Online Colleges in Florida

Sunny and warm, Florida is a great place to visit. But it's also a great place to earn a degree online, without even stepping foot in the Sunshine State. In recent years, online colleges in Florida have greatly expanded their online degree programs for people who can't travel to a college campus.

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Online degree programs are currently available at a wide range of public and private Florida colleges, including some of the largest institutions in the state. While many, such as the University of Miami, only offer online courses at this time, an increasing number are beginning to feature full degree programs. The University of Florida offers both undergraduate and graduate programs online, including its Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Similarly, the University of Central Florida boasts over two dozen fully online degrees, certificates, and degree completion programs, as well as hundreds of web-based courses.

The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida website provides access to 31 private, non-profit schools that feature online education options. On top of that, Florida Virtual Campus features 39 public universities and community colleges now offering over 10,700 courses and 650 degrees or certificates online. As of November 2012, the number of programs at each level is as follows:

  • Online Associate Degrees: 76 programs from 15 schools
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees: 82 programs from 17 schools
  • Online Master's Degrees: 246 programs from 13 schools
  • Online Doctorate Degrees: 27 programs from 6 schools

Along with state schools, many national online colleges also offer degrees to students in Florida. Many of these schools have been offering online education for several years and host a broader set of courses and programs. Some, such as Argosy University and Everest, also have physical campuses in Florida where students can attend classes. Based in Florida, Full Sail University is a nationally accredited school that offers fully online degrees in art, video game design, music production, and related entertainment fields.

There are also several accredited online universities headquartered outside of Florida, such as University of Phoenix, Ashford University, and Walden University, that can accept residents located in Florida.

There are 18.8 million people living in Florida, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 86 percent of them have earned a high school diploma. Among those 18 to 25 years old, 43.6 percent have an Associate's degree or have attended some college, and 7.7 percent have earned at least a Bachelor's degree.

There are about 9.5 million workers in Florida, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they earn an average of $41,140 a year, or about $19.78 an hour. About a third of the workforce is located in Miami, where the unemployment rate is below the national average.

There are 154 institutions where students can earn a Bachelor's degree in Florida. Thirty-five of those schools are public, and 58 of them are non-profit private schools.

The Top 10 List of Online Colleges in Florida

This list of ten colleges is ranked by tuition costs (lowest to highest), and offers crucial information for prospective students, such as the number and type of online programs offered, tuition fees, and accreditation.

#1 - Florida State College at Jacksonville

  • In-state Tuition: $2,830 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 12 undergraduate programs
  • Notable Alumni: Politician Janet Adkins, former pro basketball player Alvin Heggs

Florida State College at Jacksonville offers online Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration; Early Childhood Education; Information Technology Management; and Supervision and Management. It also offers Associate's degrees in Accounting Technology; Business Administration; Information Technology; Criminal Justice Technology; Early Childhood Management; Histological Technology; Industrial Management Technology; and Office Administration. The school also offers a variety of certificates in such fields as personal lines insurance and claims adjuster.

#2 - Florida Atlantic University

  • In-state Tuition: $4,790 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 4 undergraduate and 4 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Pro basketball player Yolanda Griffith, professional football player Rob Housler, social scientist Arthur C. Brooks. Comedian Carrot Top

Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton offers online degree programs through its Center for eLearning, working with the College of Business, College of Design and Social Inquiry, College of Education, and College of Science. Bachelor's degrees are offered in Accounting; Management; Marketing; and Public Safety Administration. Master's degrees are offered in Accounting; Taxation; Exercise Science and Health Promotion; and Instructional Technology. It also offers certificate programs in Geographic Information Systems and Procurement.

#3 - Florida Gulf Coast University

  • In-state Tuition: $6,118 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 3 undergraduate and 4 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Politician Matt Caldwll, professional baseball player Don Carman, pro golfer Derek Lamely

Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, in addition to offering its own Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, also partners with Florida Virtual Campus and the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus to deliver online programs to Floridians and students in 19 other states. FGCU itself offers Bachelor's degree programs in Criminal Justice; Health Sciences; and Legal Studies, and Master's degree programs in Business Administration; Public Administration; Educational Technology; and Special Education.

#4 - University of Central Florida

  • In-state Tuition: $6,317 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 16 undergraduate and 21 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Astronaut Nicole Stott, actress Cheryl Hines, composer Teddy Blass, film director Daniel Myrick

UCF in Orlando delivers its extensive online degree programs through its Center for Distributed Learning. Not only is there a wide variety of online degree programs, but UCF's Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness is continually analyzing the effectiveness of those programs in an effort to make sure its online programs are as effective as they can be. Bachelor's degree programs are offered online in Anthropology; Criminal Justice; Creative Writing; English Literature; Technical Communication; Health Services Administration; History; Interdisciplinary Studies; International and Global Studies; Nursing; Political Science; Psychology; Religion and Cultural Studies; Sociology; and Technical Education and Industry Training. Some of it's online graduate degree programs include English; Career and Technical Education; Instructional Design and Technology; Criminal Justice; Executive Health Services Administration; Civil Engineering; Digital Forensics; Industrial Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Nursing; and Forensic Science.

#5 - Florida International University

  • In-state Tuition: $6,496 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 7 undergraduate and 6 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Pro baseball player Mike Lowell, pro basketball play Raja Bell, author Dennis Lehane, actor Andy Garcia, politician David Rivera

FIU in Miami offers their distance education students success coaches, academic coaches, advisers and tutors. What's more, it offers and broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. It offers online undergraduate degree programs in Communication Arts; Psychology; Business Administration (with options in finance, human resources management, international business, management and marketing); Criminal Justice; Early Childhood Education; Hospitality Management; Nursing; and Recreation and Sports management. Graduate degrees are offered in Curriculum and Instruction; Special Education; International Business; International Real Estate; Human Resource Management; and Business Administration with a corporate or healthcare emphasis.

#6 - Florida State University

  • In-state Tuition: $6,507 (2013-2014)
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  • # of online programs: 4 undergraduate and 7 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Heisman Trophy winners Charlie Ward, Chris Weinke and Jameis Winston, former San Francisco mayor Art Agnos, former Florida governors Charlie Crist and Reubin Askew

FSU is physically located in Tallahassee but its online degree programs carry its quality courses to many parts of the country. Students who want to earn an online Bachelor's degree typically have to earn an Associate's degree or have at least 60 hours of transferable credit. It offers undergraduate degree programs in Public Safety and Security (with an emphasis on law enforcement intelligence, operations or police science); Computer Science (both a BS and a BA); Criminology; and Interdisciplinary Social Science. Graduate degrees are offered in Business Administration; Management; Information Systems Management; Communication Disorders; Information Technology; Library and Information Studies; and Criminology.

#7 - Jones College

  • Tuition: $7,410 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 7 undergraduate

Jones College in Jacksonville, Fla., offers online Bachelor of Science degree programs with majors in Business Administration; Computer Information Systems; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Legal Assistant (for Florida residents only). The school's online degree programs also include Associate of Science degree programs with majors in Business Administration; Computer Information Systems; and Legal Assistant (Florida residents only). Course work can be completed on your schedule from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

#8 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

  • Tuition: $7,800 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 13 undergraduate 12 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Actor Jerry Doyle, astronaut Daniel Burbank, U.S. Navy commander Susan Kilrain, RollerJam skater Karen Magnussen

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has campuses in more than 150 locations around the world, and Daytona Beach, Fla., is one of them. From there, online students can gain access to the variety of online degree programs from Embry-Riddle's worldwide collection of educators. Associate degrees are offered in Aeronautics Aviation Business Administration; Aviation Maintenance; Engineering Fundamentals; and Technical Management. Bachelor degree programs are offered in Aeronautics; Aviation Business Administration; Aviation Maintenance; Aviation Security; Communication; Emergency Services; Engineering Technology; Technical Management; and Transportation. Master's degree programs are offered in Aeronautical Science; Business Administration in Aviation; Aviation Finance; Engineering Management; Information Security and Assurance; Leadership; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Management; Management Information Systems; Occupational Safety Management; Project Management; Unmanned Systems; and Engineering.

#9 - Hodges University

  • Tuition: $12,740 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 24 undergraduate and 5 postgraduate

Hodges University in Naples, Fla., offers Associate's degrees in Business Administration; Computer Information Technology; Criminal Justice; Digital Design and Graphics; Health Information Management; Health Services Administration; Interdisciplinary Studies; Management; and Paralegal Studies. Online Bachelor's degrees are offered in Applied Psychology; Business Administration; Computer Information Technology; Computer Networking; Criminal Justice Cybersecurity and Forensics; Digital Design and Graphics; Health Services Administration; Information Systems Business Analyst; Information Systems Management; Interdisciplinary Studies; Legal Studies; Management; Marketing and Branding; and Software Development. It's graduate degree programs include Business Administration; Health Services Administration; Information Systems Management; Legal Studies; and Management.

#10 - Saint Leo University

  • Tuition: $19,920 (2013-2014)
  • Accredited: Y
  • # of online programs: 16 undergraduate and 13 postgraduate
  • Notable Alumni: Actor Desi Arnaz, actor Lee Marvin, pro baseball executive JP Ricciardi, pro baseball play Bob Tewksbury

Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Fla., offers online Bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration (with specialties in accounting, logistics, management, marketing, and project management); Computer Information Systems; Criminal Justice; Criminalistics; Homeland Security; Healthcare Management; Human Resources Management; Liberal Studies; Psychology; Religion; and Sociology. It's Associate programs focus on Business Administration; Criminal Justice; Information Technology; and Liberal Arts. Its Master's degree programs include Business Administration; Educational Leadership; Exceptional Student Education; Instructional Leadership; Reading; Criminal Justice; Cybersecurity; Instructional Design; Accounting; Theology; Advanced Clinical Practice; Social Work; and Teaching Exceptional Children.

