The price of education: Which 4-year Florida schools charge the lowest in-state tuition?


Florida residents attending four-year schools pay the lowest in-state tuition at Tallahassee Community College, Gulf Coast State College and Palm Beach State College, according to an analysis of federal data.

The analysis includes the cost of tuition only for the 2018-19 academic year reported by four-year schools to the U.S. Department of Education.

Where do residents pay the lowest in-state tuition?

Rank
School
City
Enrollment
2018-19 tuition
1
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee
11,782
$2,026
2
Gulf Coast State College
City
5,379
$2,370
3
Palm Beach State College
Worth
30,052
$2,444
4
Valencia College
Orlando
44,834
$2,474
5
Eastern Florida State College
Cocoa
15,769
$2,496
6
Santa Fe College
Gainesville
14,588
$2,563
7
College of Central Florida
Ocala
7,151
$2,570
8
St Petersburg College
Clearwater
29,548
$2,682
9
Pensacola State College
Pensacola
9,655
$2,704
10
Indian River State College
Pierce
17,598
$2,764
11
Broward College
Lauderdale
40,754
$2,830
12
Saint Johns River State College
Palatka
7,249
$2,830
13
Miami Dade College
Miami
56,001
$2,838
14
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Jacksonville
21,092
$2,878
15
North Florida Community College
Madison
1,367
$3,054
16
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
Bradenton
10,886
$3,074
17
Florida Gateway College
City
3,292
$3,100
18
Daytona State College
Beach
13,970
$3,104
19
Chipola College
Marianna
2,092
$3,120
20
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford
17,550
$3,131
21
Northwest Florida State College
Niceville
5,727
$3,133
22
Pasco-Hernando State College
Richey
11,947
$3,155
23
South Florida State College
Park
2,860
$3,165
24
Lake-Sumter State College
Leesburg
4,881
$3,172
25
Florida Keys Community College
West
1,030
$3,276
26
Polk State College
Haven
10,659
$3,366
27
Florida SouthWestern State College
Myers
15,731
$3,401
28
University of Florida-Online
Gainesville
2,865
$3,876
29
Florida Atlantic University
Raton
30,208
$4,831
30
Florida Polytechnic University
Lakeland
1,456
$4,940
31
Atlantis University
Miami
367
$5,400
32
University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee
Sarasota
2,117
$5,587
33
Florida State University
Tallahassee
41,362
$5,656
34
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee
9,913
$5,785
35
University of South Florida-St Petersburg
Petersburg
4,895
$5,821
36
Florida Gulf Coast University
Myers
14,965
$6,118
37
The University of West Florida
Pensacola
13,040
$6,360
38
University of Central Florida
Orlando
66,059
$6,368
39
University of Florida
Gainesville
52,669
$6,381
40
University of North Florida
Jacksonville
16,309
$6,394
41
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Tampa
43,540
$6,410
42
Florida International University
Miami
56,718
$6,546
43
Hobe Sound Bible College
Sound
233
$6,595
44
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary
Beach
382
$6,900
45
New College of Florida
Sarasota
859
$6,916
46
University of Fort Lauderdale
Lauderhill
77
$7,410
47
Yeshivah Gedolah Rabbinical College
Beach
24
$8,300
48
Unilatina International College
Miramar
76
$8,907
49
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
Beach
14,519
$9,360
50
University of Phoenix-Florida
Orlando
699
$9,552
51
San Ignacio University
Doral
275
$10,400
52
Jose Maria Vargas University
Pines
313
$10,480
53
East West College of Natural Medicine
Sarasota
111
$10,675
54
Acupuncture and Massage College
Miami
151
$10,866
55
Rasmussen College-Florida
Ocala
8,146
$10,935
56
Millennia Atlantic University
Doral
172
$11,156
57
The Baptist College of Florida
Graceville
426
$11,400
58
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando
Orlando
160
$12,030
59
Trinity Baptist College
Jacksonville
366
$12,140
60
Florida Institute of Technology-Online
Melbourne
2,537
$12,240
61
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Orlando
1,809
$12,240
62
Carlos Albizu University-Miami
Miami
1,035
$12,444
63
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami
Miami
137
$12,525
64
Southern Technical College
Myers
887
$12,924
65
College of Business and Technology-Miami Gardens
Gardens
92
$13,052
66
College of Business and Technology-Main Campus
Miami
5
$13,052
67
Florida Technical College
Orlando
3,989
$13,175
68
Talmudic College of Florida
Beach
32
$13,250
69
Strayer University-Florida
Tampa
2,167
$13,380
70
Edward Waters College
Jacksonville
3,443
$13,525
71
Remington College-Heathrow Campus
Mary
267
$13,634
72
Trinity International University-Florida
Miramar
248
$13,680
73
Florida National University-Main Campus
Hialeah
4,169
$13,688
74
Herzing University-Winter Park
Park
532
$14,000
75
Hodges University
Naples
1,313
$14,180
76
Schiller International University
Largo
408
$14,360
77
City College-Gainesville
Gainesville
257
$14,539
78
City College-Fort Lauderdale
Lauderdale
401
$14,539
79
City College-Miami
Miami
186
$14,539
80
Altierus Career College-Tampa
Tampa
1,207
$14,650
81
Bethune-Cookman University
Beach
4,143
$14,814
82
Florida Memorial University
Gardens
1,250
$15,536
83
Johnson University Florida
Kissimmee
187
$16,060
84
Trinity College of Florida
Trinity
189
$16,340
85
South University-West Palm Beach
Beach
861
$17,014
86
South University-Tampa
Tampa
883
$17,014
87
Florida College
Terrace
508
$17,142
88
Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine
Lauderdale
150
$17,595
89
Everglades University
Raton
2,444
$17,600
90
AI Miami International University of Art and Design
Miami
1,461
$17,604
91
DeVry University-Florida
Miramar
976
$17,898
92
Flagler College-St Augustine
Augustine
2,689
$18,950
93
Chamberlain University-Florida
Jacksonville
1,021
$19,375
94
American College for Medical Careers
Orlando
481
$19,850
95
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale
Lauderdale
18,335
$20,208
96
Ave Maria University
Maria
1,113
$20,850
97
Saint John Vianney College Seminary
Miami
70
$21,000
98
West Coast University-Miami
Doral
687
$21,432
99
Warner University
Wales
1,212
$21,694
100
Saint Leo University
Leo
13,099
$23,020
101
Full Sail University
Park
18,605
$24,109
102
Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay
Tampa
183
$25,823
103
Southeastern University
Lakeland
7,163
$25,870
104
Webber International University
Park
682
$26,116
105
Hope College of Arts and Sciences
Beach
120
$27,335
106
The University of Tampa
Tampa
8,895
$29,208
107
Barry University
Miami
7,358
$30,014
108
Nova Southeastern University
Lauderdale
20,793
$30,900
109
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Beach
3,839
$31,450
110
St Thomas University
Gardens
4,538
$31,830
111
Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
Miami
1,475
$32,441
112
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Beach
6,338
$35,814
113
Florida Southern College
Lakeland
3,055
$36,348
114
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville
4,222
$36,670
115
Lynn University
Raton
3,010
$38,210
116
Miami Regional University
Springs
976
$38,750
117
Beacon College
Leesburg
348
$39,016
118
Florida Institute of Technology
Melbourne
6,402
$41,850
119
Eckerd College
Petersburg
2,037
$44,540
120
Stetson University
DeLand
4,252
$46,030
121
Ringling College of Art and Design
Sarasota
1,456
$46,420
122
Rollins College
Park
3,278
$49,760

