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Florida

State of Florida

ORIGIN OF STATE NAME: Named in 1513 by Juan Ponce de León, who landed during Pascua Florida, the Easter festival of flowers.

NICKNAME: The Sunshine State.

CAPITAL: Tallahassee.

ENTERED UNION: 3 March 1845 (27th).

SONG: "Old Folks at Home" (also known as "The Swanee River").

MOTTO: In God We Trust.

FLAG: The state seal appears in the center of a white field, with four red bars extending from the seal to each corner; the flag is fringed on three sides.

OFFICIAL SEAL: In the background, the sun's rays shine over a distant highland; in the foreground are a sabal palmetto palm, a steamboat, and an Indian woman scattering flowers on the ground. The words "Great Seal of the State of Florida" and the state motto surround the whole.

BIRD: Mockingbird.

FISH: Largemouth bass (freshwater), Atlantic sailfish (saltwater).

FLOWER: Orange blossom.

TREE: Sabal palmetto palm.

GEM: Moonstone.

LEGAL HOLIDAYS: New Year's Day, 1 January; Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 3rd Monday in January; Memorial Day, last Monday in May; Independence Day, 4 July; Labor Day, 1st Monday in September; Veterans' Day, 11 November; Thanksgiving Days, 4th Thursday and Friday in November; Christmas Day, 25 December.

TIME: 7 AM EST = noon GMT; 6 AM CST = noon GMT.

LOCATION, SIZE, AND EXTENT

Located in the extreme southeastern United States, Florida is the second-largest state (after Georgia) east of the Mississippi River, and ranks 22nd in size among the 50 states.

The total area of Florida is 58,664 sq mi (151,939 sq km), of which land takes up 54,153 sq mi (140,256 sq km) and inland water, 4,511 sq mi (11,683 sq km). Florida extends 361 mi (581 km) e-w; its maximum n-s extension is 447 mi (719 km). The state comprises a peninsula surrounded by ocean on three sides, with a panhandle of land in the nw.

Florida is bordered on the n by Alabama and Georgia (with the line in the ne formed by the St. Mary's River); on the e by the Atlantic Ocean; on the s by the Straits of Florida; and on the w by the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama (separated by the Perdido River).

Offshore islands include the Florida Keys, extending form the state's southern tip into the Gulf of Mexico. The total boundary length of Florida is 1,799 mi (2,895 km). The state's geographic center is in Hernando County, 12 mi (19 km) nnw of Brooksville.

TOPOGRAPHY

Florida is a huge plateau, much of it barely above sea level. The highest point in the state is believed to be a hilltop in the panhandle, 345 ft (105 m) above sea level, near the city of Lakewood, in Walton County. The lowest point is at sea level at the Atlantic Ocean. The mean elevation is about 100 ft (31 m). No point in the state is more than 70 mi (113 km) from saltwater.

Most of the panhandle region is gently rolling country, much like that of southern Georgia and Alabama, except that large swampy areas cut in from the Gulf coast. Peninsular Florida, which contains extensive swampland, has a relatively elevated central spine of rolling country, dotted with lakes and springs. Its east coast is shielded from the Atlantic by a string of sandbars. The west coast is cut by numerous bays and inlets, and near its southern tip are the Ten Thousand Islands, a mass of mostly tiny mangrove-covered islets. Southwest of the peninsula lies Key West, which, at 24°33n, is the southernmost point of the US mainland.

Almost all the southeastern peninsula and the entire southern end are covered by the Everglades, the world's largest sawgrass swamp, with an area of approximately 5,000 sq mi (13,000 sq km). The Everglades is, in a sense, a huge river, in which water flows south-southwest from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay. No point in the Everglades is more than 7 ft (2 m) above sea level. Its surface is largely submerged during the rainy season, April to November, and becomes a muddy expanse in the dry months. Slight elevations, known as hammocks, support clumps of cypress and the only remaining stand of mahogany in the continental United States. To the west and north of the Everglades is Big Cypress Swamp, covering about 2,400 sq mi (6,200 sq km), which contains far less surface water.

Lake Okeechobee, in south-central Florida, is the largest of the state's approximately 30,000 lakes, ponds, and sinks. With a surface area of about 700 sq mi (1,800 sq km), it is the fourth-largest natural lake located entirely within the United States. Like all of Florida's lakes, it is extremely shallow, having a maximum depth of 15 ft (5 m), and was formed through the action of groundwater and rainfall in dissolving portions of the thick limestone layer that underlies Florida's sandy soil. The state's numerous underground streams and caverns were created in a similar manner. Because of the high water table, most of the caverns are filled, but some spectacular examples thick with stalactites can be seen in Florida Caverns State Park, near Marianna. More than 200 natural springs send up some 7 billion gallons of groundwater per day through cracks in the limestone. Silver Springs, near Ocala in north-central Florida, has the largest average flow of all inland springs, 823 cu ft (23 cu m) per second.

Florida has more than 1,700 rivers, streams, and creeks. The longest river is the St. Johns, which empties into the Atlantic 19 mi (42 km) east of Jacksonville: estimates of its length range from 273 to 318 mi (439 to 512 km), an exact figure being elusive because of the swampy nature of the headwaters. Other major rivers are the Suwannee, which flows south from Georgia for 177 mi (285 km) through Florida and empties into the Gulf of Mexico; and the Apalachicola, formed by the Flint and Chattahoochee rivers at the Florida-Georgia border, and flowing southward across the panhandle for 94 mi (151 km) to the Gulf. Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam is located on the Apalachicola about 1,000 ft (300 m) below the confluence of the two feeder rivers. Completed in 1957, the dam created Lake Seminole, most of which is in Georgia.

More than 4,500 islands ring the mainland. Best known are the Florida Keys, of which Key Largo, about 29 mi (47 km) long and less than 2 mi (3 km) wide, is the largest. Key West, less than 4 mi (6 km) long and 2 mi (3 km) wide is a popular resort, and the westernmost.

For much of the geological history of the United States, Florida was under water. During this time, the shells of countless millions of sea animals decayed to form the thick layers of limestone that now blanket the state. The peninsula rose above sea level perhaps 20 million years ago. Even then, the southern portion remained largely submerged, until the buildup of coral and sand around its rim blocked out the sea, leaving dense marine vegetation to decay and form the peaty soil of the present-day Everglades.

CLIMATE

A mild, sunny climate is one of Florida's most important natural resources, making it a major tourist center and a retirement home for millions of transplanted northerners. Average annual temperatures range from 65° to 70°f (18° to 21°c) in the north, and from 74° to 77°f (23° to 25°c) in the southern peninsula and on the Keys. At Jacksonville, the average annual temperature is 69°f (20°c); the average low is 58°f (14°c), the average high 79°f (26°c). At Miami, the annual average is 76°f (24°c), with a low of 69°f (21°c) and a high of 83°f (28°c). Key West has the highest annual average temperature in the United States, at 78°f (25°c). The record high temperature, 109°f (43°c), was registered at Monti-cello on 29 June 1931; the record low, 2°f (19°c), at Tallahassee on 13 February 1899.

Florida's proximity to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico, and the state's many inland lakes and ponds, together account for the high humidity and generally abundant rainfall, although precipitation can vary greatly from year to year and serious droughts have occurred. At Jacksonville, the average annual precipitation (19712000) was 52.3 in (132.8 cm), with an average of 116 days of precipitation a year. At Miami during the same period, precipitation averaged 58.5 in (148.6 cm), with 130 rainy days a year. Rainfall is unevenly distributed throughout the year, more than half generally occurring from June through September; periods of extremely heavy rainfall are common. The highest 24-hour total ever recorded in the United States, 38.7 in (98.3 cm), fell at Yankeetown, west of Ocala on the Gulf coast, on 5-6 September 1950. Despite the high annual precipitation rate, the state also receives abundant sunshine with about 63% of the maximum possible at Jacksonville, and 70% at Miami. Snow is virtually unheard of in southern Florida but does fall on rare occasions in the panhandle and the northern peninsula.

Winds are generally from the east and southeast in the southern peninsula; in northern Florida, winds blow from the north in winter, bringing cold snaps, and from the south in summer. Average wind velocities are 7.9 mph (12.7 km/hr) at Jacksonville and 9.2 mph (14.8 km/hr) at Miami. Florida's long coastline makes it highly vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms, which may approach from either the Atlantic or the Gulf coast, bringing winds of up to 150 mph (240 km/hr). On 23-24 August 1992, Hurricane Andrew caused over $10 billion in damage in Florida. The 2005 hurricane season had devastating effects on various regions in Florida. On July 10, Hurricane Dennis made landfill near Pensacola as a Category 3 storm, causing flood damage and power outages for about 400,000 residents. On 26 August 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near Miami as a Category 1 storm, causing extensive damage from wind and flooding and power outages for about 1.3 million. As of early 2006, there were at least 11 related fatalities reported in Florida as a result of this storm. Two months later, Hurricane Wilma made landfall near Naples on October 25 2005 as a Category 3 storm. Wilma caused at least six fatalities in Florida and power outages for another 6 million people, as well as flooding and wind damage. As of early 2006, the estimated cost of damage from all these storms was over $2 billion dollars for the state.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Generally, Florida has seven floral zones: flatwoods, scrublands, grassy swamps, savannas, salt marshes, hardwood forests (hammocks), and pinelands. Flatwoods consist of open forests and an abundance of flowers, including more than 60 varieties of orchid. Small sand pines are common in the scrublands; other trees here are the saw palmetto, blackjack, and water oak. The savannas of central Florida support water lettuce, American lotus, and water hyacinth. North Florida's flora includes longleaf and other pines, oaks, and cypresses; one giant Seminole cypress is thought to be 3,500 years old. The state is known for its wide variety of palms, but only 15 are native, and more than 100 have been introduced; common types include royal and coconut. Although pine has the most commercial importance, dense mangrove thickets grow along the lower coastal regions, and northern hardwood forests include varieties of rattan, magnolia, and oak. Numerous rare plants have been introduced, among them bougainvillea and oleander. All species of cacti and orchids are regarded as threatened, as are most types of ferns and palms.

Florida once claimed more than 80 land mammals. The white-tailed deer, wild hog, and gray fox can still be found in the wild; such small mammals as the raccoon, eastern gray and fox squirrels, and cottontail and swamp rabbits remain common. Florida's bird population includes many resident and migratory species. The mockingbird was named the state bird in 1927; among game birds are the bobwhite quail, wild turkey, and at least 30 duck species. Several varieties of heron are found, as well as coastal birds such as gulls, pelicans, and frigates. The Arctic tern stops in Florida during its remarkable annual migration between the North and South poles.

Common Florida reptiles are the diamondback rattler and various water snakes. Turtle species include mud, green, and loggerhead, and various lizards abound. More than 300 native butterflies have been identified. The peninsula is famous for its marine life: scores of freshwater and saltwater fish, rays, shrimps, live coral reefs, and marine worms.

Everglades National Park hosts a rich array of plant and animal species. including over 300 species of migratory birds, over 1,000 species of seed-bearing plants and over 120 tree species. There have been at least 25 orchid species found in the area. Also noted are 25 species of terrestrial mammals, 4 salamander species, 6 kinds of lizards, 10 land and freshwater turtle species, 12 frog species, and 23 snake species. The Everglades is the only location in the world to serve as home to both the American alligator and the American crocodile. Pelican Island serves as a nesting ground for at least 10 species of birds (about 800 nesting pairs per year) and supports 11 threatened or endangered species, including the manatee. Okefenokee Swamp (which extends into Georgia) supports 233 bird species, 48 mammal species, 66 reptile species, 37 amphibian species, and 36 fish species. One of the largest US populations of the American alligator can be found there as well. All of Florida's lands have been declared sanctuaries for the bald eagle, of which Florida has about 350 pair (second only to Alaska among the 50 states).

In April 2006, a total of 108 species occurring within the state were on the threatened and endangered species list of the US Fish and Wildlife Service. These included 54 animal (vertebrates and invertebrates) and 54 plant species. The state's unusually long list of threatened and endangered wildlife included the American crocodile, shortnose sturgeon, six species of sea turtle, red-cockaded woodpecker, Florida panther, key deer, West Indian (Florida) manatee, six species of mouse, Key Largo woodrat, Everglade snail kite, two species of sparrow, Atlantic salt marsh snake, eastern indigo snake, Okaloosa darter, Stock Island tree snail, and Schaus swallowtail butterfly.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Throughout the 20th century, a rapidly growing population, the expansion of agriculture, and the exploitation of such resources as timber and minerals have put severe pressure on Florida's natural environment.

The state agency principally responsible for safeguarding the environment is the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), created in 1993 by the merger of the Departments of Natural Resources and Environmental Regulation. Its duties include implementing state pollution control laws and improving water-resource management. The department oversees and coordinates the activities of the state's five water-management districts, which have planning and regulatory responsibilities. The department also protects the state's coastal and marine resources. Its Division of State Lands acquires environmentally endangered tracts of land in what has been called the nation's largest environmental land-buying program. More than 1.2 million acres of environmentally important lands have been purchased. The department administers state parks and wilderness lands as well.

The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services' Division of Forestry manages four state forests plus the Talquin State Lands. The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission manages nature preserves and regulates hunting and fishing.

Growth, contamination of groundwater, and control of storm-water (nonpoint sources) are the state's most serious environmental problems. Groundwater supplies 90% of the drinking water in the state, as well as 8.2% of industry's needs and 53% of agricultural uses. Groundwater, surface water, and soil contamination have been found across the state. Among the major contaminants were the pesticides ethylene dibromide (2,300 wells statewide) and other chemicals (about 1,000 additional wells). The state's program to clean groundwater contaminated by leaking underground storage tanks is one of the nation's largest and pioneered the pattern followed by many other states. Florida's groundwater quality standards are among the most stringent in the nation.

Contamination of groundwater is not the state's only water problem. The steadily increasing demand for water for both residential and farm use has reduced the subterranean runoff of fresh water into the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. As a result, saltwater from these bodies has begun seeping into the layers of porous limestone that hold Florida's reserves of fresh water. This problem has been aggravated in some areas by the cutting of numerous inlets by developers of coastal property.

The DEP and South Florida Water Management District are undertaking, with various federal agencies, a massive restoration program for the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and Florida Bay. This undertaking resulted from the settlement of a lawsuit brought by the federal government. The restoration effort includes: rechannelization of the Kissimmee River canal to restore its floodplains and prevent water pollution from entering Lake Okeechobee; other measures to reduce pollutants in the lake caused by agricultural operations around its edges; creation of large stormwater treatment areas within the Everglades to treat nutrient-rich agricultural waters that are upsetting the ecological balance of the Everglades; and hydrological corrections to improve water delivery to the Everglades and Florida Bay.

In 1960, the only undersea park in the United States, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, was established in a 75-sq mi (194-sq km) sector off the Atlantic coast of Key Largo, in an effort to protect a portion of the beautiful reefs, rich in tropical fish and other marine life, that adjoin the Keys. Untreated sewage from the Miami area, runoff water polluted by pesticides and other chemicals, dredging associated with coastal development, and the removal of countless pieces of live coral by growing numbers of tourists and souvenir dealers have severely damaged large areas of the reefs. However, most of the Keys is now a National Marine Sanctuary and efforts are being made to improve water quality.

Florida is home to three Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. The Okefenokee Swamp (which extends into Georgia) was designated in 1986; it is the second largest wetland in the nation. The site is federally owned and managed, in part, under the Okefenokee Wilderness Act of 1974. Everglades National Park was designated in 1987 as an important nesting, staging, and wintering bird habitat. The park was also designated as a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1976 and as a World Heritage Site in 1979. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, located in the Indian River Lagoon along the Atlantic Coast, was designated by Ramsar in 1993. This site has shared ownership between the state and federal government.

In 2003, the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) database listed 598 hazardous waste sites in Florida, 50 of which were on the National Priorities List as of 2006, including 4 military sites. Florida ranks sixth in the nation for the most National Priority List sites. In 2005, the EPA spent over $8 million through the Superfund program for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites in the state. Also in 2005, federal EPA grants awarded to the state included over $37.9 million for water-quality control and protection projects. A federal research grant of $992,000 was awarded to the Florida Department of Citrus to pursue improved harvesting techniques. In 2003, 126.5 million lb of toxic chemicals were released by the state.

POPULATION

Florida, the most populous state in the southeastern United States, is also one of the fastest growing of the 50 states. In 1960, it was the 10th most populous state; by 1980, it ranked 7th with a population of 9,746,324; and by 1990, it ranked 4th, with a population of 12,937,926. Between 1990 and 2000, Florida had the third-largest population gain among the states, surpassed only by California and Texas. In that decade, Florida's population grew from 12,937,926 to 15,982,378, an increase of 23.5% (also one of the largest percentage gains in the country). In 2005, Florida had the fourth-largest population of all 50 states, with an estimated total of 17,789,864, an 11.3% increase since 2000. Florida is expected to have a population of 21.2 million by 2015 and 25.9 million by 2025.

The first US census to include Florida, in 1830, recorded a total population of only 34,730. By 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, the population had more than quadrupled, to 140,424 people; about 80% of them lived in the state's northern rim, where cotton and sugarcane plantations flourished. Newcomers migrating southward in the late 19th century through the early 1920s sharply increased the state's population; the 1930 census was the first in which the state passed the million mark. Migration from other states, especially of retirees, caused a population explosion in the post-World War II period, with much of the increase occurring along the south Atlantic coast. From 1950 to 1960, Florida's population increased 79%, the fastest rate of all the states. From 1960 to 1970, the growth rate was 37%; from 1970 to 1980, 44%; from 1980 to 1990, 33%; and from 1990 to 1998, 15.3%.

In 2004, the average population density was 322.7 per sq mi, the eighth highest in the nation. The median age of the population was 39.3, the fifth-highest median of the 50 states. Nearly 23% of the population was under age 18, while over 16.8% of was 65 years of age or older.

The most populous city in Florida is Jacksonville, the 13th-largest city in the United States in 2004. Its population in that year was estimated at 777,704. Miami is Florida's second-largest city, with an estimated 2004 population of 379,724. The Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach metropolitan area, the state's largest metropolitan region, had an estimated 5,361,723 residents in 2004; the Jacksonville metropolitan area's population was 1,225,381. Florida's second-largest metropolitan area was Tampa-St. Peters-burg-Clearwater, with an estimated 2,587,967 residents; the city of Tampa had an estimated 321,772 people, and St. Petersburg had 249,090. Ft. Lauderdale had an estimated population of 164,578. Tallahassee, the state capital, had a population of 156,612.

ETHNIC GROUPS

Florida's population consists mainly of whites of northern European stock, blacks, and Hispanics. European immigrants came primarily from Germany and the United Kingdom. Germans were particularly important in the development of the citrus fruit industry. Since World War II, the development of southern Florida as a haven for retired northerners has added new population elements to the state, a trend augmented by the presence of numerous military bases.

Florida's foreign-born population numbered 2,670,828 in 2000, or 16.7% of the state total, the fourth-highest percentage of foreign born in the nation. The largest group of first- and second-generation residents are Cubans, who represented 5.2% of Florida's population in 2000. There were 2,682,715 Hispanics and Latinos in 2000, including 833,120 Cubans (more than 100,000 of whom arrived on Florida shores as refugees in 1980), 482,027 Puerto Ricans, and 363,925 Mexicans. In 2004, 19% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.

The nonwhite population, as reported in 2000, was 3,517,349, or 12% of the total state population. Black-white relations in the 20th century were tense. There were race riots following World War I, and the Ku Klux Klan was openly active until World War II. One of the worst race riots in US history devastated black areas of Miami in the spring of 1980. The black population was estimated at 2,335,505 as of 2000, the fourth-largest in the nation. In 2004, 15.7% of the population was black.

Florida's indigenous inhabitants resisted encroachment from settlers longer and more militantly than tribes in other seaboard states. The leaders in resistance were the Seminole, most of whom by the 1850s had been killed or removed to other states, had fled to the Florida swamplands, or had been assimilated as small farmers. No peace treaty was signed with the Seminole until 1934, following the Indian Reorganization Act that attempted to establish tribal integrity and self-government for Indian nations. In 1939, the Native American population was reported as only 600, but the 2000 census reported a figure of 53,541 Native Americans. The difference is too large to be explained by natural increase, and there is no evidence of marked in-migration; presumably, then, it reflects a growing consciousness of Indian identity. There are seven Indian reservations: five for the SeminoleBig Cypress, Hollywood, Brighton, Immokalee, and Tampa, and two for the Miccosuckeeone on the Tamiami Trail and one north of Alligator Alley near Big Cypress. In 2004, 0.4% of the population was American Indian.

As of 2000 Florida had an Asian population of 266,256 (eighth largest in the nation), or 1.7% of the total state population. That figure had increased to 2% of the population by 2004. The number of Pacific Islanders was estimated at 8,625. In 2004, 0.1% of the population was composed of Pacific Islanders. In 2000 there were 54,310 Filipinos, 46,368 Chinese, 70,740 Asian Indians (up from 22,240 in 1990), 33,190 Vietnamese (up from 14,586 in 1990), 10,897 Japanese, 19,139 Koreans, and 2,131 native Hawaiians. In 2004, 1.2% of the population reported two or more races of origin.

LANGUAGES

Spanish and English settlers found what is now Florida inhabited by Indians recently separated from the Muskogean Creeks, who, with the addition of escaped black slaves and remnants of the Apalachee Indians of the panhandle, later became known as the Seminole Indians. Although the bulk of the Seminole were removed to Indian Territory in the 1840s, enough remained to pro-vide the basis of the present population. Florida has such Indian place-names as Okeechobee, Apalachicola, Kissimmee, Sarasota, Pensacola, and Hialeah.

FloridaCounties, County Seats, and County Areas and Populations
COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.) COUNTY COUNTY SEAT LAND AREA (SQ MI) POPULATION (2005 EST.)
Alachua Gainesville 901 223,852 Lake Tavares 954 277,035
Baker MacClenny 585 24,569 Lee Ft. Myers 803 544,758
Bay Panama City 758 161,558 Leon Tallahassee 676 245,756
Bradford Starke 293 28,118 Levy Bronson 1,100 37,998
Brevard Titusville 995 531,250 Liberty Bristol 837 7,773
Broward Ft. Lauderdale 1,211 1,777,638 Madison Madison 710 19,092
Calhoun Blountstown 568 13,290 Manatee Bradenton 747 306,779
Charlotte Punta Gorda 690 157,536 Marion Ocala 1,610 303,442
Citrus Inverness 629 134,370 Martin Stuart 555 139,728
Clay Green Cove Springs 592 171,095 Monroe Key West 1,034 76,329
Collier East Naples 1,994 307,242 Nassau Fernandina Beach 649 64,746
Columbia Lake City 796 64,040 Okaloosa Crestview 936 182,172
Miami-Dade Miami 1,955 2,376,014 Okeechobee Okeechobee 770 39,836
DeSoto Arcadia 636 35,406 Orange Orlando 910 1,023,023
Dixie Cross City 701 14,647 Osceola Kissimmee 1,350 231,578
Duval Jacksonville 776 826,436 Palm Beach West Palm Beach 1,993 1,268,548
Escambia Pensacola 660 296,772 Pasco Dade City 738 429,065
Flagler Bunnell 491 76,410 Pinellas Clearwater 280 928,032
Franklin Apalachicola 545 10,177 Polk Bartow 1,823 542,912
Gadsden Quincy 518 46,428 Putnam Palatka 733 73,568
Gilchrist Trenton 354 16,402 St. Johns St. Augustine 617 161,525
Glades Moore Haven 763 11,252 St. Lucie Ft. Pierce 581 241,305
Gulf Port St. Joe 559 13,975 Santa Rosa Milton 1,024 143,105
Hamilton Jasper 517 13,983 Sarasota Sarasota 573 366,256
Hardee Wauchula 637 28,286 Seminole Sanford 298 401,619
Hendry La Belle 1,163 39,561 Sumter Bushnell 561 64,182
Hernando Brooksville 478 158,409 Suwannee Live Oak 690 38,624
Highlands Sebring 1,029 95,496 Taylor Perry 1,058 19,622
Hillsborough Tampa 1,053 1,132,152 Union Lake Butler 246 14,916
Holmes Bonifay 488 19,264 Volusia DeLand 1,113 490,055
Indian River Vero Beach 497 128,594 Wakulla Crawfordville 601 28,212
Jackson Marianna 942 48,985 Walton De Funiak Springs 1,066 50,324
Jefferson Monticello 609 14,490 Washington Chipley 590 22,299
Lafayette Mayo 545 7,953 TOTALS 54,154 17,789,864

The rapid population change that has occurred in Florida since World War II makes accurate statements about the language difficult. Massive migration from the North Central and North Atlantic areas, including a large number of speakers of Yiddish, has materially affected the previously rather uniform Southern speech of much of the state. Borrowing from the Spanish of the expanding number of Cubans and Puerto Ricans in the Miami area has had a further effect.

Representative words in the Southern speech of most native-born Floridians are light bread (white bread), pallet (temporary bed on the floor), fairing off (clearing up), serenade (shivaree), tote (carry), snap beans (green beans); mosquito hawk (dragonfly), crocus sack (burlap bag), pullybone (wishbone), and comforter (tied and filled bedcover), especially in south Florida. Largely limited to the northern half of the state are pinder (peanut), croker sack instead of crocus sack, fire dogs (andirons); also, in the Tampa Bay area, comfort (tied and filled bedcover), and, in the panhandle, whirlygig (merry-go-round). Some north-Florida terms are clearly imported from Georgia: mutton corn (green corn), light-wood (kindling), and co-wench! (a call to cows).

In 2000, 11,569,739 Floridians, representing 76.9% of the resident population five years old and older, spoke only English at home, down from 82.7% in 1990.

The following table gives selected statistics from the 2000 Census for language spoken at home by persons five years old and over. The category "Other Indo-European languages" includes Albanian, Gaelic, Lithuanian, and Rumanian.

LANGUAGE NUMBE PERCENT
Population 5 years and over 15,043,603 100.0
  Speak only English 11,569,739 76.9
  Speak a language other than English 3,473,864 23.1
Speak a language other than English 3,473,864 23.1
  Spanish or Spanish Creole 2,476,528 16.5
  French Creole 208,487 1.4
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 129,118 0.9
  German 89,656 0.6
  Italian 67,257 0.4
  Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 55,014 0.4
  Tagalog 38,442 0.3
  Chinese 35,071 0.2
  Arabic 32,418 0.2
  Vietnamese 30,962 0.2
  Polish 24,850 0.2
  Greek 23,041 0.2
  Russian 19,729 0.1
  Other Indo-European languages 18,473 0.1
  Yiddish 18,225 0.1
  Korean 16,702 0.1
  Hebrew 15,360 0.1

RELIGIONS

Dominican and Franciscan friars, intent on converting the Indians, arrived with the Spanish conquistadors and settlers in the 1500s, and for some 200 years Florida's white population was overwhelmingly Catholic. Protestant colonists from Britain arrived in the late 1700s, and significant influx of Protestant settlers from the southern United States followed in the early 1800s. Sephardic Jews from the Carolinas also moved into Florida around this time, although the largest influx of Jews has occurred during the 20th century.

