For a state normally thought of as a tourist attraction and retirement destination, Florida has a great deal of higher education going on. Take for instance the fact that the state run university system boasts 12 fully accredited universities and almost half of those are in North Florida. Then there are the private universities, of which there are 4 (in NF) and those are just the universities. On top of that Florida has state-wide, 28 community and state colleges, 21 Trade and Tech institutions, 30 private universities and colleges, and 35 religiously-affiliated institutions. That equals a total of 126 higher learning institutions in the state. The vast majority of these have visually stunning campuses and are worth a visit, just to see the grounds if nothing else!
State Universities in North Florida:
University of Florida, Gainesville http://www.ufl.edu/
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
University of North Florida, Jacksonville http://www.unf.edu/
Florida A & M University, Tallahassee http://www.famu.edu/
University of Central Florida, Orlando http://www.ucf.edu/
Private Universities in North Florida:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach http://www.erau.edu/
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville http://www.ju.edu/Pages/default.aspx
Stetson University, Deland http://www.stetson.edu/home/
Webster University, Ocala http://www.webster.edu/
Just a little trivia, my grandfather went to U of F and was on the football team. My father and mother went to FSU and met at a car rally there. I once got to see Steve Martin LIVE at Stetson University!