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Acupuncture and Massage College Adventist University of Health Sciences AI Miami International University of Art and Design Altierus Career College-Tampa American College for Medical Careers Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine Atlantis University Ave Maria University Barry University Beacon College Bethune-Cookman University Broward College Carlos Albizu University-Miami Chamberlain University-Florida Chipola College City College-Fort Lauderdale City College-Gainesville City College-Miami College of Business and Technology-Main Campus College of Business and Technology-Miami Gardens College of Central Florida Daytona State College DeVry University-Florida East West College of Natural Medicine Eastern Florida State College Eckerd College Edward Waters College Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide Everglades University Flagler College-St Augustine Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Florida Atlantic University Florida College Florida Gateway College Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Technology Florida Institute of Technology-Online Florida International University Florida Keys Community College Florida Memorial University Florida National University-Main Campus Florida Polytechnic University Florida Southern College Florida SouthWestern State College Florida State College at Jacksonville Florida State University Florida Technical College Full Sail University Gulf Coast State College Herzing University - Orlando Hobe Sound Bible College Hodges University Hope College of Arts and Sciences Indian River State College Jacksonville University Johnson & Wales University-North Miami Johnson University Florida Jose Maria Vargas University Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale Lake-Sumter State College Lynn University Medical Prep Institute of Tampa Bay Miami Dade College Miami Regional University Millennia Atlantic University New College of Florida North Florida Community College Northwest Florida State College Nova Southeastern University Palm Beach Atlantic University Palm Beach State College Pasco-Hernando State College Pensacola State College Polk State College Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando Rasmussen College-Florida Remington College-Heathrow Campus Ringling College of Art and Design Rollins College Saint John Vianney College Seminary Saint Johns River State College Saint Leo University San Ignacio University Santa Fe College Schiller International University Seminole State College of Florida South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary South Florida State College South University-Tampa South University-West Palm Beach Southeastern University Southern Technical College St Petersburg College St Thomas University State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Stetson University Strayer University-Florida Tallahassee Community College

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