List of colleges and universities in Florida

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The following is a list of accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. state of Florida. Many of these schools have multiple campuses, and therefore only the location of the main campus in Florida is specified. Most public institutions and traditional private institutions in Florida are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; religious schools are accredited by the Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools (AARTS), the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).

Public colleges and universities[edit]

State University System[edit]

The State University System of Florida comprises twelve member universities.

Florida College System[edit]

The Florida College System comprises twenty-eight community colleges and state colleges.

Other public institutions[edit]

Private colleges and universities[edit]

Private institutions[edit]

Religiously affiliated institutions[edit]

Trade/technical institutions[edit]

CBT Technology Institute- West Kendall Campus

Former colleges and universities[edit]

Segregated (defunct) junior colleges[edit]

Prior to 1968, racially integrated education was prohibited by the Florida Constitution of 1885. In an effort to show that the state of Florida had a separate but equal college system for black people, counties, with state support, established 11 junior colleges for black people; only one already existed (Booker T. Washington). In several cases a new junior college for whites was founded at approximately the same time. The 11 new junior colleges were opened in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They were abruptly closed following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,[3] and the formerly all-white junior colleges, now forced to accept the black students, usually did nothing to make them feel welcome or help them.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to Atlantis University".
  2. ^ "How many colleges and universities have closed since 2016?". Education Dive. Retrieved 2020-05-14.
  3. ^ Wattenberger, James L.; Albertson, Harry T. (2012). "A Succinct History of the Florida Community College System". 2012 Trustee Orientation Manual (PDF). Association of Florida Colleges. pp. 68–69.

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