The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious organization, with 2,316,652 adherents in about 460 parishes in 2004. The next largest group is the Southern Baptist Convention with 1,292,097 adherents in 2,054 congregations in 2000; in 2002 there were 37,234 newly baptized members. Judaism claimed 628,485 adherents in 2000. In 2003, the United Methodist Church reported 477,758 adherents from all of the state's conferences (which include some congregations from Alabama). In 2000, the Assemblies of God had 189,387 members; Presbyterian Church USA, 157,751; and Episcopalians, 152,526. The same year, about 58.9% of the population did not specify affiliation with any religious organization.

Orlando is home to the world headquarters for Campus Crusade For Christ International, an interdenominational Christian evangelical ministry.

TRANSPORTATION

Railroad building in the 19th century opened southern Florida to tourism and commerce. During the 20th century, long-distance passenger trains and, more recently, planes and automobiles have brought millions of visitors to the state each year.

The first operating railway in Florida was the St. Joseph Railroad, which inaugurated service on an 8-mi (13-km) track between St. Joseph Bay and Lake Wimico on 14 April 1836, using mules to pull the train. The railroad soon put into operation the state's first steam locomotive on 5 September 1836. By the time the Civil War broke out, railroads connected most of northern Florida's major towns, but the rapid expansion of the state's railroad system, and with it the development of southern Florida, awaited two late-19th-century entrepreneurs: Henry B. Plant; and Henry M. Flagler. Plant's South Florida Railroad extended service to Tampa in 1884. Flagler consolidated a number of small lines in the 1880s into the Florida East Coast Railway with service as far south as Daytona. He then extended service down the Atlantic coast, reaching Palm Beach in 1894, Miami in 1896, and, after construction of an extensive series of bridges, Key West in 1912. The "over-seas" railway down the Keys was abandoned in 1935 after a hurricane severely damaged the line.

In 2003, there was a total of 2,956 rail mi (4,759 km) of track in Florida, operated by 14 railroads. In the same year, nonmetallic minerals were the top commodities (by weight) shipped by rail from and to the state. CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern were the state's operating Class I railroads in 2003, with about 1,896 route mi (3,052 km) of Class I track between them. As of 2006, Amtrak provided passenger rail service to 24 Florida stations.

On 7 June 1979, construction began on a surface rail system for Miami and surrounding areas of Dade County. The first stage of this $1.1 billion mass transit system (known as Metrorail), a 20.5-mi (33-km) line serving Hialeah, Miami International Airport, downtown Miami, and areas to the south, was opened on 20 May 1984.

In 2004, Florida had 119,525 mi (192,435 km) of public roads. The Florida Turnpike's 265-mi (426-km) main section extends from Wildwood in north-central Florida to Ft. Pierce on the Atlantic coast and then south to Miami. A 50-mi (80-km) extension runs between Miramar and Homestead. The Overseas Highway down the Keys, including the famous Seven Mile Bridge (which is actually 35,716 feet, or 10,886 meters6.8 miin length), is part of the state highway system. In 1983, 37 of the 44 bridges connecting the Florida Keys were replaced at a cost of $189 million.

Florida in 2004 had some 15.205 million registered motor vehicles. As of that same year, 13,146,357 people held active Florida drivers' licenses.

Inland waterways in Florida include the southernmost section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and the easternmost section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, encompassing approximately 1,200 navigable mi (1,931 km) of federally maintained coastal channels for commercial vessels and pleasure craft. Construction began on 27 February 1964 on a barge canal across northern Florida to connect the two intracoastal systems. However, work was ordered stopped by President Richard Nixon on 19 January 1971 because of the threat the canal posed to flora and fauna in the surrounding area.

Florida has several commercially important ports. By far the largest in terms of gross tonnage is Tampa, which handled over 48.289 million tons of cargo in 2004, ranking it the 16th-busiest port in the United States. Other major ports and their 2004 tonnage handled include: Port Everglades in Ft. Lauderdale, 24.899 million tons; Jacksonville, 21.451 million tons; Port Manatee, 4.428 million tons; Miami, 9.754 million tons; Panama City, 2.751 million tons; Port Canaveral, 4.629 million tons; and Palm Beach, 4.146 million tons. In 2004, Florida had 1,540 mi (2,479 km) of navigable waterways. In 2003, waterborne shipments totaled 131.570 million tons.

In 2005, Florida had a total of 832 public and private-use aviation-related facilities. This included 491 airports, 286 heliports, 14 STOLports (Short Take-Off and Landing), and 41 seaplane bases. In addition to civil aviation activity, Florida had more than 20 military airfields. Florida's busiest airport is Orlando International with a total of 15,270,347 enplanements in 2004, making it the 14th-busiest airport in the United States. Other major airports in the state include Miami International with 14,515,591 enplanements in 2004 (15th-busiest in the United States); Tampa International with 8,436,025 enplanements in 2004 (28th-busiest in the United States); Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International with 10,040,598 enplanements in 2004 (24th-busiest in the United States); and Fort Myers-Southwest Florida International with 3,320,019 enplanements in 2004 (50th-busiest in the United States).

HISTORY

American Indians entered Florida from the north 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and had reached the end of the peninsula by 1400 bc. As they grew in number, they developed more complex economic and social organization. In northeastern Florida and nearby Georgia, they apparently invented pottery independently about 2000 bc, some 800 years earlier than any other Indian group in North America.

In north Florida, an agricultural and hunting economy organized around village life was typical by this time. South of Tampa Bay and Cape Canaveral, Indians lived mostly along the coast and relied heavily on wild plants and on a large variety of aquatic and land animals for meat. The southern groups did not practice agriculture until about 450 bc, when they began to plant corn in villages around Lake Okeechobee.

As they spread over Florida and adjusted to widely different local conditions, the Indians fell into six main divisions, with numerous subgroups and distinctive cultural traits. When Europeans arrived in the early 16th century, they found nearly 100,000 Indians: 25,000 Apalachee around Tallahassee; 40,000 Timucua in the northeast; on Tampa Bay, 7,000 Tocobaga; on the southwest coast and around Lake Okeechobee, 20,000 Calusa; on the lower southeast coast, 5,000 Tequesta; and in the Jupiter area, 2,000 Ais and Jeaga.

The Spanish who began arriving in the 16th century found the Indians in upper Florida to be relatively tractable, but those in the lower peninsula remained uniformly hostile and resisted to the last. The Spaniards sought to convert the Indians to Christianity and settle them around missions to grow food, to supply labor, and to help defend the province. By 1674, 70 Franciscan friars were working in dozens of missions and stations in a line running west from St. Augustine and north along the sea island coast to Carolina.

The impact of the Europeans on the Indian population was, on the whole, disastrous. Indians died of European-introduced diseases, were killed in wars with whites or with other Indians, or moved away. Raids from South Carolina by the Creeks, abetted by the British, between 1702 and 1708 completely destroyed the missions. When the Spanish departed Florida in 1763, the remaining 300 of the original 100,000 Indians left with them.

As early as 1750, however, small groups of Creek tribes from Georgia and Alabama had begun to move into the north Florida area vacated by the first Indian groups. Called Seminole, the Creek word for runaway or refugee, these Indians did not then constitute a tribe and had no common government or leadership until resistance to white plans to resettle them brought them together. They numbered only 5,000 when Florida became part of the United States.

Pressures on the US president and Congress to remove the Seminole intensified after runaway black slaves began seeking refuge with the Indians. In 1823, the Seminole accepted a reservation north of Lake Okeechobee. Nine years later, an Indian delegation signed a document pledging the Seminole to move within three years to lands in present-day Oklahoma. The Indians' subsequent resistance to removal resulted in the longest and most costly of Indian wars, the Seminole War of 183542. The warfare and the Indians' subsequent forced migration left fewer than 300 Seminole in Florida.

The history of the twice-repeated annihilation of Florida Indians is, at the same time, the history of white settlers' rise to power. After Christopher Columbus reached the New World at Hispaniola in 1492, the Caribbean islands became the base for wider searches, one of which brought Juan Ponce de León to Florida. Sailing from Puerto Rico in search of the fabled island of Bimini, he sighted Florida on 27 March 1513 and reached the coast a week later. Ponce de León claimed the land for Spain and named it La Florida, for Pascua Florida, the Easter festival of flowers; sailing southward around Florida, he may have traveled as far as Apalachicola, on the shore of the panhandle. In 1521, he returned to found a colony at Charlotte Harbor, on the lower Gulf coast, but the Indians fought the settlers. After Ponce de León was seriously wounded, the expedition sailed for Cuba, where he died the same year.

Other Spaniards seeking treasure and lands to govern, followed. Pánfilo de Narváez arrived in 1528, landing near Tampa Bay and marching inland and northward to Tallahassee. Hernando de Soto, a rich and famous associate of Francisco Pizarro in the conquest of Peru, found many men eager to try the same with him in Florida. Appointed governor of Cuba and adelantado (loosely, conqueror) of Florida, he followed the route of Narváez to Tallahassee in 1539, finding some food but no promise of wealth. In 1559, Spain sought to establish a settlement on Pensacola Bay, but it was abandoned at the end of two years.

In 1562, Jean Ribault, with a small expedition of French Huguenots, arrived at the St. Johns River, east of present-day Jacksonville, and claimed Florida for France. Another group of French Huguenot settlers built Ft. Caroline, 5 mi (8 km) upriver, two years later. In the summer of 1565, Ribault brought in naval reinforcements, prepared to defend the French claim against the Spaniards, who had sent Pedro Menéndez de Avilés to find and oust the intruders. Menéndez selected St. Augustine as a base, landing on 28 August, and with the aid of a storm withstood the French effort to destroy him. He then marched overland to take Ft. Caroline by surprise, killing most of the occupants and later captured Ribault and his shipwrecked men, most of whom he slaughtered. St. Augustine, the first permanent European settlement in the United States, served primarily, under Spanish rule, as a military outpost, maintained to protect the wealth of New Spain. The Spanish established a settlement at Pensacola in 1698, but it too remained only a small frontier garrison town. In 1763, when Spain ceded Florida to England in exchange for Cuba, about 3,000 Spaniards departed from St. Augusta and 800 from Pensacola, leaving Florida to the Seminole.

British Florida reached from the Atlantic to the Mississippi River and became two colonies, East and West Florida. Settlers established farms and plantations, traded with the Indians, and moved steadily toward economic and political self-sufficiency. These settlers did not join the American Revolution, but Florida was affected by the war nonetheless, as thousands of Loyalists poured into East Florida. In 1781, Spain attacked and captured Pensacola. Two years later, Britain ceded both Floridas back to Spain, whereupon most of the Loyalists left for the West Indies.

The second Spanish era was only nominally Spanish. English influence remained strong, and US penetration increased. Florida west of the Perdido River was taken over by the United States in 1810, as part of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Meanwhile, renegade whites, runaway slaves, pirates, and political adventures operated almost at will.

Present-day Florida was ceded to the United States in 1821, in settlement of $5 million in claims by US citizens against the Spanish government. At this time, General Andrew Jackson, who three years earlier had led a punitive expedition against the Seminole and their British allies, came back to Florida as military governor. His main tasks were to receive the territory for the United States and to set up a civilian administration, which took office in 1822. William P. DuVal of Kentucky was named territorial governor, and a legislative council was subsequently elected. The new council met first in Pensacola and in St. Augustine, and then, in 1824, in the newly selected capital of Tallahassee, located in the wilderness of north-central Florida, from which the Indians had just been removed. Middle Florida, as it was called, rapidly became an area of slave-owning cotton plantations and was for several decades the fastest-growing part of the territory. The war to remove the Seminole halted the advance of frontier settlement, however, and the Panic of 1837 bankrupted the territorial government and the three banks whose notes it had guaranteed. Floridians drew up a state constitution at St. Joseph in 183839 but, being proslavery, had to wait until 1845 to enter the Union paired with the free state of Iowa.

In 1861, Florida, with only 140,000 people, about 40% of them blacks (mostly slaves), only 400 mi (644 km) of railroad, and no manufacturing, seceded from the Union and joined the Confederacy. Some 15,000 whites (one-third of whom died) served in the Confederate army, and 1,200 whites and almost as many blacks joined the Union army. Bitterness and some violence accompanied the Republican Reconstruction government in 186876. The conservative Bourbon Democrats then governed for the rest of the century. They encouraged railroad building and other forms of business, and they kept taxes low by limiting government services. Cotton production never recovered to prewar levels, but cattle raising, citrus and vegetable cultivation, forestry, phosphate mining, and, by late in the century, a growing tourist industry took up the slack.

The Spanish-American War in 1898, during which Tampa became the port of embarkation for an expedition to Cuba, stimulated the economy and advertised the state nationwide, not always favorably. Naval activity at Key West and Pensacola became feverish. Lakeland, Miami, Jacksonville, and Fernandina were briefly the sites of training camps.

In 1904, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward was elected governor on a moderately populist platform, which included a program to drain the Everglades lands which the state had received under the Swamp and Overflowed Lands Act of 1850. Drainage did lower water levels, and settlements grew around Lake Okeechobee, developments whose full environmental impact was recognized only much later. By the time Broward took office, Jacksonville had become the state's largest city, with Pensacola and Tampa not far behind, and Key West had dropped from first to fourth. During World War I, more than 42,030 Floridians were in uniform.

Boom, bust, and depression characterized the 1920s. Feverish land speculation brought hundreds of thousands of people to Florida in the first half of the decade. Cresting in 1925, the boom was already over in 1926, when a devastating hurricane struck Miami, burying all hope of recovery. Yet population jumped by more than 50% during the decade, and Miami rose from fourth to second place among Florida cities. Florida's choice of Republican Herbert Hoover over Al Smith in the 1928 presidential election reflected the Protestant and prohibitionist attitudes of most of the state voters at that time.

The 1930s were marked first by economic depression, then by recovery, new enterprise, and rapidly growing government activity. Bank and business failures, as well as defaults on city and county bond issues and on mortgage payments, produced growing economic distress. The state joined the federal government in assuming responsibility for relief and recovery. The legalization of pari-mutuel betting in 1931 created a new industry and a new tax source. The state's first paper mill opened in the same year, revolutionizing the forest industry. Private universities in Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville were started during the Depression years.

The 1940s opened with recovery and optimism, arising from the stimulus of production for World War II, production that began well before the actual entry of the United States into the war. New army and navy installations and training programs brought business growth. After 1941, Florida seemed to become a vast military training school. The number of army and navy airfield flying schools increased from 5 to 45. Tourist facilities in all major cities became barracks, mess halls, and classrooms, with 70,000 rooms in Miami Beach alone being used to house troops in 1942. Families of thousands of trainees visited the state. Florida was on the eve of another boom.

First discovered but nearly last to be developed, Florida reached a rank of 27th in population only in 1940. Migration brought Florida's ranking to fourth in 1990, increasing its population to more than 12.8 million people. In 1986, Florida absorbed 1,000 arrivals a day. Until the early 1980s, many of those migrants were 65 years of age or over, swelling the proportion of senior citizens in Florida to 50% above the national average. In the mid-1980s, however, the preponderance of newcomers was somewhat younger, 25-44 years old. With an influx of younger residents, of family-rearing age, schools became overcrowded by the 1990s. Nevertheless, Florida is expected to double its 65 and older population between 2000 and 2030, meaning that one in every four residents will be age 65 and older in 2030 in Florida. Approximately 8% of the total US population will live in Florida by that date, which does not include all those holding second homes in Florida.

Newcomers have come in search of opportunities provided by Florida's growing and diversifying economy. Whereas the state once depended on the three industries (tourism, citrus, and construction) for its survival, military spending increased the presence of high-tech, banking, and service industries.

The management of growth in Florida dominated state politics through the second half of the century and promised to remain at the fore at least through the early 2000s. The state's low taxes combined with its rapid population growth to overburden the infrastructure. Roads, water supply, and sewer systems were pushed beyond capacity, posing real environmental threats. Development, both residential and commercial, eroded the state's natural beauty.

Efforts to reapportion Florida's 23 congressional districts and the state legislature's 40 Senate and 120 house seats were complicated by battles between blacks (holding steady at 14% of the population in 1999) and Hispanics over the number and character of minority districts. The absence of black state congressmen or senators, and the paucity of black officials at the state and local levels provoked demands for the creation of "safe districts" for blacks that thereby ensure their representation. Likewise Hispanics, whose numbers grew from 8.8% of the state population in 1980 to 14% by 1999, called for Hispanic districts. However, in the 1990s, Florida's third congressional district, which had a majority of black voters, was declared unconstitutional and ordered redrawn by the US Supreme Court.

Racial and ethnic relations have been another central issue. Tensions between blacks and Hispanics led to violence in 1989 when a Hispanic police officer shot and killed a black motorcyclist who was speeding and driving erratically. Riots broke out in the predominantly black Overton section of Miami and continued for three days.

Miami was again the site of rioting in late April 2000, as some Cuban Americans took to the streets to protest the federal government's handling of the custody case of six-year-old Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez. The child was the center of an international debacle after he was rescued offshore in November 1999; a fisherman found the boy clinging to a raft after the boat in which he and his mother escaped Cuba had capsized. His mother having died, Miami relatives claimed and cared for the boy while federal officials, including the US attorney general, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and several courts, grappled with the problem of returning him to his Cuban father. The incident, which ended when the boy arrived back in Havana, remained a point of protest for Miami's Cuban American community, among whom the prevailing sentiment was that, for political reasons, the child should have remained in the states.

The state's crime level received nationwide attention in the early 1990s when a series of incidents claimed the lives of several foreign tourists. For most of the decade Florida held the unwelcome distinction of leading the nation in violent crime. Numbers began to decline, and in 1998, the rate of violent crime per 100,000 residents dropped below 1,000 (to 939), according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (That year New Mexico recorded 955 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, making it the most violent state in the nation.)

Tropical storms and hurricanes periodically strike Florida. In August 1992, Hurricane Andrew caused $26.5 billion in damages in south Florida, primarily in and around Homestead. In October 1995, Hurricane Opal wrought an estimated $3 billion in damage in the Panhandle, destroying marinas and shipyards. The 2004 hurricane season devastated Florida: four hurricanesCharley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeannedamaged 20% of Florida's homes, and 124 people died. In October 2005, Hurricane Wilma hit southern Florida, and millions of people were left without power.

In December 1998, Floridians mourned the death of Governor Lawton Chiles; the Democrat first rose to prominence in 1970 when he made a 1,000-mi (1,600-km) trek through the state as he successfully campaigned for the US Senate, earning him the nick-name "Walkin' Lawton."

Florida became the center of national and international attention in the 7 November 2000 US presidential election. The race between Democratic vice president Al Gore and Republican challenger George W. Bush was extremely close, and on election night, Florida's 25 electoral college votes became the ones that would decide the election. In the early morning hours of 8 November, Gore called Bush to concede the election, but he subsequently retracted his concession when it became apparent that the vote was in question. Because the vote was so close, Florida's election officials began a mandatory recount. In addition to the automatic recount, an investigation was launched into voting irregularities denying rights to minority voters.

Democrats requested hand recounts in four counties, but Bush called for an order banning them. The Florida Supreme Court intervened in the certification process run by the Florida Secretary of State, permitting hand recounts in Broward and Palm Beach counties and blocking certification until an appeal by Gore was heard. The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals refused Bush's request that it stop the hand recounts, and Miami-Dade county officials began a manual recount. Bush's lead was gradually reduced from the 537 votes certified on 26 November to 154 by adding votes from partial recounts in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. When the Florida Supreme Court ordered a manual recount of 43,432 "under votes" from as many as 62 counties, the Bush campaign appealed to the United States Supreme Court to stop any vote recounts in Florida. On 9 December 2000, the US Supreme Court, divided 5-4, stepped in to order a stay of the Florida Supreme Court-ordered manual recounts, and on 12 December, it decided, in Bush v. Gore, that the Florida Supreme Court had erred in its decision to order manual vote recounts. On 13 December, Gore conceded the election to Bush, who became the nation's 43rd president after the electoral college votes cast on 18 December 2000 were tallied, including Florida's 25 votes.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Florida's first constitutional convention, which met from December 1838 to January 1839, drew up the document under which the state entered the Union in 1845. A second constitutional convention, meeting in 1861, adopted the ordinance of secession that joined Florida to the Confederacy. After the war, a new constitution was promulgated in 1865, but not until still another document was drawn up and ratified by the statethe Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitutionwas Florida readmitted to statehood in 1868. A fifth constitution was framed in 1885 and adopted the following year; extensively revised in 1968, this is the document under which the state is now governed. In 1998, Florida voters approved extensive revisions to the constitution; in 2002, voters approved a death penalty amendment, adding the death penalty to the constitution. In addition, in 2002, Florida voters approved several amendments: one requires the state to offer prekin-dergarten for four-year-olds by 2005; another, to reduce class size in schools by 2010; another animal rights measure protects pregnant pigs from unnecessary confinement; and another prohibits smoking in certain work environments. Overall, the constitution had been amended 104 times by January 2005.

The 1968 constitutional revision instituted annual (rather than biennial) regular sessions of the legislature, which consists of a 40-member Senate and a 120-member House of Representatives. Sessions begin the Tuesday after the first Monday of March and are limited to 60 calendar days. Senators serve four-year terms, with half the Senate being elected every two years; representatives serve two-year terms. All legislators must be at least 21 years old, and must have been residents of Florida the district for two years. The maximum length of a regular legislative session is 60 calendar days, unless it is extended by a three-fifths vote of each house. Special sessions may be called by the governor or by joint action of the presiding officers of the two houses (the president of the Sen-ate and speaker of the House of Representatives). The legislative salary in 2004 was $29,916.

The governor is elected for a four-year term; a two-term limit is in effect. The lieutenant governor is elected on the same ticket as the governor. An amendment adopted by voters in 1998, which took effect in 2002, merged the cabinet offices of treasurer and comptroller into one chief financial office. The other elected cabinet members include the attorney general and agriculture commissioner; the amendment eliminated the offices of secretary of state and education commissioner from the cabinet. State officials must be at least 30 years old, US citizens, and registered voters, and must have been residents of Florida for at least seven years. As of December 2004, the governor's salary was $120,171.

Passage of legislation requires a majority vote of those present and voting in both houses. A bill passed by the legislature becomes law if it is signed by the governor; should the governor take no action on it, it becomes law seven days after receipt if the legislature is still in session, or 15 days after presentation to the governor if the legislature has adjourned. The governor may veto legislation and, in general appropriations bills, may veto individual items. Gubernatorial vetoes may be overridden by a two-thirds vote of the elected legislators in each house.

Amendments to the constitution may originate in three ways: by a joint resolution of the legislature passed by a three-fifths majority of the membership of each house; by action of a constitutional revision commission which, under the constitution, must be periodically convened; or by initiative petition (signed by 8% of the total votes cast in the state in the last election for presidential electors), which may call for a constitutional convention. A proposed amendment becomes part of the constitution if it receives a majority vote in a statewide election. One exception is that under the initiative procedure, an amendment for a new state tax or fee not in effect as of 7 November 1994 requires a two-thirds majority of voters to become part of the constitution.

Florida Presidential Vote by Political Parties, 19482004
YEAR ELECTORA VOTE FLORIDA WINNER DEMOCRAT REPUBLICAN STATES' RIGHTS DEMOCRAT PROGRESSIVE
*Won US presidential election.
**REFORM candidate Pat Buchanan received 17,484 votes.
1948 8 *Truman (D) 281,9880 194,280 89,755 11,620
1952 10 *Eisenhower (R) 444,950 544,036
1956 10 *Eisenhower (R) 480,371 643,849
1960 10 Nixon (R) 748,700 795,476
1964 14 *Johnson (D) 948,540 905,941
AMERICAN IND.
1968 14 *Nixon (R) 676,794 886,804 624,207
1972 17 *Nixon (R) 718,117 1,857,759
AMERICAN
1976 17 *Carter (D) 1,636,000 1,469,531 21,325
LIBERTARIAN
1980 17 *Reagan (R) 1,417,637 2,043,006 30,457
1984 21 *Reagan (R) 1,448,816 2,730,350 744
NEW ALLIANCE
1988 21 *Bush (R) 1,656,701 2,618,885 6,665 19,796
IND. (PEROT)
1992 25 Bush (R) 2,072,798 2,173,310 1,053,067 15,079
1996 25 *Clinton (D) 2,546,870, 2,244,536 483,870 23,965
GREEN
2000** 25 *Bush, G. W. (R) 2,912,253 2,912,790 97,488 16,415
REFORM (Nader)
2004 27 *Bush, G. W. (R) 3,583,544 3,964,522 32,971 11,996

To vote in state elections, a person must be at least 18 years old, a US citizen, and a resident in the county of registration. Restrictions apply to convicted felons and those judged by the court as mentally incapacitated.

POLITICAL PARTIES

The Democratic and Republican parties are Florida's two principal political organizations. The former is the descendant of one of the state's first two political parties, the Jeffersonian Republican Democrats; this party, along with the Florida Whig Party, was organized shortly before statehood.

Florida's Republican Party was organized after the Civil War and dominated state politics until 1876, when the Democrats won control of the statehouse. Aided from 1889 to 1937 by a poll tax, which effectively disfranchised most of the state's then predominantly Republican black voters, the Democrats won every gubernatorial election but one from 1876 through 1962; the Prohibition Party candidate was victorious in 1916.

By the time Republican Claude R. Kirk Jr. won the governorship in 1966, Florida had already become, for national elections, a two-party state, although Democrats retained a sizable advantage in party registration. Beginning in the 1950s, many registered Democrats became "presidential Republicans," crossing party lines to give the state's electoral votes to Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952 and 1956 and to Richard M. Nixon in 1960.

A presidential preference primary, in which crossover voting is not permitted, is held on the second Tuesday in March of presidential election years. Because it occurs so early in the campaign season, this primary is closely watched as an indicator of candidates' strength. Primaries to select state and local candidates are held in early September, with crossover voting again prohibited; runoff elections are held on the Tuesday five weeks before the general election.

In 2004, there were 10,301,000 registered voters; an estimated 41% were Democratic, 38% Republican, and 21% unaffiliated or members of other parties. In addition to the Democratic and Republican parties, organized groups include the Green, Reform, and Libertarian parties. Minor parties running candidates for statewide office can qualify by obtaining petition signatures from 3% of the state's voters.

