10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Florida For 2019

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-Daytona Beach
  2. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
  3. University of Florida-Online
  4. University of Florida
  5. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  6. Florida Institute of Technology
  7. Florida Institute of Technology-Online
  8. Florida State University
  9. University of Central Florida
  10. Flagler College-Tallahassee

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 82 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-Daytona Beach, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Florida.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Florida

Rank College Employed
1 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach 92.13%
2 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide 92.13%
3 University of Florida-Online 91.23%
4 University of Florida 91.23%
5 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University 90.92%
6 Florida Institute of Technology 90.85%
7 Florida Institute of Technology-Online 90.85%
8 Florida State University 90.79%
9 University of Central Florida 90.42%
10 Flagler College-Tallahassee 90.18%
11 Flagler College-St Augustine 90.18%
12 Florida Southern College 90.14%
13 Stetson University 90.1%
14 Johnson & Wales University-North Miami 90.05%
15 University of Miami 90.04%
16 Bethune-Cookman University 89.97%
17 AdventHealth University 89.47%
18 Jacksonville University 89.34%
19 University of South Florida-St Petersburg 89.3%
20 University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee 89.3%
21 University of South Florida-Main Campus 89.3%
22 The University of Tampa 89.26%
23 Barry University 88.67%
24 Florida International University 88.55%
25 Warner University 88.55%
26 Florida Gulf Coast University 88.48%
27 Webber International University 88.28%
28 Florida Atlantic University 88.12%
29 Rollins College 88.03%
30 University of North Florida 87.9%
31 St. Thomas University 87.71%
32 Palm Beach Atlantic University 87.09%
33 Florida Memorial University 86.74%
34 The University of West Florida 86.73%
35 Southeastern University 86.5%
36 Polk State College 86.46%
37 Nova Southeastern University 86.44%
38 Johnson University Florida 86.43%
39 Eckerd College 86.24%
40 Everglades University 85.68%
41 Valencia College 85.65%
42 Ringling College of Art and Design 85.62%
43 Florida SouthWestern State College 85.44%
44 Edward Waters College 85.23%
45 Hodges University 85.21%
46 Santa Fe College 85.17%
47 Palm Beach State College 85.05%
48 Broward College 85.02%
49 Chipola College 84.85%
50 Saint Leo University 84.58%
51 Miami Dade College 84.45%
52 Lynn University 84.44%
53 Trinity International University-Florida 83.69%
54 Seminole State College of Florida 83.5%
55 Remington College-Heathrow Campus 83.25%
56 Florida State College at Jacksonville 83.02%
57 College of Central Florida 82.94%
58 Carlos Albizu University-Miami 82.56%
59 Florida College 82.51%
60 State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota 82.44%
61 Herzing University-Winter Park 82.34%
62 Northwest Florida State College 81.87%
63 Florida Gateway College 81.82%
64 Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale 81.73%
65 St Petersburg College 81.35%
66 Saint Johns River State College 81.03%
67 Indian River State College 80.95%
68 Lake-Sumter State College 80.85%
69 Gulf Coast State College 80.37%
70 City College-Fort Lauderdale 80.37%
71 City College-Gainesville 80.37%
72 City College-Miami 80.37%
73 Daytona State College 80.29%
74 Trinity Baptist College 80.26%
75 Pensacola State College 80.11%
76 Eastern Florida State College 79.54%
77 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando 79.44%
78 Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami 79.44%
79 The Baptist College of Florida 79.26%
80 Pasco-Hernando State College 78.54%
81 South Florida State College 78.53%
82 Altierus Career College-Tampa 78.49%
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