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Biggest Colleges in Florida

Discover the ideal Florida college for your budget, lifestyle, and career goals. CollegeStats helps you compare Florida colleges offering a variety of online and on-campus degree programs.

List of the Largest Colleges in Florida

Large colleges in Florida offer a dizzying array of advantages over smaller schools, depending on student learning preferences and lifestyles. Big colleges have higher enrollment and in turn, more alumni, which means more money. Colleges are able to use the money to provide students with incredible resources, and to hire top faculty and staff, to name a few. With more students enrolled in big colleges comes great community building opportunities and a wider variety of student groups to join and be apart of. If you are considering to attend a big college in the state, we have put together a list of Florida's biggest colleges for your viewing below.

Rank School Name City State Net Cost School Level Retention Rate # of Students
1

Miami Dade College

Miami

FL

$8,606

4 year

N/A

97,341

2

University of Central Florida

Orlando

FL

$14,745

4 year

87.5%

70,551

3

Florida International University

Miami

FL

$11,552

4 year

84.24%

65,128

4

Broward College

Fort Lauderdale

FL

$9,417

4 year

N/A

62,508

5

Valencia College

Orlando

FL

$5,872

4 year

N/A

60,079

6

University of Florida

Gainesville

FL

$14,786

4 year

96.11%

57,003

7

Everest University-South Orlando

Orlando

FL

N/A

4 year

0%

48,013

8

Florida State University

Tallahassee

FL

$16,737

4 year

92.26%

46,733

9

University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa

FL

$11,355

4 year

88.63%

46,659

10

Florida State College at Jacksonville

Jacksonville

FL

$7,173

4 year

N/A

45,387

11

St Petersburg College

Clearwater

FL

$7,499

4 year

N/A

42,732

12

Palm Beach State College

Lake Worth

FL

$2,467

4 year

N/A

42,580

13

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa

FL

$4,940

2 year

60.8%

38,134

14

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton

FL

$13,360

4 year

75.11%

37,488

15

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale

FL

N/A

4 year

74.27%

34,715

16

Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

FL

N/A

4 year

75.44%

34,186

17

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo

FL

N/A

4 year

68.23%

27,079

18

Seminole State College of Florida

Sanford

FL

$8,307

4 year

N/A

26,545

19

Full Sail University

Winter Park

FL

N/A

4 year

69.22%

25,214

20

Indian River State College

Fort Pierce

FL

$1,807

4 year

N/A

24,006

21

Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa

FL

$5,800

4 year

N/A

22,676

22

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

Daytona Beach

FL

N/A

4 year

66.18%

21,501

23

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers

FL

$8,420

4 year

N/A

21,069

24

Daytona State College

Daytona Beach

FL

$5,064

4 year

N/A

20,725

25

Santa Fe College

Gainesville

FL

$8,354

4 year

N/A

20,453

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