Snapshot of Florida Cities

The three largest metropolitan areas of Florida are Miami, Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg and Orlando. The Miami metropolitan area, which includes Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, is the largest in the state and the eighth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. All three areas enjoy robust tourism industries, but in addition to being the world's busiest cruise ship port, Miami also supports a great number of international banks. Orlando, the third-largest of Florida's metropolitan areas, gets about 60 million vacationers a year to such attractions as Walt Disney World, but it also has strong aerospace and biotechnology industries.

The following is a closer economic and demographic look at Florida, with economic data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the 2014 Cost of Living Index published by The Council for Community and Economic Research. All demographic data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau and the latest Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. All data in the Facts for Online Learners section comes from the region's various tourism websites.

The Miami metropolitan area is home to about 3 million workers, who pull down an average annual salary of $43,120, or about $20.73 per hour. Miami provides roughly a third of all workers employed in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Cost of Living Index in Miami is 110.5, with average home prices just over $357,000.

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area has about 5.5 million residents, who live in an area referred to as South Florida and the Gold Coast. It's a strip of oceanfront land that is about 110 miles long but only 20 miles wide at its thickest point, as the region sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Everglades. Miami provides roughly a third of all workers employed in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
There is no shortage of fun things to do in Miami. There is plenty of nightlife, ethnic restaurants, cruises, zoos, professional sports, museums, shopping and, when all else fails, the beach. Miami's Art Deco Historic District is a must-see for many visitors, and the Little Havana section provides tourists an authentic taste of Miami's strong Cuban flavor.

Tampa-St. Petersburg
The Tampa Bay on the western shoreline of Florida is home to 1.3 million workers, who earn an average of $42,320 a year, or about $20.35 per hour. Although tourism is important to the region, one of its main economic drivers is its strong financial services and information technology industries. Average home prices in Tampa average $209,709, and the Cost of Living index is 92.9.

The metropolitan area of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater supplies about 13 percent of the state's total workforce with a combined population of about 4 million people. The Tampa region has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, and is expected to continue growing in coming years.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
The Salvador Dali Museum is one of several high quality art museums in the Tampa Bay region. Visitors also enjoy going to Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Weeki Wachee Springs and Legoland Florida. Tampa Bay is also home to professional football, hockey and baseball.

The Orlando metro area, which includes Kissimmee and Sanford, supports just over a million workers, about 10 percent of the state's workforce. Workers in Orlando earn about $39,400 a year, or about $18.94 per hour. While those wages are less than those paid in other parts of the state, the unemployment rate in Orlando is among the lowest in Florida.

Orlando is the county seat for Orange County, and its 2.1 million population makes it the 26th largest metro area in the country. In addition to is robust tourism industry, Orlando also hosts a great number of conferences and conventions, making its airport the 13th busiest in the nation.

Fun Facts for Online Learners
Orlando is known as the "The City Beautiful" and as "The Theme Park Capital of the World" for good reason. In addition to Walk Disney World, Orlando is home to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios.

Helpful Resources

Prospective students can utilize online tools to help find degree programs and plan their academic future. For example, the Southern Regional Education Board's Electronic Campus allows students to browse distance education offerings throughout the South. Florida Virtual Campus, a service of the State University System of Florida and the Florida College System, is a similar resource for programs available from the state's public schools. Students can search for online courses or degrees by level, subject, delivery method, and college. In addition, the site offers online academic advising services, career planning, and electronic access to the library holdings of all Florida public universities, including full-text journals, databases, and eBooks.

Exhaustive Colleges List

The following tables provide information about colleges that may offer fully online degrees, classes, and/or programs. This information was sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), part of the U.S. Department of Education. Some online institutions may also offer campus programs as well.

You can scroll down and view all colleges or click on one of the links below to jump to a specific type of online college.

4 Year, Public Colleges - 2013 Stats

College Name
Highlighted Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
University of Central Florida 4000 Central Florida Blvd Orlando FL 32816
  1. Communication
  2. Education
  3. Engineering
  4. Legal Professions And Studies
  5. Philosophy And Religious Studies
  6. Business
$10,726.00 58,465
Florida International University 11200 S. W. 8 Street Miami FL 33199
  1. Architecture
  2. Computer and Information Sciences
  3. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  4. Applied Mathematics
  5. Criminal Justice
$9,602.33 44,616
Florida Atlantic University 777 Glades Rd Boca Raton FL 33431
  1. Environmental Science
  2. Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  3. Law Enforcement
  4. Geography
  5. Registered Nursing
$7,471.33 29,246
Florida Gulf Coast University 10501 Fgcu Blvd S Fort Myers FL 33965
  1. Environmental Studies
  2. Secondary Education and Teaching
  3. Philosophy
  4. Occupational Therapy
  5. Business Administration and Management
$11,169.83 12,651
Florida State University 222 S. Copeland Street Tallahassee FL 32306
  1. Community and Regional Planning
  2. Communication and Media Studies
  3. Elementary Education and Teaching
  4. Management Information Systems
  5. History
$10,573.17 41,087
Florida State College at Jacksonville 501 W State St Jacksonville FL 32202
  1. Interior Architecture
  2. Facial Treatment Specialist
  3. HVAC Technician
  4. Computer Systems Technology
  5. Restaurant / Food Services Management
$4,460.67 30,863

