The state of Florida has a few different Methodist colleges to choose from that offer a variety of degree programs and spiritual growth opportunities. These institutions also vary in size, tuition rates and other distinguishing characteristics. Here we explore these schools in more depth.
The Methodist colleges in Florida are private institutions that are located in three different cities throughout the state. Compare the three schools and their undergraduate tuition rates below.
|School Name||Institution Type||Denomination||Location||Tuition (2017-2018)*|
|Edward Waters College||4-year, private not-for-profit||African Methodist Episcopal||Jacksonville, FL||$13,525|
|Bethune-Cookman University||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Daytona Beach, FL||$14,410|
|Florida Southern College||4-year, private not-for-profit||United Methodist||Lakeland, FL||$34,774|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Description of Methodist Colleges in Florida
Students attending Methodist colleges in Florida can pursue their academic and personal interests through the diverse degree programs and extracurricular activities these schools provide. These schools also aim to further develop students' spiritual lives through a variety of spiritual growth opportunities. Learn more about these schools and what they have to offer below.
Edward Waters College
Edward Waters College is an undergraduate, Historically Black College that had a little over 3,440 students in 2017, per the NCES. The NCES also reported that the college had a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1 in the same year. Students at the college can pursue degree programs in areas such as mathematics, criminal justice, communications, biology, music and business administration. The college supports the spiritual growth of its students through chapel and worship services, Bible study classes, Religious Emphasis Week and spiritual counseling/prayer sessions. Students on campus may also choose to participate in student activities like Greek life, intramural sports, Ambassadors, service volunteer activities and Government Association.
Bethune-Cookman University is another Historically Black University and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16 to 1. The university provides students with a wide range of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in fields like public health, Christian ministry, counseling, finance, education, hospitality management and history. The university offers spiritual programming to help students grow in their faith, as well as several different spiritual organizations on campus, including Religious Life Fellowship and Anointed Praise Mime Ministry. Students on campus may also choose to participate in student activities and groups such as intramural sports, Greek life, honor societies, community service groups and activities and programs through the Center for Civic Engagement. As of 2017, the university had around 3,990 undergraduate students, per the NCES.
Florida Southern College
Florida Southern College offers an array of undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in subjects like exercise science, marine biology, physical therapy, nursing, youth ministry, Spanish and art education. For their spiritual lives, students on campus can attend weekly worship services and/or participate in a variety of campus ministries, such as Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sandwich Ministry (homeless ministry) and Upper Room Ministries (women's Bible study). The college also provides over 100 different student organizations to help students pursue their interests, including International Student Association, Photography Club, Habitat for Humanity, Florida Public Relations Society and Nature Enthusiasts. According to the NCES, the college had close to 2,620 undergraduate students in 2017. The school's website states that the college has a 15 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio.