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Founded in 1905, the Florida state university system currently serves more than 300,000 students. This system is overseen by the Florida Board of Governors. The largest of the public colleges in Florida is the University of Central Florida, with nearly 50,000 undergraduates enrolled in 2008. For students interested in online courses, the University of Central Florida, along with many other state schools, offers online programs in subjects ranging from nursing to civil engineering.

In addition, prospective students will find a variety of private institutions, community colleges, and online colleges in Florida offering flexible online curricula. Online Florida colleges include campuses for the University Phoenix, Argosy University, and DeVry University. In terms of online community colleges in Florida, there are more than 40 public two-year schools with distance education programs. For more information about attending college, including Florida online colleges and universities, please visit the state’s Department of Education website.


Postsecondary Education in Florida

As of the 2009-10 academic year, there were 355 Title IV, degree-granting institutions in Florida.

Between the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years, state funding per full-time equivalent student increased 18.8%.

During the same time period, tuition rates at public four-year schools increased an average of 0.1%, the lowest increase of yearly prices in the nation.

For the 2014-15 school year, in-state students at four-year, public schools paid an average of $6,200 for tuition and fees.

Out-of-state students at four-year, public schools for the same academic year paid an average of $20,000 for their education.


Online Education in Florida

NCES Report

According to a recent NCES report, in fall 2012, 16.1% of students enrolled in Title IV institutions in Florida (194,696 students) were in exclusively online programs.

  • 82.2% of those students were undergraduates
  • 34% were in public 4-year institutions
  • 22.2% were in private not-for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 34.3% were in private for-profit 4-year institutions
  • 43.1% were living in Florida
  • 42.9% were living elsewhere in the United States

The Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus search tool yields 516 fully-online programs available in the state of Florida with open application dates.

Students who live in other SERB states are eligible to take courses or complete degrees from institutions in other member states for reduced or in-state tuition through the Student Access Programs and Services (SAPS).


Most Affordable Online Colleges in Florida

Below you’ll find the very best online colleges in Florida, sorted by affordability. These rankings identify the fully online programs in a school’s catalogue, explain how the school’s online interface works and spotlight the recognition a school has received for its online initiatives.

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Florida Gateway College

1
Florida Gateway College
Lake City
$79
$1,895

An Online Education at Florida Gateway College

FGC's online degree options are limited to a single Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) program with a concentration in Water Resources Management, along with individual courses for students who are not seeking a degree. The B.A.S. program can be completed within three semesters of full-time study. Students are encouraged to check the state authorization for their respective locations of residence, since FGC is restricted from providing online coursework to residents in 14 states, including Kansas, Iowa and Connecticut.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S)

Courses are conducted over the Blackboard platform, a popular learning management system that connects students via discussion boards, chatrooms and webmail. Students can also join classroom discussions over the phone or via traditional mail, depending on the course requirements. FGC instructs students to sign in daily to check for new announcements. New students can access several remote services to become acquainted with the distance-learning format, including a virtual new student orientation and a tech help desk that can be reached at (386) 754-4408.

Contact Information

Highway 90 East
Lake City, FL 32025-2007
(386) 752-1822

Daytona State College

2
Daytona State College
Daytona Beach
$92
$2,203

An Online Education at Daytona State College

DSC offers a wide array of certificate, associate and bachelor's programs that can be completed entirely online. Bachelor's programs are provided on a 2+2 basis, which means applicants must already have associate degrees to begin these two-year bachelor's programs. Students who do not wish to obtain a certificate or degree have the option of taking digital, non-credit courses through the department of Continuing Education.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

DSC is a member institution of the Florida Virtual Campus, a consortium that links resources for 40 different colleges and universities in the state of Florida. This unique, statewide collaboration gives distance learners access to a much wider selection of courses. Courses are delivered through a learning management system driven by Desire2Learn, which allows students and instructors to monitor course progress, collaborative discussion boards and educational multimedia.

Contact Information

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 506-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #2 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Indian River State College

3
Indian River State College
Fort Pierce
$104
$2,492

An Online Education at Indian River State College

IRSC gives prospective students the opportunity to complete individual courses, associate programs and bachelor's programs in a fully online learning environment. Prospective students are supported by several services, including a virtual new student orientation, academic tutoring delivered through SmartThinking and a database of job postings.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology & Cyber Security
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education/ESE

IRSC uses the Blackboard platform to provide students and teachers with a virtual classroom environment. Online classroom interactions are hosted through chat rooms and discussion boards, while course materials are distributed through classroom home pages, wikis and email. IRSC students have extensive Blackboard support options, including live chat sessions, a ticket system and a knowledge base.

Contact Information

3209 Virginia Ave
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
(772) 462-4772

Florida Atlantic University

4
Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton
$105
$2,522

An Online Education at Florida Atlantic University

FAU offers several certificate, bachelor's and master's programs that can be completed fully online, most notably within healthcare, business and education. Additionally, non-degree seeking students have access to over 50 individual courses provided by the Center for eLearning. Online learners gain access to several support services provided by the Center for Learning and Student Success, including supplemental instruction, digital reference guides and tutoring.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Management, BBA
  • Accounting, BBA
  • Marketing, BBA
  • Nursing, RN to BSN
  • Public Safety, BPSA

Not all graduate programs require pre-admission scores for the GRE or GMAT exams. However, programs that do require GRE or GMAT scores will only recognize scores obtained within the last five years.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Taxation, MTX
  • Social Foundation: Instructional Technology, M.Ed
  • Accounting, MS
  • Advanced Holistic Nursing, MSN
  • Exceptional Student Education: Early Childhood, M. Ed.
  • Social Foundations: Educational Psychology, M.Ed.
  • PhD in Nursing

The virtual classroom at FAU is powered by the Blackboard system, an online learning platform where students contribute to forum discussions, class blogs, wikis and assignment submissions pages. When it comes to tech support, online learners have access to Blackboard training modules, FAQs and an IT ticket system.

Contact Information

777 Glades Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #41 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

Florida Gulf Coast University

5
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Myers
$105
$2,522

An Online Education at Florida Gulf Coast University

UCF is another institution included under the umbrella of the Florida Virtual Campus, a state-run service that promotes the sharing of distance learning resources between 40 colleges and universities in Florida. Through this system, UCF is able to offer three certificate programs and five master's programs entirely online. The master's program can generally be completed within 1-2 years. Additionally, this university also offers upper division courses needed to complete a limited number of bachelor's degrees, along with individual courses for students who are not seeking a degree.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MBA (Master's in Business Administration)
  • MS in Health Science
  • MEd in Special Education
  • MA in Curriculum & Instruction - Educational Technology
  • MPA (Master's in Public Administration)

UCF uses the Canvas platform to immerse students and faculty in a digital learning environment, complete with customizable user profiles, forums, quizzes, shared calendars, virtual group sessions and ePortfolios. Many of these tools are also available through Canvas mobile apps for Android and iOS.

Contact Information

10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000

University of Central Florida

6
University of Central Florida
Orlando
$105
$2,522

An Online Education at University of Central Florida

Prospective students enjoy a wealth of choice when it comes to the fully online certificate, bachelor's and master's programs at UCF. The tuition for online and campus-based courses is identical at this university. This can be a major financial advantage for UCF students, since other colleges often charge significantly more for online course credits. Before applying, prospective students should first check UCF's state authorizations, since this university is unable to offer certain programs in 12 states, including Oklahoma, Maine and Idaho.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Latin American Studies B.A.
  • English Technical Communication B.A.
  • Health Services Administration, B.S.
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. or B.S.
  • International and Global Studies B.A.
  • English Creative Writing B.A.
  • History B.A.

To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Additionally, some graduate programs at UCF require the submission of GRE or GMAT scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management M.S. (coming in Fall 2015)
  • Educational Leadership, M.A.
  • Exceptional Student Education M.Ed.
  • Criminal Justice M.S.
  • Executive Health Services Administration M.S.
  • Aerospace Engineering M.S.A.E.
  • Civil Engineering M.S.

UCF uses a proprietary virtual classroom system known as Webcourses@UCF. This platform gives online learners access to quizzes, academic multimedia, assignments and discussion boards. Like other schools described here, UCF is also part of the Florida Virtual Campus, giving students access to online courses offered by 40 different institutions.

Contact Information

4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816
(407) 823-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #50 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #25 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

University of Florida

7
University of Florida
Gainesville
$112
$2,686

An Online Education at University of Florida

UF offers several certificate, bachelor's and master's programs that can be completed entirely online or in a blended 2+2 schedule. Additionally, students have the option to take individual non-credit and continuing education courses if they are not seeking a degree. Most of the online options at UF run for eight semesters while attending courses on a full-time schedule.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. in Biology
  • B.S. in Computer Science
  • B.A in Psychology
  • B.S. in Telecommunication Media and Society
  • B.A. in Criminology and Law
  • B.A. in Geology
  • B.A. in Sociology

Applicants are required to submit GRE results. Prospective students can find the minimum scores for admission listed on the websites for their respective programs. Applicants who need to submit GMAT results must score a minimum of 465.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.S. in Fisheries and Aquatic Science
  • M.S. in Agronomy
  • M.S. in Entomology and Nematology
  • M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. in Entrepreneurship
  • M.Ed. in Educational Leadership

UF students attend courses delivered through either Canvas or Sakai, since this university currently uses both platforms. Instruction shifts from synchronous web conferences, hosted on BigBlueButton, and asynchronous audio recordings submitted through VoiceThread, depending on the communication needs of the class. Students have the added option of accessing Canvas courses through iOS and Android devices.

Contact Information


Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 392-3261


Acclaim for online programs

  • #13 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #4 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #13 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #56 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs

Palm Beach State College

8
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth
$121
$2,900

An Online Education at Palm Beach State College

The virtual classroom environment at PBSC is driven by the Blackboard system, which allows students to meet up on discussion boards, Collaborate web conferences and chat rooms. The majority of coursework is assigned asynchronously, giving students the freedom to sign on 24/7 to participate. Applicants who wish to test drive the virtual classroom can enroll in the ELO 1000 eLearning Orientation to familiarize themselves with Blackboard.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Applied Science

PBSC offers two degree options in a blended format: a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Applied Science. The nursing program consists of clinical experiences and digital courses. The program in Applied Science combines online curricula with traditional, campus-based sessions hosted at the Lake Worth location. Like several other colleges also mentioned in this list, PBSC is a member organization of the Florida Virtual Campus. This network of Florida colleges enables PBSC to take individual courses offered by 40 different academic institutions.

Contact Information

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
(561) 967-7222

Florida International University

9
Florida International University
Miami
$157
$3,777

An Online Education at Florida International University

FIU's online programs cater to a wide range of students, including degree seekers, executive leaders and professionals seeking continuing education. Fully online degree programs are available at the bachelor's and master's levels. Those who wish to take individual courses may enroll in free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), attend digital Continuing Education courses or build leadership skills through the Life Well LED program. Online learners are expected to commit 8-12 hours a week to each course.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Communication Arts (BA)
  • Health Services Administration (BS)
  • Finance (BBA)
  • Human Resources Management (BBA)
  • Management (BBA)
  • Hospitality Management (BS)

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Corporate Master of Business Administration
  • Computer Engineering: Network Security (MS)
  • Hospitality Management (MS)
  • Construction Management (MS)
  • Music Education (MS)
  • Special Education (MS)
  • Global Strategic Communications (MS)

Distance learners use the Blackboard learning platform to communicate with professors, turn in assignments and access reading materials. Even the new student orientation is hosted online, guiding scholars through their account details, financial aid services and support services. Upon graduation, FIU online students are invited to attend an optional commencement ceremony.

Contact Information

11200 S. W. 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 348-2000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #98 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #62 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #46 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #19 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #125 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #53 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs

University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee

10
University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota
$186
$4,462

An Online Education at University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee

The singular online degree option at USF is the Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, provided by the College of Hospitality and Technology Leadership. To meet the admission requirements for this program, applicants must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.3, an SAT minimum score of 500 on each section and a 21 score or higher on each ACT section.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Information Technology

Online learners access their courses through the Canvas learning management system, an interactive platform that gives students access to classroom modules, quizzes, discussion boards and shared calendars. Instructors may occasionally schedule synchronous classroom sessions using the Blackboard Collaborate tool, multimedia web conferencing software that connects students and teachers via audio, video and text chat. The Information Commons department at USF is dedicated to promoting eLearning success through a number of services, including tutoring, an academic resource desk and library services.

Contact Information

8350 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243-2049
(941) 359-4200


Acclaim for online programs

  • #32 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Florida State University

11
Florida State University
Tallahassee
$216
$5,173

An Online Education at Florida State University

Students and instructors communicate and work together through the popular Blackboard digital learning platform, which features multimedia web conferences, discussions forums and text-based chat. Most online courses are held asynchronously, making it convenient for students to sign onto their courses at any time of the day or night. Online learning mentors may be assigned within certain programs, to assist students with their progression through the curriculum.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Computer Science, BA
  • Computer Science, BS
  • Criminology, BS
  • Interdisciplinary Social Science, BS
  • Public Safety and Security, BS

Prospective graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered for admission. Applicants will also need to consult their department's homepage to learn about the minimum GRE or GMAT requirements.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Educational Leadership/Administration, MS
  • Communication Disorders, MS
  • Business Administration, MBA
  • Business Administration with a Real Estate Specialization, MBA
  • Management of Orthotics and Prosthetics, MSIE
  • Criminology, MS (Major in Criminal Justice Studies)
  • Information Technology, MS

Finally, students can also explore individual online elective courses for credit. FSU uses a transient student status to describe scholars from other schools who are taking individual courses online and transferring the credits back to their home college.

Contact Information

222 S. Copeland Street
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1037
(850) 644-2525


Acclaim for online programs

  • #161 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #62 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #26 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)
  • #20 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs
  • #7 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #2 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs
  • #87 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

The University of West Florida

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The University of West Florida
Pensacola
$219
$5,256

An Online Education at The University of West Florida

UWF is one of 40 academic institutions within the Florida Virtual Campus network, an organization that collects online classroom resources from all over the state to provide students with greater online course availability and degree opportunities. In addition to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, students may also enroll in UWFs certificate programs or individual online courses. Online learners who reside outside of Florida should take note of UWF's tuition waiver option, which can help reduce the out-of-state tuition cost by 75%-90%.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Health Sciences, B.S.
  • Engineering Technology, B.S. - Information Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology, Interdisciplinary, B.S.
  • Maritime Studies, B.A.
  • Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary, B.A.
  • Exceptional Student Education, B.A.
  • Career and Technical Education B.S.

Depending on individual program requirements, prospective graduate students will need to submit scores for the GRE, GMAT or MAT. Master's degree applicants are expected to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, while doctoral applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Administration, M.S.A.
  • Reading, M.Ed.
  • Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
  • Curriculum & Instruction, M.Ed.
  • Mathematics, M.S.
  • Public Health, M.P.H.
  • Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.D.

Online learners use the Desire2Learn (D2L) platform to engage with classmates and instructors in a digital classroom environment. This system features several innovative collaboration tools, including classroom blogs, interactive group pages and assignment drop boxes. UWF students have access to extensive tech support services, which can be reached by calling (850) 474-2075.

Contact Information

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
(850) 474-2000

Florida State College at Jacksonville

13
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville
$225
$5,402

An Online Education at Florida State College at Jacksonville

FSCJ is a part of the Florida Virtual Campus, which enables students to enroll in online courses provided by 40 state-run academic institutions. Coursework led by instructors at FSCJ is delivered through the Blackboard virtual classroom, which includes forums, an assignment drop box and multimedia conferencing options. Applicants may be eligible to win a Deerwood Center scholarship, dedicated to students enrolled in online or hybrid programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • A.S. Degree in Business Administration
  • A.S. Degree in Computer Information Technology
  • A.S. Degree in Criminal Justice Technology
  • A.S. Degree in Office Administration
  • B.S. Degree in Business Administration
  • B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A.S. Degree in Supervision and Management

Students attending online courses at UWF have access to several remote support services, including exam proctoring, counseling and computer tutorials. Online learners who need expedited tech assistance can contact the UWF helpdesk via online chat or by calling (877) 572-8895.

Contact Information

501 W State St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 359-5433

University of North Florida

14
University of North Florida
Jacksonville
$257
$6,156

An Online Education at University of North Florida

UNF offers a total of three bachelor's and master's programs that can be earned entirely online. To be considered for admission, undergraduates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9 and hold a valid U.S. nursing license. Prospective MS applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and they must additionally submit GRE scores that reach a combined minimum of 300.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN to BSN

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Master of Education in Special Education

The institution relies on the Blackboard system to facilitate virtual classroom discussions and give students access to learning materials. Some of Blackboard's interactive features include video and audio conferencing, narrated screencasts and group wiki pages. Online learners have access to an Information Technology Services department where they can submit assistance requests and download free educational software.

Contact Information

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-7699
(904) 620-1000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #55 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #94 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Johnson University Florida

15
Johnson University Florida
Kissimmee
$280
$6,720

An Online Education at Johnson University Florida

Distance learners can get a private, Christian education by exploring the associate, bachelor's and master's programs provided completely online by Johnson University. Students who are not seeking degrees can alternatively take individual digital courses or certificate programs.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Biblical Studies (online AS)
  • Intercultural Studies (online AA)
  • Lay Counseling (BA/BS)
  • Intercultural Studies (online BA/BS)
  • Ministry Leadership (online BS)

Some of the graduate programs are provided in partnership with the Forge residency program and the Pioneer Bible Translators. These collaborations allow graduate students to get hands-on experience working with missionaries around the world.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • New Testament (online MA)
  • Intercultural Studies (online MA)

The online learning environment at Johnson U is driven by the Sakai platform, which boasts video conferencing, interactive test-taking and group collaboration pages. Students have access to a 24/7 technology Help Desk via instant chat or over the phone at 1-855-821-5921.

Contact Information

1011 Bill Beck Blvd
Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 847-8966

City College-Fort Lauderdale

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City College-Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
$315
$7,560

An Online Education at City College-Fort Lauderdale

This undergraduate college offers a light variety of distance learning curriculum: three Bachelor of Science degree programs that can be completed entirely online. To be considered for admission, students must hold a GED or high school diploma and submit official transcripts. CC provides online nursing students with funding opportunities such as the C.M. Fike Memorial Scholarship, which grants winning applicants up to $1,000 each term. City College is a private institution, so in-state, out-of-state and international students all pay the same tuition rates.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Health Care Administration, B.S.
  • Management, B.S.
  • Nursing, B.S.