4 Year, Not-For-Profit, Private Colleges - 2013 Stats

College Name
Highlighted Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
Stetson University 421 N Woodland Blvd DeLand FL 32723
  1. School Counseling and Guidance Services
  2. International Law and Legal Studies
  3. Philosophy
  4. Health Care Administration / Management
  5. Finance
$23,380.00 3,877
Nova Southeastern University 3301 College Ave Fort Lauderdale FL 33314
  1. Information Technology
  2. Special Education and Teaching
  3. Law
  4. Clinical Psychology
  5. Advanced General Dentistry
$18,214.00 28,457
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 600 S Clyde Morris Blvd Daytona Beach FL 32114
  1. Civil Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Physics
  4. Law Enforcement
  5. Air Traffic Controller
$21,510.00 5,205
Saint Leo University 33701 State Road 52 Saint Leo FL 33574
  1. Liberal Arts And Sciences
  2. Theology
  3. Social Work
  4. Business Communications
  5. Organizational Behavior Studies
$12,655.00 15,564
Webber International University 1201 N Scenic Hwy Babson Park FL 33827
  1. Communication
  2. Computer and Information Sciences
  3. Pre-Law Studies
  4. Securities Services Administration / Management
  5. Accounting
$16,915.00 751
Jones College-Jacksonville 5353 Arlington Expy Jacksonville FL 32211
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  3. Legal Assistant / Paralegal
  4. General Studies
  5. Medical Assistant
$7,320.00 644
Hodges University 2655 Northbrooke Drive Naples FL 34119
  1. Information Technology
  2. Drafting and Design Technology
  3. Legal Professions and Studies
  4. Criminal Justice Administration
  5. Medical Assistant
$11,310.00 2,439
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach FL 32114
  1. Teacher Education and Professional Development
  2. Aircraft Powerplant Technology / Technician
  3. Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
  4. Marketing
  5. Business Administration
$6,150.00 15,320
Remington College of Nursing Orlando 600 Century Point Ste 1050 Lake Mary FL 32746
  1. Registered Nursing
$27,360.00 83

4 Year, For-Profit Colleges - 2013 Stats

College Name
Highlighted Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
South University-West Palm Beach 9801 Belvedere Road Royal Palm Beach FL 33411
  1. Information Science
  2. Legal Assistant / Paralegal
  3. Psychology
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Graphic Design
$17,479.50 991
Chamberlain College of Nursing-Florida 5200 Belfort Rd Jacksonville FL 32256
  1. Registered Nurse
$15,600.00 339
ITT Technical Institute-St. Petersburg 877 Executive Center Dr. West, Suite 100 St. Petersburg FL 33702
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  3. Criminal Justice Administration
  4. Registered Nurse
  5. Construction Management
$17,748.00 258
ITT Technical Institute–Fort Myers 13500 Powers Court Ste 100 Fort Myers FL 33912
  1. Computer Systems Networking
  2. Computer and Information Systems Security
  3. CAD/CADD Drafting
  4. Legal Assistant
  5. Graphic Design
$17,748.00 299

2 Year, For-Profit Colleges - 2013 Stats

College Name
Highlighted Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
Virginia College-Pensacola 19 W Garden St Pensacola FL 32502
  1. Legal Assistant / Paralegal
  2. Health Management
  3. Medical Insurance Coding Specialist
  4. Medical Assistant
  5. Human Resources
  6. Management
$100.00 507
Fortis Institute-Pensacola 4081 E Olive Rd Ste B Pensacola FL 32514
  1. Cosmetology
  2. Electrician
  3. Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technician
  4. Dental Assistant
  5. Medical Office Assistant
  6. Pharmacy Technician
$230.00 759
Allied Health Institute 1291 South State Road 7 North Lauderdale FL 33068
  1. Law Enforcement
  2. Health Care Administration
  3. Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  4. Phlebotomy Technician
  5. Massage Therapy
N/A 503
Virginia College-Jacksonville 5940 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville FL 32207
  1. Cooking and Related Culinary Arts
  2. Medical Office Administration
  3. Medical Insurance Coding Specialist
  4. Surgical Technology
  5. Business
$100.00 465

