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275 Colleges
67,324 Yearly Graduations
$49,585 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,678 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

Florida ranked #3 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 67,324 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $12,396 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $15,632 a year.

An estimated 64% of college students in Florida take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,920 per year.

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Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
6,238 Yearly Degrees

There are 18,195 students at UMA Clearwater in total, 17,186 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

Approximately 96% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,173 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UMA Clearwater is $20,700.

#2

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,042 Yearly Degrees
$21,008 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 17,490 undergraduates at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale, of which 10,479 are full-time, and there are 19,567 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

67% of Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $12,991 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale is $28,000.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,637 Yearly Degrees
$9,912 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide is 13,773, of which 10,304 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,588 are full-time. It takes the average Embry-Riddle Worldwide undergraduate about 4.3 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Of the accepted students, 90% are men and 10% are women.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,710 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Embry-Riddle Worldwide with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

Florida Technical College

Orlando, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,381 Yearly Degrees
$14,025 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Florida Technical College is 4,094, which includes 4,094 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 58 to 1.

80% of Florida Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,224 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Florida Technical College is $20,100.

#5

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,338 Yearly Degrees
$6,368 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 59,371 undergraduates at UCF, of which 42,468 are full-time, and there are 69,402 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at UCF is 4.5 years.

About 50% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Approximately 34% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,359 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from UCF is $37,100.

#6

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,234 Yearly Degrees
$2,444 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 31,289 students at Palm Beach State College in total, 8,139 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

7% of Palm Beach State College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,642 a year. Palm Beach State College has a 8.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $27,100 during the early-career years.

Public Public vs. Private
1,201 Yearly Degrees
$3,131 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,752 full-time undergraduates at Seminole State, and 17,754 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 17% of students at Seminole State take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $4,513 a year. Seminole State has a 5.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Seminole State with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,182 Yearly Degrees
$2,838 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 21,473 full-time undergraduates at MDC, and 51,679 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

3% of MDC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,636 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from MDC is $25,700.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,092 Yearly Degrees

There are 2,161 full-time undergraduates at UTI Orlando, and 2,161 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 35 to 1.

Approximately 75% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,128 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $31,500 during the early-career years.

#10

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,082 Yearly Degrees
$2,830 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,835 full-time undergraduates at BC, and 38,976 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Roughly 11% of students at BC take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,439 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from BC is $26,700.

Public Public vs. Private
1,021 Yearly Degrees
$2,506 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Hillsborough Community College is 22,404, which includes 10,377 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $5,375 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $26,800 during the early-career years.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,019 Yearly Degrees
$10,935 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,772 undergraduates at Rasmussen University - Florida, of which 4,808 are full-time, and there are 8,808 students altogether. It takes the average Rasmussen University - Florida undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 80% of students at Rasmussen University - Florida take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,935 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Rasmussen University - Florida is $27,500.

#13

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
1,009 Yearly Degrees
$2,657 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,515 full-time undergraduates at FSCJ, and 24,605 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 21 to 1.

Approximately 21% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,739 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from FSCJ with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $27,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#14

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
993 Yearly Degrees
$2,474 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 47,940 students at Valencia College in total, 16,689 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 25 to 1.

Approximately 20% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,573 a year. The student loan default rate of 6.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Valencia College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $26,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
947 Yearly Degrees
$6,410 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at University of South Florida - Main Campus is 44,246, of which 32,684 students are undergraduates and of those, 25,457 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at USF Tampa is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 45% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,678 a year. USF Tampa has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from USF Tampa with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private for-profit Public vs. Private
893 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at South Florida Institute of Technology is 1,207, which includes 1,207 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at South Florida Institute of Technology is 87%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Approximately 31% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,693 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 9.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from South Florida Institute of Technology is $22,700.

#17

St Petersburg College

Clearwater, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
831 Yearly Degrees
$2,682 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,853 students at SPC in total, 8,841 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.

24% of SPC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,400 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 3.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,000 during the early-career years.

#18

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
828 Yearly Degrees
$2,764 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Indian River State College is 16,942, which includes 5,461 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 27 to 1.

Approximately 8% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $3,735 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.2% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Indian River State College is $25,100.

#19

Sheridan Technical College

Hollywood, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
805 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,833 full-time undergraduates at Sheridan Technical College, and 1,833 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $24,000 during the early-career years.

#20

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
792 Yearly Degrees
$2,496 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Eastern Florida State College is 15,352, which includes 4,880 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 18 to 1.

21% of EFSC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,442 a year. EFSC has a 3.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from EFSC is $24,400.

#21

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
766 Yearly Degrees
$3,106 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,562 full-time undergraduates at Daytona State College, and 13,430 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

Approximately 24% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,356 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Daytona State College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $24,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#22

Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
743 Yearly Degrees

There are 960 students at TWS in total, 960 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 30 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at TWS take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,024 a year. TWS has a 8.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,800 during the early-career years.

#23

Southern Technical College

Orlando, Florida
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
707 Yearly Degrees

There are 1,629 full-time undergraduates at Southern Technical College, and 1,629 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

77% of Southern Technical College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,631 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Southern Technical College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $19,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#24

Erwin Technical College

Tampa, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
705 Yearly Degrees

There are 811 students at Erwin Technical College in total, 811 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 4.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Erwin Technical College is $24,900.

