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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

Florida ranked #4 in the nation for nursing degrees handed out in 2019. Around 23,280 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $11,029 per year to get their degree at a college in Florida, while out of state students will pay an average of $15,274 per 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.

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

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

80% of Rasmussen University - Florida students take out loans to afford college costs. 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Florida is $27,500.

Public Public vs. Private
918 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 average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USF Tampa is 4.4 years.

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

36% of USF Tampa students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,678 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

#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

The total student population at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is 19,567, of which 17,490 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,479 are full-time. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale has a freshman retention rate of 90%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Approximately 67% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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

There are 69,402 students at UCF in total, 59,371 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 42,468 are full-time. For undergraduates at UCF, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

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

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,359 a year. UCF has a 2.4% 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 UCF is $37,100.

#5

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
770 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. MDC has a 7.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from MDC with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $25,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 12,557, of which 9,521 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,612 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UWF is 4.6 years.

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

35% of UWF students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,488 a year. UWF has a 6.0% 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 UWF is $31,500.

#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 4,164, of which 2,928 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,391 are full-time. It takes the average JU undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 61% of students at JU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

Students who graduate from JU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $42,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Nova Southeastern University

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

There are 5,666 undergraduates at NUS Florida, of which 4,619 are full-time, and there are 20,576 students altogether. For undergraduates at NUS Florida, the average graduation time is 4.3 years.

About 58% of students who apply get accepted. Around 31% of accepted students are men, and 69% are women.

Roughly 48% of students at NUS Florida take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,417 a year. NUS Florida has a 2.2% 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 $42,300 during the early-career years.

#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 24,605, which includes 7,515 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,739 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FSCJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#10

St Petersburg College

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

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

Roughly 24% of students at SPC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,400 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average 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

There are 877 full-time undergraduates at Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay, and 1,613 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

Approximately 91% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay is $42,200.

#12

University of Miami

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

There are 11,307 undergraduates at U Miami, of which 10,701 are full-time, and there are 17,811 students altogether. 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. Of the accepted students, 48% are men and 52% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,127 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average 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 58,711 students at FIU in total, 49,326 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 28,335 are full-time. It takes the average FIU undergraduate about 4.7 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 54%. 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%!

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.

#14

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
435 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.

7% of Palm Beach State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,642 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Palm Beach State College is $27,100.

#15

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
434 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. It takes the average FAU undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 60%. 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 13,430, which includes 5,562 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Roughly 24% of students at Daytona State College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,356 a year. Daytona State College has a 2.9% 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 $24,300 during the early-career years.

#17

Broward College

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

The total student population at Broward College is 38,976, which includes 11,835 full-time undergraduates. 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 typical student loan amount is $3,439 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,700 during the early-career years.

#18

Santa Fe College

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

The total student population at Santa Fe College is 14,915, which includes 6,325 full-time undergraduates. 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,900 during the early-career years.

#19

University of North Florida

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

The total student population at University of North Florida is 17,117, of which 14,734 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,757 are full-time. 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.

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%.

Students who graduate from UNF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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 3,981, of which 3,708 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,622 are full-time. Florida National University - Main Campus has a freshman retention rate of 97%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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. Florida National University - Main Campus has a 7.1% 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 $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 4,166 full-time undergraduates at PHSC, and 11,672 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 typical student loan amount is $4,745 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $25,200 during the early-career years.

#22

Chamberlain University - Florida

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

There are 258 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Florida, and 952 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 typical student loan amount is $9,000 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Chamberlain - Florida with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $67,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#23

Indian River State College

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

The total student population at Indian River State College is 16,942, which includes 5,461 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Indian River State College is $25,100.

#24

Florida SouthWestern State College

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

There are 6,360 full-time undergraduates at FSW, and 16,674 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 29 to 1.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $3,278 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FSW with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

There are 4,170 full-time undergraduates at State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota, and 10,096 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 typical student loan amount is $3,430 a year. State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota has a 7.4% 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 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota is $25,600.

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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