In the 1996 presidential election, Florida backed a Democrat for the first time in 20 years, giving 48% of the vote to Bill Clinton; 42% to Republican Bob Dole; and 9% to Independent Ross Perot. In the 2000 presidential election, a mere 275 votes separated Republican candidate George W. Bush from Democrat Al Gore as of 13 December 2000, when the US Supreme Court ruled a controversial hand recount of the Florida vote be stopped. George W. Bush won Florida's 25 electoral votes and became president; in 2004, Bush won 52% of the vote to Democrat John Kerry's 47%.

Former US Senator Lawton Chiles (Democrat) was elected governor in 1990 and reelected in 1994. In 1998, Florida voters elected Republican Jeb Bush to the gubernatorial spot; he was reelected in 2002. Connie Mack, a Republican, was reelected to a second US Senate term in 1994 but decided not to seek a third term in 2000. Democrat Bill Nelson was elected to the Senate in 2000. Democratic Senator Robert Graham was reelected in 1998. Graham mounted a bid for the presidential nomination in 2003, giving up his bid for reelection to the Senate in 2004. Republican Mel Martinez narrowly won the seat formerly held by Graham, with 49.3% of the vote to Democrat Betty Castor's 48.3%.

Florida's US House delegation following the 2004 elections had 18 Republicans and 7 Democrats. The state Senate in 2005 was comprised of 14 Democrats and 26 Republicans, and the state House had 84 Republicans and 36 Democrats.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

In 2005, Florida had 67 counties, 404 municipalities, and 626 special districts. There were 67 school districts.

Generally, legislative authority within each county is vested in a five-member elected board of county commissioners, which also has administrative authority over county departments, except those headed by independently elected officials. In counties without charters, these elected officials usually include a sheriff, tax collector, property appraiser, supervisor of elections, and clerk of the circuit court. County charters may provide for a greater or lesser number of elected officials, and for a professional county administrator (city manager). Before 1968 there was state legislation that restricted county government operations; most of these laws have now been repealed. Counties may generally enact any law not inconsistent with state law. However, the taxing power of county and other local governments is severely limited.

Municipalities are normally incorporated and chartered by an act of the state legislature. Except where a county charter specifies otherwise, municipal ordinances override county laws. Municipal governments may provide a full range of local services. But as populations rapidly expand beyond municipal boundaries, many of these governments have found they lack the jurisdiction to deal adequately with area problems. Annexations of surrounding territory are permissible but difficult under state law. Some municipal governments have reached agreements with county or other local governments for consolidation of overlapping or redundant services or for provision of service by one local government to another on a contract basis. Complete consolidation of a municipal and a county government is authorized by the state constitution, requiring state legislation and voter approval in the area affected. Jacksonville and Duval County succeeded in consolidating by 1985.

The problem of overlapping and uncoordinated service is most serious in the case of the state's 626 special districts. These districts, established by state law and approval of the affected voters, provide a specified service in a defined geographic area. An urban area may have dozens of special districts. State legislation in the 1970s attempted to deal with this problem by permitting counties to set up their own special-purpose districts, whose operations could be coordinated by the county government.

Regional planning councils resulted from the need to cope with problems of greater than local concern. These councils deal with such issues as land management, resource management, and economic development.

In 2005, local government accounted for about 657,329 full-time (or equivalent) employment positions.

STATE SERVICES

To address the continuing threat of terrorism and to work with the federal Department of Homeland Security, homeland security in Florida operates under state statute; the public safety commissioner, designated as the state homeland security adviser, oversees programs in training and law enforcement.

A "Sunshine" amendment to the constitution and a statutory code of ethics require financial disclosure by elected officials and top-level public employees; the code prohibits actions by officials and employees that would constitute a conflict of interest. An auditor general appointed by the legislature conducts financial and performance audits of state agencies.

Educational services are provided by the State Department of Education, which sets overall policy and adopts comprehensive objectives for public education, operates the state university and community college systems, and issues bonds (as authorized by the state constitution) to finance capital projects. The Department of Transportation is responsible for developing long-range transportation plans and for construction and maintenance of the state highway system. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles licenses drivers, regulates the registration and sale of motor vehicles, and administers the Florida Highway Patrol.

Health services are the responsibility primarily of the Agency for HealthCare Administration. It is also responsible for disease prevention and for assisting localities in performing health services. The Department of Children and Families administers such social welfare programs as Medicaid, food stamps, and foster care and adoption.

The Department of Corrections maintains approximately 60 major correctional institutions. The Corrections Commission reviews the state's correctional efforts, recommends policies, and evaluates the implementation of approved policies. The Department of Law Enforcement is responsible for maintaining public order and enforcing the state criminal code; enforcement activities emphasize combating organized crime, vice, and racketeering. The state's Army and Air National Guard are under the jurisdiction of the Department of Military Affairs. The Florida Highway Patrol, within the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, is the only statewide uniformed police force.

The Florida Division of Housing and Community Development assists the Department of Community Affairs in carrying out its duties related to housing. The Department's Division of Emergency Management is responsible for Florida hazards and disaster prevention.

The Agency for Workforce Innovation is responsible for implementing policy in the areas of workforce development, welfare transition, unemployment compensation, labor market information, early learning and school readiness. The Florida Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for serving the needs of veterans.

The Department of State manages state historic sites, archives, museums, libraries, and fine arts centers. Enterprise Florida supports new business starts in the state. The Department of Management Services provides administrative support for state agencies and state employees including human resource, insurance, retirement, office facility, purchasing, vehicles/aircraft, property surplus, and information technology services.

JUDICIAL SYSTEM

The state's highest court is the Supreme Court, a panel of seven justices that sits in Tallahassee. Every two years, the presiding justices elect one of their number as chief justice. All justices are appointed to six-year terms by the governor upon the recommendation of a judicial nominating commission. They may seek further six-year terms in a yes-no vote in a general election. If the incumbent justice does not receive a majority of "yes" votes, the governor appoints another person to fill the vacancy from the recommended list of qualified candidates.

The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction only. The state constitution, as amended, prescribes certain types of cases in which an appeal must be heard, including those in which the death penalty has been ordered and those in which a lower appellate court has invalidated a state law or a provision of the state constitution. The court also hears appeals of state agency decisions on utility rates and may, at its discretion, hear appeals in many other types of cases.

Below the Supreme Court are five district courts of appeal, which sit in Tallahassee, Lakeland, Miami, West Palm Beach, and Daytona Beach. There are 61 district court judges. The method of their selection and retention in office is the same as for supreme court justices. District courts hear appeals of lower court decisions and may review the actions of executive agencies. District court decisions are usually final, since most requests for Supreme Court review are denied.

The state's principal trial courts are its 20 circuit courts, which have original jurisdiction in many types of cases, including civil suits involving more than $5,000, felony cases, and all cases involving juveniles. Circuit courts may also hear appeals from county courts if no constitutional question is involved. Circuit court judges are elected for six-year terms and must have been members of the Florida bar for at least five years before election. There were 468 circuit court judges in 1999.

Each of Florida's 67 counties has a county court with original jurisdiction in misdemeanor cases, civil disputes involving $5,000 or less, and traffic-violation cases. County court judges are elected for four-year terms and must be members of the bar only in counties with populations of 40,000 or more.

As of 31 December 2004, a total of 85,533 prisoners were held in Florida's state and federal prisons, an increase from 82,012, or 4.3% from the previous year. As of year-end 2004, a total of 5,660 inmates were female, up from 5,165, or 9.6%, from the year before. Among sentenced prisoners (one year or more), Florida had an incarceration rate of 486 per 100,000 population in 2004.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida in 2004 had a violent crime rate (murder/nonnegligent manslaughter; forcible rape; robbery; aggravated assault) of 711.3 reported incidents per 100,000 population (the second highest among states, exceeded only by South Carolina), or a total of 123,754 reported incidents. Crimes against property (burglary; larceny/theft; and motor vehicle theft) in that same year totaled 727,141 reported incidents, or 4,179.7 reported incidents per 100,000 people. Florida has a death penalty, which can be carried out by lethal injection or electrocution, depending upon the prisoner's request. From 1976 through 5 May 2006 the state executed 60 persons, of which the most recent execution was in 2005. As of 1 January 2006, there were 388 inmates on death row, the third-highest number in the nation after California and Texas.

In 2003, Florida spent $777,539,269 on homeland security, an average of $48 per state resident.

ARMED FORCES

In 2004, there were 71,241 active-duty military personnel in Florida, 20,107 civilian personnel, and 3,068 Reserve and National Guard. Military and civilian personnel were stationed at facilities in Pensacola, Orlando, Jacksonville, and at Eglin AFB. In October 1979, the Key West Naval Air Station was made the headquarters of a new Caribbean Joint Task Force, established to coordinate US military activities in the Caribbean. The state had 29,967 active-duty Air Force personnel in 2004 the largest Air Force bases were Eglin, in Valparaiso; MacDill, near Tampa; and Tyndall, west of Tallahassee. The US Air Force Missile Test Center at Cape Canaveral (called Cape Kennedy from 1963 to 1973) has been the launching site for most US space flights, including all manned flights. US Department of Defense procurement contracts in Florida in 2004 totaled $8.3 billion, seventh-highest in the United States for that year. Defense payroll, including retired military pay, amounted to $9.3 billion. Florida had the highest amount paid to retired military in the United States in 2004.

There were 1,788,496 veterans of US military service in Florida as of 2003, of whom 327,034 served in World War II; 223,057 in the Korean conflict; 457,695 during the Vietnam era; and 246,271 during 19902000 (in the Gulf War). US Veterans Administration spending in Florida in 2004 totaled $4.6 billion.

As of 31 October 2004, the Florida Highway Patrol employed 1,671 full-time sworn officers.

MIGRATION

Florida is populated mostly by migrants. In 1990, only 30.5% of all state residents were Florida born, compared with 61.8% for the United States as a whole. Only Nevada had a lower proportion of native residents. Migration from other states accounted for more than 85% of Florida's population increase in the 1970s. From 1985 to 1990, net migration gains added another 1,461,550 new residents. Between 1990 and 1998, net domestic migration added 1,035,000 while international migration added 553,000. Florida's overall population increased 15.3% during that same period.

The early European immigrants to Floridafirst the Spanish, then the Englishnever populated the state in significant numbers. Immigration from southern states began even before the United States acquisition of Florida and accelerated thereafter. In the 20th century, US immigrants to Florida came, for the most part, from the Northeast and Midwest, their motivation to escape harsh northern winters. A large proportion of migrants have been retirees and other senior citizens. Between 1970 and 1980, the number of Floridians 65 or over increased by 70%, compared with a 44% increase for the US population as a whole. By 1998, 18.3% of the Florida populace was age 65 or older. In the period 200005, net international migration was 528,085 and net internal migration was 1,057,619, for a net gain of 1,585,704 people.

Since the 1960s, Florida has also experienced large-scale migration from the Caribbean and parts of Latin America. Although the state has had a significant Cuban population since the second half of the 19th century, the number of immigrants surged after the Cuban revolution of 1959. From December 1965 to April 1973, an airlift-agreed to by the Cuban and US governments landed a quarter of a million Cubans in Miami. Another period of large-scale immigration from Cuba, beginning in April 1980, brought more than 100,000 Cubans into Florida harbors. At the same time, Haitian "boat people" were arriving in Florida in significant numbers, often reaching the southern peninsula packed in barely seaworthy small craft. The number of ethnic Haitians in Florida was reported at 105,495 in 1990. By 1990, a reported 541,011 ethnic Cubans were living in southern Florida, mostly in and around Miami, where the Cuban section had become known as "Little Havana." The US government classified some of them as illegal aliens, fleeing extreme poverty in their native country, but the immigrants claimed to be political refugees and sued to halt deportation proceedings against them. In 1996, a reported 2,186,000 Floridians (15%) were foreign-born. In 1998, 59,965 foreign immigrants were admitted into Florida, the third-highest total of any state, accounting for over 9% of all foreign immigration that year. Of that total, 14,265 were from Cuba; 6,613 from Haiti; and 4,795 from Jamaica. As of 1998, Florida's Hispanic population numbered 2,080,000; those of Hispanic origin numbered 2,243,000.

INTERGOVERNMENTAL COOPERATION

In 1953, Florida became a signatory to the Alabama-Florida Boundary Compact. Among the interstate regional compacts in which Florida participates are the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Compact, Southern Regional Education Board, Southern States Energy Board, Southeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission. Federal grants to Florida in fiscal year 2005 totaled $16.266 billion; in fiscal year 2006 federal grants amounted to an estimated $16.176 billion, and were estimated at $17.041 billion for fiscal year 2007.

ECONOMY

Farming, lumbering and naval stores industries, all concentrated in northern Florida, were early mainstays of the economy. In the late 19th century, the extension of the railroads down the peninsula opened up an area previously populated only by Indians. Given the favorable climate, central and southern Florida soon became major agricultural areas. Tourism, aggressively promoted by the early railroad builders, became a major industry after World War I and remains so today.

Tourists and winter residents with second homes in Florida contribute billions of dollars annually to the state economy and make retailing and construction particularly important economic sectors. However, this dependence on discretionary spending by visitors and part-time dwellers also makes the economy, and especially the housing industry, highly vulnerable to recession.

The arms buildup during Ronald Reagan's administration helped to expand Florida's aerospace and electronics industries. Even in 1991, after the reduction of the national military budget, Florida ranked seventh nationally in the value of Department of Defense contracts awarded. Florida ranked fourth in the nation in defense electronics manufacturing employment in 1999.

The state's economy, particularly that of the Miami area, has also benefited from an influx of Latin American investment funds. Miami is said to have one of the largest underground economies in the United States, a reference both to the sizable inflow of cash from illicit drug trafficking and to the large numbers of Latin American immigrants working for low, unreported cash wages. Florida's population increased by 16% between 1990 and 1999, due primarily to migration. Strong annual economic growth rates in the late 1990s (averaging 6.6% in 19982000) were only moderated to 4.2% in the national recession of 2001. Growth continued damped in 2002, reflecting, particularly, a slowdown in Florida's tourist industry, but remained above the national average. By July 2002, the state was experiencing positive, if small (less than 1%), job growth. As was true in much of the country, the share of manufacturing in Florida's economy decreased in both absolute and relative terms coming into the 21st century. From a peak of $31 billion in 1999, output from the manufacturing sector declined 6.3% by 2001. As a share of the Florida economy, manufacturing declined from 7.7% in 1997 to 5.9% in 2001. By contrast, the financial services and trade sectors (wholesale and retail) each grew by more than 27% 1997 to 2001, and general services (including hotels and tourist services) grew 36.9% during this period.

Florida's gross state product (GSP) in 2004 totaled $599.068 billion, of which the real estate sector accounted for the largest portion at $93.036 billion or 15.5% of GSP, followed by healthcare and social assistance at $44.590 billion (7.4% of GSP) and wholesale trade at $39.285 billion (6.5% of GSP). In that same year, there were an estimated 1,633,574 small businesses in Florida. Of the 449,070 businesses having employees, a total of 444,066 or 98.9% were small companies. An estimated 77,754 new businesses were established in Florida in 2004, up 11.5% from the previous year. Business terminations that same year came to 54,498, down 3.8% from the previous year. Business bankruptcies totaled 1,183 in 2004, down 22.9% from 2003. In 2005, the personal bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13) filing rate was 556 filings per 100,000 people, ranking Florida as the 25th highest in the nation.

INCOME

In 2005 Florida had a gross state product (GSP) of $674 billion, which accounted for 5.4% of the nation's gross domestic product and placed the state at number four in highest GSP among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2004 Florida had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $31,469. This ranked 25th in the United States and was 95% of the national average of $33,050. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.8%. Florida had a total personal income (TPI) of $547,107,143,000, which ranked fourth in the United States and reflected an increase of 6.9% from 2003. The 19942004 average annual growth rate of TPI was 5.9%. Earnings of persons employed in Florida increased from $346,386,466,000 in 2003 to $375,116,379,000 in 2004, an increase of 8.3%. The 200304 national change was 6.3%.

The US Census Bureau reports that the three-year average median household income for 200204 in 2004 dollars was $40,171, compared to a national average of $44,473. During the same period an estimated 12.3% of the population was below the poverty line, as compared to 12.4% nationwide.

LABOR

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in April 2006 the seasonally adjusted civilian labor force in Florida numbered 8,903,500, with approximately 265,300 workers unemployed, yielding an unemployment rate of 3%, compared to the national average of 4.7% for the same period. Preliminary data for the same period placed nonfarm employment at 8,013,900. Since the beginning of the BLS data series in 1976, the highest unemployment rate recorded in Florida was 9.7% in March 1976. The historical low was 3% in April 2006. Preliminary nonfarm employment data by occupation for April 2006 showed that approximately 7.7% of the labor force was employed in construction; 4.9% in manufacturing; 19.9% in trade, transportation, and public utilities; 6.7% in financial activities; 17.1% in professional and business services; 11.9% in education and health services; 11.4% in leisure and hospitality services; and 13.6% in government.

The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2005, a total of 401,000 of Florida's 7,389,000 employed wage and salary workers were formal members of a union. This represented 5.4% of those so employed, down from 6% in 2004, and below the national average of 12%. Overall in 2005, a total of 532,000 workers (7.2%) in Florida were covered by a union or employee association contract, which includes those workers who reported no union affiliation. Florida is one of 22 states with a right-to-work law, which is part of the state's constitution.

As of 1 March 2006, Florida had a state-mandated minimum wage rate of $6.40 per hour. In 2004, women in the state accounted for 46.3% of the employed civilian labor force.

AGRICULTURE

Florida's most important agricultural products, and the ones for which it is most famous, are its citrus fruits. Florida continues to supply the vast majority of orange juice consumed in the United States. Florida produced 82% of the nation's oranges and 78% of its grapefruits in 2003. It is also an important producer of other fruits, vegetables, and sugarcane.

The total value of Florida's crops in 2005 exceeded $6 billion, fourth highest among the 50 states. Total farm marketings, including livestock marketings and products, exceeded $7.4 billion in 2005 (ninth in the United States). There were about 43,000 farms covering some 10.1 million acres (4.08 million hectares) in 2004; the total represented nearly 30% of the state's entire land area.

The orange was introduced to Florida by Spanish settlers around 1570. Oranges had become an important commercial crop by the early 1800s, when the grapefruit was introduced. In 1886, orange production for the first time exceeded 1 million boxes (1 box equals 90 lb/41 kg). Much of this production came from groves along the northern Atlantic coast and the St. Johns River, which offered easy access to maritime shipping routes north. The expansion of the railroads and severe freezes in the 1890s encouraged the citrus industry to move farther south. Polk, St. Lucie, Indian River, Hendry, and Hardee counties in central Florida are the largest producers of citrus fruits.

The orange crop totaled 242,000,000 boxes each weighing 90-lb (41-kg) in the 200203 season. The grapefruit crop was 40,900,000 boxes at 85-lb (39-kg); tangerines, 6,500,000 boxes at 95-lb (43-kg); and tangelos and temple oranges, 2,400,000 boxes at 90-lb (41-kg). There are about 50 processing plants in Florida where citrus fruits are processed into canned or chilled juice, frozen or pasteurized concentrate, or canned fruit sections. Production of frozen concentrate orange juice totaled 195.4 million gallons in 2002. Stock feed made from peel, pulp, and seeds is an important byproduct of the citrus-processing industry; annual production is nearly 1 million tons. Other citrus byproducts are citrus molasses, D-limonene, alcohol, wines, preserves, and citrus seed oil.

Florida is the country's second leading producer of vegetables. Vegetable farming is concentrated in central and southern Florida, especially in the area south of Lake Okeechobee, where drainage of the Everglades left exceptionally rich soil. In 2004, Florida farmers harvested 15,120,000 hundredweight of tomatoes; they sold 9,246,000 hundredweight of potatoes. Florida's tomato and vegetable growers, who had at one time enjoyed a near-monopoly of the US winter vegetable market, began in the 1990s to face increasing competition from Mexican growers, whose lower-priced produce had captured about half the market by 1995. About two-thirds of all farm laborers are hired hands.

Florida's major field crop is sugarcane (mostly grown near Lake Okeechobee), which enjoyed a sizable production increase in the 1960s and 1970s, following the cutoff of imports from Cuba. In 2004, Florida's sugarcane production was 14,255,000 tons. Florida's second-largest field crop is peanuts (364,000,000 lb/165,400,000 kg in 2004), followed by cotton, hay, corn, tobacco, soybeans, and wheat. Florida leads the nation in the production of watermelons. Greenhouse and nursery products were valued at over $1.6 billion in 2004, 23.8% of farm receipts.

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

Florida is an important cattle-raising state. Receipts from cattle and calves in 2004 totaled $443.1 million, or 6.5% of total farm receipts. The Kissimmee Plain, north of Lake Okeechobee, is the largest grazing area. In 2005, Florida had an estimated 1.74 million cattle and calves valued at an estimated $1.4 billion. During 2004, Florida had an estimated 20,000 hogs and pigs valued at around $2.3 million. An estimated 2.8 billion eggs were produced in 2003, worth $145.1 million. Florida had an estimated 142,000 milk cows in 2003 that produced around 2.2 billion lb (1 billion kg) of milk. Also during 2003, Florida poultry farmers produced 511.3 million lb (232.4 million kg) of broilers, valued at $178.9 million.

FISHING

In 2004, Florida's total commercial fish catch was 124.5 million lb (56.6 million kg), worth $190.6 million. About 66% of the volume and 76% of the value came from fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The remainder was from Atlantic waters. The most important commercial species of shellfish are shrimp, spiny lobster, and crabs. Gulf coast shrimp landings totaled 18.2 million lb (8.2 million kg) in 2004. Valuable finfish species include grouper, swordfish, and snapper. Florida's commercial fishing fleet had 4,438 boats and 1,934 vessels in 2002. In 2003, Florida had 376 processing and wholesale plants with an average 4,745 employees.

Florida's extensive shoreline and numerous inland waterways make sport fishing a major recreational activity. Both freshwater and saltwater fishing are important sports. Tarpon, sailfish, and redfish are some of the major saltwater sport species; largemouth bass, panfish, sunfish, catfish, and perch are leading freshwater sport fish. Florida had 1,296,328 sport fishing license holders in 2004.

FORESTRY

About 47% of Florida's land area16,285,000 acres (6,590,000 hectares)was forested in 2003, when the state had about 2.2% of all forested land in the United States. A total of 4,016,000 acres (1,625,000 hectares) was owned by the forest industry. The most common tree is the pine, which occurs throughout the state but is most abundant in the north.

Florida's logging industry is concentrated in the northern part of the state. The most important forestry product is pulpwood for paper manufacturing. Lumber production in 2004 was 1.07 billion board feet, mostly softwoods, accounting for 2.2% of US production.

Four national forestsApalachicola, Ocala, Osceola, and Choctawhatcheecovering 1,434,000 acres (580,000 hectares) are located in Florida. State forests covered 1,403,000 acres (568,000 hectares) in 2003. Three of the main activities of state forests are forest management, outdoor recreation, and wildlife management.

Virtually all of Florida's natural forest had been cleared by the mid-20th century; the forests existing today are thus almost entirely the result of reforestation. Since 1928, more than 5.6 billion seedlings have been planted in the state.

MINING

According to US Geological Survey data, Florida's total nonfuel mineral production in 2004 was valued at $2.32 billion, up 12.1% from 2003, making the state fourth among the 50 states in the production, by value, of all nonfuel minerals and over 5% of all US output in 2004.

In 2004, Florida led the nation in phosphate rock mining, producing more than six times as much as the next ranking state. By value, the state's top five nonfuel minerals that same year were (in descending value) phosphate rock, crushed stone, cement (port-land and masonry) construction sand and gravel, and zirconium concentrates. These five commodities accounted for approximately 94% of all nonfuel mineral output, by value. Florida is also the only state that produces rutile concentrates and staurolite.

Output of crushed stone in 2004 totaled 105 million metric tons and was valued at $675 million, while output of portland cement totaled 5.23 million metric tons and was valued at an estimated $432 million. Construction sand and gravel that same year totaled 29.3 million metric tons and was valued at $146 million.

ENERGY AND POWER

As of 2003, Florida had 54 electrical power service providers, of which 32 were publicly owned and 16 were cooperatives. Of the remainder, 5 were investor owned, and 1 was an owner of an independent generator that sold directly to customers. As of that same year there were 8,732,766 retail customers. Of that total, 6,649,226 received their power from investor-owned service providers. Cooperatives accounted for 887,981 customers, while publicly owned providers had 1,195,476 customers. There were 83 independent generator, or "facility" customers.

Total net summer generating capability by the state's electrical generating plants in 2003 stood at 49.418 million kW, with total production that same year at 212.610 billion kWh. Of the total amount generated, 88.4% came from electric utilities, with the remainder coming from independent producers and combined heat and power service providers. The largest portion of all electric power generated, 68.293 billion kWh (32.1%), came from natural gas-fired plants, with coal-fired plants in second place at 67.674 billion kWh (31.8%) and petroleum-fired plants in third at 37.204 billion kWh (17.5%). Other renewable power sources accounted for 2.7% of all power generated, with nuclear plants at 14.6%. Hydroelectric power accounted for only 0.1% of power generated.

As of 2006, Florida had three nuclear power-generating plants: the Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County; the St. Lucie plant near Fort Pierce; and the Turkey Point nuclear power station near Miami, in Dade County.

Although Florida produces some oil and natural gas, it is a net importer of energy resources. Its mild climate and abundant sunshine offer great potential for solar energy development, but this potential has not been extensively exploited.

As of 2004, Florida had proven crude oil reserves of 65 million barrels, or less than 1% of all proven US reserves, while output that same year averaged 8,000 barrels per day. Including federal offshore domains, the state that year ranked 16th (15th excluding federal offshore) in proven reserves and 20th (19th excluding federal offshore) in production among the 31 producing states. In 2004, Florida had 70 producing oil wells and accounted for less than 1% of all US production. The state has no refineries.

In 2004, Florida's marketed gas production (all gas produced excluding gas used for repressuring, vented and flared, and non-hydrocarbon gases removed) totaled 3.123 billion cu ft (0.088 billion cu m). As of 31 December 2004, proven reserves of dry or consumer-grade natural gas in 2004 totaled 78 billion cu ft (2.2 billion cu m). There was no data available on the number of producing natural gas and gas condensate wells in the state.

INDUSTRY

Florida is not a center of heavy industry, and many of its manufacturing activities are related to agriculture and exploitation of natural resources. Leading industries include food processing, electric and electronic equipment, transportation equipment, and chemicals. Nearly 20% of the nation's boat manufacturers are also located in the state. Electric components are primarily manufactured in three east coast counties (Brevard, Palm Beach, and Broward), where about half of the state's electronic component workers reside. Since the perfection of the laser by Martin-Marietta in Orlando in the 1950s, the greater Orlando area has grown to have the third-highest concentration of electro-optics and laser manufacturers in the United States.

The cigar-making industry, traditionally important in Florida, has declined considerably with changes in taste and the cutoff of tobacco imports from Cuba. In the late 1930s, the Tampa area alone had well over 100 cigar factories, employing some 10,000 people. However, by 1997 the number of people employed in the state's cigar-making industry had shrunk to 1,581.