The online courses at City College are provided through MyCity Online, a platform that enables students to interact with virtual classroom materials through features like forum posts, assignment drop boxes and self-reflection entries. Students who need technical assistance can expect to hear back from City College's support services within 24-48 hours after submitting a query.

Contact Information

2000 W. Commerical Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 492-5353

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

17
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide
Daytona Beach
$335
$8,040

An Online Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

Prospective ERAU students have an abundance of digital learning options available, with degree programs at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels offered entirely online. Additionally, students can enroll in undergraduate certificate programs in information assurance or aviation maintenance. Many of these programs are also provided in a blended format, for students who prefer some face-to-face instruction.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Associate of Science in Aeronautics
  • Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance
  • Associate of Science in Engineering Fundamentals
  • Associate of Science in Technical Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Transportation

The graduate application requirements at this aeronautical university include a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Students are not required to turn in GRE or GMAT scores to be considered for admissions.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Business Administration in Aviation
  • Master of Science in Engineering Management
  • Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management
  • Master of Systems Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Aviation

ERAU relies on two virtual classroom systems to provide students with educational activities, discussion spaces and multimedia. EagleVision features real-time video conferencing, lecture recordings and chat rooms, and the popular Canvas learning management system is students' go-to for homework assignments and exams. Many course materials are presented on a synchronous basis, which means students will be expected to sign on at specific times of the day to participate in courses.

Contact Information

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
(800) 522-6787


Acclaim for online programs

  • #5 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #74 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs
  • #31 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Business Programs (Excluding MBA)

Trinity College of Florida

18
Trinity College of Florida
Trinity
$375
$9,000

An Online Education at Trinity College of Florida

Students who attend this Bible school have the option of exploring three Bachelor of Science programs entirely online or in a blended learning format. Additionally, students are also welcome to explore individual courses online, such as an Old Testament Survey, MIS and E-Business or Communications Concepts. In total, these three TrinityQuest degree options can be completed within just two years of study.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. in Counseling
  • B.S. in Christian Ministry
  • B. S. in Management & Ethics

Trinity College uses a proprietary system called Atheneo to provide students with an engaging and interactive online learning experience. Each TrinityQuest course lasts for a duration of five weeks, since these programs are delivered in an accelerated format. To cut down on tuition and time commitments, students with relevant life experience can apply for Credit by Demonstrated Competency. This awards qualified applicants college credits based on previous professional and personal experience.

Contact Information

2430 Welbilt Boulevard
Trinity, FL 34655-4401
(727) 376-6911319

Warner University

19
Warner University
Lake Wales
$389
$9,336

An Online Education at Warner University

This small, Christian University provides future undergraduate students with the opportunity to explore four different bachelor's degree programs. Additionally, non-degree seeking and transient students can enter individual online courses. To be considered for admission, prospective undergraduates must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.0, while those exploring the Educational Studies program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Transformational Christian Ministry
  • Educational Studies
  • Health Care Administration
  • Business Administration

To offset the costs and time spent on a degree program, Warner U also grants college credits for life experiences. New students can explore these options by consulting an academic advisor and taking Prior Learning Assessment exams to qualify for additional credits.

The virtual classroom environment at Warner U is driven by the Moodle learning management system, a platform well known for its responsive web interface, drag-and-drop cloud storage, chat rooms and collaborative wiki pages. Students who need technical assistance can access a Warner U support forum to browse a variety of troubleshooting questions and answers.

Contact Information

13895 Hwy 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859-8797
(863) 638-1426

Southeastern University

20
Southeastern University
Lakeland
$390
$9,360

An Online Education at Southeastern University

This private Christian university offers a wide range of fully online degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. To qualify for undergraduate admission, prospective students must have a GED or high school diploma and submit ACT or SAT scores. RN to BSN students must currently hold a valid Florida nursing license, have an Automated External Defibrillator card from the American Heart Association and pass a criminal background check.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS in Business and Professional Leadership
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in Psychology
  • BS in Ministerial Leadership
  • RN to BSN
  • BS in Human Services
  • BS in Organizational Leadership

Generally, master's and doctoral degree applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered for admission. Applicants may also be expected to submit GRE or GMAT scores, depending on the program.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MA in Human Services
  • MA of Education
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education

SEU's online courses are delivered by the widespread Blackboard system, which features collaborative tools such as video/audio web conferences, assignment drop boxes and discussion boards. Some courses are also delivered through the mobile-friendly MyFIRE portal, which supports networking, user profiles, shared academic materials, assignment submission and quiz taking.

