When you think of Florida do you only think of the beautiful beaches that they have to offer? Did someone recently suggest that you check into the colleges and universities in Florida to see if any of them fit your educational and career goals? Was it your first instinct to look at them a little crazy and then you later thought that maybe it wouldn’t hurt to at least check into what they have to offer you? Once you have completed your high school diploma requirements, it is a good idea to make a list of a few schools that you are potentially interested in and to then do your homework about each school and what they have to offer. Of course, this task is likely to be easier for you if you have already identified the type of degree program that you would like to pursue.
Florida is located in the southeastern region of the United States and is situated on a peninsula that is found between the Straits of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the fact that this state borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, there is a tropical like climate throughout the state. In the state of Florida is the well-known Everglades National Park where you are likely to see a manatee, an American alligator, and a Florida panther. A large portion of this state’s economy comes from transportation, tourism, and agriculture. In addition, Florida is known for its amusement parks and the Kennedy Space Center.
There are five colleges and universities that are recognized as being common choices by students in Florida. Perhaps the most notable choice, and the largest in the state of Florida, is the University of Florida. Although the primary campus is located in Gainesville, this university consists of more than 150 research centers and institutes. In recent years, this university was ranked as number 49 on the list of colleges to attend in our nation. Or, maybe you would rather attend Florida State University, which is located in Tallahassee. As the second largest university in the state of Florida, it is still considered to be one of the premier learning institutions in this state. It is important to note that many of the degree programs at this institution are available at a limited access and are quite competitive to gain admission to. For instance, degree programs in visual arts, dance, business, theater, communication, and film all fall under the limited access category.
If a community college is more your speed, then you will surely want to consider Miami Dade College. This college, which is located in urban Miami-Dade County, actually enrolls more students than any other learning institution in the state of Florida. Boasting eight campuses and a wide variety of types of degree programs, Miami Dade College has an open enrollment policy and strong academic offerings at each location. Keep in mind, if none of these institutions appeal to you, there are many other educational options that you can choose to pursue.