According to the US Census Bureau's Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) for 2004, Florida's manufacturing sector covered some 21 product subsectors. The shipment value of all products manufactured in the state that same year was $84.301 billion. Of that total, computer and electronic product manufacturing accounted for the largest share at $13.383 billion. It was followed by food manufacturing at $10.457 billion; chemical manufacturing at $8.520 billion; miscellaneous manufacturing at $6.491 billion; and fabricated metal product manufacturing at $5.994 billion.

In 2004, a total of 354,186 people in Florida were employed in the state's manufacturing sector, according to the ASM. Of that total, 232,136 were actual production workers. In terms of total employment, the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry accounted for the largest portion of all manufacturing employees at 46,769, with 19,562 actual production workers. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at 40,714 employees (31,091 actual production workers); transportation equipment manufacturing at 31,121 employees (21,016 actual production workers); miscellaneous manufacturing at 30,607 employees (17,028 actual production workers); and food manufacturing with 30,585 employees (21,516 actual production workers).

ASM data for 2004 showed that Florida's manufacturing sector paid $13.967 billion in wages. Of that amount, the computer-and electronic product-manufacturing sector accounted for the largest share at $2.547 billion. It was followed by fabricated metal product manufacturing at $1.382 billion; miscellaneous manufacturing at $1.318 billion; transport equipment manufacturing at $1.180 billion; and food manufacturing at $1.055 billion.

COMMERCE

According to the 2002 Census of Wholesale Trade, Florida's wholesale trade sector had sales that year totaling $219.4 billion from 31,332 establishments. Wholesalers of durable goods accounted for 19,158 establishments, followed by nondurable goods wholesalers at 10,024 and electronic markets, agents, and brokers accounting for 2,150 establishments. Sales by durable goods wholesalers in 2002 totaled $104.8 billion, while wholesalers of nondurable goods saw sales of $83.9 billion. Electronic markets, agents, and brokers in the wholesale trade industry had sales of $30.6 billion.

In the 2002 Census of Retail Trade, Florida was listed as having 69,543 retail establishments with sales of $191.8 billion. The leading types of retail businesses by number of establishments were: clothing and clothing accessories stores (11,360); food and beverage stores (8,276); miscellaneous store retailers (8,141); motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts dealers (7,913); and gasoline stations (6,544). In terms of sales, motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts stores accounted for the largest share of retail sales at $54.8 billion, followed by food and beverage stores at $27.6 billion; general merchandise stores at $26.7 billion; and gasoline stations at $13.4 billion. A total of 902,760 people were employed by the retail sector in Florida that year.

The value of all exports sent from Florida was over $33.3 billion in 2005, ranking the state eighth in the nation. Duty-free goods for reshipment abroad pass through Port Everglades, Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Panama City, all free-trade zones established to bring international commerce to the state. Imports, including motor vehicles, apparel, aircraft and spacecraft, and machinery came primarily from Japan, Germany, Brazil, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.

CONSUMER PROTECTION

The Division of Consumer Services, a division of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, is the state's clearinghouse for consumer complaints and information and performs the initial review under the Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Actthe so-called Lemon Law. The Division also regulates ballroom dance studios, charitable organizations, health studios, motor vehicle repair shops, pawnshops, sellers of travel, sellers of business opportunities and telemarketers, and maintains the state's No Sales Solicitation Calls list. The Florida Consumers' Council advises the commissioner of agriculture on consumer issues.

The public counsel to the Public Service Commission (PSC), appointed by a joint committee of the legislature, represents the public interest in commission hearings on utility rates and other regulations. The public counsel can also seek judicial review of PSC rulings, and may appear before other state and federal bodies on the public's behalf in utility and transportation matters.

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation oversees pari-mutuel betting; land sales; the operations of condominiums, cooperative apartments, hotels, and restaurants; professions and professional boards; real estate; certified public accounting; and the regulation and licensing of alcoholic beverage and tobacco sales.

In 1983, the state legislature enacted the Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, which forces automobile dealers to replace new cars or refund the purchase price if the cars are in constant need of repairs.

Florida's Office of the Attorney General is the enforcement authority for the state's consumer protection activities as per Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Under that law, the state's Attorney General's Office can initiate civil (but not criminal) proceedings; nor can it represent the state before state and federal regulatory agencies. The Office can administer consumer protection and education programs, and the handling of consumer complaints, and does have broad subpoena powers. In antitrust actions, the Attorney General's Office: can act on behalf of those consumers who are incapable of acting on their own; can initiate damage actions on behalf of the state in state courts; can initiate criminal proceedings; and can represent counties, cities and other governmental entities in recovering civil damages under state or federal law.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service, along with the Office of the Attorney General, its Economic Crimes Division and its Multi-State Litigation and Intergovernmental Affairs office are located in Tallahassee. Regional offices are located in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. County consumer protection offices are located in Clear-water, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New Port Richey, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach.

BANKING

The Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Banking, has regulatory and supervisory authority over state-chartered financial institutions in Florida, including commercial banks and nondeposit trust companies, credit unions, savings associations, offices of foreign banks operating in Florida, and money transmitters. The Florida Department of Financial Services also has regulatory and supervisory authority over mortgage brokers and mortgage lenders, consumer finance companies, motor vehicle sales finance companies, commercial and consumer debt collection agencies, cemeteries, and abandoned property.

As of June 2005, Florida had 293 insured banks, savings and loans, and saving banks, plus 97 state-chartered and 125 federally chartered credit unions (CUs). Excluding the CUs, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach market area had 118 financial institutions in 2004, with $138.101 billion in deposits, followed by the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater area with 65 institutions and $42.620 billion in deposits. As of June 2005, CUs accounted for 22% of all assets held by all financial institutions in the state, or some $37.121 billion. Banks, savings and loans, and savings banks collectively accounted for the remaining 78%, or $131.430 billion in assets held.

International banking grew in Florida during the late 1970s and early 1980s with the establishment of the Edge Act banks in Miami. Located close to Central and South America, with a bilingual population, Florida (especially Miami) has become a Latin American banking center. Many banks in Miami have headquarters outside Florida and engage exclusively in international banking.

In 2004, the median net interest margin (the difference between the lower rates offered to savers and the higher rates charged on loans) of Florida's banks stood at 3.99%, up from 3.97% in 2003. The median percentage of past-due/nonaccrual loans to total loans stood at 0.56%, down from 0.83% in 2003.

INSURANCE

In 2004, there were 8 million individual life insurance policies in force with a total value of over $724 billion; total value for all categories of life insurance (individual, group, and credit) was over $1 trillion. The average coverage amount is $90,100 per policy holder. Death benefits paid that year totaled over $3.4 billion.

In 2003, 19 life and health insurance companies and 111 property and casualty insurance companies were domiciled in Florida. In 2004, direct premiums for property and casualty insurance totaled $32.3 billion. That year, Florida ranked first in the nation in flood insurance, with 1.87 million flood insurance policies in force, with a total value of over $315.7 billion, accounting for about 42% of the national total. About $206 billion of coverage was offered through FAIR plans, which are designed to offer coverage for some natural circumstances, such as wind and hail, in high-risk areas.

In 2004, 47% of state residents held employment-based health insurance policies, 5% held individual policies, and 27% were covered under Medicare and Medicaid; 19% of residents were uninsured. Florida tied with four other states for the fourth-highest percentage of uninsured residents in the nation. In 2003, employee contributions for employment-based health coverage averaged at 21% for single coverage and 30% for family coverage. For family coverage, an average 30% employee-contribution rate is one of the highest in the country. The state offers an 18-month health benefits expansion program for small-firm employees in connection with the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA, 1986), a health insurance program for those who lose employment-based coverage due to termination or reduction of work hours.

In 2003, there were over 10 million auto insurance policies in effect for private passenger cars. Required minimum coverage includes property damage liability of $10,000 and personal injury protection. In 2003, the average expenditure per vehicle for insurance coverage was $1,015.11, the fifth-highest average in the nation.

The insurance industry is regulated by the state's Department of Insurance.

SECURITIES

No securities exchanges are located in Florida. In 2005, there were 8,870 personal financial advisers employed in the state and 17,740 securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents. In 2004, there were over 576 publicly traded companies within the state, with over 160 NASDAQ companies, 73 NYSE listings, and 35 AMEX listings. In 2006, the state had 14 Fortune 500 companies; Publix Supermarkets (based in Lakeland) ranked first in the state and 104th in the nation with revenues of over $20.7 billion, followed by Tech Data (Clearwater), AutoNation (Fort Lauderdale), Office Depot (Delray Beach), and Lennar (Miami). Tech Data is listed on NASDAQ and the other four companies are listed on the NYSE.

PUBLIC FINANCE

The Office of Planning and Budget of the governor's office prepares and submits to the legislature the budget for each fiscal year (FY), which runs from 1 July to 30 June. The largest expenditure items are education, health and social concerns, general government, and transportation. By prohibiting borrowing to finance operating expenses, Florida's constitution requires a balanced budget.

The issuance of state bonds is overseen by the State Board of Administration, which consists of the governor, the state treasurer, and the comptroller. Three principal types of bonds are issued. The first consists of bonds backed by the "full faith and credit" of the state and payable from general revenue. Issuance of such bonds generally requires voter approval. The second type consists of revenue bonds, payable from income derived from the capital project financed, for example, from bridge or highway tolls. The third type consists of bonds payable from a constitutionally specified source, for example, higher education bonds backed by the state gross receipts tax, or elementary and secondary education bonds backed by the motor vehicle license tax.

In fiscal year 2006, general funds were estimated at $30.3 billion for resources and $26.8 billion for expenditures. In fiscal year 2004, federal government grants to Florida were nearly $19.6 billion.

In the fiscal year 2007 federal budget, Florida was slated to receive: $233 million, an increase of $12 million over 2006, for activities that will benefit the ecosystem of South Florida including the Everglades, while supporting future population growth. This includes $48 million to move forward with the Modified Water Delivery project, which will allow more water to pass under Tamiami Trail (US Highway 41) and enter Everglades National Park. Under the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Army Corps of Engineers work on seepage control north and south of Tamiami Trail, the Kissimmee River, and aquifer storage and recovery pilot projects will also be a priority; $10 million to replace the air traffic control tower at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach.

FloridaState Government Finances
(Dollar amounts in thousands. Per capita amounts in dollars.)
AMOUNT PER CAPITA
Abbreviations and symbols:zero or rounds to zero; (NA) not available; (X) not applicable.
source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, 2004 Survey of State Government Finances, January 2006.
Total Revenue 75,176,415 4,324.21
  General revenue 56,671,550 3,259.80
    Intergovernmental revenue 16,736,684 962.71
   Taxes 30,534,283 1,756.36
      General sales 17,128,515 985.25
      Selective sales 6,280,891 361.28
      License taxes 1,774,881 102.09
      Individual income tax - -
      Corporate income tax 1,441,338 82.91
      Other taxes 3,908,658 224.83
   Current charges 3,677,747 211.55
   Miscellaneous general revenue 5,722,836 329.18
  Utility revenue 18,529 1.07
  Liquor store revenue - -
  Insurance trust revenue 18,486,336 1,063.35
Total expenditure 59,943,442 3,448.00
  Intergovernmental expenditure 16,473,396 947.56
  Direct expenditure 43,470,046 2,500.43
    Current operation 30,053,727 1,728.72
    Capital outlay 4,999,409 287.57
    Insurance benefits and repayments 5,624,775 323.54
    Assistance and subsidies 1,665,466 95.80
    Interest on debt 1,126,669 64.81
Exhibit: Salaries and wages 7,001,138 402.71
Total expenditure 59,943,442 3,448.00
  General expenditure 54,256,955 3,120.91
   Intergovernmental expenditure 16,473,396 947.56
   Direct expenditure 37,783,559 2,173.34
  General expenditures, by function:
   Education 17,737,233 1,020.26
   Public welfare 15,415,221 886.70
   Hospitals 236,046 13.58
   Health 2,829,993 162.78
   Highways 5,066,358 291.42
   Police protection 403,244 23.19
   Correction 2,185,039 125.69
   Natural resources 1,472,203 84.68
   Parks and recreation 153,633 8.84
   Government administration 2,072,853 119.23
   Interest on general debt 1,126,669 64.81
   Other and unallocable 5,558,463 319.73
 Utility expenditure 61,712 3.55
 Liquor store expenditure - -
 Insurance trust expenditure 5,624,775 323.54
Debt at end of fiscal year 23,194,784 1,334.18
Cash and security holdings 177,451,104 10,207.14

TAXATION

In 2005, Florida collected $33,895 million in tax revenues or $1,905 per capita, which placed it 37th among the 50 states in per capita tax burden. The national average was $2,192 per capita. Property taxes accounted for 0.9% of the total: sales taxes, 56.2%; selective sales taxes, 19.0%; corporate income taxes, 5.3%; and other taxes, 18.7%.

As of 1 January 2006, Florida had no state income tax, a distinction it shared with Alaska, Wyoming, Washington, Nevada, Texas, and South Dakota. The state taxes corporations at a flat rate of 5.5%.

In 2004, state and local property taxes amounted to $18,500,291,000 or $1,064 per capita. The per capita amount ranks the state 19th highest nationally. Local governments collected $18,223,505,000 of the total and the state government, $276,786,000.

Florida taxes retail sales at a rate of 6%. In addition to the state tax, local taxes on retail sales can reach as much as 1.50%, making for a potential total tax on retail sales of 7.50%. Food purchased for consumption off-premises is tax exempt. The tax on cigarettes is 33.9 cents per pack, which ranks 44th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Florida taxes gasoline at 14.9 cents per gallon. This is in addition to the 18.4 cents per gallon federal tax on gasoline.

According to the Tax Foundation, for every federal tax dollar sent to Washington in 2004, Florida citizens received $1.02 in federal spending.

ECONOMIC POLICY

In the late 1990s, Florida intensified its efforts to attract high-tech, high-wage industries such as silicon technologies and aviation/aerospace industries. Florida became the first state in the nation to close its Department of Commerce. All of the state's economic development and international trade strategies are now handled through a partnership of business and government, Enterprise Florida. This new approach calls for collaboration among leaders in government, business, and academia. Enterprise Florida and its regional and local partner organizations provide a statewide network of business assistance resources in the areas of capital acquisition, technology commercialization, manufacturing competitiveness, training, minority and rural business development, incentives, site selection, permitting, and trade development. Through buying blocks of discounting tickets, arranging for bargain airfares, setting up meetings with local business people, and providing a distinctive Florida booth, Enterprise Florida lowers the cost of attending trade shows for Florida exporters. Promoting Florida exports has been a major concern of recent economic policy. The International Trade and Business Development unit of Enterprise Florida is based in Miami with 6 field offices in the state and 14 international offices, including ones in Frankfurt, Germany; London, England; Taipei, Republic of China; Toronto, Canada; Seoul, South Korea; Mexico City, Mexico; Tokyo, Japan; and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Florida has 14 deep-water commercial seaports; 5 barge ports; 9 major shallow-water ports; 4 river ports; and 16 customs ports of entry. As of 2006, 20 Free Trade Zones (FTZs) had been designated, all located at or near seaports and international airports. Value-added in the FTZs is not subject to US customs duties unless processed goods are imported for sale in the domestic market.

HEALTH

Reflecting the age distribution of the state's population, Florida has a relatively low birthrate and a high death rate. The infant mortality rate in October 2005 was estimated at 7.1 per 1,000 live births. The birthrate in 2003 was 12.5 per 1,000 population. The abortion rate stood at 31.9 per 1,000 women in 2000. In 2003, about 85.5% of pregnant woman received prenatal care beginning in the first trimester. In 2004, approximately 89% of children received routine immunizations before the age of three; this represented one of the highest immunization rates in the country.

The crude death rate in 2003 was 9.9 deaths per 1,000 population. As of 2002, the death rates for major causes of death (per 100,000 resident population) were: heart disease, 294.6; cancer, 234.2; cerebrovascular diseases, 61.4; chronic lower respiratory diseases, 54.2; and diabetes, 27.4. The mortality rate from HIV infection was 10.3 per 100,000 population, representing the third-highest rate in the nation (following the District of Columbia and Maryland). In 2004, the reported AIDS case rate was about 33.5 per 100,000 population, representing the third-highest rate in the nation (following the District of Columbia and New York). In 2002, about 53.9% of the population was considered overweight or obese. As of 2004, about 20.1% of state residents were smokers.

In 2003, Florida had 203 community hospitals with about 50,700 beds. There were about 2.2 million patient admissions that year and 22 million outpatient visits. The average daily inpatient census was about 32,800 patients. The average cost per day for hospital care was $1,387. Also in 2003, there were about 693 certified nursing facilities in the state with 82,546 beds and an overall occupancy rate of about 87.2%. In 2004, it was estimated that about 68.2% of all state residents had received some type of dental care within the year. Florida had 258 physicians per 100,000 resident population in 2004 and 780 nurses per 100,000 in 2005. In 2004, there were a total of 9,072 dentists in the state.

In 2004, Florida tied with Pennsylvania and Arkansas for the third-highest percentage of residents on Medicare at 17% (following West Virginia and Maine). Approximately 19% of the state population was uninsured in 2004. In 2003, state health care expenditures totaled $15.3 million.

SOCIAL WELFARE

In 2004, about 300,000 people received unemployment benefits, with the average weekly unemployment benefit at $223. In fiscal year 2005, the estimated average monthly participation in the food stamp program included about 1,381,804 persons (657,576 households); the average monthly benefit was about $96.37 per person. That year, the total of benefits paid through the state for the food stamp program was about $1.59 billion.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), the system of federal welfare assistance that officially replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in 1997, was reauthorized through the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. TANF is funded through federal block grants that are divided among the states based on an equation involving the number of recipients in each state. Florida's TANF program is called the Welfare Transition Program. In 2004, the state program had 116,000 recipients; state and federal expenditures on this TANF program totaled $293 million in fiscal year 2003.

In December 2004, Social Security benefits were paid to 3,381,970 Floridians. This number included 2,294,180 retired workers, 297,870 widows and widowers, 377,030 disabled workers, 178,720 spouses, and 234,170 children. Social Security beneficiaries represented 19.5% of the total state population and 85.6% of the state's population age 65 and older. Retired workers received an average monthly payment of $951; widows and widowers, $924; disabled workers, $895; and spouses, $472. Payments for children of retired workers averaged $453 per month; children of deceased workers, $613; and children of disabled workers, $267. Federal Supplemental Security Income payments in December 2004 went to 412,970 Florida residents, averaging $395 a month. An additional $755,000 of state-administered supplemental payments were distributed to 14,800 residents.

HOUSING

Florida's housing market fluctuated widely in the 1970s and early 1980s. During the mid-1970s recession, home buying dropped of markedly and much newly completed housing could not be sold. By late in the decade, however, the unused housing stock had been depleted and a new building boom was under way. The number of housing units in Florida increased 73.2% between 1970 and 1980, but only by 39.4% between 1980 and 1990. As of 2004, an estimated 29.8% of all housing units had been built in 1990 or later; only 2.5% were built before 1940.

In 2004, there were an estimated 8,009,427 housing units in Florida, ranking the state third in the nation for total number of housing units (after California and Texas). About 6,819,280 of the units were occupied; 70.5% were owner occupied. About 53.3% of all units were single-family, detached homes; 12.3% were in buildings with 20 units or more; and about 10.4% were mobile homes. It was estimated that about 305,291 units were without telephone service, 19,379 lacked complete plumbing facilities, and 26,983 lacked complete kitchen facilities. Over 76% of all units relied on electricity for heating; about 1,845 units were equipped for solar-power heating. The average household had 2.49 members.

In 2004, 255,900 new privately owned housing units were authorized for construction. Multifamily housing ranges from beachfront luxury high rises along the Gold Coast to dilapidated residential hotels in the South Beach section of Miami Beach. The median home value was $149,291. The median monthly cost for mortgage owners was $1,143, while renters paid a median of $766 per month. In September 2005, the state received a grant of $150,000 from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for rural housing and economic development programs. For 2006, HUD allocated to the state over $29.2 million in community development block grants. Also in 2006, HUD offered an additional $82.9 million to the state in emergency funds to rebuild housing that was destroyed by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma in late 2005.

The Division of Florida Land Sales and Condominiums, within the Department of Business Regulation, registers all sellers of subdivided land and oversees the advertising and selling of land, condominiums, and cooperatives. A major controversy involving condominiums in the early 1970s centered on "rec leases." Until the practice was outlawed in mid-decade, condominium developers often retained ownership of such recreational facilities as the swimming pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts, requiring apartment purchasers to pay rent for their use. The rents were generally set quite low at the time of sale, but raised sharply soon after.

EDUCATION

In the 1970s, Florida was an innovator in several areas of education, including competency testing, expansion of community colleges, and school finance reform. Further advances were made in 1983 and 1984, when the state increased taxes to help fund education, raised teachers' salaries, initiated the nation's strictest high school graduation requirements, and reformed the curriculum.

Student achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics is measured by national norm-referenced tests selected at the district level, and by the High School Competency Test (HSCT), measuring communication and math skills of 11th grade students. In 2004, 85.9% of Floridians 25 years of age or older were high school graduates; 26% had four or more years of college.

The total enrollment for fall 2002 in Florida's public schools stood at 2,540,000. Of these, 1,809,000 attended schools from kindergarten through grade eight, and 731,000 attended high school. Approximately 51.3% of the students were white, 24.3% were black, 22.1% were Hispanic, 2% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.3% were American Indian/Alaskan Native. Total enrollment was estimated at 2,567,000 in fall 2003 and expected to be 2,790,000 by fall 2014, an increase of 9.9% during the period 2002 to 2014. There were 323,766 students enrolled in 1,803 private schools in fall 2003. Expenditures for public education in 2003/04 were estimated at $2.9 billion or $6,784 per student. Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has tested public school students nationwide. The resulting report, The Nation's Report Card, stated that in 2005 eighth graders in Florida scored 274 out of 500 in mathematics compared with the national average of 278.

As of fall 2002, there were 776,622 students enrolled in college or graduate school; minority students comprised 37.4% of total postsecondary enrollment. As of 2005, Florida had 169 degree-granting institutions. Of Florida's state universities, the largest is the University of Florida (Gainesville). Also part of the state university system are special university centers, such as the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, which provide advanced and graduate courses. The State University System also offers instruction at strategic sites away from the regular campuses. In 1972, Florida completed a community college system that put a public two-year college within commuting distance of virtually every resident. Of Florida's 90 private four-year institutions of higher education, by far the largest is the University of Miami (Coral Gables).

The policy-making body for the state university system is the Board of Regents; the chancellor is the system's chief administrative officer. Florida's school finance law, the Florida Education Finance Act of 1973, establishes a funding formula aimed at equalizing both per-pupil spending statewide and the property tax burdens of residents of different school districts.

ARTS

The State of Florida's Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) was established in 1969. The Florida Arts Council (previously the Fine Arts Council of Florida) serves in an advisory capacity to the DCA. The DCA has a partnership with the Southern Arts Federation. The DCA also coordinates a touring program, a public art program that acquires artwork for new state buildings, an arts license plate program, and the Florida Artists Hall of Fame, which includes such luminaries as Zora Neale Hurston, Ernest Hemingway, Ray Charles, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and Robert Rauschenberg. In 2005, Florida arts organizations received 56 grant awards from the National Endowment of the Arts that totaled $1,691,800.

The Florida Humanities Council, established in 1973, sponsors grant programs, a speakers bureau the Florida Center for Teachers, and FORUM, a statewide magazine about Florida culture. In 2005, the National Endowment for the Humanities supported 24 Florida based programs with grants totaling $2,722,345.

Florida is home to a vibrant and diverse cultural community. Florida ranks near the top nationally in state funding for culture and the arts. Cultural organizations thrive in virtually every county and include museums, galleries, symphonies, dance and opera companies, and literary organizations. Offerings range from the Miami Book Fair International at one end of the state, to the widely renowned Jacksonville Jazz Festival, to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola at the other end. Key West has long been a gathering place for creative artists, ranging from John James Audubon and Winslow Homer to Ernest Hemingway and Tennessee Williams.

Regional and metropolitan symphony orchestras include the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra (Fort Lauderdale), Florida Orchestra (Tampa), Jacksonville Symphony, and Florida West Coast Symphony (Sarasota). Opera companies include the Florida Grand Opera (Miami) and the Sarasota Opera. The four state theater companies are the Caldwell Theatre Company (Boca Raton), Hippodrome State Theatre (Gainesville), Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami), and the Asolo Theatre Company (Sarasota). The annual Florida International Festival (FIF), established in 1966, features world-renowned artists in music and dance. The London Symphony Orchestra, which has a summer residency in Daytona Beach, provides an annual concert series for the FIF and the city. In 2005 the London Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Florida is also home to premier museums and performing arts halls, such as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota), the Norton Gallery (West Palm Beach), the Miami Art Museum, Orlando Museum of Art, Philharmonic Center for the Arts (Naples), Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (West Palm Beach).

Truly unique cultural institutions also located in Florida include Fairchild Tropical Garden (Miami), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach), and Bok Tower Gardens (Lake Wales), which as of 2006, still had a working carillon, a set of fixed chromatically tuned bells sounded by hammers and controlled from a keyboard.

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS

For the fiscal year ending in September 2001, Florida had 72 public library systems, with a total of 473 libraries, of which 417 were branches. In that same year, a total of 29,826,000 volumes of books and serial publications were available, while circulation totaled 81,334,000. The system also had 1,317,000 audio and 1,200,000 video items, 65,000 electronic format items (CD-ROMs, magnetic tapes, and disks), and 32 bookmobiles. The largest public library systems are those of Miami-Dade County (3,886,852 volumes in 1999) and Jacksonville (2,351,104 volumes). The State Library in Tallahassee housed 661,849 volumes. The State Library also distributes federal aid to local libraries and provides other assistance. In fiscal year 2001, total operating income for the public library system was $383,109,000. For that same year, federal aid to Florida's public libraries totaled $2,988,000, while state aid to public libraries was $34,696,000. Operating expenditures that year amounted to $350,251,000, of which 58.9% of spending was on the staff and 17% on the collection. The largest university library in the state is that of the University of Florida, with holdings of more than 3.4 million volumes in 1999. Other major university libraries are those of the University of Miami and Florida State University (2.2 million each).

Florida has about 278 museums, galleries, and historical sites, as well as numerous public gardens. One of the best-known museums is the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art (Sarasota), a state owned facility which houses the collection of the late circus entrepreneur, featuring Italian and North European Renaissance paintings. Also in Sarasota are the Ringling Museum of the Circus and the Circus Hall of Fame, and Ca'd'Zan, the Ringling mansion. The estates and homes of a number of prominent former Florida residents are now open as museums. The Villa Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, originally the estate of International Harvester founder James R. Deering, displays his collection of 15th-18th-century antiques. Railroad developer Henry Morrison Flagler's home in Palm Beach is now a museum in his name. The Society of the Four Arts is also in Palm Beach. On Key West, Ernest Hemingway's home is also a museum. The John James Audubon house in Key West and Thomas Edison's house in Ft. Myers are two of Florida's other great homes.