Contact Information

1000 Longfellow Blvd
Lakeland, FL 33801-6034
(863) 667-5000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #148 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Adventist University of Health Sciences

21
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando
$395
$9,480

An Online Education at Adventist University of Health Sciences

Adventist University of Health Services offers a small selection of undergraduate degrees in health care fields that can be completed exclusively online. These bachelor's programs are designed for healthcare professionals who currently hold licensure in nursing, diagnostic sonography or radiologic sciences. Applicants will be expected to provide a photocopy of their valid professional licensure with their admissions paperwork. In total, students have up to five years to complete their studies, however, some degrees can be earned within just two years of study.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • B.S. Radiologic Sciences
  • R.N. to B.S. Nursing

The online healthcare degree programs at ADU are delivered through the Angel learning management system, a platform with features like classroom announcement hubs, drop boxes and community message boards. Online learners can pursue tech support through several channels: submitting tickets for issues, requesting live chat sessions or calling 1-877-642-1902.

Contact Information

671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 303-7742


Acclaim for online programs

Northwood University – Florida

22
Northwood University – Florida
West Palm Beach
$420
$10,080

An Online Education at Northwood University – Florida

NU provides several unique ways to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree entirely online, giving students a selection of 10 different BBA concentrations. Online learners can explore a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management in addition to their chosen specialty. There are two distance learning formats available at NU: 100% online or through a blended curriculum that is offered online and at regional study locations.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Aftermarket Management
  • Computer Information Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Franchising Management
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Health Care Management

The Blackboard platform creates a virtual learning environment for students to connect with peers, instructors and academic materials via classroom wiki pages, discussion boards and multimedia web conferences. When online students need technical assistance, they can reach the IT Help Desk by submitting a ticket or calling 989-837-4421. Before submitting an application, prospective students are encouraged to contact an admissions representatives at 1-800-622-9000 to learn more about distance learning state authorizations in their area.

Contact Information

2600 N Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
(561) 478-5500

Barry University

23
Barry University
Miami
$445
$10,680

An Online Education at Barry University

Barry U offers a small array of fully online bachelor's and master's degree programs in the field of business. Non-degree seeking students also have the option of taking individual courses online. Barry Online students have access to several support services, including a writing center, academic advising and tech support.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Administration (BS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management

To meet graduate admissions requirements, prospective students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and submit a 750-word personal essay. The GPA minimum requirements will vary based on individual programs of study. Graduate applicants are not required to submit GRE or GMAT scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Arts in Administration

Barry U's online courses are powered by the Moodle learning management system, which is distinguished by features like shared classroom file management, audio and video integration, in-line PDF markup and achievement badges. Many online courses include synchronous class meetings, which means students must sign on at pre-arranged times to join their peers and instructors for conversations.

Contact Information

11300 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33161-6695
(800) 756-6000

Webber International University

24
Webber International University
Babson Park
N/A
$10,843

An Online Education at Webber International University

WIU is the home to two Bachelor of Science degrees that can be earned 100% online. New students are required to enroll in an e-learning orientation, MTC 090: Online Program and Moodle Training, to become acquainted with digital course requirements and successful study habits. WIU recommends that students spend about 4-5 hours each week studying for each course.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in General Business Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

The online courses at WIU are delivered on the Moodle learning platform, which allows students and instructors to connect via tools like community dashboards, shared calendars, wiki pages and chat rooms. Digital reading materials are provided by the CourseSmart platform, with textbooks that can be accessed both online and offline. Online learners have access to several remote student services, including academic advising, financial assistance and technical support.

Contact Information

1201 N Scenic Hwy
Babson Park, FL 33827-0096
(863) 638-1431


Acclaim for online programs

  • #180 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Jacksonville University

25
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville
$460
$11,040

An Online Education at Jacksonville University

Jackson University offers just one fully online degree program for current nurses who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. This program is designed for students who are currently working as Registered Nurses. Applicants will need to pass a university interview before an admissions decision is made. If prospective students have not yet completed the prerequisite courses, these may also be taken online.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • RN-BSN

All online courses can be accessed through the My JU Portal, which is driven by the Blackboard learning management system. This platform supports classroom wiki pages, video conferences, social profile management and forums. Prospective online learners can also test drive Blackboard by signing into a class demo. Each online course runs for a duration of eight weeks, and RNs will automatically gain 30 college credits for having a valid U.S. nursing license.

