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96 Colleges
$47,525 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,545 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2021, 21,209 students received a nursing degree from a college in Florida, making it rank #3 in terms of graduations. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $11,881 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $16,209 a year.

An estimated 51% of college students in Florida take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,636 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$13,842 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
89% Freshmen Loans

There are 9,055 students at Rasmussen University - Florida in total, 9,011 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 4,275 are full-time. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Florida undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

89% of Rasmussen University - Florida students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,651 a year. Rasmussen University - Florida has a 1.6% 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 Rasmussen University - Florida is $35,866.

#2

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$23,248 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
81% Freshmen Loans

There are 18,146 undergraduates at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, of which 10,947 are full-time, and there are 20,330 students altogether. For undergraduates at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 26% of accepted students are men, and 74% are women.

81% of Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $13,723 a year. Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale has a 2.7% 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 $35,351 during the early-career years.

#3

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$6,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

There are 61,401 undergraduates at UCF, of which 43,513 are full-time, and there are 71,881 students altogether. UCF has a freshman retention rate of 92%, 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 36%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,180 a year. UCF has a 1.3% 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 $45,496.

#4

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$2,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
2% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Miami Dade College is 46,523, which includes 19,950 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

2% of MDC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,125 a year. MDC has a 3.1% 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 MDC is $31,686.

Public Public vs. Private
$6,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

There are 38,582 undergraduates at USF Tampa, of which 29,650 are full-time, and there are 50,626 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USF Tampa is 4.3 years.

About 49% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,432 a year. USF Tampa has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USF Tampa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,961 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Miami Regional University

Miami Springs, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
77% Freshmen Loans

There are 442 undergraduates at Miami Regional University, of which 208 are full-time, and there are 818 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 77% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,494 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Miami Regional University is $29,596.

#7

St Petersburg College

St. Petersburg, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$2,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
19% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at St Petersburg College is 26,430, which includes 8,152 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 19% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,566 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,360 during the early-career years.

#8

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
20% Freshmen Loans

There are 7,053 full-time undergraduates at FSCJ, and 22,344 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from FSCJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,522 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$36,300 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
46% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Nova Southeastern University is 20,888, of which 6,314 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,366 are full-time. It takes the average NUS Florida undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Around 93% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 46% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,545 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $48,167 during the early-career years.

#10

Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
88% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay is 2,296, which includes 1,470 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 88% of students at Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,096 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 $51,759 during the early-career years.

#11

The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$5,776 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at The University of West Florida is 13,061, of which 9,637 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,559 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

About 53% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 41% are men and 59% are women.

Approximately 22% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,202 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UWF is $37,283.

#12

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$57,194 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
32% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at University of Miami is 17,809, of which 11,334 students are undergraduates and of those, 10,737 are full-time. U Miami has a freshman retention rate of 93%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

About 28% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 32% of students at U Miami take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,573 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 0.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $60,672 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$6,565 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
85% Freshmen Loans

There are 58,836 students at FIU in total, 49,049 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 27,551 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at FIU. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 64%. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 85% of students at FIU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,307 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% 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 $46,662 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
$43,520 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
52% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Jacksonville University is 4,053, of which 2,771 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,354 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at JU is 4.3 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 78%. Around 32% of accepted students are men, and 68% are women.

Approximately 52% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,606 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from JU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $57,035 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#15

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$3,401 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
15% Freshmen Loans

There are 15,141 students at FSW in total, 6,032 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 15% of students at FSW take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,628 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FSW is $34,933.

#16

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$4,879 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
28% Freshmen Loans

There are 30,805 students at FAU in total, 25,457 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 16,617 are full-time. For undergraduates at FAU, the average graduation time is 4.6 years.

About 78% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at FAU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,249 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from FAU is $44,590.

#17

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$2,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

There are 10,715 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 33,243 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 28 to 1.

