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Top Colleges Highlighted for Variety, Overall Excellence in Online Learning Programs

The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has ranked the best schools with online programs in the state of Florida for 2017. A total of 45 schools received honors for their online education offerings, with University of Florida, University of Miami, Florida State University, University of South Florida-Main Campus, Jacksonville University, Tallahassee Community College and Florida Keys Community College earning top spots overall. More than a dozen unique data points were evaluated to determine each school’s score.

“The schools on our Best Online Schools list for Florida all meet high standards of excellence for students who want to succeed outside of a brick-and-mortar classroom,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of

Colleges and universities on the Best Online Schools list must meet specific base requirements to be included. Qualifications include being institutionally accredited and holding public or private not-for-profit status. Each college was also scored based on additional criteria that includes the student/teacher ratio, graduation rate, employment services and financial aid availability.

For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit:

Florida’s Best Online Schools for 2017 include the following:
Adventist University of Health Sciences
Ave Maria University
Barry University
Bethune-Cookman University
Broward College
City College-Fort Lauderdale
Daytona State College
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
Everglades University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida International University
Florida Keys Community College
Florida SouthWestern State College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida State University
Hobe Sound Bible College
Hodges University
Indian River State College
Jacksonville University
Johnson & Wales University-North Miami
Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale
Lynn University
Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Saint Leo University
South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary
Southeastern University
St. Petersburg College
St. Thomas University
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
Stetson University
Tallahassee Community College
The Baptist College of Florida
The University of West Florida
Trinity College of Florida
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of North Florida
University of South Florida-Main Campus
Warner University
Webber International University

About Us: was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.

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