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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 by 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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Salary Scores 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 $35,814 82.10
#2 #2 Hodges University Naples Naples $14,180 65.06
#3 #3 Lynn University Boca Raton Boca Raton $38,210 61.18
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Barry University Miami Shores Miami Shores $30,014 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 $49,760 49.24
#10 #10 Keiser University Daytona Beach (and 15 others) Daytona Beach (and 15 others) $20,208 49.08
#11 #11 Jacksonville University Jacksonville Jacksonville $36,670 48.76
#12 #12 Florida State University Tallahassee Tallahassee $5,656 48.68
#13 #13 University of Miami Coral Gables Coral Gables $50,226 47.41
#14 #14 The University of Tampa Tampa Tampa $29,208 46.45
#15 #15 Florida State College at Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville $2,878 44.39
#16 #16 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Boca Raton $4,831 43.29
#17 #17 University of North Florida Jacksonville Jacksonville $6,394 42.70
#18 #18 Florida International University Miami Miami $6,546 40.52
#19 #19 Florida Southern College Lakeland Lakeland $36,348 40.44
#20 #20 Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale $30,900 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 $41,850 32.02
#24 #24 Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach (and 1 other) West Palm Beach (and 1 other) $31,450 31.74
#25 #25 Indian River State College Fort Pierce (and 4 others) Fort Pierce (and 4 others) $2,764 31.14