These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Florida For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Florida has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in FL, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Florida.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Florida:

  1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
  2. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
  3. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  4. Jacksonville University
  5. Florida State University
  6. Florida Southern College
  7. Flagler College-St Augustine
  8. Flagler College-Tallahassee
  9. Warner University
  10. University of Florida

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Florida has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Florida For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 80 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Florida that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Florida.’

1. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Daytona Beach
Employed: 92.03%

2. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Daytona Beach
Employed: 92.03%

3. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tallahassee
Employed: 91.07%

4. Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Jacksonville
Employed: 90.91%

5. Florida State University

Florida State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tallahassee
Employed: 90.52%

6. Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lakeland
Employed: 90.41%

7. Flagler College-St Augustine

Flagler College-St Augustine

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Saint Augustine
Employed: 90.4%

8. Flagler College-Tallahassee

Flagler College-Tallahassee

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Tallahassee
Employed: 90.4%

9. Warner University

Warner University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Lake Wales
Employed: 90.15%

10. University of Florida

University of Florida

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Gainesville
Employed: 90.11%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Florida

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Florida, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Florida by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Florida

Rank College Employed
1 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide 92.03%
2 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 92.03%
3 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 91.07%
4 Jacksonville University 90.91%
5 Florida State University 90.52%
6 Florida Southern College 90.41%
7 Flagler College-St Augustine 90.4%
8 Flagler College-Tallahassee 90.4%
9 Warner University 90.15%
10 University of Florida 90.11%
11 University of Central Florida 90.11%
12 Florida Institute of Technology 89.8%
13 Florida Institute of Technology-Online 89.8%
14 Johnson & Wales University-North Miami 89.68%
15 University of Miami 89.38%
16 Stetson University 89.13%
17 The University of Tampa 88.99%
18 University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee 88.8%
19 University of South Florida-Main Campus 88.8%
20 University of South Florida-St Petersburg 88.8%
21 Florida International University 88.25%
22 University of North Florida 88.1%
23 Florida Gulf Coast University 88.05%
24 Bethune-Cookman University 87.85%
25 Rollins College 87.83%
26 Florida Atlantic University 87.7%
27 Webber International University 87.2%
28 St Thomas University 86.99%
29 Barry University 86.76%
30 Trinity International University-Florida 86.65%
31 Florida Memorial University 86.52%
32 Nova Southeastern University 86.4%
33 The University of West Florida 86.33%
34 Southeastern University 86.32%
35 Ringling College of Art and Design 85.84%
36 Valencia College 85.54%
37 Eckerd College 85.5%
38 Palm Beach Atlantic University 85.38%
39 Polk State College 84.76%
40 Hodges University 84.61%
41 Florida SouthWestern State College 84.52%
42 Lynn University 84.49%
43 Saint Leo University 84.33%
44 Palm Beach State College 84.25%
45 Santa Fe College 84.15%
46 Chipola College 83.99%
47 Broward College 83.82%
48 Florida College 83.68%
49 Edward Waters College 83.58%
50 Seminole State College of Florida 83.45%
51 Everglades University 83.38%
52 Miami Dade College 83.34%
53 Remington College-Heathrow Campus 82.91%
54 Trinity Baptist College 82.8%
55 Florida Gateway College 82.61%
56 College of Central Florida 82.35%
57 Florida State College at Jacksonville 82.14%
58 Northwest Florida State College 81.77%
59 Carlos Albizu University-Miami 81.03%
60 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 80.85%
61 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 80.75%
62 St Petersburg College 80.5%
63 Saint Johns River State College 80.42%
64 Gulf Coast State College 80.25%
65 Indian River State College 80.21%
66 Lake-Sumter State College 80.19%
67 Eastern Florida State College 79.78%
68 Pensacola State College 79.37%
69 City College-Fort Lauderdale 78.92%
70 City College-Gainesville 78.92%
71 City College-Miami 78.92%
72 Everest University-South Orlando 78.72%
73 Daytona State College 78.57%
74 South Florida State College 78.4%
75 The Baptist College of Florida 77.88%
76 Everest University-Orange Park 75.64%
77 Everest University-Brandon 75.64%
78 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami 75.08%
79 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando 75.08%
80 Talmudic College of Florida 67.07%
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