Top Alachua County Community Colleges

  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 2 top community colleges in Alachua County, Florida, serving 15,565 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 89% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), and the student:teacher ratio is 37:1.

Top Alachua County Community Colleges (2018-19)

  • College Location Students
  • City College-Gainesville
    Private, non-profit
    7001 N.W. 4th Blvd.
    Gainesville FL  32607
    (352)335-4000

    510 students
  • 3000 Northwest 83rd Street
    Gainesville FL  32606
    (352)395-5000

    15,055 students
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