Located in the south east of the United States, Florida is commonly known as the 'Sunshine State”. It is the warmest state in the country, with an average daily temperature of 70.7 °F (21.5 °C). According to 2010 census data, Florida has a total population of 18,801,310, making it the fourth most populated state in the country. The state capital is Tallahassee, while the largest city is Jacksonville. Other major cities in the state include Miami, Tampa, and Orlando.
After a difficult few years, Florida's economy is recovering strongly. Unemployment fell to 6.3 percent in 2013 down from 11 percent in 2010. Over the same period, the state added more than 563,900 jobs. Tourism and agriculture are the major sectors. With over 600 miles of beaches, Florida is a major tourist destination, attracting millions of tourists every year. It is home to the several major amusement parks, including Disney World, SeaWorld, and LEGOland. Florida is the largest producer of citrus fruit, sweet corn and green beans in the country. It is also a major phosphate producer, accounting for 25 percent of the world’s phosphate supply.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Florida State College at Jacksonville||Health,Liberal Arts||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Florida Institute of Technology||Aerospace Engineering,Electrical Engineering,Mechanical Engineering||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of South Florida||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University||Engineering,Trade and Industry||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Florida State University||English,Finance,Psychology||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Barry University||Computer/Information Sciences,Health,Public Administration/ Social Services||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Florida||Agriculture,Business,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|Nova Southeastern Univesity||Business,Parks/Recreation||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Valencia College||Business,Education,Health||Public||>10,000||Request Info|
|University of Tampa||Business,Liberal Arts,Social Sciences||Private||>10,000||Request Info|