Less Than 2 Years, Private Colleges - 2013 Stats

College Name
Featured Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care 3141 S Military Tr Lake Worth FL 33463
  1. Cosmetology
  2. Facial Treatment Specialist
  3. Nail Technician
  4. Personal and Culinary Services
  5. Massage Therapy.
N/A 122
American Institute of Beauty 3665 East Bay Drive Suite 164 Largo FL 33771
  1. Cosmetology
  2. Barber
N/A 63
Lincoln Technical Institute-Seminole 8800 Park Blvd Seminole FL 33777
  1. Medical Insurance Specialist / Medical Biller
  2. Medical Assistant
  3. Surgical Technology
N/A 91
American Institute 3190 North State Road 7 Lauderdale Lakes FL 33319
  1. Cosmetology
  2. Skin Care Specialist
  3. Massage Therapy
N/A 86

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Community Colleges in Florida - 2013 Stats

The following table provides information about community colleges that may offer hybrid or purely online classes, programs, or degrees in Florida. This information was sourced from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), part of the U.S. Department of Education. Some online institutions may also offer campus programs as well.

College Name
Featured Programs
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
Brevard Community College 1519 Clearlake Rd Cocoa FL 32922
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Nail Technician
  3. Architectural Engineering Technology
  4. Paralegal
  5. Mechanic And Repair Technician
$3,785.67 17,917
Pasco-Hernando Community College 10230 Ridge Road New Port Richey FL 34654
  1. Computer Systems Analyst
  2. Liberal Arts and Sciences,
  3. Corrections
  4. Radiation Therapist
  5. Nursing Assistant
$4,402.00 10,928
Hillsborough Community College 39 Columbia Drive Tampa FL 33606
  1. Agriculture
  2. Culinary Arts
  3. Biomedical Technology
  4. Construction Management
  5. Communications
  6. Systems Installation and Repair Technology
$3,751.00 28,329
Tallahassee Community College 444 Appleyard Dr Tallahassee FL 32304
  1. Legal Assistant
  2. Forensic Science and Technology
  3. Electrician
  4. Dental Assisting
  5. Radiation Therapist
$3,995.33 15,090
Florida Gateway College Highway 90 East Lake City FL 32025
  1. Computer Systems Analyst
  2. General Studies And Humanities
  3. Criminal Justice
  4. Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technician
  5. Welding
$4,506.00 3,210
William T. McFatter Technical Center 6500 Nova Drive Davie FL 33317
  1. Radio and Television Broadcasting Technician
  2. Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator
  3. Culinary Arts
  4. Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  5. Truck and Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor
N/A 689
Sarasota County Technical Institute 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota FL 34233
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Cosmetology
  3. Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management
  4. Child Care Provider / Assistant
  5. Computer Installation and Repair Technology
N/A 552
South Florida Community College 600 W College Dr Avon Park FL 33825
  1. Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology
  2. Liberal Arts and Sciences
  3. Corrections
  4. Criminal Justice
  5. Administration
$5,746.33 2,759
Orlando Tech 301 W Amelia Street Orlando FL 32801
  1. Recording Arts Technology
  2. Interactive Technology
  3. Culinary Arts
  4. Medical Administrative Assistant
  5. Bookkeeping
N/A 639
Lively Technical Center 500 N Appleyard Dr Tallahassee FL 32304
  1. Digital / Multimedia Design
  2. Barbering
  3. Legal Administrative Assistant
  4. Electrician
  5. Photography
N/A 1,316
Pinellas Technical Education Center-St Petersburg 901 34th St S Saint Petersburg FL 33711
  1. Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  2. Foodservice Systems Management
  3. Child Care and Support Services Management
  4. Fire-fighting
  5. Plumber
N/A 1,404
Traviss Career Center 3225 Winter Lake Rd Lakeland FL 33803
  1. Computer Installation and Repair Technician
  2. Heating, Air Conditioning
  3. Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technician
  4. Autobody Collision and Repair Technician
  5. Nursing Assistant
$4,496.67 558
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center 1014 SW 7th Rd Ocala FL 34471
  1. Facial Treatment Specialist
  2. Nail Technician
  3. Culinary Arts / Chef Training
  4. Legal Administrative Assistant
  5. Medical Laboratory Assistant
N/A 355
Lake Technical Center 2001 Kurt Street Eustis FL 32726
  1. Child Care and Support Services Management
  2. Corrections
  3. Criminal Justice
  4. Diesel Mechanics Technician
  5. Commercial and Advertising Art
N/A 603
Winter Park Tech 901 Webster Ave Winter Park FL 32789
  1. Interior Architecture
  2. Medical Assistant
  3. Pharmacy Technician Assistant
  4. Blood Bank Technology Specialist
  5. Management Information Systems
N/A 397
Westside Tech 955 E Story Rd Winter Garden FL 34787
  1. Network and System Administration
  2. Cosmetology
  3. Skin Care Specialist
  4. Building / Property Maintenance
  5. Veterinary Assistant
N/A 1,353
Mid Florida Tech 2900 West Oak Ridge Road Orlando FL 32809
  1. Law Enforcement
  2. Painter and Wall Coverer
  3. Pipefitting
  4. Diesel Mechanics Technician
  5. EMT Paramedic
N/A 2,011
Pinellas Technical Education Center-Clearwater 6100 154th Ave N Clearwater FL 33760
  1. Computer Programming,
  2. Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
  3. Automotive Mechanics Technician
  4. Welding
  5. Marketing
N/A 1,466
Radford M Locklin Technical Center 5330 Berryhill Rd Milton FL 32570
  1. Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator
  2. Child Care Provider / Assistant
  3. Plumbing
  4. Computer Installation and Repair Technician
  5. Management
$4,526.00 332
Sheridan Technical Center 5400 Sheridan St Hollywood FL 33021
  1. Skin Care Specialist
  2. Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
  3. Child Care Provider
  4. Court Reporting
  5. Vocational Nurse Training
N/A 1,224
Atlantic Technical Center 4700 Coconut Creek Parkway Coconut Creek FL 33063
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Court Reporting
  3. Welding
  4. Dental Assisting
  5. Ward Clerk
N/A 986
Lake-Sumter Community College 9501 US Hwy 441 Leesburg FL 34788
  1. Computer Systems Analyst
  2. Paralegal
  3. Liberal Arts and Science
  4. Law Enforcement Administration
  5. Commercial and Advertising Art
$5,911.33 4,878
North Florida Community College 325 NW Turner Davis Dr Madison FL 32340
  1. Information Technology Management
  2. Computer Systems Technology
  3. Vocational Nurse Training
  4. Nursing Assistant
  5. Management
$4,278.00 1,302
Florida Keys Community College 5901 College Rd Key West FL 33040
  1. Computer Programming
  2. Education
  3. General Studies And Humanities
  4. Corrections
  5. Criminal Justice
$4,732.00 1,348
Immokalee Technical Center 508 N 9th St Immokalee FL 34142
  1. Cosmetology,
  2. Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
  3. Legal Administrative Assistant
  4. Computer Installation and Repair Technician
  5. Patient Care Assistant
$6,594.67 356