The Metrozoo-Miami, with an average annual attendance of 650,000, and the Jacksonville Zoological park, 522,000, are among the state's leading zoos. Both Busch Gardens (Tampa) and Sea World of Florida (Orlando) report average annual attendances of over 3,000,000.

The largest historic restoration in Florida is in St. Augustine, where several blocks of the downtown area have been restored to their 18th-century likeness under the auspices of the Historic St. Augustine Preservation Board, a state agency. Castillo de San Marcos, the 17th-century Spanish fort at St. Augustine, is now a national monument under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and is open to the public. Other Florida cities having historic preservation boards are Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Tampa.

COMMUNICATIONS

As of 2004, 93.4% of the state's occupied housing units had telephones. In addition, by June of that same year there were 11,916,615 mobile wireless telephone subscribers. In 2003, 61.0% of Florida households had a computer and 55.6% had Internet access. By June 2005, there were 2,979,706 high-speed lines in Florida, 2,602,957 residential and 376,749 for business.

Florida's first radio station was WFAW (later WQAM) in Miami, which went on the air in 1920. In 2005, the state had 66 major AM stations and 145 major FM radio stations. Miami was also the site of the state's first television station, WTVJ, which began broadcasting on 27 January 1949. Film and television production in Florida is a billion-dollar per year industry with over 5,000 production companies providing more than 100,000 jobs. There were 62 major TV stations in Florida in 2005.

In 1999, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota area had 1,485,980 television households, 74% of which had cable. The Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area had a 77% penetration rate for cable in television-owning households. At West Palm Beach-Fort Pierce, 85% of television households had cable. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area had 1,441,570 television households, with a 73% penetration rate for cable. A total of 471,645 Internet domain names were registered in Florida by 2000, the fourth-most of any state.

PRESS

The East Florida Gazette, published in St. Augustine in 178384, was Florida's earliest newspaper. The oldest paper still publishing is the Jacksonville Times-Union (now Florida Times-Union ), which first appeared in February 1883.

In 2005, the state had 38 morning papers, 3 evening papers, and 37 Sunday papers.

The leading English-language dailies and their circulations in 2005 were:

AREA NAME DAILY SUNDAY
Ft. Lauderdale South Florida Sun-Sentinel (m,S) 266,889 356,619
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union (m,S) 165,425 227,891
Miami Herald (m,S) 315,988 431,928
Orlando Orlando Sentinel (all day,S) 258,881 374,576
St. Petersburg St Petersburg Times (m,S) 330,091 419,289
Sarasota Sarasota Herald-Tribune (m,S) 110,783 133,970
Tampa Tampa Tribune (m,S) 226,573 304,451
West Palm Beach West Palm Beach Post (m,S) 168,257 204,938

Spanish language newspapers include Diario Las Americas and El Nuevo Herald, both published in Miami with circulations under 100,000. In 2005, there were 166 weekly publications in Florida. Of these there are 72 paid weeklies, 62 free weeklies, and 32 combined weeklies. The total circulation of paid weeklies (582,448) and free weeklies (1,726,985) is 2,309,433. Two Florida combined weeklies ranked fifth and sixth by circulation in the United States, Melbourne's Times (51,300) and East Pasco's News (50,725), respectively. Two Florida shopping publications ranked fifth and eighth in the United States, the Miami Flyer (1,256,294) and the Tampa Flyer (870,656), respectively.

The most widely read periodical published in Florida is the sensationalist National Enquirer. There were 11 book publishers in Florida in 2005, including DC Press and University Presses of Florida.

ORGANIZATIONS

In 2006, there were over 12,860 nonprofit organizations registered within the state, of which about 9,430 were registered as charitable, educational, or religious organizations. Commercial, trade, and professional organizations based in Florida include the American Accounting Association (Sarasota), American Welding Society (Miami), American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society (Winter Park), Florida Citrus Mutual (Lakeland), the International Songwriters Guild (Orlando), and Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (Orlando).

Sports groups include the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), USA Waterski, International Game Fish Association, and International Swimming Hall of Fame. The American Association for Nude Recreation is based in Kissimmee.

The Academy of Arts and Sciences of the Americas and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts are located in Miami. State and regional organizations for the arts include the Florida Cultural Alliance, the Florida Keys Council of the Arts, and the Jazz Society of Pensacola. State organizations for the environment include the Florida Wildlife Federation and Friends of the Everglades.

The world headquarters of campus Crusade for Christ is located in Orlando.

TOURISM, TRAVEL, AND RECREATION

Tourism is a mainstay of the state's economy. Most of Florida's tourists are from elsewhere in the United States although Miami also attracts large numbers of affluent Latin American travelers, lured at least in part by the Latin flavor the large Cuban community has given the city. In 2005, there were about 85 million visitors to the state.

Supporting the industry is VISIT FLORIDA, a public and private partnership organization established in 1996 in cooperation with the Florida Commission on Tourism. A portion of the funding for the organization comes from the state's $2.05 per day rental car surcharge. Most funding comes from the private sector.

In 2005, over 944,000 Floridians worked directly in tourist-and recreation-related businesses, which generated over $57 billion. The state ranks second in the nation in the number of travel and tourism employees. More than half of all hotels were located in Dade County, where hotels and other tourist accommodations stretch for miles along Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, in the heart of the state's tourist industry.

Florida's biggest tourist attractions are its sun, sand, and surf. According to the state's Department of Commerce, leisure-time activity is the principal reason why more than four-fifths of auto travelers enter the state. Major tourist attractions include Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and Sea World Orlando. Other major attractions are the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral and the St. Augustine historic district.

Nine parks and other facilities in Florida operated by the National Park Service, including Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park, draw millions of visitors annually. The most popular destination is the Gulf Islands National Seashore, located near Pensacola, followed by the Canaveral National Seashore. Approximately 110 facilities are operated by the Division of Recreation and Parks of the state's Department of Natural Resources. These facilities include 28 state parks, 28 state recreation areas, and 18 state historical sites. Fishing and boating are major recreational activities at these sites. Florida has more waterparks than anywhere else in the United States: Adventure Island in Tampa; Water Mania in Kissimmee; Disney's Blizzard Beach in Lake Buena Vista; and Wet 'N Wild in Orlando, to name a few.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Miami Beach tourist hotels faced increasing competition from Caribbean and Latin American resorts. The city's business community, seeking to boost tourism, strongly backed a 1978 statewide referendum to authorize casino gambling along part of Collins Avenue in Miami Beach and Hollywood; however, the proposal was defeated by a wide margin. In a local advisory referendum in March 1980, Miami Beach voters approved development in South Beach of an $850 million, 250-acre (100-hectare) complex that included hotels and a convention center. Off-track betting, horse racing (four thoroughbred racetracks and one harness racetrack), dog racing (18 greyhound tracks), jai alai (nine frontons), and bingo are all legalized and operative forms of gaming. NASCAR has a huge presence in Florida. The Richard Petty Driving Experience, where courses are offered on a real race course, is located in Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando. Major League Baseball has spring training in several Florida cities.

SPORTS

Florida has nine major professional sports teams: the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL); the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA); the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League; and the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Baseball. Two Women's National Basketball Association teams and two Major League Soccer teams folded or relocated in 2002. The Miami Heat won the NBA Championship in 2006. Of the football teams, the Dolphins have been by far the most successful, winning the Super Bowl in 1973 (following the NFL's only undefeated season) and 1974, and appearing in three other Super Bowls (in 1972, 1983, and 1985). The Tampa Bay Buccaneers captured a Super Bowl title in 2003, their first ever since joining the NFL in the 1970s. The Florida Marlins won the World Series in 1997 and 2003. Many Major League Baseball teams have their spring training camps in Florida and play exhibition games (in the "Grapefruit League") in the spring.

Several tournaments on both the men's and women's professional golf tours are played in Florida. In auto racing, the Daytona 500 is a top race on the NASCAR Nextel Cup circuit, and the Pennzoil 400 is run at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, while the 24 Hours of Daytona is one of the top sports car races in the world. Three of the major collegiate football bowl games are played in the state: the Orange Bowl in Miami, the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, and the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

In collegiate sports, football dominates. The University of Florida, Florida State, and the University of Miami all emerged as nationally ranked powerhouses in the 1980s and 1990s. Miami won the Orange Bowl in 1946, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1992, and 2004, the Sugar Bowl in 1990 and 2001; the Gator Bowl in 2000; and the Cotton Bowl in 1991. The Hurricanes were named national champions in 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001. Florida State won the Orange Bowl in 1993, 1994, and 1996; the Sugar Bowl in 1989, 1998, and 2000; and the Cotton Bowl in 1992. The Seminoles were named national champions in 1993 and 1999. The University of Florida won the Orange Bowl in 1967, 1999, and 2002; the Gator Bowl in 1984 and 1993; the Florida Citrus Bowl in 1998; the Sugar Bowl in 1994; it defeated Florida State in the 1997 Sugar Bowl to win the national championship.

Other annual sporting events include rodeos in Arcadia and Kissimmee and the Pepsi 400 Auto Race in Daytona Beach. Emmitt Smith, Steve Carlton, Chris Evert, and Tracy McGrady were all born in the Sunshine State.

FAMOUS FLORIDIANS

The first Floridian to serve in a presidential cabinet was Alan S. Boyd (b.1922), named the first secretary of transportation (196769) by President Lyndon Johnson. Florida also produced one of the major US military figures of World War II, General Joseph Warren Stilwell (18831946), dubbed "Vinegar Joe" for his strongly stated opinions. Graduated from West Point in 1904, he served in France during World War I. First posted to China in the 1920s, he became chief of staff to General Chiang Kai-shek and commander of US forces in the China-Burma-India theater during World War II. He was promoted to full general in 1944 but forced to leave China because of his criticism of the Chiang Kai-shek regime. Janet Reno (b.1938), attorney general of the United States in the Clinton administration, was born in Miami.

David Levy Yulee (b.St. Thomas, 181086) came to Florida in 1824 and, after serving in the US House of Representatives, was appointed one of the state's first two US senators in 1845, thereby becoming the first Jew to sit in the Senate. He resigned in 1861 to serve in the Confederate Congress. Yulee built the first cross-state railroad, from Fernandina to Cedar Key, in the late 1860s. Ruth Bryan Owen Rohde (b.Illinois, 18851954), a longtime Miami resident and member of the US House of Representatives (192933), in 1933 became the first woman to head a US diplomatic office abroad when she was named minister to Denmark.

Prominent governors of Florida include Richard Keith Call (b.Virginia, 17921862), who came to Florida with General Andrew Jackson in 1821 and remained to become governor of the territory in 182639 and 184144. In the summer of 1836, Call commanded the US campaign against the Seminole. Although a southerner and a slaveholder, he steadfastly opposed secession. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward (18571910) was, before becoming governor, a ship's pilot, and owner of St. Johns River boats. He used one of these, The Three Friends, a powerful seagoing tug, to run guns and ammunition to Cuban rebels in 1896. As governor (190509), he was noted for a populist program that included railroad regulation, direct elections, state college reorganization and coordination, and drainage of the Everglades under state auspices. As governor in 195561, Thomas LeRoy Collins (190991) met the desegregation issue by advocating moderation and respect for the law, helping the state avoid violent confrontations. He served as chairman of both the southern and national governors' conferences, and he was named by President Johnson as the first director of the Community Relations Service under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Military figures who have played a major role in Florida's history include the Spanish conquistadors Juan Ponce de León (c.14601521), the European discoverer of Florida, and Pedro Menéndez de Avilés (151974), founder of the first permanent settlement, St. Augustine. Andrew Jackson (b.South Carolina, 17671845), a consistent advocate of US seizure of Florida, led military expeditions into the territory in 1814 and 1818 and, after US acquisition, served briefly in 1821 as Florida's military governor before leaving for Tennessee. During the Seminole War of 183542, one of the leading military tacticians was Osceola (c.18001838), who, although neither born a chief nor elected to that position, rose to the leadership of the badly divided Seminole by force of character and personality. He rallied them to fierce resistance to removal, making skillful use of guerrilla tactics. Captured under a flag of truce in 1837, he was imprisoned; already broken in health, he died in Fort Moultrie in Charleston harbor. During the Civil War, General Edmund Kirby Smith (182493), a native of St. Augustine who graduated from West Point in 1845, served as commander (186365) of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi River. He surrendered the last of the southern forces at Galveston, Texas, on 26 May 1865.

Among the late-19th-century entrepreneurs who played significant roles in Florida's development, perhaps the most important was Henry Morrison Flagler (b.New York, 18301913). Flagler made a fortune in Ohio as an associate of John D. Rockefeller in the Standard Oil Co. and did not even visit Florida until he was in his 50s. However, in the 1880s he began to acquire and build railroads down the length of Florida's east coast and to develop tourist hotels at various points, including St. Augustine, Palm Beach, and Miami, helping to create one of the state's major present-day industries. Henry Bradley Plant (b.Connecticut, 181999) did for Florida's west coast what Flagler did for the east. Plant extended railroad service to Tampa in 1884, built a huge tourist hotel there, developed the port facilities, and established steamship lines.

Among Floridians prominent in science was Dr. John F. Gorrie (b.South Carolina, 180255), who migrated to Apalachicola in 1833 and became a socially and politically prominent physician, specializing in the treatment of fevers. He blew air over ice brought in by ship from the north to cool the air in sickrooms, and he independently developed a machine to manufacture ice, only to have two others beat him to the patent office by days.

The noted labor and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph (18891979) was a native of Crescent City. Mary McLeod Bethune (b.South Carolina, 18751955) was an adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt on minority affairs, became the first president (1935) of the National Council of Negro Women, and was a consultant at the 1945 San Francisco Conference that founded the United Nations. A prominent black educator, she opened a school for girls at Daytona Beach in 1904. The school merged with Cookman Institute in 1923 to become Bethune-Cookman College, which she headed until 1942 and again in 194647.

Prominent Florida authors include James Weldon Johnson (18711938), perhaps best known for his 1912 novel Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. He was also the first black to be admitted to the Florida bar (1897) and was a founder and secretary of the NAACP. Marjory Stoneman Douglas (b.Minnesota, 18901998), who came to Miami in 1915, is the author of several works reflecting her concern for the environment, including The Everglades: River of Grass (first published in 1947), Hurricane (1958), and Florida: The Long Frontier (1967). Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (b.Washington, DC, 18951953) came to Florida in 1928 to do creative writing. After her first novel, South Moon Under (1933) came the Pulitzer Prizewinning The Yearling (1938), the poignant story of a 12-year-old boy on the Florida frontier in the 1870s. Zora Neale Hurston (190160), born in poverty in the all-Negro town of Eatonville and a graduate of Barnard College, spent four years collecting folklore, which she published in Mules and Men (1935) and Tell My Horse (1938).

Entertainers born in Florida include Sidney Poitier (b.1927), Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone (b.1934), Faye Dunaway (b.1941), and Ben Vereen (b.1946).

Florida's most famous sports figure is Chris Evert Lloyd (Christine Marie Evert, b.1953), who became a dominant force in women's tennis in the mid-1970s. After turning pro in 1973, she won the Wimbledon singles title in 1974, 1976, and 1981 and the US Open from 1975 to 1978 and in 1980 and 1982. She retired from tennis in 1990.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Council of State Governments. The Book of the States, 2006 Edition. Lexington, Ky.: Council of State Governments, 2006.

Danese, Tracy E. Claude Pepper and Ed Ball: Politics, Purpose, and Power. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2000.

Davis, Jack E., and Raymond Arsenault (eds.). Paradise Lost?: The Environmental History of Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005.

DeGrove, John Melvin. Planning Policy and Politics: Smart Growth and the States. Cambridge, Mass.: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2005.

Faherty, William Barnaby. Florida's Space Coast: The Impact of NASA on the Sunshine State. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002.

Gannon, Michael (ed.). The New History of Florida. Gainesville, Fla.: University Presses of Florida, 1996.

Groene, Janet, and Gordon Groene. Florida Guide. Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Open Road Publishing, 2000.

Jordan, Jeffrey L. Interstate Water Allocation in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006.

Lejeune, Jean-François. The Making of Miami Beach, 19331942: The Architecture of Lawrence Murray Dixon. Miami Beach, Fla.: Bass Museum of Art, 2000.

Mormino, Gary Ross. Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005.

Singletary, Wes. Florida's First Big League Baseball Players: A Narrative History. Charleston, S.C.: History Press, 2006.

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Williams, Horace Randall (ed.). No Man's Yoke on My Shoulders: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Florida. Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 2006.

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Florida

FLORIDA

FLORIDA. The state of Florida consists of a peninsula and a strip of mainland at the southeastern corner of the United States. It is bounded on the west by the Gulf of Mexico and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream runs only a few miles off the southeastern coast. Low-lying barrier islands and mangrove swamps fringe the long, flat coastline. Lake Okeechobee lies near the center of the peninsula. The Everglades, a grassy water-land, once extended over nearly all of southern Florida but is now restricted to the southwestern tip of the peninsula.

The first humans reached Florida at least twelve thousand years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age. Because sea level was lower then, Florida was much larger, with the Gulf coast some 100 miles west of its current position. The first people found a drier, cooler climate than today, in which they hunted and gathered edible plants, collected shellfish, and used the fibers of palms and saw palmetto to make rope and mats. As the glaciers melted and the sea level rose, Florida shrank, and the climate grew wetter and hotter. The human population grew, with major centers at the present-day Saint Johns River, Tampa Bay, and Belle Glade. By 2000 b.c. people were living in villages and making pottery; by 750 a.d. they were growing corn.

European Exploration and Settlement

Juan Ponce de León sailed along the eastern coast of the peninsula in 1513 and named it La Florida because of its lush beauty and because it was the season of Pascua Florida, the Easter feast of flowers. In 1521 Ponce de León tried to establish a settlement in southern Florida but the local Indians quickly drove him off. In 1528 Pánfilo de Narváez landed at Tampa Bay with three hundred men and forty horses and disappeared into the wilderness. Eight years later the last four survivors of his expedition stumbled back to Mexico. Landing somewhere on Florida's Gulf coast in 1539, Hernando de Soto marched north on an unsuccessful trek that covered four thousand miles in four years.

The next European attempt to settle Florida came from French Huguenots, who built Fort Caroline on the Saint Johns River in 1564. Alarmed, Spain sent Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565 to wipe out Fort Caroline and establish a permanent Spanish presence. This settlement, Saint Augustine, remains the oldest continually inhabited European settlement in North America. As French and English interests grew in North America, Saint Augustine anchored the Spanish hold on the Caribbean. But during the Seven Years' War, Spain joined the French against the English, who seized Havana. To recover the Cuban city, the Spanish surrendered Florida in 1763. Diseases introduced by Europeans had already decimated the natives, and the last few indigenous Floridians joined the Spanish exodus to Cuba when the British took over.

British Rule

The British divided Florida at the Apalachicola River. West Florida extended as far as the Mississippi. With the Spanish gone, there were almost no whites in either territory. Peninsular Florida was still a wilderness of man-grove swamp, sawgrass, and everglades. The Seminoles, who had moved south into Florida beginning around 1700, maintained peaceful relations with the British.

The British crown offered settlers free land in Florida, often in tracts of thousands of acres. At first landholders used free labor and indentured servants, who balked at the brutal work. Therefore plantation owners began to import slaves. Since Indians could escape, and suffered terribly from European-borne diseases, the new owners brought in enslaved Africans. Under the Spanish, slavery had been relatively humane, and many free blacks thrived in Florida. The British brought the much harsher chattel slavery to Florida.

Coastal Florida was infertile, the cost of living high, the tropical fevers lethal. Nonetheless, the British began to squeeze profits from the new territories. Besides producing timber for the treeless West Indies, tar and pitch for ships, and furs and deerskins, West Florida maintained a vigorous clandestine trade with Spanish-controlled New Orleans. East Florida, where the plantations were larger, produced indigo and naval stores, and carried out an embryonic commerce in oranges, which the Spanish had introduced.

Florida remained loyalist throughout the American Revolution. American forces invaded Florida on several raids but the greatest danger came from Spain, eager to recover its old colony. A vigorous Spanish campaign took back West Florida, and when the British finally settled the issue with the Americans in the Treaty of Paris in 1783, they ceded Florida back to Spain, which was in no position to enjoy the recovery. The infant United States of America wanted Florida, and European troubles allowed her to take the territories piecemeal. In 1810 local people west of the Perdido proclaimed a Republic of West Florida, which the United States absorbed in 1812. Over the next several years, the pro-British Seminoles raided Alabama and Georgia, culminating in the first Seminole War (1817–1818). Andrew Jackson invaded West Florida in 1818 and took Pensacola. Although he eventually withdrew,

the Spanish grip on Florida was clearly failing. Spain entered into negotiations with the United States, ceded Florida to the United States through the Adams-Onís Treaty in 1819, and on 17 July 1821 the American flag went up.

U.S. Territory and State

Florida was organized as a territory in 1822, and Jackson became its first governor. In 1824 Tallahassee became the capital, and the surrounding area rapidly became the dominant region. The cotton-growing counties surrounding Tallahassee produced 80 percent of the territory's crop. In 1830 Florida's census recorded a total population of more than 33,000, of whom 16,000 lived in the area around Tallahassee, so-called Middle Florida. In 1845 Florida was granted admission to the Union as a slave state.

Throughout this period, small farmers from Georgia and the Carolinas, often called crackers, were migrating to Florida. While the Tallahassee planters grew their cotton and the large landowners south of Saint Augustine turned to sugar cane, the crackers built small farms to raise cattle, corn, vegetables, tobacco, and citrus fruit. These newcomers quickly came into conflict with the Seminoles. Tensions between white settlers and the Indians grew, and white landowners pressed the government to wipe out or remove the Indians. The federal government's efforts to do so led to the second Seminole War (1835–1842), following which only a few hundred Seminoles remained in Florida. These isolated, outnumbered bands fought a third Seminole War (1855–1858), after which attempts to remove the few remaining Seminoles ceased.

At the beginning of the Civil War, the Union seized Saint Augustine, and the small Union garrison at Pensacola managed to hold on against a much larger Confederate force under Braxton Bragg. Conscription gangs roamed the countryside forcing men into the Confederate Army; more than 16,000 Florida men (from a total white population of about 77,746 in the 1860 Census) went north to fight for the Confederacy. Left behind to fend for themselves were women, old men, and children, and more than sixty thousand slaves, all trapped inside the Union blockade. Most lived in direst poverty. Florida's civic structure collapsed.

After the Civil War, Federal troops occupied the state to enforce Reconstruction. Radical Republicans, composed of Unionist Floridians (scalawags), newly arrived Northerners (carpetbaggers), and recently enfranchised blacks, dominated the constitutional convention of 1868; but a white conservative faction managed to lock the radicals out and ram through its own constitution. However odd its inception, this document allowed the army to give Florida back to civil government, and the battle for control heated up in earnest. White Democrats were devoted to restoring Florida to the same social order it had known before the war. Republican Harrison Reed of Massachusetts was elected the first postwar governor in 1868, but he spent his nearly five years in office fighting off impeachment efforts.

Meanwhile, white conservatives worked to under-mine the Republican base by intimidating black voters. Even during the war, occupying Federal authorities had broken up confiscated lands and distributed them to blacks, but after Lincoln's murder Federal policy reversed, the lands were returned to their original owners, and the blacks were kicked off. Discriminatory local laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and even cavalry charges into lines of voters terrorized former slaves. By 1881 the Democratic Party was in charge of the government, and a new constitution in 1885 imposed segregation and a poll tax. For the next eighty years all state elections were decided within the Democratic Party. Florida was still largely a frontier state, isolated and wretchedly poor. Sharecropping and tenant farming dominated agriculture. The state government was largely insolvent. With the lowest literacy rate in the south, the governor in 1876 nonetheless proposed eliminating public high schools.

Still, the seeds of modern Florida were germinating. The balmy climate had attracted tourists as early as the 1840s. By 1873, 50,000 people a year were boating up the Saint Johns River. New railroads, used at first to transport lumber, made other areas of the state accessible; economic troubles in the north encouraged people to move down into peninsular Florida. In 1880 the population was 269,493, of whom 126,690 were black. Beginning in 1883 Henry Flagler, an associate of John D. Rockefeller, developed resorts on Florida's Atlantic coast, starting at Saint Augustine. His East Coast Railroad reached West Palm Beach in 1894, bringing tourists and supplies to the extravagant resort hotels Flagler built there. The 1894–1895 freezes, which destroyed the citrus crop in the north, convinced Flagler to build on into Miami, where heiress Julia Tuttle had founded an ambitious but empty city. The Spanish-American War, with its bases in Tampa and Key West, further stimulated the economy. By 1912 Flagler's railroad had reached Key West, then a sleepy fishing and cigar-making community. The railroad linked Florida from its southernmost tip to the continental United States. The opening of the Panama Canal brought a steady increase in commerce to the area. Nonetheless, political power remained with North Florida.

Ongoing political dissension split the dominant Democratic Party, pitting "wool hats" (farmers and small businessmen) against "silk hats" (wealthy businessmen and landowners). Farmers black and white found common ground in the Florida Farmers Alliance, whose Ocala Demands formed the basis for the platform of the national Populist Party formed in 1891. The threat of empowerment of black Floridians led to a savage backlash among whites; new laws segregated blacks and locked them into poverty and powerlessness. Yet blacks kept striving for equality, and whites resorted to increasing force to keep them down, including lynchings and the burning of black towns.

The Rise of South Florida

The Panama Canal brought another boon to Florida: weapons against the dreaded yellow fever. Terrifying epidemics of the "black vomit" had swept the state for years; the techniques that cleared the steaming jungles of Panama soon tamed the disease in Florida as well. Nonetheless, the state remained too poor to attract investors. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, elected governor in 1904, was a wool hat liberal; he began the reclamation of the Everglades, building canals to drain off the water. In 1900 the census counted 528,542 people in Florida; 1910, there were 752,619.

The Progressive movement sweeping the nation influenced Florida as well. Progressives demanded socially responsible government; May Mann Jennings, the wife of Governor William Sherman Jennings, promoted conservation, Seminole reservations, education, and public libraries. In 1905 the Buckman Act established the University of Florida for white men, the Florida Female College for women, and the Colored Normal School for blacks.

World War I brought a new boom to Florida. Flying schools took advantage of the consistent good weather and Key West was the site of a major submarine base. Toward Prohibition Florida exhibited the same fractured sensibility as the rest of the nation. Much of the state had passed local dry laws even before the Volstead Act of 1919; yet the long coastline and steady high demand made Florida a major nexus of liquor smuggling.

