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Online Colleges in Florida

Most Affordable Online Colleges
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Florida colleges and universities offer a wealth of online degree programs for both new students and people seeking to change careers. The public State University System of Florida has 12 campus locations and more than 300,000 students. The Florida College System includes 28 colleges with 68 campuses. In 2015, the Florida College System reported they had a total enrollment of more than 813,000 students. Florida also has many well-known private universities, such as the University of Miami, a private research university with more than 16,000 students.

The University of Florida offers several online undergraduate and graduate programs, including bachelor's of science in sports management and master's in aerospace engineering -- a program that dovetails nicely with Florida's large presence in the space industry. The University of Central Florida has more than two dozen fully online degrees, certificates and degree completion programs, as well as hundreds of required web-based undergraduate courses.

Students also can attend 31 private, nonprofit schools in the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida system, and these nonprofit schools feature many online education options. Additionally, Florida Virtual Campus consists of 39 public universities and community colleges with more than 10,700 courses and 650 degrees or certificate programs online.

Following are the different online educational options for the state of Florida:

Degree LevelNumber of Online ProgramsNumber of Colleges
Associate26361
Bachelor's40065
Master's32648

Along with the numerous affordable online schools in Florida, many national colleges offer degree programs to Florida residents. Some, such as Argosy University and Everest, have physical campuses in Florida. Others, such as Full Sail University in Winter Park, are nationally accredited schools that offer online degree programs in art, video game design, music production and entertainment fields.

There were 20.2 million people living in Florida in 2015, the Census Bureau reports. In that year the bureau also reported that residents with bachelor's degrees earned median annual salaries of $43,815, while residents with graduate or professional degrees earned just shy of $60,000 annually. More than a quarter of all Florida residents ages 25-64 attained at least a bachelor's degree, the Census Bureau reports.

Most Affordable Online Colleges in Florida

Many students are concerned about the cost of pursuing a higher education and are looking for a quality, yet affordable school. Below you can read about the most affordable community colleges and universities in Florida. The schools are ranked based on their in-state tuition, which was reported to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). To see schools ranked on overall quality, in addition to affordability, see the Top Colleges tool.

Most Affordable Two-Year Online Colleges in Florida

While there are many universities and colleges where Sunshine State students can study, below are the most affordable two-year online colleges in Florida:

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Hillsborough Community College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,931
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
25.77%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in Tampa, Hillsborough Community College uses the Canvas learning management system for its online course offerings -- and there are literally hundreds of options. The college offers a total of 721 online classes, with many taught totally online with no on-campus meetings. There are more than 160 academic programs from which to choose, from culinary arts to computer programming, digital forensics to drafting, and statistics to sociology.

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Tallahassee Community College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,002
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
20.35%
Institution Type
Public

About

Web-based and hybrid courses at Tallahassee Community College are delivered via the Canvas course management system. Certain tests are administered on campus or at an approved proctor site. The college offers five online associate degree programs in high-demand careers: early childhood development and education, paralegal and legal studies, criminal justice technology, environmental science and technology, and arts. These programs can be a great fit for students who wish to continue to a four-year university and earn a bachelor's degree. Note that there may be a small additional fee for online courses as well as fees for tests taken at proctored sites.

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North Florida Community College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,280
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
36.15%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in Madison in the northern part of the state, North Florida Community College is a small college. However, it offers a large selection of online education courses via the Desire2Learn platform. The college is tied into Florida Shines, a hub for Sunshine State students to find online classes throughout the state. Students in good academic and financial standing can take classes at 40 different Florida schools or universities although they need approval from both their home institution and the prospective online college.

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Florida Keys Community College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$2,483
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
27.59%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in beautiful Key West, Florida Keys Community College prides itself on "island living, island learning." Like many Florida community colleges, Florida Keys Community College is tied into the Desire2Learn educational management platform, which allows students to select online courses from 40 different Florida institutions. In addition to the main Key West campus, Florida Keys Community College also has satellite locations in Marathon and Tavernier. The college offers a bachelor's of applied sciences program. It also offers many different associate degree paths, including business administration, computer information technology, culinary management and hospitality and ecotourism management. However, full completion of degree requirements is done at on-campus locations.