Roughly 9% of students at BC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,183 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,056 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$14,888 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
72% Freshmen Loans

There are 3,876 undergraduates at Florida National University - Main Campus, of which 2,659 are full-time, and there are 4,173 students altogether. For undergraduates at Florida National University - Main Campus, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

72% of Florida National University - Main Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $12,914 a year. Florida National University - Main Campus 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 National University - Main Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $28,933 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#19

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$2,474 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Valencia College is 45,949, which includes 16,488 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

22% of Valencia College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,148 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Valencia College is $31,253.

#20

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$3,050 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
5% Freshmen Loans

There are 26,666 students at Palm Beach State College in total, 7,907 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 5% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,961 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.9% 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 $32,904.

#21

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$3,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
22% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at Daytona State College is 12,728, which includes 4,992 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Roughly 22% of students at Daytona State College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,434 a year. Daytona State College 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 Daytona State College is $29,942.

#22

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
$5,964 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
25% Freshmen Loans

There are 16,926 students at UNF in total, 14,550 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 10,817 are full-time. For undergraduates at UNF, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 77%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

25% of UNF students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,198 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 UNF with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $44,219 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,131 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
17% Freshmen Loans

There are 16,298 students at Seminole State in total, 5,175 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Approximately 17% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,908 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,547 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
$3,074 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
9% Freshmen Loans

The total student population at State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota is 9,242, which includes 3,927 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

9% of State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,249 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,958 during the early-career years.

#25

Chamberlain University - Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
$19,980 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State
100% Freshmen Loans

There are 338 full-time undergraduates at Chamberlain - Florida, and 1,084 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Chamberlain - Florida is 4.0 years.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Around 18% of accepted students are men, and 82% are women.

100% of Chamberlain - Florida students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,500 a year. The student loan default rate of 0.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Chamberlain - Florida is $76,330.

Other Florida Colleges

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 University of Florida 294
27 Santa Fe College 293
28 West Coast University-Miami 279
29 Pensacola State College 271
30 Indian River State College 267
31 Pasco-Hernando State College 261
32 AdventHealth University 256
33 Polk State College 248
34 Hillsborough Community College 235
35 Barry University 226
36 HCI College 198
37 South University, Tampa 186
38 Universal Career School 175
39 St. Thomas University 164
40 College of Central Florida 163
41 Gwinnett Institute 154
42 Saint Johns River State College 151
43 Florida State University 150
44 Eastern Florida State College 148
45 Gulf Coast State College 147
46 South University, West Palm Beach 142
47 Herzing University - Winter Park 141
48 Florida Southern College 134
49 Tallahassee Community College 131
50 Palm Beach Atlantic University 128
50 Northwest Florida State College 128
52 Florida Gulf Coast University 126
53 The University of Tampa 111
54 Florida Gateway College 107
55 Lake-Sumter State College 96
56 Fortis Institute - Pensacola 82
57 South Florida State College 78
58 Southern Technical College 75
59 Chipola College 74
60 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 73
61 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville 70
61 North Florida College 70
61 University of Florida-Online 70
64 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 63
65 Fortis College - Orange Park 52
66 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 50
67 Fortis College - Cutler Bay 47
68 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 44
69 Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie 35
70 The College of the Florida Keys 33
71 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar 32
71 Future-Tech Institute 32
73 Taylor College 31
74 ATA Career Education 29
74 Ave Maria University 29
76 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 28
76 Southeastern University 28
78 Daytona College 26
79 NRI Institute of Health Sciences 18
79 Bethune - Cookman University 18
81 Advance Science College 14
81 City College - Altamonte Springs 14
83 American Medical Academy 12
84 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 10
85 Florida Career College 8
86 Hodges University 5
87 Altierus Career College - Tampa 4
88 Florida Vocational Institute 3
89 Concorde Career Institute - Orlando 2
89 Premiere International College 2
91 Florida College 0
91 Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater 0
91 New Professions Technical Institute 0
91 SABER College 0
91 Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp 0
91 Atlantis University 0

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