During the 1920s Florida experienced a spectacular land boom, especially in Miami Beach, Dade County, up and down both coasts, and into central Florida. Speculators designed and sold whole communities, like Coral Gables and Boca Raton. Between 1922 and 1925, 300,000 people arrived in Florida. The 1930 census showed a population of 1,468,211 (29 percent black). Many people arrived in cars, feeding the motel industry. Land values soared.

In 1926, like a harbinger of bad times to come, a terrible hurricane killed four hundred people and left five thousand homeless. The great boom was fizzling out. Undermined by speculation, banks began to fail; Florida was in a depression before the rest of the nation followed in 1930. The railroads went bankrupt; there was no money and no work. The state had no funds for relief, and no inclination to deliver it anyway. Local agencies took over as best they could. By 1932, 36 percent of blacks and 22 percent of whites were on relief.

In the 1932 presidential election Franklin Delano Roosevelt won Florida with 74 percent of the vote. The index of industrial production continued to drop, Prohibition was repealed in 1933, and Roosevelt's New Deal steadied the banks and provided employment through public works. In 1931 Florida had legalized pari-mutuel gambling, and thoroughbreds, greyhounds, and jai alai become major revenue producers. By 1934 tourism was making a comeback.

The New Deal stabilized Florida's economy but World War II ended the Great Depression. After Pearl Harbor, military bases opened around the state and the shipbuilding industry boomed. This resulted in a labor shortage, which authorities in some areas dealt with by rounding up "vagrants," mostly black, and putting them into peonage. The sugar industry, booming after the fall of the Philippines, was especially bad, with labor conditions like prison camps.

In 1940 the population of Florida was 1,897,414, making it the least populated state in the Southeast. Between 1940 and 1990 an average of 1.8 million people entered Florida each decade. Air conditioning and mosquito controls made South Florida livable in the summer. Key West, nearly bankrupt in the 1930s, got a new water pipeline from the federal government in 1942, and its population tripled by the end of the war. Miami and the Gold Coast above it was transformed as new military recruits came there to train, many stationed in luxury hotels because of the severe housing shortage. These recruits included blacks, who fought with distinction in the war, and chafed angrily under Jim Crow laws at home.

After the war Florida was clearly divided into two camps: the north, which clung to Jim Crow, and the south, which, flooded with newcomers, felt no attachment to customary norms and practices. Still the north controlled the state government: less than 20 percent of the population elected more than half the legislature. The stage was set for a major confrontation between Jim Crow and the civil rights movement.

Modern Florida

In 1954, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down segregated education in Brown v. Board of Education, white supremacists struggled to hold the color line, but blacks now had the federal government on their side. In 1949, five black students challenged the segregation of the University of Florida, and in 1959 the courts finally ordered the institution open to African Americans. Martin Luther King went to Saint Augustine in 1964 to preach and lead protest marches that drew national news attention. At the same time flourishing industries were realizing that race riots were bad for business. In 1968 another state constitution shifted legislative control to the south and modernized the government. Claude Kirk (1967–1971) became the first Republican governor since Reconstruction and in 1992 the first black Floridians in over a hundred years went to the House of Representatives. Leander Shaw in 1990 became the first black chief justice of the Florida supreme court.

Liberated from the long race war, which had sucked up the energies and suppressed the aspirations of so many, Florida transformed itself. No longer part of the Deep South, it now belonged to the Sunbelt, affluent and modern. Its business-friendly politics and balmy climate attracted growth industries. Starting in 1950, rockets from Cape Canaveral sent people into space and to the moon. Housing construction, high technology, and tourism pushed agriculture into the background of the economy. Disney World, opened in Orlando in 1965, drew millions of tourists a year, feeding the hotel and airline industries.

Florida's population was diversifying as it grew. In the thirty years after Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in 1959, more than 800,000 Cubans moved to the Miami area. Haitians and Nicaraguans also fled to Florida from oppressive regimes in their homelands. People from all over Latin America and beyond came seeking jobs and advancement. From the northern states, retirees flooded into the sunshine and warmth. By 1990, 25 percent of the population was elderly. In 1990 the census counted 12,937,926 people, only 30 percent of them native Floridians.

This human tidal wave devastated Florida's natural environment. Starting at the turn of the twentieth century, developers drained the Everglades, diked Lake Okeechobee, and built high-rise hotels and condominiums on beaches and barrier islands—communities built not to exploit a local resource or serve local needs but simply to provide people a place to go that was not home. Rapid development strained water and energy supplies. The danger of such development in a hurricane zone was amply illustrated in August 1992, when Hurricane Andrew leveled extreme south Florida, killing more than 20 people and causing $20 billion in damage.

In 2000 Florida decided a presidential election. With the presidency in the balance, Democrat Albert Gore contested election results in Florida (where the governor was the brother of the Republican candidate, George W. Bush), demanding a recount; the subsequent confusion finally ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court, which stopped the recount and awarded the election to Bush.

In fifty years Florida evolved from the poorest and most isolated part of the South to a cosmopolitan, multicultural society, a winter playground for millions from the icy north, and a tourist mecca for the entire world. In 2000 the population was 15,982,378, and still growing.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gannon, Michael, ed. The New History of Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996.

Newton, Michael. The Invisible Empire: The Ku Klux Klan in Florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2001.

Storter, Rob. Crackers in the Glade: Life and Times in the Old Everglades. Edited and compiled by Betty Savidge Briggs. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000.

Williams, Joy. The Florida Keys: A History and Guide. 9th ed. New York: Random House, 2000.

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Florida (state, United States)

Florida (flôr´Ĭdə, flŏr´–), state in the extreme SE United States. A long, low peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean (E) and the Gulf of Mexico (W), Florida is bordered by Georgia and Alabama (N).

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Area, 58,560 sq mi (151,670 sq km). Pop. (2010) 18,801,310, a 17.6% increase since the 2000 census. Capital, Tallahassee. Largest city, Jacksonville. Statehood, Mar. 3, 1845 (27th state). Highest pt., 345 ft (105 m), Walton co.; lowest pt., sea level. Nickname, Sunshine State. Motto, In God We Trust. State bird, mockingbird. State flower, orange blossom. State tree, Sabal palmetto palm. Abbr., Fla.; FL

Geography

The Florida peninsula, warmed by surrounding subtropical and tropical waters and cooled by the trade winds, is famous for its pleasant climate, abundant sunshine, and scenery. The NW of Florida is a gently rolling panhandle area, cut into by deep swamps along the Gulf coast. The St. Marys River in the northeast and the Perdido River in the northwest form part of the boundary with Georgia and Alabama. Much of the east coast is shielded from the Atlantic Ocean by narrow sandbars and barrier islands that protect the shallow lagoons, rivers, and bays. Immediately inland, pine and palmetto flatlands stretch from the Georgia border almost to the southern tip of the state. Central Florida abounds in lakes, with Lake Okeechobee being the largest. The Everglades, which includes Big Cypress Swamp, is a unique wilderness region of subtropical plant growth and animal life and extends over the center of the southern part of the peninsula. Florida's SW coast, on the Gulf of Mexico, is dotted with tiny islands, and the Florida Keys, extending south and west from the southern tip of the state, are linked to the mainland by a causeway. Florida is separated from Cuba to the south by the Straits of Florida.

Tallahassee is the capital, and Jacksonville, Miami, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Hialeah, and Orlando are the largest cities.

Economy

Tourism plays a primary role in the state's economy; in 1996 visitors to Florida spent over $48 billion. Walt Disney World, a massive cluster of theme parks near Orlando that is one of the world's leading tourist attractions; Universal Studios, a combination theme park and film and television production facility, also near Orlando; and other attractions draw millions yearly. Famed beaches, such as those at Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, and Fort Lauderdale, attract hordes of vacationers. With more than 4,000 sq mi (10,360 sq km) of inland water and with the sea readily accessible from almost anywhere in the state, Florida is a fishing paradise. Other attractions include Everglades National Park, with its unusual plant and animal life; Palm Beach, with its palatial estates; and Sanibel Island's picturesque resorts.

Famous for its citrus fruits, Florida leads the nation in the production of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, and market-ready corn and tomatoes. Other important crops include sugarcane and many varieties of winter vegetables. Cattle and dairy products are important, as is commercial fishing, with the catch including crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.

Cape Canaveral is the site of the John F. Kennedy Space Center, and many defense and scientific-research companies are in the area. Space flights, including those to the moon and the space shuttle missions, have been launched from Cape Canaveral. There are also major air and naval facilities, especially near Tampa and Pensacola. Construction is a major industry in fast-growing Florida, and Miami is a center of international (especially Latin American) trade.

Florida's leading manufactured items are food products, printed and published materials, electrical and electronic equipment, and transportation equipment. Lumber and wood products are also important. Most of the state's timber is yellow pine. Florida's mineral resources include phosphate rock, sand, and gravel.

Government, Politics, and Higher Education

In 1968, Florida adopted a new state constitution. The governor is elected for a term of four years, and the legislature has a senate of 40 members and a house of representatives of 120 members. The state elects 27 representatives and 2 senators to the U.S. Congress and has 29 electoral votes.

The state has authorized the creation of special governing districts that give to commercial entities certain rights usually restricted to elected governments. A special district approved for Disney World in the 1960s allows it to oversee land drainage, and its powers have since been vastly expanded.

Florida has generally favored Republicans in presidential elections. Democrat Lawton Chiles, elected governor in 1990 and reelected in 1994, was succeeded by Republican John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, elected in 1998 and reelected in 2002. Charlie Crist, also a Republican, won the governorship in 2006, and Republican Rick Scott was elected to succeed him in 2010. Scott was reelected in 2014, defeating Crist (who ran as a Democrat).

Florida's institutions of higher education include the Univ. of Florida, at Gainesville; the Univ. of Miami, at Coral Gables; Florida State Univ. and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical Univ., at Tallahassee; Univ. of Central Florida, at Orlando; Rollins College, at Winter Park; the Univ. of Tampa and the Univ. of South Florida, at Tampa; Florida Southern College, at Lakeland; Stetson Univ., at DeLand; Barry College, at Miami; and Bethune-Cookman College, at Daytona Beach.

History

Early Spanish and French Exploration

Although the Florida peninsula was probably sighted by earlier navigators, the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León is credited as the first European to visit the area. Landing near the site of Saint Augustine in 1513, he claimed the area, which he thought was an island, for Spain, naming it Florida, probably because it was then the Easter season (Pascua Florida). The legend that he was seeking the fabled fountain of youth was fabricated after his death by an enemy at court who sought to discredit him. Other Spanish adventurers, notably Pánfilo de Narváez and Hernando De Soto, later explored the region and established that Florida was not an island. The vast region that comprises most of the SE United States was claimed for Spain, the whole being known as Florida.

It was the activity of the French in the area, however, that led to actual Spanish settlement of the Florida peninsula. In May, 1562, Jean Ribaut had discovered the St. Johns River, and two years later René de Laudonnière built Fort Caroline at its mouth. Alarmed at this encroachment by the French, Philip II of Spain commissioned Pedro Menéndez de Aviles to drive the French out of the area; this he did ruthlessly. Spanish colonization began when Menéndez founded St. Augustine in 1565. Florida had no precious metals to spur conquest (as in Mexico and Peru), its soil seemed infertile (Spanish Florida was never self-sufficient agriculturally), and the Native Americans resented their encroachment. However, the Spanish were compelled to hold Florida because of its strategic location along the Straits of Florida, through which rich treasure ships from the south sailed for Spain.

English Colonization

In the 1600s the English, who were trying to expand their American colonial holdings after 1607, began to threaten Florida. St. Augustine was attacked several times by English corsairs and in 1702–3 was besieged by a force from the English colony in South Carolina. In 1742, English colonists from Georgia under James E. Oglethorpe, Georgia's founder, defeated the Spanish in the battle of Bloody Marsh on St. Simons Island, making Florida's northern boundary the St. Marys River. Spain's last-minute entry (1762) into the Seven Years War cost her Florida, which the British acquired through the Treaty of Paris (1763).

Under the British (1763–83), Florida was divided into two provinces, and St. Augustine and Pensacola were respectively made the capitals of East Florida and West Florida. Under the Treaty of Paris (1783), Florida was returned to Spain. Many colonists in Florida abandoned the region and moved to British possessions in the West Indies. Spain's hold over Florida, however, was extremely tenuous. Boundary disputes developed with the United States (see West Florida Controversy). In the War of 1812, Pensacola served as a British base until captured (1814) by U.S. General Andrew Jackson.

U.S. Occupation

In 1819, after years of diplomatic wrangling, Spain reluctantly signed the Adams-Onis treaty ceding Florida to the United States in return for U.S. assumption of $5 million in damages claimed by U.S. citizens against Spain. Official U.S. occupation took place in 1821, and Andrew Jackson was appointed military governor. Florida, with its present boundaries, was organized as a territory in 1822, and William P. Duval became its first territorial governor.

Settlers poured in from neighboring states, settling especially in the area around the newly founded capital of Tallahassee. A plantation economy flourished there, with cotton and tobacco the chief crops, and slavery became widespread. Settlement expanded southward and displaced the Seminoles, and wars with them seriously impeded Florida's development. A group of Seminole, under Osceola, resisted attempts to move them to the West, but eventually most of them were transported out of the region at the end of the Second Seminole War (1835–42). However, a small band fled to the wilderness of the Everglades and their descendants live on reservations in the Lake Okeechobee area.

Statehood, Civil War, and Reconstruction

Florida was admitted to the Union in 1845 as a slaveholding state. After Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860 proslavery sentiment in Florida led the state to secede from the Union in 1861 and join the Confederacy. Florida furnished vital supplies (particularly salt and cattle) to the Confederacy. The most important Civil War engagement fought in Florida was the battle of Olustee (Feb. 20, 1864), a Confederate victory.

After the war Florida was placed under military rule by Congress. A constitution was drafted providing for black suffrage, and the state was readmitted to the Union in 1868. The constitution had been drafted by moderate Republicans, some of whom were from the North, and these same Republicans held most political offices until 1876, when the Democrats were returned to power and African Americans were once again relegated to an inferior position. In 1885 a new constitution replaced the Reconstruction charter of 1868.

Land Booms

In 1881 Florida sold 4,000,000 acres (1,618,800 hectares) of land to real-estate promoters. Northern capitalists such as Henry M. Flagler built railroads and hotels, and Florida began to develop. The drainage of the N Everglades, begun in 1906, precipitated one of the state's periodic land booms. Because of environmental degradation due to farming these drained lands, areas are now being restored to their natural state. The most famous of Florida's land booms started after World War I and reached its peak in 1925 when land values achieved fantastic heights, only to collapse completely the following year.

From Depression to Postwar Growth

Florida weathered the depression of the 1930s with the help of the federal government, and during World War II prospered from army, navy, and air force installations. After the war the state enjoyed phenomenal growth. Virtually unlimited water resources, as well as the pleasant climate, were important factors in attracting new industries. Manufacturing, particularly industries related to aeronautics, developed at an extraordinary rate.

Relations with Latin America

Close to Cuba, Florida has often been involved in the affairs of that island. During the latter half of the 19th cent., Cubans rebelling against Spain received sanctuary and aid in Florida, and the state enthusiastically supported and profited economically from the Spanish-American War (1898), in which Tampa was the chief U.S. base. Florida's relationship with Cuba has become even closer in the 20th cent. Political refugees from the Cuban revolution of 1958–59 poured into Florida by the thousands, creating acute resettlement problems. In 1980 more than 100,000 Cuban refugees came to the United States, mostly through Florida, after Fidel Castro briefly opened the port of Mariel to a flotilla of privately chartered U.S. ships (see Cuba).

In the early 1990s, Florida was again the receiving ground for thousands of refugees, this time from Haiti, following the 1991 military coup in that country, as well as another wave from Cuba in 1994. Miami has been profoundly influenced by the massive influx of Cubans and other Caribbean people, both culturally and commercially. The city functions as the trade center of Latin America.

Florida has been one of the fastest growing states in the country for many decades. During the 1980s it surpassed Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania to become the fourth largest state, and has retained that position. Thousands of retired persons have settled in the state, particularly in St. Petersburg on the west coast and on the eastern coast from West Palm Beach to the vicinity of Miami, nicknamed the "Gold Coast." The central interior of the state is the fastest growing region, particularly the corridor along Interstate 4, which connects the Tampa Bay–St. Petersburg area through Orlando to Daytona Beach.

Florida is subject to hurricanes, and the extensive development during the late 20th cent. has led to an increase in the damage caused by such storms. Hurricane Andrew devastated much of S Florida in 1992, leaving over 200,000 people homeless and costing property insurers more than $15 billion. In 1995, Hurricane Opal raged along the Panhandle coast. Four hurricanes struck Florida in 2004, resulting in widespread damage, and Hurricane Wilma also caused extensive damage in S Florida the following year. In 1994 the state approved a $685 million program to restore the deteriorating Everglades ecosystem, and in 1996 the federal government substantially enlarged the Everglades plans. Those plans, however, were complicated by expenses associated with the state's 2008 decision to purchase sizable farmland acreage in the N Everglades, but in 2010 the proposed purchases were scaled back significantly.

In Nov., 2000, Florida became the focus of unlooked-for national attention when George W. Bush and Al Gore found themselves separated by a thin margin in the contest for the state's electoral votes, which both needed to win the presidency. With Bush holding a lead of a few hundred out of several million, the outcome was fought over in the state government, state and federal courts, and the media. Ultimately, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on Bush's side in December, but deficiencies that were exposed in voting systems, recount methods, and even ballot design guaranteed that victory would be tarnished no matter who won (and led to an overhaul of Florida's election system).

Bibliography

See R. B. Marcus and E. A. Fernald, Florida: A Geographical Approach (1975); C. W. Tebeau, A History of Florida (rev. ed. 1981); D. Marth, ed., Florida Almanac, 1988–89 (1989); T. D. Allman, Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State (2013).

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Florida

FLORIDA


The state of Florida still has a certain exotic reputation. With its balmy climate, Spanish influences, citrus groves, and miles of beaches and tourist attractions, Florida continues to draw both visitors and new residents. Florida is a very modern state, however, with a manufacturing and commercial base to match its tourist attractions and, at the same time, environmental problems brought on by its rapid growth.

In 1513, Ponce de Leon (14601521) was the first European to sight Florida, claiming it for Spain. Hernando de Soto (c15001542) later tried to establish a colony in Florida but abandoned hope for finding wealth there. In 1565 the Spanish successfully defended French claims in Florida and made St. Augustine a military outpost to protect Spain's interests. In 1763 Spain ceded Florida to the British in exchange for Cuba.

The Spanish who came to Florida found nearly 100,000 Native Americans living there. Franciscans soon began to establish missions up and down the coast. In addition to attempts to convert the native population, the Spanish used the Indians to assist the Spanish in growing food, supplying labor, and defending the province. As in other areas where Europeans came to dominate, the Indian population was gradually decimated by disease or by wars with whites or other Indians. The Seminole War of 18351842 finally eliminated most of the Indians in Florida.

When the British took over the area, Florida's territory spanned from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and eventually split into two colonies, East and West Florida. Settlers established farms and began to be self-sufficient. During the American Revolution (17751783), Florida became home to thousands of Loyalists to the British crown. In 1781 Spain successfully attacked and captured Pensacola; in 1783 Great Britain returned Florida to Spain.

Though the Spanish were formally in control of the region, several cultures clashed in the territory during this time. In addition to the Native Americans, runaway slaves, renegade whites, pirates, and other adventurers roamed the land. British influence was strong, and the United States continued to penetrate into the territory. By terms of the Louisiana Purchase (1803), all of Florida west of the Perdido River was taken over by the United States in 1810. What later became the state of Florida was finally ceded to the United States in 1821. The first military territorial governor was Andrew Jackson (17671845), who had led a successful expedition against the Seminoles and their British allies. Tallahassee was set up as the first capital, and soon the middle region of Florida became known for its slave-owning cotton plantations. Settlement was hindered for a time by the war to remove the Seminoles and by the Panic of 1837, but in 1845 Florida entered the Union as a pro-slavery state.

Florida did not remain part of the Union for long. In 1861, at the start of the American Civil War (18611865), the state seceded and became part of the Confederacy. Florida at that time had only around 140,000 people40 percent of them slavesno manufacturing, and only a few hundred miles of railroad. After Reconstruction (18651877), conservative Democrats governed Florida for the remainder of the century. These politicians were pro-business, promoted the expansion of railroads, and kept taxes low. Although cotton production did not return to its prewar levels, Florida became known for its citrus and vegetable farms, cattle raising, forestry, and phosphate mining, as well as for a growing tourist industry.

Both tourists and developers were helped by the railroad builders who appeared in the late nineteenth century. By far the best known of these entrepreneurs was Henry M. Flagler (18301913), who completed an East cost railroad line that ended in Daytona, Florida, in 1890. Despite numerous construction difficulties, a line was completed to West Palm Beach in 1894, and later to Miami. Flagler's most ambitious project was a railroad all the way to Key West.

Flagler and other railroad magnates built magnificent hotels in Florida, which attracted many of the tourists who began to trek to the state to enjoy the sun. More important, the railroads brought in more settlers, who soon began to transform the swamps and sand dunes of southern Florida into an important agricultural and commercial area. Key West cigar makers transferred many of their operations into mainland factories in Tampa. The Spanish-American War (1898) stimulated the economy, since Tampa was the point of embarkation to Cuba. Many soldiers returning from the war also eventually settled in the state.

The cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami soon began to thrive. Orlando became the largest city in south central Florida. When parts of the Everglades were drained, towns sprouted up in the Lake Okeechobee area. Governor Napoleon B. Broward, who took office in 1905, emphasized drainage projects. Thousands of acres were drained and made available for agriculture over the next 20 years. By 1920 the farms of the state were producing more than $80 million in income, with oranges as the single largest crop. Other agricultural products included grapefruit, potatoes, cotton, tobacco, domestic animals, and meat. The fact that no one crop was dominant made the risk of economic disaster less likely.

During the 1920s Florida's population soared by almost 50 percent, starting a land boom. The 1930s saw alternate periods of depression and recovery. Despite the difficulties of the nationwide Great Depression (19291939), Florida created some new sources of income in paper mills and a type of betting known as pari-mutuel. During World War II (19391945), several Army and Navy bases in the state also stimulated growth.

Though agriculture, especially citrus farming, was basic to the postwar economy, during the period between 1947 and 1963, Florida manufacturing also grew considerably. The most important manufacturing sectors were foods, chemicals, paper, publishing, and electrical machinery. By 1963, moreover, the value of retail trade had increased 225 percent since 1948. Adequate power and water, as well as the convenience of Florida ports to fuel supplies, was beneficial to commerce in the state during this time.

Tourism continued to thrive in Florida, bringing in an era of expansion in spectator sports and amusements. In addition, the increasing demand for government services brought a 37 increase in government employees between 1960 and 1965. Federal facilities expanded as well, the most famous of which became the Air Force Missile Test Center on Cape Canaveral, home base for future space exploration.

In 1971 the Disney World theme park opened its doors, becoming one of the biggest economic booms to Orange and Osceola counties. It is estimated that nearly 60 percent of the millions of tourists who visit Florida come specifically to visit Disney World. In 1986 the number of people visiting the park equaled the number who visited the entire state 14 years earlier.

Environmentalists continued to be concerned about the rapid development of Florida. Thousands of acres of former forests, agricultural fields, and orange groves have been destroyed to make way for commercial development. Natural water drainage patterns have been altered, often creating problems for both human consumption and animal habitats. Of particular concern has been the disruption of the wetlands known as the Everglades. Contamination of the groundwater that supplies nearly all of Florida's water has also been aggravated in recent decades. After the settlement of a federal lawsuit, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other agencies have undertaken a program for restoration of several watersheds.

Some natural upheavals beyond human control are the hurricanes that periodically wreak havoc on the Florida coast. A hurricane in 1926 brought a land boom to an early halt; in the late 1930s, another destroyed most of the Florida East Coast Railroad line to Key West, leading to the building of a modern highway along the old railroad lines. In 1960 Hurricane Donna caused extensive damage to the Tampa and Orlando areas, as well as along the southwest coast and in mid-Florida. In 1992 Hurricane Andrew caused more than $10 billion in damage to southern Florida, and Hurricane Opal caused $2.1 billion in losses in the Pensacola area in 1995.

Contemporary Florida is rather vulnerable to recession because of its many visitors and part-time dwellers, who bring many dollars to the state but do not create a permanent tax base. The economic downturn of the early 1980s hit Florida especially hard, especially in the housing industry. The aerospace and electronics industries, however, were aided by the defense buildup during the administrations of President Ronald Reagan (19811989). The Miami area has also benefited from an influx of Latin American investment funds. Floridians are less proud, however, of the state's socalled "underground economy," which provides unreported low-wage income to many illegal immigrants and also funnels large amounts of cash into the state from the illegal drug trade.


FURTHER READING

Derr, Mark. Some Kind of Paradise: A Chronicle of Man and the Land in Florida. New York: William Morrow, 1989.

Gannon, Michael, ed. The New History of Florida. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1996.

Hanna, Kathryn T. Abbey. Florida: Land of Change. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1948.

Jahoda, Gloria. Florida: A Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1976.

Patrick, Rembert W. Florida Under Five Flags. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida, 1960.

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Florida

FLORIDA


Jacksonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

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Tampa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177

The State in Brief

Nickname: Sunshine State

Motto: In God we trust

Flower: Orange blossom

Bird: Mockingbird

Area: 65,754.59 square miles (2000; U.S. rank: 22nd)

Elevation: Ranges from sea level to 345 feet above sea level

Climate: Humid with abundant sunshine; ranges from subtropical to tropical

Admitted to Union: March 3, 1845

Capital: Tallahassee

Head Official: Governor John Ellis Bush (R) (until 2007)

Population

1980: 9,746,000

1990: 12,938,000

2000: 15,982,378

2004 estimate: 17,397,161

Percent change, 19902000: 23.5%

U.S. rank in 2004: 4th

Percent of residents born in state: 32.7% (2000)

Density: 296.4 people per square mile (2000)

2002 FBI Crime Index Total: 905,957

Racial and Ethnic Characteristics (2000)

White: 12,465,029

Black or African American: 2,335,505

American Indian and Alaska Native: 53,541

Asian: 266,256

Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander: 8,625

Hispanic or Latino (may be of any race): 2,682,715

Other: 477,107

Age Characteristics (2000)

Population under 5 years old: 945,823

Population 5 to 19 years old: 3,102,809

Percent of population 65 years and over: 17.6%

Median age: 38.7 years (2000)

Vital Statistics

Total number of births (2003): 212,144

Total number of deaths (2003): 168,598 (infant deaths, 1,576)

AIDS cases reported through 2003: 43,223

Economy

Major industries: Agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, services, trade, government

Unemployment rate: 4.5% (December 2004)

Per capita income: $29,972 (2003; U.S. rank: 25th)

Median household income: $29,294 (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Percentage of persons below poverty level: 14.9% (3-year average, 2001-2003)

Income tax rate: None

Sales tax rate: 6.0% on most items

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Florida

Florida State in the extreme se USA, occupying a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico; the capital is Tallahassee. Florida forms a long peninsula with thousands of lakes, many rivers and vast areas of swampland. At the s tip there is a chain of small islands, the Florida Keys, stretching w. The biggest attractions are the Everglades, Florida Keys, and Disney World in Orlando. Discovered in 1513, the first permanent settlement in Florida was at St Augustine. Originally Spanish, the land passed to the English (1763), then returned to the Spanish (1783). America purchased Florida in 1819 and, although the state seceded from the Union in 1861, it was little affected by the Civil War. It developed rapidly after 1880, when forest clearing and drainage schemes began. Florida's historic ties with Cuba are particularly evident in Miami, Florida's second-largest city (after Jacksonville). Industries focus on the John F. Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Chief agricultural products are citrus fruits, sugar cane, and vegetables. Area: 151,670sq km (58,560sq mi). Pop. (2000) 15,982,378.