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Key College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$10,785
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
N/A
Institution Type
Private

About

Located in Dania Beach just south of Fort Lauderdale, independent Key College offers many online and campus-based programs. Its main areas of focus are paralegal studies, court reporting, accounting, business administration, business management and medical assisting. Students can pursue either an associate degree or a bachelor's degree in these different fields. Key College accepts students from across the nation interested in attending its five different legal reporting/communications classes. The college is accredited through the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and is licensed through the Commission for Independent Education.

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Most Affordable Four-Year Online Colleges in Florida

The following are the most affordable four-year colleges and universities in Florida. These schools are good options for students who want to earn a bachelor’s degree but also don’t want to break the bank.

1

Broward College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,810
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
24.16%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Broward College is well versed in distance learning. Broward has three different accelerated associate degree programs, including business, business administration and computer systems specialist. Students can generally complete these accelerated programs in as little as 15 months, and new classes start every eight weeks. Additionally, Broward offers a total of 10 associate degree and four bachelor's degree paths in prominent fields such as information technology, accounting, criminal justice and nursing. There are 17 different technical certificate programs as well. Broward also prides itself on being one of the most affordable online colleges in Florida.

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Santa Fe College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,872
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
33.91%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in Gainsville, Santa Fe College is part of the Florida College System. Santa Fe College offers a mix of online, hybrid and web-enhanced courses through the Canvas learning management system. Students can choose from courses in accounting, business, animal sciences and information technology, to name just a few. The college offers dozens of associate degree paths and eight different bachelor's degree tracks as well. Additionally, Santa Fe College offers many different online certificate programs, such as computer tomography and business entrepreneurship. Some online courses require proctored testing though. In these cases, students will have to either visit campus or an approved testing center. Alternatively, students may be able to test through ProctorU, an online company that performs live, online testing. There may be additional costs for proctored exams, and online students need instructor approval for these exams before classes begin.

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Eastern Florida State College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,892
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
33.23%
Institution Type
Public

About

Formerly Brevard Community College, Eastern Florida State College is a public college located in Cocoa near Florida's busting Kennedy Space Center. The school offers more than 250 online courses through the Canvas course management system. Eastern Florida State College also offers fully online associate degree programs in office administration, business administration and criminal justice technology, as well as a general associate of arts degree path for students seeking bachelor's degrees. The college has seven different online bachelor's degree programs, from allied health to human resources, sales and marketing to public safety management. Out-of-state students need to obtain approval before attending online classes, and students living outside of Brevard County need to alert instructors of their intent to use a proctored exam site or online service such as ProctorU.

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College of Central Florida

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,910
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
45.74%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in the heart of Florida, College of Central Florida, formerly Central Florida Community College, is a public state college in Ocala. College of Central Florida offers fully online associate degree programs in business administration, computer information technology and office administration. Additionally, the college offers a new five-class online equine technician certification program for students interested in owning or working with horses. The school also offers a four-class Six Sigma Green Belt certificate for students working in manufacturing jobs who wish to advance to quality control positions. Note that College of Central Florida is not authorized to offer online courses to students in most states outside of Florida.

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Valencia College

Accredited
 
Tuition/Year Tuition per year refers to the average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates and, if applicable, graduate students as of 2014, according to the National Center for Education Statistics
$1,984
Distance Education Participation Distance Education Participation refers to the percentage of students taking either some or all of the courses via distance education, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
35.91%
Institution Type
Public

About

Located in the world-renowned theme park and entertainment hub of Orlando, Valencia College is a multi-campus public state college. Valencia offers online classwork in nearly every subject and has more than 60 different programs of study culminating in associate or bachelor's degrees or certificates of achievement. Valencia College is unable to offer online courses to students who do not have a valid mailing address in Florida. According to the school, students who earn associate degrees from Valencia College are guaranteed admission to a bachelor's degree program at the University of Central Florida.

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College Accreditation in Florida

Picking an accredited college is just as important as picking the right major. That hard-earned degree has to be valid in a student's home state.

According to the Department of Education, there are 595 accredited institutions in Florida. The state's largest college systems, the University of Florida in Gainesville, the Florida State University system, and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, are accredited by the same regional body.

There is a singular accrediting body for institutions of higher learning throughout Florida and all degree-granting institutions of higher education throughout the southern states:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Smaller schools and religious schools in Florida may be accredited by different governing bodies. Students can check with the Department of Education to see if a school is accredited by a valid governing body.