#25

Santa Fe College

Gainesville, Florida
Public Public vs. Private
663 Yearly Degrees
$2,563 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Santa Fe College is 14,915, which includes 6,325 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

20% of Santa Fe College students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $2,155 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.6% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Santa Fe College is $26,900.

Other Florida Trade Schools

Rank School Yearly Graduations
26 Pensacola State College 537
27 Manatee Technical College 526
28 Atlantic Technical College 522
29 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach 488
30 Florida Career College - Orlando 478
31 Lake Technical College 462
32 Fort Myers Technical College 452
33 Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg 445
34 Florida Career College - West Palm Beach 425
35 Pasco-Hernando State College 414
35 Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus 414
37 Florida Vocational Institute 400
38 Florida Career College 388
39 Lorenzo Walker Technical College 380
40 University of North Florida 363
41 Marion Technical College 359
41 William T McFatter Technical College 359
43 Aveda Institute - Tallahassee 356
44 Florida International University 354
45 Suncoast Technical College 351
45 Praxis Institute 351
47 Florida Career College - Hialeah 346
48 Technical Education Center-Osceola 341
49 Southern Technical College 323
49 Florida Career College - Lauderdale Lakes 323
51 La Belle Beauty Academy 321
52 American Medical Academy 314
53 College of Central Florida 313
54 Boca Beauty Academy 308
55 CDA Technical Institute 304
56 University of Florida 302
57 Celebrity School of Beauty 300
58 First Coast Technical College 294
59 Concorde Career Institute - Tampa 292
60 Florida Career College - Tampa 290
61 Ridge Technical College 289
61 Gulf Coast State College 289
63 Orange Technical College - Westside Campus 286
64 Aveda Institute - South Florida 282
64 South Florida State College 282
66 National Aviation Academy of Tampa Bay 278
67 Southeastern College-West Palm Beach 277
68 Florida SouthWestern State College 272
69 Tallahassee Community College 265
70 Traviss Technical College 264
71 Florida Atlantic University 259
72 Polk State College 258
73 Concorde Career Institute - Orlando 257
74 Concorde Career Institute - Jacksonville 254
75 Bene’s Career Academy 249
75 Sunstate Academy 249
77 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 248
78 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-Casselberry 246
79 Lively Technical Center 240
80 La Belle Beauty School 239
81 Concorde Career Institute - Miramar 233
82 Florida Career College - Miami 228
83 J-Tech Institute 225
83 Pinellas Technical College-Clearwater 225
85 Florida Career College - Margate 222
86 Florida Academy 221
87 Cape Coral Technical College 218
88 Medical Institute of Palm Beach 213
89 Florida Education Institute 211
90 Florida National University - Main Campus 207
91 The University of West Florida 206
92 Robert Morgan Educational Center and Technical College 205
93 Florida Gulf Coast University 201
94 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers 199
94 Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College 199
96 Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers-West Palm Beach 196
96 Withlacoochee Technical College 196
98 George Stone Technical Center 193
98 Florida Career College - Boynton Beach 193
100 Sunstate Academy 190
101 Florida Panhandle Technical College 189
102 College of Business and Technology-Flagler 186
103 Adventist University of Health Sciences 185
104 Charlotte Technical College 182
105 American Institute of Beauty 176
106 Boca Beauty Academy - Parkland 174
106 College of Business and Technology-Hialeah 174
106 Fortis Institute - Pensacola 174
109 Parisian Spa Institute 173
110 Altierus Career College - Tampa 172
111 Orange Technical College - Orlando Campus 171
111 Tulsa Welding School-Jacksonville 171
113 George T Baker Aviation Technical College 169
114 Florida Career College - Jacksonville 167
115 Big Bend Technical College 166
116 Health Career Institute 163
117 Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology 157
118 Tom P Haney Technical Center 156
118 Florida Gateway College 156
120 Beauty Academy of South Florida 155
120 Orange Technical College - Winter Park Campus 155
120 Okaloosa Technical College 155
123 Fortis College - Orange Park 154
124 ATA Career Education 152
125 Lindsey Hopkins Technical College 151
125 L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy 151
125 Fortis Institute - Port Saint Lucie 151
128 Florida Barber Academy 149
129 Latin Beauty Academy 142
130 Johnson & Wales University - North Miami 137
131 Compu-Med Vocational Careers Corp 135
132 American College for Medical Careers 134
133 Meridian College 133
134 Saint Johns River State College 130
134 Aviation Institute of Maintenance - Orlando 130
136 Florida Institute of Technology 129
136 ASM Beauty World Academy 129
138 Daytona College 128
139 Remington College - Heathrow Campus 127
140 Summit Salon Academy - Tampa 124
140 Shear Excellence Hair Academy 124
142 Emerald Coast Technical College 122
