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Complete Directory of Online Colleges and Universities in Florida – 2014 Top Online Schools

Using the directory below, discover the accredited online programs available in Florida. Filter by criteria like size, location, degree levels, campus setting, and type of school to find the best program to fit your needs.

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There are more than 64 post-secondary institutions in Florida. Of these schools, 64 offer online programs. Of these accredited online colleges, 14 are public four-year colleges or universities and five are public community or technical colleges and 45 are private colleges, universities, or career and vocational schools. 1,117 online certificate programs, 6,152 online associates programs, 7,548 online bachelors programs, 3,974 online masters programs, 5,026 online professional programs, and 1,052 online doctoral programs are offered at these schools. Chemical engineering, mental health, and hotel management are examples of subjects offered by these programs.

Of the online colleges in Florida, University of Florida offers the greatest number of programs online. It is a 4-year research university. University of Florida offers 102 online programs in the following subjects:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Nursing
  • Allied Health
  • Animation
  • Art
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communications
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary Arts
  • Design
  • Drafting
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • Emergency Management
  • Engineering
  • English


Tuition may vary for online college courses based on factors including the type and location of the institution as well as the program. In Florida, the average in-state tuition at the public four-year colleges and universities was $3,022 per year. Public community and technical colleges charged students an average of $2,379 per year. Tuition for students at private accredited online colleges ranged from $4,840 to $39,500 per year.

Each year, college students in Florida received an estimated $47,923,697,026 worth of financial aid to help offset tuition costs. While some of this aid was in the form of loans that had to be paid back, around 36.29% of this aid was in the form of scholarships and grants. Institutional grants account for a reported 50.03% of the scholarships and grants. In 2010, the accredited Florida online colleges granted their students $10,381,034,027 in institutional scholarships and grants.

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Based on the total gross state product for Florida, which was $736.360 billion in 2010, Florida has the 4th strongest economy amongst the states in the nation.

The state has about 7,103,950 workers employed in the state. The three biggest industries in the state are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Public administration
  • Infrastructure

Of Florida employees, 5% are working in the manufacturing industry. Another 5% of workers are employed in the public administration industry. Also, 5% are working in the infrastructure industry.

The average wage in Florida is less than the national average. The national average annual income is $42,871, while employees in Florida earn an average annual income of $40,270. The highest paid workers in the state earn over $73,360 annually, while the lowest paid workers earn under $17,100 annually. The median annual income for employees is roughly $30,600. The highest paid employees are surgeons, while the lowest paid employees in the state are barbers. Florida surgeons can earn up to $231,570 per annum, while barbers in the state can earn as little as $16,540 per year. Around the country, surgeons earn, on average, $225,390 annually. On the other hand, barbers make, on average, $27,930 annually around the country.

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Named from the Spanish word “florida” meaning “feast of flowers”, Florida is located in the Southeast region of the United States. The state, which has an area of 65,758 square miles, is the 22nd largest in the country. Approximately 66°F is Florida’s average annual temperature.

Of the states in the country, Florida has the 4th largest population. The state has 68 counties and 18,801,310 residents living in these counties. Approximately 37% of those living in Florida are less than 30 years old. Additionally, it has one of the most diverse populations in the country. An estimated 42% of the state’s population identifies itself as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority group.

Although Florida’s capital city is Tallahassee, the largest city in the state is Jacksonville, with a population of 821,784 residents. Of the state’s residents, approximately 22.88% reside in the greater Jacksonville area. Florida’s other big cities are Miami, Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Orlando.

Florida residents typically have a higher than average level of education as compared to those around the country. According to the 2010 Census, an estimated 20.8% of the state’s residents over the age of 25 have graduated from high school, 4.6% have at least an associates degree, 3.2% have degrees at the bachelors level or higher, and 1% hold a graduate level degree.