Miami, Florida (FL) Colleges and Universities

There are over 30 not-for-profit colleges and universities in the Miami, Florida, area. Learn about various key attributes of the public and private schools in the area to help you get a feel for your options.

Familiarize yourself with the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the non-specialty schools within 25 miles of Miami, Florida. The statistics within are the result of calculations by National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Miami, Florida

There are 32 colleges located within 25 miles of Miami, many of them in the city itself. Students will find several different options in Miami and Miami Beach. The closest schools are:

  • Miami Dade College (1.6 miles from downtown)
  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (3.6 miles from downtown)
  • University of Miami (7.4 miles from downtown)
  • Barry University (8.2 miles from downtown)
  • Johnson & Wales University-North Miami (9 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Miami, Florida

There are several large colleges near Miami. The most populated school is Miami Dade College, where 62,332 students attend. The next largest colleges are:

  • Florida International University (49,782 students)
  • Broward College (43,078 students)
  • Nova Southeastern University (23,236 students)
  • University of Miami (16,825 students)
  • Barry University (7,971 students)

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  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

The calculation of a school's net price is conducted by subtracting the average amount of financial aid given by a school from the cost of attending it. This section contains figures that only apply to full-time undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 school year. Most of the schools with the lowest net prices around Miami are community and/or technical colleges. The lowest net costs belong to:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College ($4,684)
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College ($5,934)
  • Broward College ($8,622)
  • Miami Dade College ($8,829)
  • William T McFatter Technical College ($9,405)

Highest Graduation Rate

Here you'll find rates that apply only to undergraduate students enrolled on a full time basis. They represent the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal amount of time necessary for program completion as of 2015. The 4-year private University of Miami boasts the highest graduation rate at 82%, with the next highest rates being:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (67%)
  • William T McFatter Technical College (63%)
  • Florida International University (58%)
  • Sheridan Technical College (55%)
  • City College-Miami (53%)

Students in Miami have a healthy number of diverse college options nearby, with large public and private universities balanced by a good amount of community and technical colleges.

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