Contact Information

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
(904) 256-8000

Saint Leo University

26
Saint Leo University
Saint Leo
$470
$11,280

An Online Education at Saint Leo University

Saint Leo University has committed to serving online learners with an impressive array of digital courses and degree programs at the certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's levels. Non-degree seeking students can also enroll in courses without being affiliated with a particular program. Online learners have ample opportunity to earn additional course credits for earlier work experiences, completed examinations, and professional training. Programs like Prior Learning Experience and Credit by Exam can reduce the overall time and financial commitments needed to complete an online degree.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.A. Accounting
  • B.S. Health Care Management
  • B.A. Human Resources Management
  • B.A. Criminal Justice
  • B.A. Liberal Studies
  • B.A. Psychology
  • B.A. Religion

Generally, graduate applicants are expected to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered for admissions. Some programs also require GMAT, GRE or MAT scores.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • M.B.A. - Accounting
  • M.S. Cybersecurity
  • Master of Arts in Theology
  • M.Ed. - Educational Leadership
  • M.Ed. - Exceptional Student Education
  • M.Ed. - Instructional Leadership
  • M.S. Instructional Design

Online courses at SLU are delivered through two different platforms: Pearson LearningStudio and Blackboard. Generally, coursework can be accessed on an asynchronous schedule, allowing students to log on at any time of the day to access coursework. Students receive learning materials in several formats, including digital downloads, CD-ROMs and streaming multimedia.

Contact Information

33701 State Road 52
Saint Leo, FL 33574-6665
(352) 588-8200


Acclaim for online programs

  • #50 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #99 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Education Programs

Florida Institute of Technology

27
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne
$510
$12,240

An Online Education at Florida Institute of Technology

Prospective FIT students will discover a significant variety of certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's programs offered completely online. This institution also provides individual courses online, for students who are not seeking degrees. The degree programs offered by Florida Tech online are designed for non-traditional students 22 years of age or older or students who are currently on active military duty.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • AA Business Administration
  • AA Applied Psychology
  • AA Healthcare Management
  • AA Marketing
  • BA Applied Psychology Child Advocacy
  • BA Aviation Management
  • BA Business Administration Healthcare Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MBA Accounting & Finance
  • MBA Finance
  • MBA International Business
  • MBA Management
  • MS Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • MS Information Technology/Cybersecurity
  • MS Supply Chain Management

FIT embraces multimedia learning by distributing audio and video lectures as MP4s and MP3s, facilitating live chat sessions and prompting discussions via message boards. All of these collaborative and educational tools are powered by the University Alliance platform.

Contact Information

150 West University Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901
(321) 674-8000


Acclaim for online programs

  • #40 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs
  • #103 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online MBA Programs

Hodges University

28
Hodges University
Naples
$530
$12,720

An Online Education at Hodges University

Students seeking schedule flexibility may wish to explore the many unique pacing options available at Hodges University. Online learners can take self-paced courses through the UPOWER system, which gives students access to an unlimited variety of courses for six months at a time. Alternatively, students can enroll in accelerated terms that last for just 7.5 weeks. Distance learners can choose from fully online certificate, associate, bachelor's and master's programs at Hodges. Online courses are delivered through the Blackboard platform, which allows instructors to facilitate discussions through real-time video conferencing, message boards and instant messaging systems.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • AS Health Information Management
  • AS Health Services Administration
  • AS Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BS Applied Psychology
  • BS Computer Networking
  • BS Criminal Justice
  • BS Digital Design and Graphics

Online Graduate Degrees

  • MBA
  • MIS Information Systems Management
  • MS Legal Studies
  • MS Management
  • MS Health Services Administration

Prospective students should note that Hodges does not admit online students who live in Alabama, Arkansas, Minnesota or Wisconsin due to state authorization statuses.

Contact Information

2655 Northbrooke Drive
Naples, FL 34119-7932
(239) 513-1122

Everglades University

29
Everglades University
Boca Raton
$550
$13,200

An Online Education at Everglades University

Everglades University offers several online learning possibilities at the certificate, bachelor's and master's levels of study. The virtual classroom environment is powered by the eCollege platform, which features threaded discussions, live application streaming for lectures, exams, library resources and digital student journals. Prospective students who wish to get further acquainted with this learning management system can enroll in a Student Orientation Course to test-drive eCollege.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • BS Alternative Medicine
  • BS Land and Energy Management
  • BS Environmental Policy and Management
  • BS Alternative and Renewable Energy Management
  • BS Construction Management
  • BS Crisis and Disaster Management
  • BS Business Administration

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Public Health Administration
  • Aviation Science

Prospective students who wish to learn about the admissions requirements and prerequisites for online degrees should contact the Online Division Admissions office by calling 1-888-854-8308.

Contact Information

5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 912-1211109


Acclaim for online programs

  • #98 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Bachelor's Programs

Bethune-Cookman University

30
Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach
$560
$13,440

An Online Education at Bethune-Cookman University

Distance learners can get an education in a historically black university environment while attending classes completely online at BCU. This institution offers bachelor's and master's programs entirely online. Future undergraduates must hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 to be considered for admission. The BSN program is designed for current RNs, so applicants must hold a valid nursing license to be admitted to this program.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Most of the graduate programs at BCU require a minimum GPA of 2.75. Pre-admissions exam scores, such as the GRE or GMAT, are not required. Some of BCU's graduate programs require students to complete a capstone thesis prior to graduation.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice Administration
  • Master of Science in Transformative Leadership
  • Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education Programv

Students and instructors meet on the Blackboard platform to participate in course and conference and to access all learning materials. Students must have speakers and a microphone to participate in live web conferences through Blackboard Collaborate. The Center for Information Technology has compiled several digital training guides so online learners can learn more about the basics of academic software.

