

Chamberlain University - Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
320 Yearly Degrees
$19,780 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 274 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Florida, and 946 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 9 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,000 a year. Chamberlain - Florida has a 3.5% 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 $67,100 during the early-career years.

#23

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
312 Yearly Degrees
$2,764 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,380 full-time undergraduates at Indian River State College, and 16,686 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

8% of Indian River State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,735 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.2% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,100 during the early-career years.

#24

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
310 Yearly Degrees
$3,401 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,072 full-time undergraduates at FSW, and 16,556 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at FSW take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,278 a year. FSW has a 7.2% 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 $28,900 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
306 Yearly Degrees
$3,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,807 full-time undergraduates at State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota, and 10,229 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

15% of State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,430 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,600 during the early-career years.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Miami Regional University 304
27 University of Florida 297
28 Barry University 291
29 Hillsborough Community College 241
30 Eastern Florida State College 240
31 Pensacola State College 236
32 Valencia College 233
33 Polk State College 230
34 Seminole State College of Florida 214
35 South University, Tampa 202
36 Florida Gateway College 185
37 Gulf Coast State College 183
38 Adventist University of Health Sciences 181
39 Florida Vocational Institute 167
40 South University, West Palm Beach 166
41 College of Central Florida 164
42 Florida State University 163
43 Saint Johns River State College 157
44 Herzing University - Winter Park 148
45 Lake Technical College 134
46 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 133
47 West Coast University-Miami 131
48 SABER College 129
49 Erwin Technical College 126
49 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville 126
49 Health Career Institute 126
52 Northwest Florida State College 121
53 Suncoast Technical College 120
53 Sheridan Technical College 120
55 Florida Southern College 118
55 Palm Beach Atlantic University 118
57 International Training Careers 115
58 Lorenzo Walker Technical College 114
59 The University of Tampa 111
60 Florida Gulf Coast University 108
61 Marion Technical College 101
61 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 101
63 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar 100
64 Fort Myers Technical College 99
64 Chipola College 99
66 South Florida State College 98
67 Atlantic Technical College 97
68 Gwinnett Institute 96
69 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 94
70 Tallahassee Community College 87
71 Southern Technical College 84
72 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 83
73 Ridge Technical College 82
74 North Florida Community College 80
74 Universal Career School 80
76 Manatee Technical College 78
77 Cape Coral Technical College 77
78 University of Florida-Online 73
79 Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie 72
80 Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital 71
81 William T McFatter Technical College 70
81 Technical Education Center-Osceola 70
83 Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus 69
84 ATA Career Education 68
84 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg 68
86 Southern Technical College 67
87 Lake-Sumter State College 66
88 Big Bend Technical College 65
89 Florida Panhandle Technical College 64
90 Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes 63
91 Fortis Institute - Pensacola 62
92 Fortis College - Cutler Bay 60
93 Lindsey Hopkins Technical College 58
94 Charlotte Technical College 56
95 Emerald Coast Technical College 55
96 InterAmerican Technical Institute 54
97 Lively Technical Center 49
97 Traviss Technical College 49
99 First Coast Technical College 47
100 Taylor College 44
100 Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater 44
100 Immokalee Technical College 44
103 Florida Keys Community College 41
104 South Florida Institute of Technology 40
105 Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus 39
106 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater 38
106 Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College 38
108 School District of Indian River County-Technical Center for Career and Adult Education 36
109 Withlacoochee Technical College 35
109 Florida Career College 35
111 Concorde Career Institute - Orlando 34
111 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach 34
113 Fortis College - Orange Park 33
114 RIVEROAK Technical College 32
114 Okaloosa Technical College 32
114 Florida Career College - Hialeah 32
114 Tom P Haney Technical Center 32
118 Advance Science College 31
119 NRI Institute of Health Sciences 30
120 Concorde Career Institute - Tampa 29
120 Orange Technical College - Westside Campus 29
122 Bradford-Union Technical Center 28
122 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 28
124 Southeastern University 27
125 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach 26
125 Hodges University 26
127 Florida Career College - Miami 20
128 Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp 18
129 Daytona College 17
130 Future-Tech Institute 16
131 Brewster Technical College 15
131 American Medical Academy 15
133 Flagler Technical Institute 14
133 Radford M Locklin Technical Center 14
133 Fred K Marchman Technical College 14
133 Florida International Training Institute 14
137 Florida Career College - Tampa 13
138 Ave Maria University 12
139 Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College 11
139 St. Thomas University 11
141 University of Phoenix - Florida 9
141 City College - Altamonte Springs 9
143 Florida Career College - Margate 7
143 Gadsden Technical Institute 7
143 Bethune - Cookman University 7
143 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 7
143 Florida Career College - Jacksonville 7
143 More Tech Institute 7
149 Global Medical & Technical Training Institute 6
150 Premiere International College 4
150 PiBerry Institute 4
152 Orange Technical College - Winter Park Campus 3
153 Florida Career College - Orlando 2
153 D A Dorsey Technical College 2
153 Florida Technical College 2
156 Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty 0
156 Schiller International University 0
156 Altierus Career College - Tampa 0

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