Other Colleges with Distance Learning Options - 2013 Stats

The following table provides information about online colleges that may offer hybrid degrees and/or programs. This information was sourced from the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), part of the U.S. Department of Education. Some online institutions may also offer campus programs as well.

College Name
Average Tuition
Total Enrollment
University of South Florida-Main Campus 4202 East Fowler Ave Tampa FL 33620 $10,864.33 39,596
University of North Florida 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville FL 32224 $9,303.50 16,198
The University of West Florida 11000 University Parkway Pensacola FL 32514 $9,132.67 11,982
Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach 901 S. Flagler Drive West Palm Beach FL 33401 $16,130.00 3,663
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 1500 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Tallahassee FL 32307 $9,280.00 13,204
University of Florida 355 Tigert Hall Gainesville FL 32611 $13,455.33 49,589
Saint Thomas University 16401 NW 37th Ave Miami Gardens FL 33054 $19,128.00 2,472
University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus 140 Seventh Ave S. St. Petersburg FL 33701 $10,518.00 4,310
Bethune-Cookman University 640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd Daytona Beach FL 32114 $15,995.00 3,578
Florida Institute of Technology 150 West University Boulevard Melbourne FL 32901 $27,025.00 8,980
Northwood University-Florida 2600 N Military Trail West Palm Beach FL 33409 $24,906.00 663
Jacksonville University 2800 University Blvd N Jacksonville FL 32211 $19,521.00 3,715
The Baptist College of Florida 5400 College Dr Graceville FL 32440 $8,700.00 606
Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences 671 Winyah Drive Orlando FL 32803 $13,694.50 2,668
Florida Christian College 1011 Bill Beck Blvd Kissimmee FL 34744 $9,552.00 380
Edward Waters College 1658 Kings Rd Jacksonville FL 32209 $10,994.00 751
Clearwater Christian College 3400 Gulf to Bay Blvd Clearwater FL 33759 $10,060.00 519
Florida College 119 N Glen Arven Ave Temple Terrace FL 33617 $12,400.00 502
Warner University 13895 Hwy 27 Lake Wales FL 33859 $13,005.00 1,006
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 1500 NW 49th St. Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 $15,928.00 17,042
Trinity International University-Florida 8190 West State Road 84 Davie FL 33324 $10,275.00 392
Carlos Albizu University-Miami 2173 N.W. 99th Avenue Miami FL 33172 $10,332.00 1,047
Lynn University 3601 N. Military Trail Boca Raton FL 33431 $23,770.00 2,102
Florida Memorial University 15800 NW 42 Avenue Miami Gardens FL 33054 $14,170.50 1,735
Argosy University-Tampa 1403 N. Howard Avenue Tampa FL 33607 $14,880.00 631
Everest University-Jacksonville 8226 Phillips Hwy Jacksonville FL 32256 $14,976.00 721
Full Sail University 3300 University Blvd Winter Park FL 32792 $17,933.00 20,160
Everest University-South Orlando 9200 Soutpark Center Loop Orlando FL 32819 $14,616.00 33,852
Herzing University-Winter Park 1595 S. Semoran Blvd, Ste 1501 Winter Park FL 32792 $11,900.00 399
ITT Technical Institute-Miami 7955 NW 12th St, Ste 119 Miami FL 33126 $17,748.00 680
ITT Technical Institute-Tampa 4809 Memorial Hwy Tampa FL 33634 $17,748.00 803
Everglades University 5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100 Boca Raton FL 33431 $12,912.00 1,113
Heritage Institute-Jacksonville 4130 Salibury Road North, Suite 1100 Jacksonville FL 32216 N/A 389
Everest University-Melbourne 2401 N Harbor City Blvd Melbourne FL 32935 $14,616.00 591
Everest University-North Orlando 5421 Diplomat Circle Orlando FL 32810 $14,616.00 978
Everest University-Tampa 3319 W Hillsborough Ave Tampa FL 33614 $15,336.00 873
