Education in Florida:
||Schools, Colleges and Universities in Florida
|Academy For Five Element Acupuncture ||305 Southeast 2nd Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601, United States|
|Acupuncture and Massage College ||10506 North Kendall Drive Miami, FL 33176, United States|
|AI Miami International University of Art and Design ||1501 Biscayne Boulevard #100 Miami, FL 33132, United States|
|American Intercontinental University ||2250 North Commerce Parkway Weston, FL 33326, United States|
|Argosy University-Sarasota ||5250 17th Street Sarasota, FL 34235, United States |
|Argosy University-Tampa ||1403 North Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33607, United States|
|Ave Maria University ||5050 Ave Maria Boulevard Ave Maria, FL 34142, United States|
|Barry University ||11300 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695 |
|Beacon College ||105 East Main Street Leesburg, FL 34748, United States|
|Brevard Community College ||1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL 32022, United States |
|Broward College ||3501 Davie Rd Davie, FL |
|Brown Mackie College-Miami ||1 Herald Plaza Miami, FL 33132, United States|
|Central Florida College ||4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, Florida|
|Chipola College ||3094 Indian Circle Marianna, FL 32446, United States|
|Daytona College ||1200 W International Speedway Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States|
|East West College of Natural Medicine ||3808 N Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34234, United States|
|Eckerd College ||4200 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33711, United States|
|Edison State College ||4200 54th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33711, United States|
|Everest University-Brandon ||Tampa|
|Everest University- Tampa||Tampa |
|Everest University-Melbourne||2401 North Harbor City Boulevard Melbourne, FL 32935, United States |
|Everest University-North Orlando ||5421 Diplomat Circle Orlando, FL 32810, United States|
|Florida College of Natural Health ||7925 NW 12th St # 201 Doral, FL 33126, United States |
|Florida Memorial University ||4410 North State Road 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319, United States |
|Full Sail University ||Winter Park, FL |
|Hillsborough Community College ||1206 North Park Road Plant City, FL |
|Hillsborough Community College- Dale Mabry Campus||4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard Tampa, FL|
|Hillsborough Community College: Disabled Student Services ||10414 East Columbus Drive Tampa, FL |
The State of Florida supports public education and no child in the state is deprived of basic standards. Counties assign budgets for public education to add to the state fund. The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) is the agency that oversees public
education in the state and manages both finances and operations for public education institutions. The FLDOE is managed by the Florida Commissioner for Education and is the responsibility of the Governor. The Florida Board of Education or the State Board of Education assists the FLDOE by managing K-12 and community college education in the state. The FLDOE supports over 3,800 public schools and over 2.6 million students across the states are benefited. The department also supports over 180,000 teachers of public schools in the state.
The introduction of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) was part of Republican Governor Jeb Bush’s election campaign agenda. Introduced as part of the A+ Plan, the FCAT is administered thrice a year to every student from grades three to eleven in public schools. Funding to a school is apportioned on the basis of the school’s performance in the FCAT. The schools are graded from A to F and the evaluation criteria include student performance and the school’s improvement over past performances.
The State University System of Florida (SUSF) manages the operations and funds of the state's ten public universities including Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, Florida State University, University of Florida, University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, University of West Florida, and University of South Florida. The SUSF also manages the New College of Florida, the state's public liberal arts college. The state of Florida also has about 26 community colleges with a number of campuses.
Besides the public higher education institutions, Florida has a number of private colleges and universities offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs. Over 28 such private higher education institutions of Florida formed the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF). The ICUF institutions have been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Some of these are colleges and universities such as Miami University, Southeastern University, Jacksonville University, University of Tampa, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and St. Leo University. attract a number of foreign students as well. Over 20 other universities and colleges of Florida are fully accredited private higher education institutions but are not part of the ICUF association. Everglades University, Miami International University, Ave Maria University, Johnson & Wales University, Northwood University, Schiller International University, and Orlando Culinary Academy are among these institutions.
Agriculture, atmospheric science, business administration and accounting, economics, engineering, forestry, law, medicine and dentistry, arts, culinary management and healthcare management are the popular disciplines pursued in the state.