Florida Community Colleges

There are 117 community colleges located throughout Florida (42 public colleges and 75 private colleges), serving 615,328 students.
Minority enrollment is 48% (majority Hispanic), which is more than the national average of 34%.
The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is more than the 29:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(FL) School Average
American Indian
n/a
Asian
3%
Hispanic
24%
Black
19%
White
52%
Unknown
2%

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Pros and Cons of a Community College Bachelor’s Degree
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,523 per year for in-state students and $11,805 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,942 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Florida is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.