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Top Colleges in Florida for 2019-20

Welcome to OnlineColleges.com’s Top Colleges Tool 2019-20. Using the most recent final data available from the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we ranked more than 2,500 accredited colleges and universities on a variety of factors, including affordability, student services and the availability of online programs. The result is a list of the best online colleges in the U.S. that is built into this interactive tool.

The filters on the left let you create customized lists of schools based on the factors that are most important to you, including location, price and religious affiliation. Choosing the right school is the first step toward success in higher education, and we’re excited to help you get started.

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STATE
TUITION
INSTITUTION TYPE
DEGREE LEVEL
MILITARY BENEFITS
RELIGIOUS AFFILATION
1 University of Florida Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
59%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
50
OVERALL SCORE
100
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
2 University of Central Florida Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
56%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
45
OVERALL SCORE
99.45
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
3 Nova Southeastern University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
50%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
102
OVERALL SCORE
99.39
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
4 Saint Leo University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
68%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
62
OVERALL SCORE
99.34
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
5 University of South Florida-Main Campus Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
51%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
22
OVERALL SCORE
98.9
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    Placement Services
6 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
47%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
37
OVERALL SCORE
98.35
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
7 Florida International University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
55%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
45
OVERALL SCORE
98.29
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
8 Florida State University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
36%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
15
OVERALL SCORE
95.42
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    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
9 Florida National University-Main Campus Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
57%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
26
OVERALL SCORE
93.55
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    Placement Services
10 Florida Atlantic University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
41%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
18
OVERALL SCORE
93.11
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    Placement Services
11 The University of West Florida Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
59%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
22
OVERALL SCORE
86.71
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
12 Southeastern University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
45%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
84.67
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    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
13 Full Sail University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
99%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
64
OVERALL SCORE
83.07
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    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
14 University of North Florida Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
39%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
82.13
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    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
15 Florida Gulf Coast University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
43%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
81.08
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
16 Altierus Career College-Tampa Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
80%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
10
OVERALL SCORE
78.21
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
17 Warner University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
59%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
77.22
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    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
18 The Baptist College of Florida Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
65%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
19
OVERALL SCORE
75.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
19 Florida Institute of Technology Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
14%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
18
OVERALL SCORE
68.45
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
20 Everglades University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
65%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
68.42
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
21 Herzing University-Winter Park Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
57%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
22
OVERALL SCORE
68.01
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
22 University of Miami Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
27%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
67.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
23 University of South Florida-St Petersburg Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
63%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
67.02
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
24 Hobe Sound Bible College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
61%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
11
OVERALL SCORE
65.58
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25 Bethune-Cookman University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
46%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
62.71
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
26 St Thomas University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
18%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
58.96
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
27 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
14%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
56.21
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
28 Hodges University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
70%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
32
OVERALL SCORE
54.16
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
29 Pasco-Hernando State College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
43%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
13
OVERALL SCORE
52.34
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
30 Florida Southern College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
32%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
52.23
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
31 Lynn University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
34%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
50.47
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
32 Schiller International University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
100%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
49.2
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
33 Palm Beach Atlantic University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
16%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
48.98
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
34 Hillsborough Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
35%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
9
OVERALL SCORE
45.5
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
35 Jacksonville University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
26%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
16
OVERALL SCORE
45.01
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
36 Carlos Albizu University-Miami Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
25%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
41.75
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
37 Trinity College of Florida Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
48%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
5
OVERALL SCORE
36.18
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
38 Barry University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
11%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
12
OVERALL SCORE
35.08
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
    Life Experience Credit
39 Stetson University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
4%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
3
OVERALL SCORE
27.47
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
40 Trinity Baptist College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
42%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
25.81
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
41 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
99%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
2
OVERALL SCORE
25.26
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
42 Remington College-Heathrow Campus Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
100%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
22.34
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
43 Webber International University Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
25%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
8
OVERALL SCORE
22.06
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services
44 Adventist University of Health Sciences Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
45%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
6
OVERALL SCORE
19.42
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
45 Flagler College-St Augustine Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
0%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
13.62
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
46 Florida Keys Community College Type: Public
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
31%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
1
OVERALL SCORE
13.02
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Life Experience Credit
47 Orion College Type: Private
TUITION
$$$$
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN DISTANCE EDUCATION
100%
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
4
OVERALL SCORE
7.89
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SCHOOL FEATURES
    Career Counseling Services
    Placement Services

Methodology and Sources

Methodology

Using the National Center for Education Statistics' Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), we generated a list of colleges and universities that met the following criteria:

  • Level of institution is either "Four or more years" or "At least 2 but less than 4 years"
  • Data is reported for all 11 ranking variables listed in the Methodology section
  • At least 1 percent of students are taking at least some of the classes via distance education
  • "Number of programs offered via distance education" was an integer greater than 0

We ranked the resulting 1,813 colleges on 11 criteria, using provisional 2016-17 data from IPEDS:

  1. Number of programs offered via distance education
  2. Ratio of students participating fully or partially in DE to Total Enrollment
  3. Average in-state tuition for undergraduates
  4. Total electronic library collections, including digital books, databases, and media
  5. Graduation rate
  6. Retention rate
  7. The availability of any tuition plans (Payment, Guaranteed, Other)
  8. Services (Academic/Career, Placement for Completers)
  9. Credit offerings (Dual, Life, AP, Military)
  10. Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal, state, local, institutional or other sources of grant aid
  11. Average amount of federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid awarded to undergraduate students

All schools were scored on a 10-point scale for each of the points listed above. Individual data point scores were then multiplied by their respective weights, and the scores were added together, for a maximum possible score of 10 points.

NOTE: Schools' tuition amounts are based on 2016-17 undergraduate and graduate data reported to the National Center for Education Statistics. The actual cost of tuition may vary.

Sources:

  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
, if applicable,