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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:
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.
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.’
|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%|
|11||Flagler College-St Augustine||90.18%|
|12||Florida Southern College||90.14%|
|14||Johnson & Wales University-North Miami||90.05%|
|15||University of Miami||90.04%|
|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%|
|24||Florida International University||88.55%|
|26||Florida Gulf Coast University||88.48%|
|27||Webber International University||88.28%|
|28||Florida Atlantic University||88.12%|
|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%|
|36||Polk State College||86.46%|
|37||Nova Southeastern University||86.44%|
|38||Johnson University Florida||86.43%|
|42||Ringling College of Art and Design||85.62%|
|43||Florida SouthWestern State College||85.44%|
|44||Edward Waters College||85.23%|
|46||Santa Fe College||85.17%|
|47||Palm Beach State College||85.05%|
|50||Saint Leo University||84.58%|
|51||Miami Dade College||84.45%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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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