143 Palm Beach Academy of Health & Beauty 121
143 Futura Career Institute 121
145 Northwest Florida State College 120
146 Paul Mitchell the School Orlando 119
147 Paul Mitchell the School Tampa 116
148 International Training Careers 115
149 Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology 112
150 North Florida Community College 111
151 South Dade Technical College - South Dade Skills Center Campus 109
152 Fred K Marchman Technical College 108
153 Academy of Career Training 106
154 M-DCPS The English Center 105
154 State College of Florida - Manatee - Sarasota 105
156 Hollywood Institute - Margate 103
156 Paul Mitchell the School Jacksonville 103
158 Kaizen Beauty Academy 99
159 Cambridge Institute of Allied Health & Technology 95
160 Radford M Locklin Technical Center 94
161 Academy for Nursing and Health Occupations 91
162 Chipola College 90
162 Saint Leo University 90
164 Tenaj Salon Institute 89
164 School District of Indian River County-Technical Center for Career and Adult Education 89
164 North Florida Cosmetology Institute Inc 89
167 Nova Southeastern University 86
167 Paul Mitchell the School Fort Myers 86
169 The Salon Professional Academy - Melbourne 84
170 Florida School of Massage 83
171 Immokalee Technical College 82
171 Academy of Cosmetology 82
173 Herzing University - Winter Park 80
174 College of Business and Technology-Cutler Bay 79
175 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Lakeland 77
176 Lake-Sumter State College 75
177 Sarasota School of Massage Therapy 74
177 Flagler Technical Institute 74
177 Bradford-Union Technical Center 74
180 Universal Career School 72
181 Mercy Hospital School of Practical Nursing-Plantation General Hospital 71
182 New Professions Technical Institute 70
182 University of Miami 70
182 Paul Mitchell the School Miami 70
185 Nouvelle Institute 69
185 Artistic Nails and Beauty Academy - Tampa 69
187 Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness 67
188 Florida Institute of Technology - Online 66
188 Lee Professional Institute 66
190 International Academy 65
190 City College - Hollywood 65
190 Florida Keys Community College 65
190 The University of Tampa 65
190 RIVEROAK Technical College 65
195 Florida State University 63
196 City College - Fort Lauderdale 62
197 Prestige Health & Beauty Sciences Academy 61
197 Everglades University 61
197 Acupuncture and Massage College 61
200 South University, Tampa 60
201 Gwinnett Institute 59
202 Loraines Academy & Spa 58
202 University of South Florida - St. Petersburg 58
204 American Academy of Cosmetology 57
205 South University, West Palm Beach 54
205 Fortis College - Cutler Bay 54
205 InterAmerican Technical Institute 54
208 Empire Beauty School-Lakeland 53
208 Brewster Technical College 53
208 City College - Gainesville 53
208 Florida International Training Institute 53
212 Cortiva Institute, Florida 52
212 Summit Salon Academy - Gainesville 52
212 AI Miami International University of Art and Design 52
215 Pensacola School of Massage Therapy & Health Careers 51
216 Stetson University 48
216 American Beauty Schools 48
216 Empire Beauty School-Tampa 48
219 Empire Beauty School-Lauderhill 47
220 Empire Beauty School-West Palm 45
221 City College - Miami 44
221 City College - Altamonte Springs 44
223 Bellasa Professional Institute 43
224 New Concept Massage and Beauty School 41
224 Florida Institute of Ultrasound Inc 41
226 Med Academy 40
226 Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine 40
228 More Tech Institute 39
229 San Ignacio University 38
229 Galen College of Nursing - Tampa Bay 38
229 Florida Academy of Health & Beauty 38
232 Barry University 35
233 American Advanced Technicians Institute 34
234 The Salon Professional Academy - Ft Myers 31
234 PiBerry Institute 31
234 Installer Institute 31
237 First Coast Barber Academy 30
238 Taylor College 28
238 Hodges University 28
240 Cozmo Beauty School 25
241 UR Beauty & Barber Academy 22
242 Florida Southern College 21
243 The Beauty Institute 20
243 Full Sail University 20
243 Gadsden Technical Institute 20
246 DeVry University - Florida 17
247 SABER College 16
247 Global Medical & Technical Training Institute 16
247 Fort Pierce Beauty Academy 16
247 World Class Academy of Beauty Careers 16
251 Jacksonville University 15
251 Ave Maria University 15
253 Trendsetters School of Beauty & Barbering 14
254 Ambiance Beauty & Barber Academy Inc 13
254 The Salon Professional Academy - Delray Beach 13
256 Suncoast Technical Education Center 12
256 D A Dorsey Technical College 12
256 Jose Maria Vargas University 12
259 Aparicio-Levy Technical College 11
260 Lynn University 10
260 Florida Memorial University 10
262 Shear Finesse Hairstyling Academy 8
262 KCK Beauty & Barber Academy 8
264 Center for Neurosomatic Studies 7
264 Johnson University Florida 7
266 University of Phoenix - Florida 6
267 Warner University 4
267 South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary 4
269 Palm Beach Atlantic University 3
270 Millennia Atlantic University 1
270 NRI Institute of Health Sciences 1
270 Future-Tech Institute 1
273 Advance Science College 0
273 Premiere International College 0
273 Hope College of Arts and Sciences 0

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