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2021 Best Colleges in Florida by Salary Score

By the GradReports team | Updated 3/1/2021

These are the top 25 colleges in Florida ranked using our Salary Score. We calculated this score by comparing the median alumni earnings in the first year after graduation for a specific bachelor's degree field at a college to the same data point at all other colleges. We repeated this process for each program at the school to determine an overall score. This overall Salary Score paints a picture of how well a school performs across its offered majors. The top six colleges on this list score above the nationwide median. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Dayton takes the lead spot with a Salary Score of 82.1.

To be considered for our state rankings, schools must offer and provide data for at least 8 bachelor's programs. You can click on a school's name to view individual program scores. Read our methodology to learn about how schools were ranked.

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Our Salary Score™ is based on data reported by the U.S. Department of Education
Rank School Location Annual Tuition Salary Score
#1 #1 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Daytona Beach Daytona Beach $40,564 82.10
#2 #2 Hodges University Naples Naples $15,500 65.06
#3 #3 Lynn University Boca Raton Boca Raton $41,550 61.18
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Barry University Miami Shores Miami Shores $32,500 54.10
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) St. Petersburg College Clearwater Clearwater $2,682 54.10
#6 #6 University of Florida Gainesville Gainesville $6,381 51.32
#7 #7 Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers Fort Myers $6,118 49.36
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Miami Dade College Miami (and 1 other) Miami (and 1 other) $2,838 49.24
#8 (tie) #8 (tie) Rollins College Winter Park Winter Park $56,110 49.24
#10 #10 Keiser University Daytona Beach (and 15 others) Daytona Beach (and 15 others) $23,248 49.08
#11 #11 Jacksonville University Jacksonville Jacksonville $43,670 48.76
#12 #12 Florida State University Tallahassee Tallahassee $5,656 48.68
#13 #13 University of Miami Coral Gables Coral Gables $57,194 47.41
#14 #14 The University of Tampa Tampa Tampa $32,218 46.45
#15 #15 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville $2,938 44.39
#16 #16 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Boca Raton $4,879 43.29
#17 #17 University of North Florida Jacksonville Jacksonville $6,389 42.70
#18 #18 Florida International University Miami Miami $6,565 40.52
#19 #19 Florida Southern College Lakeland Lakeland $40,500 40.44
#20 #20 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $36,300 39.32
#21 #21 University of South Florida Online Tampa Tampa $6,410 38.55
#22 #22 University of Central Florida Orlando (and 7 others) Orlando (and 7 others) $6,368 37.87
#23 #23 Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne Melbourne $43,670 32.02
#24 #24 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach (and 1 other) West Palm Beach (and 1 other) $35,900 31.74
#25 #25 Indian River State College Fort Pierce (and 4 others) Fort Pierce (and 4 others) $2,764 31.14