2018 Best Online Colleges in Florida

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This list highlights the top-ranked schools in Florida based on affordability and academic strength. Florida State University, ranked #16, holds the highest academic strength score of 75% and offers 56 online programs for $20,581 each year for programs including a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Criminology. The Baptist College of Florida, ranked #3, offers a low annual tuition rate at $7,200 and offers an online Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership, and Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies.

View our methodology for more details or learn more about SR Education Group. To see all online schools in Florida, view our comprehensive list.

Rank School Annual Tuition Academic Strength
#1 #1 Southeastern University Annual Tuition $6,000 Academic Strength 60%
#2 #2 University of North Florida Annual Tuition $8,550 Academic Strength 71%
#3 #3 The Baptist College of Florida Annual Tuition $7,200 Academic Strength 63%
#4 #4 Barry University Annual Tuition $7,660 Academic Strength 58%
#5 #5 University of Central Florida Annual Tuition $10,866 Academic Strength 72%
#6 #6 Florida International University Annual Tuition $9,893 Academic Strength 67%
#7 #7 Lynn University Annual Tuition $8,850 Academic Strength 62%
#8 #8 Nova Southeastern University Annual Tuition $10,500 Academic Strength 69%
#9 #9 Palm Beach Atlantic University Annual Tuition $10,940 Academic Strength 66%
#10 #10 Johnson University Florida Annual Tuition $10,500 Academic Strength 58%
#11 #11 Adventist University of Health Sciences Annual Tuition $13,800 Academic Strength 58%
#12 #12 University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee Annual Tuition $16,492 Academic Strength 70%
#13 #13 Warner University Annual Tuition $13,140 Academic Strength 54%
#14 #14 Webber International University Annual Tuition $15,330 Academic Strength 57%
#15 #15 University of South Florida - Main Campus Annual Tuition $19,050 Academic Strength 72%
#16 #16 Florida State University Annual Tuition $20,581 Academic Strength 75%
#17 #17 Brenau University Annual Tuition $18,720 Academic Strength 61%
#18 #18 The University of West Florida Annual Tuition $20,036 Academic Strength 63%
#19 #19 Florida Atlantic University Annual Tuition $21,595 Academic Strength 65%
#20 #20 Florida Gulf Coast University Annual Tuition $22,380 Academic Strength 66%
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2018 Online Colleges in Florida Ranking Details

For each school, we conducted manual research to provide prospective students with more details about the schools' online programs. Explore online degrees offered and accreditation information below.

  • Annual Tuition: $6,000
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 46%
  • Academic Strength: 60%
  • Locations: Lakeland

Online Associate Degrees (1)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (2)

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  • Annual Tuition: $8,550
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Academic Strength: 71%
  • Locations: Jacksonville

Online Bachelor's Degrees (1)

Online Master's Degrees (11)

Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,200
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 52%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Graceville

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (25)

Online Master's Degrees (4)

  • Annual Tuition: $7,660
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 55%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Miami Shores
  • Annual Tuition: $10,866
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: 8 Cities

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,893
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 50%
  • Academic Strength: 67%
  • Locations: Miami

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Online Master's Degrees (19)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (12)

  • Annual Tuition: $8,850
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 76%
  • Academic Strength: 62%
  • Locations: Boca Raton

Online Bachelor's Degrees (8)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Certificate Programs (1)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 59%
  • Academic Strength: 69%
  • Locations: Fort Lauderdale

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Online Master's Degrees (164)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (20)

Online Certificate Programs (5)

  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC, ABHE, and TRACS
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 39%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Kissimmee

Online Associate Degrees (4)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (15)

Online Master's Degrees (14)

Online Doctoral Degrees (5)

Online Certificate Programs (9)

  • Annual Tuition: $13,800
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Academic Strength: 58%
  • Locations: Orlando
  • Annual Tuition: $19,050
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 45%
  • Academic Strength: 72%
  • Locations: Tampa

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (47)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

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  • Annual Tuition: $20,581
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 56%
  • Academic Strength: 75%
  • Locations: Tallahassee

Online Bachelor's Degrees (7)

Online Master's Degrees (22)

Online Doctoral Degrees (1)

Online Certificate Programs (26)

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  • Annual Tuition: $18,720
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 66%
  • Academic Strength: 61%
  • Locations: Multiple Locations

Online Associate Degrees (2)

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

Online Master's Degrees (46)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (3)

Online Certificate Programs (22)

  • Annual Tuition: $20,036
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 42%
  • Academic Strength: 63%
  • Locations: Pensacola

Online Bachelor's Degrees (12)

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Online Doctoral Degrees (7)

Online Certificate Programs (35)

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  • Annual Tuition: $21,595
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Academic Strength: 65%
  • Locations: Boca Raton

Online Bachelor's Degrees (13)

Online Master's Degrees (18)

Online Certificate Programs (4)

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Comprehensive List of Accredited Online Schools in Florida (76)

While tuition for Florida's 76 accredited online universities varies, degrees can be obtained for as little as $3,942 per year from Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Criminal justice, nursing, and psychology are among the most common majors in Florida. Students can obtain a bachelor's degree in psychology from Brenau University or Palm Beach Atlantic University, while University of Central Florida offers degrees in both criminal justice and nursing. Other majors popular with Florida students include biology, organizational management, and international relations.

At a Glance:

  • Over half of Florida's accredited online universities offer degrees for under $15,000 per year.
  • The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program available to qualifying degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions.
  • The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program offers renewing annual scholarships to students who maintain the required GPA and earn the required credit hours.

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