Everest University-Brandon 3924 Coconut Palm Dr Tampa FL 33619 $15,336.00 8,356
City College-Altamonte Springs 177 Montgomery Road Altamonte Springs FL 32714 $11,340.00 253
Galen School of Nursing-Tampa Bay 11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N., Suite 100 Saint Petersburg FL 33716 N/A 536
Broward College 225 E las Olas Blvd Fort Lauderdale FL 33301 $1,810.00 42,198
St Petersburg College 6021 142nd Ave Largo FL 33760 $4,649.00 33,128
Santa Fe College 3000 Northwest 83rd Street Gainesville FL 32606 $3,680.67 15,493
Palm Beach State College 4200 Congress Ave Lake Worth FL 33461 $4,328.00 29,354
Edison State College 8099 College Pky SW Fort Myers FL 33919 $4,780.00 17,107
Daytona State College 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach FL 32114 $5,914.67 16,555
Pensacola State College 1000 College Blvd Pensacola FL 32504 $3,908.33 11,531
Sanford-Brown Institute-Jacksonville 10255 Fortune Parkway, Suite 501 Jacksonville FL 32256 $12,647.00 776
Sanford-Brown Institute-Ft Lauderdale 1201 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 $14,121.00 871
Valencia College 190 South Orange Avenue Orlando FL 32801 $4,601.33 42,631
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 5840 26th St W Bradenton FL 34207 $4,732.33 11,349
Everest Institute-Fort Lauderdale 1040 Bayview Dr Fort Lauderdale FL 33304 $14,976.00 2,452
Miami Dade College 300 NE 2nd Avenue Miami FL 33132 $4,732.00 63,736
Seminole State College of Florida 100 Weldon Blvd Sanford FL 32773 $4,732.00 18,514
College of Central Florida 3001 SW College Rd Ocala FL 34474 $3,638.33 8,787
Indian River State College 3209 Virginia Ave Fort Pierce FL 34981 $4,608.00 17,528
Gulf Coast State College 5230 West U.S. Highway 98 Panama City FL 32401 $4,108.67 6,436
Polk State College 999 Avenue H NE Winter Haven FL 33881 $4,751.67 11,529
Lincoln College of Technology-West Palm Beach 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach FL 33407 $16,500.00 1,599
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale 1799 SE 17th St Fort Lauderdale FL 33316 $17,604.00 2,543
Heritage Institute-Ft Myers 6630 Orion Drive, Suite 200 Fort Myers FL 33912 N/A 804
Everest University-Pompano Beach 225 N. Federal Hwy. Pompano Beach FL 33062 $13,818.00 1,713
Everest Institute-Hialeah 530 W. 49th Street Hialeah FL 33012 $15,552.00 592
Everest Institute-North Miami 111 NW 183rd St, Ste 200 Miami FL 33169 $15,552.00 659
Everest University-Lakeland 995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110 Lakeland FL 33801 $15,336.00 558
Everest University-Orange Park 805 Wells Rd Orange Park FL 32073 $14,976.00 758
Rasmussen College-Florida 4755 Southwest 46th Court Ocala FL 34474 $12,600.00 5,400
International Academy of Design and Technology-Orlando 6039 South Rio Grande Avenue Orlando FL 32809 $12,600.00 771
International Academy of Design and Technology-Tampa 5104 Eisenhower Blvd Tampa FL 33634 $18,480.00 971
American Institute 5000 C Coconut Creek Parkway Margate FL 33063 N/A 105
Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa 5701 E. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa FL 33610 $13,926.00 1,063
Schiller International University 8560 Ulmerton Road Largo FL 33771 $18,180.00 163
Southwest Florida College 1685 Medical Lane Fort Myers FL 33907 $12,600.00 1,656
Northwest Florida State College 100 College Blvd Niceville FL 32578 $4,422.33 7,144
Everest University-Largo 1199 East Bay Drive Largo FL 33770 $15,336.00 513
City College-Gainesville 7001 N.W. 4th Blvd. Gainesville FL 32607 $12,200.00 480
City College-Fort Lauderdale 2000 W. Commerical Boulevard Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 $12,200.00 773
Remington College-Tampa Campus 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Ste 400 Tampa FL 33619 $15,549.00 177
AI Miami International University of Art and Design 1501 Biscayne Boulevard Miami FL 33132 $20,250.00 4,068