School Interviews

Want to know what makes attending online college in Florida special? Here are several viewpoints from educational leaders in the Sunshine State.

Dr. Christine Broeker
Technology will continue to emerge and improve ... and online learning will integrate new technology to enhance student learning.

Dr. Christine Broeker

Interim executive director of eLearning

Seminole State College

Q. Can you tell us a little about the online programs offered at Seminole State College of Florida?

Seminole State offers nearly 40 fully online programs, including two baccalaureate programs. The college, which is regionally accredited, ranks as one of the most affordable four-year colleges in the nation.

In August 2014, Seminole State added these online two-year programs: Fire Science, which is recognized by FEMA, and Entrepreneurship and Business Management which is unique in Florida.

Q. What advice would you give to students interested in an online degree program?

Online programs require a unique commitment from students as well as good time management skills, motivation and self-discipline. Take a look at yourself and examine what type of programs work best for you.

Contact a faculty member or advisor in the online program you are interested in. In an online degree program, it is important to be able to reach someone if you need assistance. You can learn a lot about the type of support and service you will be able to count on from initial calls or emails.

At Seminole State, we offer several types of courses, from traditional to hybrid (online and on-campus) to fully online. We also encourage students to take advantage of resources that are available to them. At Seminole State, we offer online tutoring, incorporating librarians within certain courses to help with research; and a team of student success specialists who provide advising services for online students.

Finally, students interested in online programs should always make sure the institution is regionally accredited.

Q. How do you anticipate online learning might evolve in the coming years?

We know we’ll continue to see an increase in the number of students. Enrollment increased 15.5 percent in fall 2014 compared with fall 2013.

We expect students will use a range of mobile technologies, such as tablets and smartphones, to learn online. Technology will continue to emerge and improve – such as through voice recognition, retina display, fingerprint scanners and webcam tools -- and online learning will integrate new technology to enhance student learning.


Amy Locklear
Today we can give most students the delivery mode they need for success, be it online or on campus. That's the beauty of technology in modern higher education.

Amy Locklear

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Daytona State College

Q. Can you tell us a little about the online programs offered at Daytona State College?

The college ranks among the top 10 Best Online Bachelor's programs in the country, two years running, according to U.S. News & World Report. More than half of Daytona State's students take one or more online courses a year, and last year nearly 3,000 students enrolled in fully online programs at DSC. The college offers online 11 degree programs - including two-year university transfer - and 10 online certificate programs.

Q. What advice would you give to students interested in an online degree program?

While online classes have grown in number and popularity throughout higher education, distance learning requires self-discipline and time management to keep up with coursework deadlines and online lectures. Some students thrive in that environment, embracing digital communication and freedom from a physical setting. Others learn better in face-to-face settings, interacting directly with professors and fellow students. DSC recommends students review its advisory web page about online benefits and challenges before jumping into distance learning.

Q. How is online learning changing higher education?

Today we can give most students the delivery mode they need for success, be it online or on campus. That's the beauty of technology in modern higher education.

It's an exciting time in education. We're constantly looking at new best practices and multimedia instruction to help the success of today's students, who come from all stages and walks of life.

Financial Aid in Florida

In addition to its sunny climate and fantastic institutions of higher learning, Florida also offers numerous grant and scholarship opportunities for its resident students, which serve to encourage them to stay in-state for their college years.

That could partly be attributed to the fact that the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), administers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships to assist Florida residents with the costs of college. In many cases, every student is eligible as long as they perform well academically, while other awards provide assistance to those demonstrating financial need.

Here is a sampling of Florida scholarships and grants.

Florida Scholarships

One of the best ways to offset the cost of college is to score scholarships since they do not have to be repaid. Luckily, for Sunshine State residents, there are numerous merit- and need-based scholarships, especially for those interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in their home state. Some programs run by the state are only offered at partner institutions, so be sure to see which schools participate before you apply.

