Best Online Florida Schools for 2017

San Francisco (PR WEB) February 16, 2017 - The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Florida for 2017. A total of 45 schools received honors for their online education offerings, with University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Jacksonville University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida Keys Community College earning top spots overall. More than a dozen unique data points were evaluated to determine each school’s score.

“The schools on our Best Online Schools list for Florida all meet high standards of excellence for students who want to succeed outside of a brick-and-mortar classroom,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of

Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included. Qualifications include being institutionally accredited and holding public or private not-for-profit status. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes the student/teacher ratio, graduation rate, employment services and financial aid availability.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

Florida's Best Online Schools for 2017 include the following schools:
  • Adventist University of Health Sciences
  • Ave Maria University
  • Barry University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Broward College
  • City College-Fort Lauderdale
  • Daytona State College
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
  • Everglades University
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Florida International University
  • Florida Keys Community College
  • Florida SouthWestern State College
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Florida State University
  • Hobe Sound Bible College
  • Hodges University
  • Indian River State College
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
  • Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale
  • Lynn University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Saint Leo University
  • South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • Southeastern University
  • St. Petersburg College
  • St. Thomas University
  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
  • Stetson University
  • Tallahassee Community College
  • The Baptist College of Florida
  • The University of West Florida
  • Trinity College of Florida
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami
  • University of North Florida
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus
  • Warner University
  • Webber International University

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