City College-Miami 9300 S Dadeland Blvd. 2nd Floor Miami FL 33156 $12,200.00 324
Angley College 1700 S. Woodland Blvd. Deland FL 32720 $14,301.00 null
Lee County High Tech Center North 360 Santa Barbara Blvd North Cape Coral FL 33993 N/A 337
ITT Technical Institute-Jacksonville 7011 A.C. Skinner Pkwy, Suite 140 Jacksonville FL 32256 $17,748.00 749
ITT Technical Institute-Fort Lauderdale 3401 S University Dr Fort Lauderdale FL 33328 $17,748.00 683
ITT Technical Institute-Lake Mary 1400 South International Parkway South Lake Mary FL 32746 $17,748.00 555
American InterContinental University-South Florida 2250 North Commerce Pkwy Weston FL 33326 $17,344.00 722
Southeastern University 1000 Longfellow Blvd Lakeland FL 33801 $13,887.00 2,546
Florida National College-Main Campus 4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue Hialeah FL 33012 $12,600.00 2,744
Millennia Atlantic University 10395 Northwest 41st Street, Suite 100 Doral FL 33178 $7,260.00 70
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary 1100 S Federal Hwy Deerfield Beach FL 33441 $4,050.00 71
University of Fort Lauderdale 4069 NW 16th St Lauderhill FL 33313 $6,750.00 69
Superior Career Institute 3714 W Oakland Park Blvd Lauderdale Lakes FL 33311 N/A 80
DeVry University-Florida 2300 SW 145th Ave Miramar FL 33027 $15,294.00 3,693
Argosy University-Sarasota 5250 17th Street Sarasota FL 34235 $14,880.00 1,443
M-DCPS The English Center 3501 SW 28 St. Miami FL 33133 N/A 642
Strayer University-Florida 4902 Eisenhower Blvd Ste 100 Tampa FL 33634 $14,010.00 3,760
Taylor College 5190 SE 125th Street Belleview FL 34420 $9,540.00 177
Kaplan College-Jacksonville 7450 Beach Blvd Jacksonville FL 32216 N/A 177
Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa 9309 N Florida Ave Ste 100 Tampa FL 33612 N/A 4,128
Saint Johns River State College 5001 Saint Johns Ave Palatka FL 32177 $2,264.00 6,185
Chipola College 3094 Indian Circle Marianna FL 32446 $4,217.33 2,301
Daytona College 425 South Nova Road Ormond Beach FL 32174 N/A 282
South University-Tampa 4401 N Himes Ave Tampa FL 33614 $17,479.50 827
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Campus 8180 N.W. 36 St., Suite 401 Miami FL 33166 $9,225.00 136
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando 550 N Econlockhatchee Orlando FL 32825 $8,865.00 162
ITT Technical Institute-University Park 8039 Cooper Creek Boulevard University Park FL 34201 $17,748.00 95
Remington College 500 International Parkway Heathrow FL 33612 $13,905.00 157
International Academy of Design and Technology-Online 5104 Eisenhower Blvd Tampa FL 33634 $12,600.00 1,896
Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 460 E. Altamonte Drive, 3rd Floor Altamonte Springs FL 32701 N/A 216
DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management-Florida 2300 Southwest 145th Avenue Miramar FL 33027 $9,020.00 1,294
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee 8350 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243 $10,390.83 1,909
University of South Florida-Polytechnic 3433 Winter Lake Rd Lakeland FL 33803 $10,430.33 1,320
Wolford College 1336 Creekside Boulevard, Suite 2 Naples FL 34108 $10,717.50 234
University of St Augustine for Health Sciences 1 University Blvd St Augustine FL 32084 $17,587.50 1,478
Kaplan College-Pembroke Pines 10131 Pines Blvd Pembroke Pines FL 33026 N/A 67
American Institute 1420 Celebration Boulevard Celebration FL 34747 $14,500.00 69
ITT Technical Institute-Orlando 8301 South Park Circle, Suite 100 Orlando FL 32819 $17,748.00 193
ITT Technical Institute–Tallahassee 2639 N Monroe St Building A Ste 100 Tallahassee FL 32303 $17,748.00 361
Romanov Academy of Sports Science 1825 Ponce de Leon Blvd #460 Coral Gables FL 33134 N/A 102


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