This is Florida's largest merit-based scholarship based on high school academic achievement. Students must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and submit the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)after high school graduation to qualify. There are four different Bright Futures award types: Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award, the Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award, the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV), and the Florida Gold Seal CAPE Scholars award (GSC). (The latter two are geared toward students who are entering career education or certificate programs.)
  • Application deadline: August 31
  • Award amount: Varies based on GPA, scores on college entrance exams, community service hours and other factors
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Varies
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Minimum GPA: Each award has specific academic criteria, minimum ACT, SAT or PERT test scores and requires volunteer service hours
  • Merit vs. need-based: Merit
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status: Applicants must earn a standard Florida high school diploma and be accepted by an eligible Florida school.
  • Residency required: Yes
High school students attending school in either The Palm Beach Treasure Coast area of Florida, the Greater Miami - Fort Lauderdale area (including Broward, Dade and Monroe counties), or the Greater Ft Myers-Naples are invited to apply for this scholarship. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Once potential scholarship recipients are identified, financial data is reviewed to determine if the student demonstrates financial need.
  • Application deadline: April
  • Award amount: $1,000
  • Number of scholarships awarded: 15
  • Renewable: No
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Merit vs. need-based: Both
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status Must plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study
  • Residency required:  Yes
This "full ride" is awarded to Florida high school graduates who achieve National Merit Scholar status and choose to attend one of the six National Merit Scholarship Corporation sponsors: Florida State University, New College of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of Miami and University of South Florida.
  • Application deadline: A separate application is not required once Merit Scholar status is achieved
  • Award amount: Equal to the institutional cost of attendance, minus other state aid
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Varies
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Minimum GPA: Must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew scholarship
  • Merit vs. need-based: Merit
  • Ethnicity: All
  • Academic status: Must be a National Merit Finalist and have received one of the merit scholarships
  • Residency required:  Yes
Minority students who are training to be teachers are selected based on writing ability, communication skills, overall academic performance and evidence of commitment to the youth of America, preferably demonstrated through volunteer activities. Special consideration is given to community college graduates.
  • Application deadline: July 1 for the fall semester; November 1 for spring semester
  • Award amount: $4,000
  • Number of scholarships awarded: Not specified
  • Renewable: Yes, up to two consecutive years
  • Minimum GPA: Not specified
  • Merit vs. need-based: Merit
  • Ethnicity: African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander, or American Indian/Alaskan native
  • Academic status: Must have earned 60 credit hours or an Associate of Arts degree
  • Residency required:  Yes

If you’re interested in learning more about how to find scholarships for college, read the Ultimate Guide to Scholarships.

Florida Grants

The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), offers several different need-based grants for students, which is a huge help to families who cannot afford college. Every little bit helps, and Florida residents who meet qualifications can get assistance with the cost of their post-secondary education.

Full-time students who meet the eligibility requirements for state financial aid and attend eligible in-state schools can earn an annual award.

  • Application deadline: Varies by institution
  • Award amount: The annual award amount is set by the Legislature in the General Appropriation Act each year.
This grant aims to help degree-seeking undergraduate students with substantial financial need whose parents do not hold college or advanced degrees. They must meet the eligibility requirements laid out by the state for financial need and they also must have a FAFSA on file.

  • Application deadline: Varies by institution
  • Award amount: The postsecondary institution determines the award amount for each recipient.
Designed for students attending private, nonprofit Florida colleges and universities, this grant has minimum GPA requirements. Applicants must also meet Florida's eligibility requirements for state aid.

  • Application deadline: Varies
  • Award amount: Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines and student eligibility.
This grant aims to help degree-seeking undergraduate students with substantial financial need whose parents do not hold college or advanced degrees. They must meet the eligibility requirements laid out by the state for financial need and they also must have a FAFSA on file.

  • Application deadline: Varies by institution
  • Award amount: Each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, student eligibility and award amount.

For an in-depth look at how to qualify for grants and make college more affordable, read our Ultimate Guide to Grants.

Florida Loans

Florida does not have a state-specific loan program for students since their financial aid programs focus on scholarships and grants. While earning scholarships and grants are preferable to taking out student loans, loans may be necessary for some students to cover the cost of college. In that case, students should fill out a FAFSA and look into federal student loans.

Learn more about student loans, including federal loan programs, in the Ultimate Guide to Student Loans.

Top Cities For Students In Florida

Florida offers many different unique and diverse places to live, from bustling Miami in the south to Jacksonville in the north. Below are three of the top cities for online students in Florida. For each city you will see helpful information for online students, such as average rent and the average salary of a high school graduate compared to the salary of a bachelor’s degree graduate.