Contact Information

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
(386) 481-2000


Acclaim for online programs

Nova Southeastern University

31
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale
$715
$17,160

An Online Education at Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University provides distance learners with certificate, bachelor's and master's programs that can be taken entirely online. This university is a member institution of the Electronic Campus managed by the South Regional Education Board, which means NSU meets several academic benchmarks.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • B.S. Computer Information Systems
  • B.S. Psychology
  • B.S. Nursing
  • B.S. of Health Science
  • B.S. Business Management

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Public Administration
  • M.A. Cross-Disciplinary Studies
  • M.S. Coastal Zone Management
  • M.S. Computer Science
  • M.S. Conflict Analysis and Resolution

NSU's online courses are delivered through a blend of real-time and synchronous classroom activities available on the Blackboard learning management system. Students are expected to sign on at given times to participate in video and audio web conferences with their peers and instructors.

Contact Information

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300


Acclaim for online programs

  • #22 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs
  • #77 on U.S. News and World Report's Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs

St. Thomas University

32
St. Thomas University
Miami Gardens
$905
$21,720

An Online Education at St. Thomas University

Earn a private, Catholic education entirely online by exploring the certificate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate program options available at St. Thomas University. Online courses are delivered through the Blackboard system, a virtual classroom hub where students submit electronic assignments, contribute to message boards and write community blog posts. Online learners also have access to a technical support office five days a week, which can be reached by calling (305) 628-6610.

To meet the admissions requirements, prospective undergraduates must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 and a total score of 880 on the SAT or 18 on the ACT.

Online Undergraduate Degrees

  • Fire and Emergency Services Management
  • Health Records and Information Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Religious Studies

Graduate applicants should check the websites for their respective programs, since some departments may require pre-admission scores for the GRE, MAT or GMAT. Supplementary application materials may also include a writing assessment, two letters of recommendation, a resume and an admissions interview.

Online Graduate Degrees

  • Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Elementary Education
  • Executive Management
  • Literacy and Applied Linguistics
  • Management
  • Leadership and Management

Contact Information

16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
(305) 625-6000



Scholarships and Financial Aid in Florida

Dean’s Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,450 See Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship is for incoming freshmen at Florida College who have a GPA of 3.55+, an ACT of 30+ or an SAT of 1330+. Award amount is $2,450 per year. Florida College automatically considers all incoming freshmen for the award.

Depan International Freshman Transfer Student Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,000 See Scholarship

For international students entering Florida Atlantic University as freshmen. Selection is based on outstanding academic achievement. A GPA of 3.0+, evidence of community service, and English proficiency is required. Award amount is $2,000 per year.

Florida Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAG)

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $2,610 See Scholarship

This program provides educational grants to Florida residents who are enrolled as undergraduates at colleges or universities within the state. Selection is based on financial need; A minimum GPA 2.0 required. Funding is provided by the Florida Department of Education.

Martin Luther King Scholar Award

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $12,000 See Scholarship

Awarded to college freshmen entering Florida Atlantic University with an SAT score of 1450+ or an ACT score of 21+. A demonstration of financial need is required. The award amount is $12,000, distributed over 4 years ($3,000 per year).

Mary McLeod Bethune Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $3,000 See Scholarship

Administered by the Florida Department of Higher Education, this scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduates at Bethune-Cookman University, Edward Waters College, Florida A&M University or Florida Memorial University. Deadline and academic requirements determined individually by each institution.

Presidential Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $24,000 See Scholarship

This scholarship is available to freshman entering Florida Atlantic University. Selection is competitive, and is based on academic achievement. Award amount is $24,000 distributed over 4 years ($6,000 per year).

Rosewood Family Scholarship

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $6,100 See Scholarship

The Rosewood Family Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who attend a Florida state college, community college, or public technical school. To be eligible, students must be direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the historical incidents of January 1923. Funds are administered by the Florida Department of Education.

Transfer Educational Achievement Award (TEAA)

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $3,000 See Scholarship

Awarded to junior-level transfer students entering Florida Atlantic University from a Florida College System school. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and must demonstrate financial need. Award amount is $3,000 per year for five semesters, or until graduation.

William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

Deadline: na
Scholarship Amount $3,000 See Scholarship

The William L. Boyd Grant Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students. A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a demonstratIon of financial need is required. Funds are administered by the Florida Department of Education.


Higher Education Resources in Florida