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL

Total Population

2,600,861

Median salary for high school grads

$22,101

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$41,220

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

10.3%

Median rent

$962

Economics

Tourism plays a tremendous role in Miami's economy. In fact, in 2015 more than 15.5 million visitors stayed at least one night in a hotel in the Greater Miami area, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau reports. Their impact on the state's economy is massive. Overnight visitors spent roughly $24.4 billion in the region in 2015, the bureau reports. Also, Miami International Airport is among the country's busiest for international freight operations.

Demographics

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach and the Greater Miami Metropolitan area is home to more than 3 million workers, or about one-third of all workers employed in the state. Median annual salaries in the Miami area were about $33,000 in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Fun Facts

There is no shortage of fun to be had in Miami, from world-class beaches to a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and a well-documented vibrant nightlife. Miami also offers cruises, zoos, several professional sports teams, shopping and museums. Miami's Art Deco Historic District is a must-see for many visitors, while the Little Havana neighborhood gives residents and tourists an authentic taste of Cuban flavor.

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Total Population

2,851,235

Median salary for high school grads

$26,657

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$46,651

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

8.6%

Median rent

$799

Economics

Tampa-St. Petersburg has a booming and diversified economy driven by tourism, shipping, transportation and big business, to name a few. Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, Quest Diagnostics and Ashley Furniture all have made large investments in the region over the past few years and added thousands of new jobs. The Port Tampa Bay also plans to invest $1.7 billion as part of its long-range strategy that could add another 9 million square feet of mixed-use development to the area.

Demographics

According to the BLS, the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg-Clearwater region on the western shoreline of Florida is home to 1.21 million workers earning median annual salaries of about $33,000, or $15.98 per hour in 2015. Although tourism is important to the region, financial services and information technology also are strong economic drivers. In 2015, Business and financial occupations paid median salaries of roughly $61,000 per year, while computer and related mathematical jobs paid more than $70,000 annually, the BLS reports. The metropolitan area of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater supplies about 13 percent of the state's total workforce.

Fun Facts

The Salvador Dali Museum is one of several high-quality art museums in the Greater Tampa Bay region. Visitors and residents also can enjoy Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Weeki Wachee Springs and Legoland Florida. Tampa also is home to professional football, hockey and baseball teams.

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

Total Population

2,226,835

Median salary for high school grads

$25,149

Median salary with a bachelor's degree

$42,639

% of the population enrolled in college or grad school

11.6%

Median rent

$853

Economics

With its many world-renowned theme parks, the Greater Orlando area has one of the most robust tourism economies in the U.S. With more than 74,000 employees, Walt Disney World is the region's largest employer by a huge margin. Universal Studios Orlando is second with 20,000 employees, the Orlando Economic Development Commission reports. Darden Restaurants, Siemens Energy, Hilton, Marriott, Bank of America and Chase, to name just a few of the better-known companies, all have headquarters operations in the region. In addition to its robust tourism industry, Orlando also hosts a great number of conferences and conventions, making its airport among the busiest in the nation.

Demographics

The Orlando metro area, which includes Kissimmee and Sanford, supports more than 1.1 million workers, about 10 percent of the state's workforce. Workers in the region earn median hourly wages of $14.68, or just over $30,000 annually, according to 2015 BLS data. While this is less than other parts of the state, the unemployment rate in Orlando was a low 4.2 percent in May 2016, the BLS reports.

Fun Facts

Orlando is known as "Theme Park Capital of the World," and for good reason. In addition to Walt Disney World and Disney's Animal Kingdom, Orlando is home to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Studios Florida and Epcot Center.

 

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  21. Why Student Debt in Florida is Lower Than Most States, Miami Harold, August 10, 2016, http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article94951622.html
  22. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/bfmain.htm
  23. Dunkin' Donuts South/Southwest Florida Scholarship Program, Accessed August 2016, http://sms.scholarshipamerica.org/ddonuts-fl/guidelines.html
  24. Benacquisto Scholarship Program, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FIS.pdf
  25. Minority Teacher Education Scholarships, Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Accessed August 2016, http://www.ffmt.org/
  26. Access to Better Learning and Education (ABLE) Grant, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/ABLE.pdf
  27. First Generation Matching Grant Program, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FGMG.pdf
  28. William L. Boyd IV Florida Resident Access Grant, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FRAG.pdf
  29. Florida Student Assistance Grant Program, Office of Student Financial Assistance, Accessed August 2016, http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FSAG.pdf