Statehood :

March 3, 1845

Nickname :

Sunshine State

State bird :

Mockingbird

State flower :

Orange blossom

State tree :

Sabal palm

State motto :

In God we trust

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FLORIDA

FLORIDA , most southeasterly U.S. state, with a warm climate and long coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. This combination creates a desirable quality of life that has attracted large numbers of people of all ages, among them many Jews. Florida (in 2005) boasted more than 17 million residents and had diversified its economy to become an important center of tourism, beef cattle, citrus, and space technology. Much of the growth in the Sunshine State since the end of World War ii has been in its southern portions and South Florida had the third largest concentration of Jews in the U.S. after the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.

Florida was discovered by Ponce de Leon for Spain in 1513 (21 years after the Spanish Inquisition) and some *Conversos may have come with him, as they did with Columbus. America's first permanent settlement was in St. Augustine in 1565. There are Sephardi names among those who lived there and evidence suggests that Pedro Menendez Marques, the third Spanish governor of Florida (1577–89) may have been a Converso. The perception that Jews were late arrivals in Florida parallels the belief that ascribes the founding of the U.S. to the pilgrims of Plymouth Rock. Current documentation shows that Jews have been allowed to live in Florida for nearly 250 years.

Until the mid-18th century Florida was for Catholics only. The Treaty of Paris (1762), which concluded the French and Indian War, gave Florida to the British and Louisiana to the Spanish. Jews living in Louisiana had to move. In 1763 three Sephardi Jews came from New Orleans to Pensacola: Samuel Israel, Joseph de Palacios, and Alexander Salomon. (Alexander Salomon may have been related to Haym *Salomon, who helped finance the American Revolution.)

Although Florida was returned to Spain following the American Revolution (1783), the Spanish needed settlers in the territory, so they tolerated a tiny Jewish presence. From the mid-18th century until Florida achieved statehood in 1845, Jews continued to trickle into northern Florida. The "Architect of Statehood" was a Jew, David Levy *Yulee, a son of pioneer Moses *Levy.

Eighty-one years before the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland (1897), Sephardi Jew Moses Elias Levy embarked on his own "Zion" plan to resettle oppressed European Jews in Florida. Born in Morocco in 1782, Moses Levy was descended from one of the many Jewish families who, having been expelled from the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 15th century, found refuge in northern Africa. Raised in Gibraltar, Levy made his way to St. Thomas, v.i., in 1800. There he worked in the lumber business, accumulating a considerable fortune. He became interested in Florida and, in 1819, purchased 92,000 acres in the north central region.

Envisioning a haven for persecuted Jews, Levy called his settlement in Micanopy "Pilgrimage Plantation." He hired Frederick *Warburg, a member of the noted German Jewish banking family, to help him recruit Jewish settlers. Young Warburg, along with at least five other German Jewish families, lived on the Plantation. Included among them was Levy's son David, who became Florida's first U.S. senator. Moses Levy built a plantation house and houses for the settlers' families, as well as a blacksmith shop, stable, sugar mill, sawmill, and corn house. He brought in sugar cane, fruit trees, and seeds. In an effort to create a utopian Jewish settlement, Levy included among his projects a plan for the abolition of slavery, public schools, and a Jewish school.

The 1,000-acre plantation lasted from 1822 to 1835, when it was burned down by the Seminoles at the outbreak of the Second Seminole Indian War. Sustaining the plantation had been a challenge; in early 19th century Florida, it was virtually in the middle of nowhere. And the urban backgrounds of most of the Jewish settlers made adaptation to a rural outback difficult. As Levy said, "It is not easy to transform old clothes men into practical farmers."

Moses Levy left Florida a lasting legacy. Divorced, he had brought with him to Florida two of his four children, Elias and David. Elias was sent to Harvard; David boarded with the Moses Meyer family in Norfolk to get his Jewish education and then came to Florida by 1827 to manage some of his father's properties. He pursued law and was admitted to the Florida bar in 1832. David Levy became extremely active in politics. He helped draft Florida's constitution and eventually was sent to the U.S. Congress as the representative of the Territory of Florida (1841), where he argued for statehood. Being the first Jew to serve in the U.S. Congress, Levy faced discrimination when John Quincy Adams referred to him as the "alien Jew delegate."

With less than one hundred Jews in the state, David Levy was elected to the U.S. Senate when Florida became a state in 1845. He officially added the name of his father's Sephardi ancestry, Yulee. Yulee operated a 5,000-acre sugar plantation on the Homosassa River and another in Alachua County. He established a residence in Fernandina, where, in the 1850s, he organized and planned Florida's first railroad linking the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. On March 1, 1861, the first cross-state train of the Atlantic & Gulf Railroad left Fernandina at 7:15 a.m. and reached the outskirts of Cedar Key at 4 p.m., with eight stops in between.

Yulee resigned from the Senate when Florida seceded from the Union in early 1861. During the Civil War he served in the Confederate Congress. The war took a heavy personal toll. Union forces burned Yulee's plantation in Homosassa, his railroad lay in ruins, and, after the war, he was briefly imprisoned by the Union. Following his release, Yulee rebuilt his railroad, its operation continuing until the 1930s. Yulee moved to Washington, d.c., in 1880. He died six years later and is buried in Washington. Scholars contend there is no evidence that David Levy Yulee converted from Judaism, even though he married a Christian. Florida's Levy County and the town of Yulee (Nassau County) are among the places in Florida named for him.

Until 1822, Jews who lived in Florida came from somewhere else. The earliest known Jewish births are a girl (Virginia Myers) in Pensacola in 1822 and a boy (George Dzialynski) in Jacksonville in 1857. In that same year (1857), also in Jacksonville, Jews built the first Jewish cemetery in Florida. And in 1874 B'nai B'rith had a chapter in Pensacola.

Florida's first synagogue was constructed in Pensacola in 1876. By the end of the 19th century, there were six Jewish congregations and five Jewish cemeteries in Florida. Floridian Jews served on both sides of the Civil War. Following the Civil War, Jews began migrating south, settling in Tampa, *Orlando, Ocala, and even Key West. The west coast city of *Ft. Myers, founded in 1886, was named for a Jew – Abraham C. Myers, a West Point graduate and a descendant of the first rabbi of Charleston, South Carolina. Myers had served as quartermaster during the Second Seminole Indian War.

In 1879 German Jew Henry Brash was elected mayor of Marianna in north Florida, the first known of more than 150 Jews to serve their communities in this capacity. David Sholtz, a Russian Jew, became Florida's governor in 1933. Miami's Richard *Stone became the state's second Jewish U.S. senator in 1974 after serving as Florida's secretary of state. Scores of Jews have served in the state legislature and in the U.S. Congress. In 2005 Florida was represented in Washington by Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Robert *Wexler. More than 250 Jews have served as judges in Florida.

In 1915 Jacksonville Jew Ben Chepenik wrote his relatives in Massachusetts, "Sell everything; come quickly to Florida, the land of milk and honey; you can walk down the streets and pick citrus." And many did come. For Jews, Florida offered a variety of occupational opportunities. Some transferred their traditional dry goods businesses to Florida; others used the state's resources to develop or expand new ideas. In Florida, Jews became ranchers, farmers, cigar makers, architects, developers, hoteliers, artists, writers, scientists, retailers, educators, doctors, lawyers, civic leaders, and more.

Jews owned the largest shade tobacco-packing factory in Quincy, near Tallahassee. Saul Snyder, a Russian Jew who immigrated to St. Augustine in 1904, founded the Florida Cattlemen's Association at a time when cattle was the state's major industry. The first Miss Florida was Jewish (1885). Much more recently, Marshall *Nirenberg of Orlando was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for breaking the genetic code (1968) and Isaac *Bashevis Singer – routinely associated with New York City but a Florida resident as well – received the Nobel Prize in literature in 1978. Four Jews have served on the Supreme Court of Florida, including as chief justice: Ray Ehrlich, Arthur England, Gerald Kogan, and Barbara Pariente.

Prior to the 20th century, most Jewish settlement in Florida was in the north or Key West (Key West was a port of entry for some European immigrants). But the development of railroads made accessible southern regions, and Jews headed south. Jewish migration throughout the state increased, but numbers increased exponentially after World War ii, especially in Miami-Dade County. Air conditioning made Florida comfortable for year-round life.

The first South Florida community to host Jews was probably West Palm Beach, where Jews settled in 1892 when the railroad arrived there. Growth was slow at first; as late as 1940, the Jewish population in *Palm Beach County was only 1,000. In 2005 the Jewish population in Palm Beach County was the second largest in the state at about 220,000; the Boca Raton metropolitan area was more than 50% Jewish.

Many of the Jews who first settled in West Palm Beach were among the earliest settlers of *Miami. Miami, founded in 1896, was difficult to reach until Henry Flagler extended his railroad southward. But by the mid-1890s, the railroad rendered Miami and sites south accessible and Jews migrated accordingly. Other Jews migrated from Key West to Miami in the 1890s when a peddler's tax was imposed there. Some stayed after serving in the Spanish-American War. The first Jews settled on Miami Beach in 1913. After reaching its Jewish population zenith in 1975 (250,000), Miami-Dade County declined to about 113,000 in 2005 as elderly Jewish residents died and more recent retirees moved north, partly due to "white flight." At present, *Broward County, not Miami-Dade, has the largest number of Jews. Just as the center of the Jewish population moved south from *Jacksonville in the 1930s, it is now moving north.

Jews came to escape persecution in Europe, for economic opportunity, to join family members, to enjoy the climate, for their health, and to retire. In the 21st century, South Florida was an area stretching from Palm Beach to Miami where 15% of the population was Jewish. Most Jews came from other places in the United States, with considerable subsequent migration from Latin America as Jews were impacted by politics and economics. Jews have contributed in multiple ways to the development of the state, striving to maintain Jewish culture and institutions even as they've adjusted to the special nature of the place.

Sixteen percent of the American Jewish community lived in Florida in 2005. In the 1890s the Florida Jewish population was about 2,500; by the 1950s, the population had grown to 70,000; in 2005 it was nearly 850,000, about 5% of the general population, and still growing. Outside of South Florida, communities with noteworthy Jewish populations include Orlando, 35,000; Tampa, 25,000; St. Petersburg-Clearwater, 20,000; Sarasota, 17,000; Jacksonville, 13,000; Ft. Myers, 8,000; Naples, 6,000; Cocoa, Rockledge, Titusville, 6,000; Daytona, Ormond and environs, 5,500; Tallahassee, 4,400; Pensacola, 900 and Key West, 550. (See separate entries on other Jewish communities.)

In 2005 there were more than 350 congregations, 14 Federations that raised $82 million annually, 15 Jewish community centers, six university Judaic Studies programs, five Jewish homes for the aged, and eight Jewish newspapers. In Miami Beach were the Jewish Museum of Florida, a nationally recognized Jewish hospital (Mt. Sinai), and a major Holocaust Memorial. There was Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg as well as other Holocaust memorials and documentation and education centers around the state. The March of the Living and the Alexander Muss High School in Israel, two programs with international implications, began and are based in South Florida. There were nearly 100 kosher restaurants. And there was the full array of Jewish organizations, from the American Jewish Committee to the Zionist Organization of America. Few would deny that this was a significant American Jewish community.

[Marcia Jo Zerivitz (2nd ed.)]

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Florida

■ AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY O-12

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Weston, FL 33326
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■ ANGLEY COLLEGE H-13

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5250 17th St.
Sarasota, FL 34235-8246
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Web Site: http://www.sarasota.edu/

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Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1974. Total enrollment: 40. Full-time: 14 students, 86% women, 14% men. Part-time: 26 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 13% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 85% 25 or older, 25% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

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College housing not available. Doris Pickett Library with 10,000 books, 18,000 serials, 300 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/TAMPA L-10

4401 North Himes Ave., Ste. 150
Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (813)246-4419
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Admissions: (813)393-5260
Fax: (813)246-4045
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/

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Proprietary, upper-level, coed. Administratively affiliated with Education Management Corporation. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 409. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 20% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 90% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters.

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Social organizations: 1 open to all; 1% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organization: Student Senate.

■ THE ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE S-15

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3000
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Administratively affiliated with The Art Institutes. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 3,500. 1% from top half of their high school class. Students come from 52 states and territories, 55 other countries, 40% 25 or older, 13% live on campus. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

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Orientation program. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 500 college housing spaces available; 453 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. Nevin C. Meinhardt Memorial Library with 19,614 books, 339 serials, 2,679 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $200,000. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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4401 North Himes Ave., Ste. 150
Tampa, FL 33614
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Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 490. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 450 applied, 65% were admitted. 14% from out-of-state, 18% live on campus. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

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Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Recommended: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 10/11. Notification: continuous.

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Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,405 full-time. College room only: $3500.

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■ ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (FORT LAUDERDALE) S-15

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■ ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (MIAMI) T-15

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Miami, FL 33132
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■ ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (OAKLAND PARK) N-16

3501 NW 9th Ave.
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■ ATI HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER T-15

1395 NW 167th St., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33169-5742
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E-mail: [email protected]
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Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of ATI Enterprises Inc. of Florida. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 275. Students come from 2 states and territories, 5 other countries, 50% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students.

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■ AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY S-10

1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119
Tel: (239)280-2554; 877-AVE-UNIV

Fax: (239)352-2392

E-mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.avemaria.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 316. 597 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 307 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 9 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 81% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 6% 25 or older, 98% live on campus, 52% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Double major, summer session for credit. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: electronic application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Pro-Life Club, Student Government, Soccer Club, Hall Council, Ultimate Frisbee Club. Major annual events: semi-formal dance, Parents' Weekend, Open House. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 300 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available.

■ THE BAPTIST COLLEGE OF FLORIDA A-1

5400 College Dr.
Graceville, FL 32440-1898
Tel: (850)263-3261
Free: 800-328-2660
Fax: (850)263-7506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baptistcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent Southern Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1943. Setting: 165-acre small town campus. Endowment: $3.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3700 per student. Total enrollment: 623. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 72 applied, 78% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 27% from top quarter, 53% from top half. Full-time: 429 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 194 students, 23% women, 77% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 9 other countries, 26% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 42% 25 or older, 34% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: 4-4-2. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to professing Christians who are members of an evangelical church.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $10,820 includes full-time tuition ($6900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($3570). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $230 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Collegiate Ministry, student government, AACC. Major annual events: Fall Campus Picnic, Spring Cookout, Spring/Christmas Concert. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: student patrols, patrols by police officers 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. College housing designed to accommodate 209 students; 220 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Ida J. MacMillan Library plus 1 other with 72,211 books, 4,700 microform titles, 5,143 serials, 12,316 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $234,927. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Graceville is in northwest Florida near the borders of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. 23 miles north is Dothan, Alabama, and 20 miles southeast is Marianna, Florida. Railroads and buses serve the area. One excellent shopping center is available.

■ BARRY UNIVERSITY T-15

11300 Northeast Second Ave.
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
Tel: (305)899-3000
Free: 800-695-2279
Admissions: (305)899-3138
Fax: (305)899-2971
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.barry.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1940. Setting: 122-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $24.1 million. Total enrollment: 9,207. 3,186 applied, 70% were admitted. Full-time: 4,427 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 1,515 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 89 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 34% Hispanic, 22% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 59% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 9% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Dominican College of San Rafael. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,050 includes full-time tuition ($22,430) and college room and board ($7620). Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 24 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 13% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Scuba Society, Caribbean Students Association, Jamaican Association. Major annual events: Founders' Day, Spring and Winter formals, Festival of Nations. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,010 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library plus 1 other with 233,938 books, 541,560 microform titles, 2,880 serials, 4,247 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 368 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located only minutes from the cities of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Barry University offers easy access to the recreational facilities and cultural opportunities of Florida's Gold Coast area. Golf, tennis, swimming, skin and scuba diving, sailing and waterskiing are available all year long. Professional football, basketball, soccer, and hockey teams play in South Florida. The Miami Beach Theater of the Performing Arts, Coconut Grove Playhouse and the New World Symphony provide a full season of highly acclaimed performances. Well known personalities entertain regularly in the area. The Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area provides ready access to beaches, recreational, and ecological features including the Florida Keys, the Everglades, and National, State and Marine parks.

■ BEACON COLLEGE I-12

105 East Main St.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Tel: (352)787-7660
Admissions: (352)315-9269
Fax: (352)787-0721
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.beaconcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 12-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $16,587. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5830 per student. Total enrollment: 101. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 60 applied, 55% were admitted. Full-time: 101 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 75% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 3% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview, Psycho-Educational Evaluation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Notification: 8/16.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $31,100 includes full-time tuition ($23,900) and college room and board ($7200). College room only: $4400.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, yearbook, basketball, Book Club, Poets and Writers Association. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Move-In and New Student Orientation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 140 college housing spaces available; 96 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Beacon College Library with 56,979 books, 96 serials, 584 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $103,497.

■ BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE H-14

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
Tel: (386)481-2000
Free: 800-448-0228
Admissions: (386)481-2600
Fax: (386)481-2010
Web Site: http://www.bethune.cookman.edu/

Description:

Independent Methodist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1904. Setting: 60-acre urban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $29 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $723,704. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5063 per student. Total enrollment: 3,090. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 3,974 applied, 74% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 54% from top half. Full-time: 2,795 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 295 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 42 states and territories, 35 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 91% black, 0.2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 8% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; security and protective services. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, medical history, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,922 includes full-time tuition ($11,140), mandatory fees ($90), and college room and board ($6692). Part-time tuition: $464 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 3% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: concert chorale, marching band, Inspirational Gospel Choir, SGA. Major annual events: Homecoming, Founders' Day, Career Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,772 college housing spaces available; 1,658 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Carl S. Swisher Library plus 1 other with 173,193 books, 60,150 microform titles, 770 serials, 7,825 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $553,165. 300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Daytona Beach is a resort area located on the Atlantic Ocean with a subtropical climate. All modes of transportation serve the area. The community facilities include two libraries, two museums, many churches, a hospital and major civic organizations. Part-time employment opportunities are available. Recreational activities include water sports, stock car racing, motor bike racing, and archery. Beach drivers almost outnumber swimmers. Spring vacation brings an influx of college students. Special events include the Antique Car Meet and car racing known as the Speed Week.

■ BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-15

1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32922-6597
Tel: (321)632-1111
Admissions: (321)433-7056
Fax: (321)633-4565
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brevardcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Total enrollment: 14,039. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 5,350 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,129 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 8,910 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 72 other countries, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 9% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1542 full-time, $64.25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5664 full-time, $236 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, ROTORACT, African-American Student Union, Student Government Association, Psi Beta. Major annual events: Spring Festival, Black Heritage Week, Student Welcome Days. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. UCF Library with 213,873 books, 216,720 microform titles, 904 serials, 17,904 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.3 million. 125 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Cocoa, a suburban area with a subtropical climate, is the leading shipping point for the famous Indian River citrus fruits, and a resort town. Airline and bus service provide transportation for the area. Community facilities include four hospitals, two clinics and many churches. Recreational activities are water sports, golf, bowling and fishing. Part-time employment is limited.

■ BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE S-15

225 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2298
Tel: (954)761-7450
Admissions: (954)761-7465
Fax: (954)761-7484
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.broward.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 32,041. 4,630 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 10,044 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 21,997 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 100 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 24% Hispanic, 27% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 29% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript, minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1,574 full-time, $63.05 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6294 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $318 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. South Regional/Broward Community College Library with 200,000 books, 600 serials, and an OPAC.

Community Environment:

Fort Lauderdale, population 150,000, is located on the Atlantic Ocean coastline, 25 miles north of Miami. The climate is subtropical and the average year-round temperature is 75 degrees.

■ BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-MIAMI T-15

1501 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)341-6600; (866)505-0335
Admissions: (305)341-6601
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu/locations.asp?locid=25

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 136. 325 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 136 students, 71% women, 29% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 27% Hispanic, 65% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,272 includes full-time tuition ($10,992), mandatory fees ($480), and college room and board ($7800).

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: national sororities; 2% of women are members. Student services: personal-psychological counseling.

■ CARLOS ALBIZU UNIVERSITY, MIAMI CAMPUS T-15

2173 NW 99th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-2209
Tel: (305)593-1223 Free: 800-672-3246
Fax: (305)592-7930
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mia.albizu.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Carlos Albizu University. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1980. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2890 per student. Total enrollment: 1,076. Faculty: 50 (8 full-time, 42 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 176 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 202 students, 81% women, 19% men. Part-time: 251 students, 80% women, 20% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 83% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 57% 25 or older, 14% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: psychology; business/marketing; education. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 9/10. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $10,440 full-time, $290 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $669 full-time, $223 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 6 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Psi Chi, Students for Cross-Cultural Advancement, Black Student Association, P.R.I.D.E. Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Student Association. Major annual events: Albizu Student Excellence Awards Banquet, Student Council Elections, Town Hall Meetings. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Albizu Library with 26,027 books, 398 serials, 1,137 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $265,136. 65 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ CENTRAL FLORIDA COLLEGE J-13

1573 West Fairbanks Ave., Ste. 1-A Winter Park, FL 32789
Tel: (407)843-3984
Fax: (407)843-9828

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1984.

■ CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-11

PO Box 1388
Ocala, FL 34478-1388
Tel: (352)854-2322
Admissions: (352)237-2111
Fax: (352)237-3747
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cf.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 139-acre small town campus. Endowment: $14.8 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3600 per student. Total enrollment: 5,978. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 2,476 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 3,502 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 20 states and territories, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1961 full-time, $65.37 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7177 full-time, $239.24 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $5562.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 31 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, African-American Student Union, ROC (Realizing Our Cause), Gay Straight Alliance, Musagettas. Major annual events: homecoming, Student Activities Week, Student Activities Banquet. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 1 other with 54,491 books, 367 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $606,772. 737 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Ocala, the county seat, is the largest city in Marion County, and the hub of local economic and cultural activity. Service and light manufacturing industries provide the majority of employment opportunities, although agriculture is also important to the area. The 450 horse farms in the Ocala area rival Kentucky as the home of the best American thoroughbreds. Ocala boasts a mild climate, beautiful countryside, and is in close proximity to major tourist and recreational facilities. Numerous lakes provide fishing and other water sports. Ocala has 16 parks and playgrounds, two municipal swimming pools, and an 18-hole public golf course. The Sunshine Christmas Parade is an annual event.

■ CENTRAL FLORIDA INSTITUTE L-9

60522 US Hwy. 19 North, Ste. 200
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Tel: (727)786-4707
Fax: (727)781-9421
Web Site: http://www.cfinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 346. Full-time: 346 students, 83% women, 17% men. 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: continuous.

■ CHIPOLA COLLEGE B-2

3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-3065
Tel: (850)526-2761
Admissions: (850)718-2209
Fax: (850)718-2388
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chipola.edu/

Description:

State-supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1947. Setting: 105-acre rural campus. Total enrollment: 2,249. 798 applied, 95% were admitted. Full-time: 1,030 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 1,219 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 13 states and territories, 7 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 19% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 27% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Drama/Theater Group. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Homecoming, Spring Frolics. Campus security: night security personnel. College housing not available. Chipola Library with 37,740 books and 226 serials. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Marianna, located in northwest Florida, has an annual average temperature of 68.1 degrees and an average rainfall of 54.51 inches. Buses serve the area along the U.S. Highway 90. Community facilities include a hospital, several motels, a library, churches, and two radio stations. The Florida Caverns State Park, three miles north, has extensive limestone caverns with guided trips available. Picnic areas, campsites, rock gardens, a museum, and golf course are located here. There are fine beaches for all water sports, and excellent hunting in the area.

■ CITY COLLEGE (CASSELBERRY) J-13

853 Semoran Blvd., Ste. 200
Casselberry, FL 32707-5342
Tel: (407)831-8466
Admissions: (407)831-9816
Fax: (407)831-1147
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ CITY COLLEGE (FORT LAUDERDALE) S-15

1401 West Cypress Creek Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: (954)492-5353
Fax: (954)491-1965
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Founded 1984. Total enrollment: 712. Calendar: semesters.

■ CITY COLLEGE (GAINESVILLE) F-10

2400 Southwest 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tel: (352)335-4000
Fax: (352)335-4303
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Founded 1986. Calendar: semesters.

■ CITY COLLEGE (MIAMI) T-15

9300 South Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
Tel: (305)666-9242
Fax: (305)666-9243
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ CLEARWATER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE L-9

3400 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759-4595
Tel: (727)726-1153
Free: 800-348-4463
Fax: (727)726-8597
Web Site: http://www.clearwater.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg. Endowment: $358,876. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3000 per student. Total enrollment: 582. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 526 applied, 86% were admitted. 11% from top 10% of their high school class, 22% from top quarter, 72% from top half. Full-time: 548 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 34 students, 38% women, 62% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 15 other countries, 53% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 70% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 54% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, Christian testimony, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $17,830 includes full-time tuition ($11,860), mandatory fees ($640), and college room and board ($5330). Part-time tuition: $460 per hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 13 open to all. Most popular organizations: Drama Club, Alpha Chi, College Republicans, Science Club, Student Missionary Fellowship. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Easter Library with 106,000 books, 700 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $405,000. 25 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Clearwater is located on Pinellas Peninsula, between Clearwater and Old Tampa Bays, 20 miles west of Tampa. The area is an all-year resort and citrus center. Amtrak, all major airlines, and buses serve the area. Airports are in St. Petersburg and Tampa. Community facilities include churches of all denominations, a library, museums, hotels, motels, two hospitals, a health center, city parks, floral gardens, a civic center, a maritime center and the usual fraternal civic and veterans organizations. Employment is available in the citrus packing and canning industries. The broad white sand beach on the gulf is the main attraction in the city. This beautiful beach provides for water sports, deep sea fishing, boating, etc. The Philadelphia Phillies baseball team comes here for spring training. The Clearwater Yacht Club and four golf courses including the Professional Golfers Association Club provide additional recreational facilities.

■ COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY T-15

8991 SW 107th Ave., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33176
Tel: (305)273-4499
Fax: (305)273-5216
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cbt.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1988. Endowment: $3.5 million. Total enrollment: 250. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 350 applied, 71% were admitted. 4 National Merit Scholars, 4 valedictorians, 2 student government officers. Students come from 7 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 90% Hispanic, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.6 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 6/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100. Tuition: $10,500 full-time, $278 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time. College room only: $6000.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. The Bill Clinton Library plus 1 other with 700,000 books, 200,000 serials, 1,200 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 560 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE H-14

PO Box 2811
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2811
Tel: (386)255-8131
Admissions: (386)506-3732
Fax: (386)254-4458
Web Site: http://www.dbcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $3.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4035 per student. Total enrollment: 11,945. 3,235 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 4,776 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 7,169 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 52 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, allied health, public services programs. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT ASSET, CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Florida Student Nursing Association, International Club, SGA, History Club, Drama Club. Major annual events: Cultural Festival, Earth Day, Handicap Awareness Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Mary Karl Memorial Library with 66,312 books, 20,700 microform titles, 745 serials, 4,503 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.5 million. 752 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Bethune-Cookman College.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIAMI) T-15

200 South Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 500
Miami, FL 33131-5351
Tel: (786)425-1113
Fax: (786)425-1136
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIRAMAR) S-15

2300 Southwest 145th Ave.
Miramar, FL 33027-4150
Tel: (954)499-9700; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2002. Total enrollment: 1,068. Faculty: 56 (34 full-time, 22 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Full-time: 647 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 322 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 9 states and territories, 5 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 41% Hispanic, 36% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 34% 25 or older. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 1,700 books, 75 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 124 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ORLANDO) J-13

4000 Millenia Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839
Tel: (407)370-3131; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of DeVry University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2000. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,181. Faculty: 91 (37 full-time, 54 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. Full-time: 703 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 345 students, 53% women, 47% men. 0.3% Native American, 22% Hispanic, 31% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international. Retention: 43% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: computer and information sciences; business/marketing; engineering technologies. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 8 open to all. Most popular organizations: Association for Information Technology Professionals, DeVry Orlando Auto Club, Millenia Engineering Students Association, PBL, The Student Journal. Major annual events: Model Car Competition, Fun Flicks, Welcome Picnic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, lighted pathways/sidewalks. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 11,000 books, 60 serials, 130 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 310 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ DEVRY UNIVERSITY (TAMPA) L-10

3030 North Rocky Point Dr. West, Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33607-5901
Tel: (813)288-8994
Fax: (813)288-8980
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

Costs Per Year:

One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time.

■ ECKERD COLLEGE M-9

4200 54th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Tel: (727)867-1166
Free: 800-456-9009
Admissions: (727)864-8331
Fax: (727)866-2304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eckerd.edu/

Description:

Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 267-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa. Endowment: $18.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $370,056. Total enrollment: 1,779. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,739 applied, 72% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 46% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 5 National Merit Scholars, 24 class presidents, 18 valedictorians, 125 student government officers. Students come from 50 states and territories, 44 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 2% 25 or older, 79% live on campus. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; biological/life sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other colleges having a 4-1-4 calendar. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,486 includes full-time tuition ($27,352), mandatory fees ($266), and college room and board ($7868). College room only: $4072. Part-time tuition: $3300 per course.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all. Most popular organizations: Earth Society, Water Search and Rescue Team, Triton Tribune, College Choir, Organization of Students. Major annual events: Midnight Madness, Festival of Hope, Convocation. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,325 college housing spaces available; 1,296 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Peter Armacost Library with 165,085 books, 14,414 microform titles, 1,738 serials, 2,139 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.2 million. 191 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

St. Petersburg, known as the"Sunshine City," has a wonderful semitropical climate. The city is the state's fourth largest, and is the most important tourist center on the west coast of Florida. The city has 33 miles of shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico and several fresh water lakes: an excellent location for all water sports. Other sports are baseball, basketball, soccer, cross country, volleyball, softball, golf, and tennis. This is the spring training area for several major league baseball teams. The Tampa Bay area also is home to football's Buccaneers, baseball's Devil Rays, hockey's Lightning, and the international headquarters of the Women's Tennis Association. Numerous points of interest include the Florida International Museum, Fort DeSoto Park, Sunshine Skyway, the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, the Dali Museum, and Tropicana Field.

■ EDISON COLLEGE Q-10

PO Box 60210
Fort Myers, FL 33906-6210
Tel: (239)489-9300
Free: 800-749-2ECC
Admissions: (941)489-9349
Fax: (239)489-9399
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edison.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 80-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 10,642. Students come from 21 states and territories, 45 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 9% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/18. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 20 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, African-American Student Association, Latin-American Student Association. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center with 181,085 books and 10,297 audiovisual materials. 160 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Edison Community College campuses are located on the sunny coast of southwest Florida, between Naples and Tampa. The climate is semitropical. The offshore islands have many attractive beaches, and majestic Royal Palms line the streets. All modes of transportation serve the area. Tourism, commercial fishing, shrimping and livestock production are important industries. The community facilities include churches of all denominations, hospitals, little theater groups, dances, and lecture halls. The saltwater bays and freshwater lakes nearby are among the finest fishing grounds anywhere. Other sports include boating, hunting, horseback riding, golf, bowling, tennis, shuffleboard and greyhound racing in Bonita Springs. TECO Arena is home to minor league hockey and basketball teams. A minor league baseball team also plays in Fort Myers. The Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins have their spring training camps in Fort Myers.

■ EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE

1658 Kings Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6199
Tel: (904)470-8000; 888-898-3191
Admissions: (904)366-2715
Fax: (904)470-8039
Web Site: http://www.ewc.edu/

Description:

Independent African Methodist Episcopal, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1866. Setting: 20-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,320. Full-time: 1,284 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 36 students, 53% women, 47% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 1% Hispanic, 91% black, 2% international. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, self-designed majors, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at University of North Florida. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, medical forms. Placement: CAT required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper, radio station. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Option: coed housing available. Centennial Library with 120,000 books and 7,300 serials. 125 computers available on campus for general student use.

Community Environment:

See Jacksonville University.

■ EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY H-14

600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Tel: (386)226-6000
Free: 800-862-2416
Admissions: (386)226-6100
Fax: (386)226-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.embryriddle.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1926. Setting: 178-acre urban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $46.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,687 per student. Total enrollment: 4,776. Faculty: 314 (227 full-time, 87 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,527 applied, 84% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 4,093 students, 17% women, 83% men. Part-time: 289 students, 21% women, 79% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 99 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 9% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: transportation and materials moving; engineering; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, recommendations, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, medical examination for flight students. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,436 includes full-time tuition ($22,820), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($6936). College room only: $2800. Part-time tuition: $855 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 102 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 10% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Eagle Wing, Future Professional Pilots Association, African Student Association, Caribbean Student Association, Sigma Gamma Tau. Major annual events: homecoming, spring concert, hypnotist performance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,889 college housing spaces available; 1,832 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library with 138,327 books, 295,619 microform titles, 741 serials, 7,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million. 884 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Daytona Beach has a population of approximately 300,000 in the immediate vicinity, and the campus itself has approximately 4,500 students. Boasting one of the finest recreational beaches in the world, it is also home to the Daytona International Speedway. Other major attractions include Walt Disney World and Sea World near Orlando (approximately 80 miles away). The area provides ample housing and excellent opportunities for part-time employment for ERAU students. The Prescott area is one of the more colorful areas of the old"Wild West," with a population in the immediate area approaching 100,000. The Prescott Campus of approximately 1,500 students is surrounded by a national forest and is close to mountains and excellent outdoor recreational areas. The city of Phoenix is about 90 miles away.

■ EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, EXTENDED CAMPUS H-14

600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Tel: (386)226-6910
Free: 800-522-6787
Admissions: (386)226-7610
Fax: (386)226-6984
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.embryriddle.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (programs offered at 100 military bases worldwide). Founded 1970. Endowment: $46.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $6.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,687 per student. Total enrollment: 16,255. Faculty: 2,104 (137 full-time, 1,967 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 28:1. Full-time: 2,192 students, 11% women, 89% men. Part-time: 10,368 students, 12% women, 88% men. 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 8% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: transportation and materials moving; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: 5 9-week terms. Services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required for some: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $4224 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Jack R. Hunt Memorial Library with 138,237 books, 295,619 microform titles, 741 serials, 7,030 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.1 million.

■ EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (BOCA RATON) R-15

T-Rex Corporate Center
5002 T-Rex Ave., Ste. 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561)912-1211; 888-772-6077
Fax: (561)912-1191
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 433. Faculty: 117 (24 full-time, 93 part-time). 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international. Core. Calendar: continuous. Accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: SAT or ACT, Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9744 full-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (SARASOTA) N-8

6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Tel: (941)907-2262; (866)907-2262
Fax: (941)907-6634
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 2003. Total enrollment: 152. Calendar: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $406 per credit hour part-time.

■ FLAGLER COLLEGE E-13

74 King St.
PO Box 1027
St. Augustine, FL 32085-1027
Tel: (904)829-6481
Free: 800-304-4208
Admissions: (904)819-6220
Fax: (904)826-0094
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flagler.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 36-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $37.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3211 per student. Total enrollment: 2,157. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 2,248 applied, 25% were admitted. 16% from top 10% of their high school class, 51% from top quarter, 88% from top half. Full-time: 2,089 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 68 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 48 states and territories, 43 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 36% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at Northeast Florida Consortium for the Hearing Impaired, University of North Florida, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, Fashion Institute of Technology. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, rank in upper 50% of high school class. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 12/1 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 3/30, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,790 includes full-time tuition ($8600) and college room and board ($5190). College room only: $2130. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Inter-Varsity, Student Government, Society for the Advancement of Management, Students in Free Enterprise, Deaf Awareness Club. Major annual events: Spirit Week, Special Olympics, Flagler Forums. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 670 students; 713 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Proctor Library with 130,201 books, 69,158 microform titles, 549 serials, 3,884 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $442,265. 210 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city, has a very mild climate; average high temperature is 79.9 degrees and the average low is 58.3 degrees. The city is located approximately 40 miles south of Jacksonville, near the Atlantic coast. St. Augustine is undergoing a restoration program to extend over a twenty-year period that will return the entire area to an authentic likeness of its colonial days. The leading industries are tourist trade, airplane rebuilding, aluminum extrusion, boat-building, food processing, and shrimp fishing. Recreation facilities include championship golf courses, beaches, tennis courts, and the ocean for deep sea fishing. The Matanzas River affords miles of protected waters for boating and fishing. The city has churches of all denominations, numerous hotels and motels, 2 hospitals, and a library. All major civic and fraternal organizations are represented. Sightseeing tours are available by trains and horse-drawn carriages. There are many points of interest, some of which are the Cathedral of St. Augustine, Lightner Museum, Marineland, Alligator Farm, Casa Del Hidalgo, the World Golf Village, Fountain of Youth, Mission of Nombre De Dios, Oldest Schoolhouse, the Zimenes House, Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the Castillo de San Marcos.

■ FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY C-5

Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
Tel: (850)599-3000
Admissions: (850)599-3796
Fax: (850)561-2428
Web Site: http://www.famu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1887. Setting: 419-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $20 million. Total enrollment: 13,064. 5,709 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 9,349 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 1,227 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 73 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.02% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 97% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Florida State University. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.2 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 5/9. Notification: continuous until 8/1. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3318 full-time, $110.60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,662 full-time, $555.40 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5766. College room only: $3476. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 125 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 19% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Gospel Choir, University Marching Band, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, SBI. Major annual events: Homecoming Convocation, Business Expo, Black College Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,146 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Coleman Memorial Library plus 5 others with 484,801 books, 156,018 microform titles, 7,672 serials, 73,957 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.7 million.

Community Environment:

Tallahassee, a community of varied interests, provides an ideal setting for a thriving comprehensive university. The community abounds in a broad range of programs and activities, including three institutions of higher education; city, county, and state government; civic and community organizations; art galleries; theater and music archives, libraries and museums; state parks and recreational facilities; tree-shaded streets and highways; and a 13,500-seat Civic Center.

■ FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY R-15

777 Glades Rd., PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Tel: (561)297-3000
Free: 800-299-4FAU
Admissions: (561)297-3040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fau.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1961. Setting: 850-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $132.6 million. Total enrollment: 25,704. Faculty: 1,386 (767 full-time, 619 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 13,033 applied, 56% were admitted. 3 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 11,810 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 9,695 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 175 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 18% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 33% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; health professions and related sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other members of the State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2147 full-time, $108.64 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,653 full-time, $546.36 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1112 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $7962. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 192 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 2% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Latin American Student Organization, Alpha Tau Omega, Konbit Kreyol, Program Board, Owl Corral. Major annual events: homecoming, Freakers Ball, Student Affairs Day. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,200 college housing spaces available; 2,174 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. S. E. Wimberly Library plus 2 others with 1.4 million books, 2.2 million microform titles, 10,572 serials, 19,685 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 822 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A resort and suburban area located on Florida's east coast, Boca Raton is 40 miles north of Miami and 25 miles from Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach airports. The area enjoys a subtropical climate. Local industry includes large regional centers for Sensormatic, Siemens, Motorola and other high tech multinational corporations. Several shopping centers, a library, many houses of worship, and two hospitals are some of the community facilities. Cultural activities are many. Recreational activities include swimming, tennis, golf, surf casting, and deep-sea fishing. There are three public beaches and numerous superior golf courses nearby. Everglades National Park lies to the west and south.

■ FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, JUPITER CAMPUS P-15

5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: (561)799-8500
Web Site: http://www.fau.edu/jupiter/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Calendar: semesters.

■ FLORIDA CAREER COLLEGE T-15

1321 Southwest 107 Ave., Ste. 201B
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: (305)553-6065
Fax: (305)225-0128
Web Site: http://www.careercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2500 per student. Total enrollment: 2,131. Full-time: 1,717 students, 43% women, 57% men. Part-time: 414 students, 34% women, 66% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 3 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 49% Hispanic, 32% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 75% 25 or older, 0% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Resource Center plus 1 other with 1,200 books and 200 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24,000. 288 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE K-13

1011 Bill Beck Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34744-5301
Tel: (407)847-8966
Fax: (407)847-3925
Web Site: http://www.fcc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $1.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2855 per student. Total enrollment: 259. 120 applied, 71% were admitted. Students come from 23 states and territories, 1 other country, 18% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 3% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 31% 25 or older, 65% live on campus. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations. Placement: ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 7/15. Notification: continuous until 8/25.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9280 full-time, $290 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $440 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $2200. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Student Council, Camera Club, Timothy Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, Christmas Banquet, Hearts Banquet. On-campus residence required in freshman year. 31,000 books, 285 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $117,112. 11 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA COLLEGE J-5

119 North Glen Arven Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Tel: (813)988-5131
Free: 800-326-7655
Fax: (813)899-6772
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridacollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1944. Setting: 95-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6835 per student. Total enrollment: 456. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 299 applied, 72% were admitted. 1 National Merit Scholar, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 438 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 18 students, 50% women, 50% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 5 other countries, 71% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 3% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 83% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,930 includes full-time tuition ($10,180), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($5200). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $410 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 16 open to all; 72% of eligible men and 80% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Drama Workshop, concert band, chorus, SBGA, YWTO. Major annual events: Fall Banquet, Spring Banquet, Annual Alumni Basketball Game. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, evening patrols by trained security personnel. 518 college housing spaces available; 416 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Chatlos Library with 114,938 books, 9,224 microform titles, 400 serials, 6,097 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $165,090. 76 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located near Tampa, Temple Terrace has a subtropical climate. Buses serve the area. Community facilities include a library, churches, and one community college and two universities. Part-time employment is limited. Sport activities include boating, fishing, golf, professional baseball, football and soccer. Cultural and recreational facilities, broad and varied, are also available in Tampa.

■ FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (BRADENTON) N-8

616 67th St. Circle East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Tel: (941)954-8999
Free: 800-966-7117
Fax: (941)954-8991
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1998.

■ FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (MAITLAND) D-5

2600 Lake Lucien Dr., Ste. 140
Maitland, FL 32751
Tel: (407)261-0319
Free: 800-393-7337
Fax: (407)261-0342
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1995.

■ FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (MIAMI) T-15

7925 Northwest 12th St.
Ste. 201 Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (305)597-9599
Free: 800-599-9599
Fax: (305)597-9110
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1993.

■ FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (POMPANO BEACH) R-15

2001 West Sample Rd., Ste. 100
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Tel: (954)975-6400
Free: 800-541-9299
Fax: (954)975-9633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1986.

■ FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE D-12

501 West State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4030
Tel: (904)632-3000
Admissions: (904)632-3131
Fax: (904)632-3393
Web Site: http://www.fccj.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 656-acre urban campus. Endowment: $3.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3243 per student. Total enrollment: 29,831. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 700 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 7,462 students, 45% women, 55% men. Part-time: 22,369 students, 41% women, 59% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 108 other countries, 23% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 28% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 47% 25 or older, 20% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Jacksonville Naval Station, Mayport Naval Air Station, Cecil Field Naval Air Station. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1518 full-time, $63.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5742 full-time, $239.25 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Troupe de Kent, Forensic Team, Brain Bowl Team, International Student Association. Major annual events: Miss FCCJ Scholarship Pageant, FCCJ Talent/Variety Show, FCCJ Spring Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Main library plus 6 others with 412,856 books, 282,482 microform titles, 4,137 serials, 15,286 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.9 million. 2,500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA CULINARY INSTITUTE Q-15

2400 Metrocenter Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Tel: (561)688-2001
Admissions: (561)842-8324
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridaculinary.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards terminal associate degrees (degree in science only (18 or 24 month program)). Total enrollment: 600.

■ FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY Q-10

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Tel: (239)590-1000; 888-889-1095
Admissions: (239)590-7878
Fax: (239)590-7894
Web Site: http://www.fgcu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1991. Setting: 760-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $25.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5816 per student. Total enrollment: 7,249. Faculty: 441 (253 full-time, 188 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 3,449 applied, 76% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 4,601 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 1,537 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 25 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 21% 25 or older, 32% live on campus. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3260 full-time, $108.67 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,249 full-time, $508.31 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $2 per credit part-time, $100 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7460. College room only: $3620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 42 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Golden Key National Honor Society, student government, Student Nurses Association, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Physical Therapy Association. Major annual events: SGA DAY, Eagle Blast, 5K Scholarship Run. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,662 college housing spaces available; 1,511 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Library Services with 282,557 books, 327,657 microform titles, 1,429 serials, 2,491 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.7 million. 323 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES J-13

800 Lake Estelle Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407)303-7747
Free: 800-500-7747
Admissions: (407)303-9798
Web Site: http://www.fhchs.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: 9-acre urban campus. Endowment: $1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $9082. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4589 per student. Total enrollment: 1,403. 463 applied, 96% were admitted. Full-time: 609 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 794 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 23 other countries, 1% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 14% black, 9% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 8% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application. Required: minimum 2.7 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/18, 7/18 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 8/30, continuous until 8/30 for nonresidents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $8060 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $570 full-time. College room only: $1760.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: International Food Fair, Annual Picnic, Fall Festival. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 120 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Robert Arthur Williams Library with 74,581 books, 158 serials, 1,627 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $510,809. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY L-16

150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
Tel: (321)674-8000
Free: 800-888-4348
Admissions: (321)674-8030
Fax: (321)723-9468
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fit.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1958. Setting: 130-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $36.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $8.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,269 per student. Total enrollment: 4,745. Faculty: 408 (215 full-time, 193 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,463 applied, 83% were admitted. 32% from top 10% of their high school class, 66% from top quarter, 92% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 7 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,264 students, 31% women, 69% men. Part-time: 94 students, 27% women, 73% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 84 other countries, 64% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 14% international, 5% 25 or older, 52% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 78% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering; transportation and materials moving; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.8 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $31,950 includes full-time tuition ($25,150) and college room and board ($6800). College room only: $4000. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $765 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 110 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Squamish, Muslim Student Association, Phi Eta Sigma, Chinese Student Scholars Association. Major annual events: Homecoming, Halloween celebration. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, self-defense education. 1,347 college housing spaces available; 1,163 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Evans Library with 281,809 books, 309,613 microform titles, 6,079 serials, 5,546 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Florida Tech is located in the city of Melbourne, Brevard County, on Florida's space coast, approximately 30 miles south of Spaceport, 60 miles east of Orlando and 170 miles north of Miami. It is 5 minutes from the Melbourne International Airport, which is host to 2 major airlines. Recreation includes public swimming pools, golf courses, a tourist club with facilities for a number of sports, a harbor, and a yacht basin. Fresh and salt water fishing are available.

■ FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY T-15

11200 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: (305)348-2000
Admissions: (305)348-3675
Fax: (305)348-3648
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 573-acre urban campus. Endowment: $79.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $24 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5009 per student. Total enrollment: 36,904. Faculty: 1,429 (757 full-time, 672 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 10,223 applied, 47% were admitted. 42% from top 10% of their high school class, 89% from top quarter, 99% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar, 6 valedictorians. Full-time: 18,697 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 11,987 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 115 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 60% Hispanic, 13% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international, 50% 25 or older, 7% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other members of the State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: 1 recommendation. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3062 full-time, $102.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,461 full-time, $515.38 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $252 full-time, $126 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $9102. College room only: $5518. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 190 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students for Community Service, Black Student Leadership Council, Hospitality Management Student Club, Hispanic Students Association, Haitian Students Organization. Major annual events: comedy shows, lecture series, International Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 5,500 college housing spaces available; 2,000 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. University Park Library plus 2 others with 1.8 million books, 4.5 million microform titles, 16,920 serials, 46,917 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5.3 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The Greater Miami area offers cultural diversity and a dynamic economic and aesthetic climate. South Florida is a major center of higher education and stands at the forefront of international trading, finance and banking, as well as tourism and a developing high technology industry. Miami International Airport is served by more airlines than any other airport in the country. One of the most culturally diverse cities in America, Miami has many distinctive neighborhoods. Both visual and performing arts thrive in Miami. The Metro-Dade Cultural Complex in downtown Miami houses the Metropolitan Library, the Museum of South Florida, and the Center for the Fine Arts. The city also maintains both an opera and three ballet companies. A wealth of galleries, libraries, and theaters are valuable resources. The greater Miami area also hosts many professional sports events and offers year round recreation activities such as fishing, boating, scuba diving, wind surfing, snorkeling, swimming, and deep-sea fishing.

■ FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE X-10

5901 College Rd.
Key West, FL 33040-4397
Tel: (305)296-9081
Web Site: http://www.fkcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 20-acre small town campus. Endowment: $658,235. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4416 per student. Total enrollment: 1,551. 717 applied, 77% were admitted. 1% from out-of-state, 55% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Florida Student Nursing Association, Nurses Pinning Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Keys Chorale, Ceramics Club. Major annual events: State University System Representatives Visit, Graduation Dance, Fall Ice Cream Social. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Florida Keys Community College Library with 29,402 books, 81,675 microform titles, 330 serials, 1,001 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $312,420.

Community Environment:

Key West is the southernmost city in the continental United States. It is a tropical island 157 miles southwest of Miami with an Old-World atmosphere. The setting is a blend of Cuban, West Indian, and Bahamian. The climate is warm and the air is almost pollen free. A rich and colorful history is retained in a thriving modern city. All forms of transportation serve the area. Searstown and four shopping centers are among the nation's most unique, all having a tropical flair. Year-round outdoor recreation includes a coral reef several miles offshore and provides some of the world's finest fishing and diving. Numerous points of interest are the Audubon house, Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Martello Gallery and Museum, the Lighthouse and the Military Museum.

■ FLORIDA MEMORIAL COLLEGE Q-15

15800 NW 42nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33054
Tel: (305)626-3600
Free: 800-822-1362
Admissions: (305)626-3147
Web Site: http://www.fmuniv.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Baptist Church. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1879. Setting: 77-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $6.7 million. Total enrollment: 2,161. Students come from 37 states and territories, 12% from out-of-state, 30% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, freshman honors college, honors program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.2 high school GPA, 2 recommendations. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 7/1. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities, eating clubs. Student services: health clinic. Option: coed housing available. Florida Memorial College Library with 122,919 books and 405 serials. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-BRANDON CAMPUS L-10

3924 Coconut Palm Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813)621-0041; 877-338-0068
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Faculty: 68 (12 full-time, 56 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 68% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, minimum CPAt score of 120, CPAt. Recommended: SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $13,200 full-time, $275 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Accounting Club, Medical Assistants Club, Paralegal Club. Major annual events: Special Olympics Fundraiser, Student Appreciation Days, Thanksgiving and Christmas food drives. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Tampa College Library with 1,000 books, 50 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 81 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS D-12

8226 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)731-4949; 888-741-4271
Fax: (904)731-0599
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 2000. Total enrollment: 954.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: minimally difficult.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-LAKELAND CAMPUS L-12

995 East Memorial Blvd., Ste. 110
Lakeland, FL 33801
Tel: (863)686-1444
Fax: (863)688-9881
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees (bachelor's degree in business administration only). Founded 1890. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando and Tampa-St. Petersburg. Total enrollment: 752. Full-time: 506 students, 78% women, 22% men. Part-time: 206 students, 73% women, 27% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 5 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 18% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 62% 25 or older, 1% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Recommended: essay, recommendations, SAT, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: C. J. Association, Paralegal Society, Club Med, Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: Student Appreciation Week, Academic Event Weeks. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Tampa College Library with 5,000 books and 30 serials. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-MELBOURNE CAMPUS L-16

2401 North Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935-6657
Tel: (321)253-2929
Fax: (321)255-2017
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 5-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Total enrollment: 880. 339 applied, 68% were admitted. Students come from 3 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 5% Native American, 4% Hispanic, 26% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 80% 25 or older. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. 5,000 books and 51 serials. 37 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-NORTH ORLANDO CAMPUS J-13

5421 Diplomat Circle
Orlando, FL 32810-5674
Tel: (407)628-5870
Free: 800-628-5870
Fax: (407)628-2616
Web Site: http://www.cci.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1953. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,498. 2,842 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 790 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 601 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 33 other countries, 0.3% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 33% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 32% 25 or older. Core. Advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, entrance evaluation. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $9720 full-time, $270 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: door alarms. College housing not available. FMU North Orlando Library with 18,000 books, 78 serials, 337 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-ORANGE PARK CAMPUS D-12

805 Wells Rd.
Orange Park, FL 32073
Tel: (904)264-9122
Fax: (904)264-9952
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-PINELLAS CAMPUS L-9

2471 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
Tel: (727)725-2688
Free: 800-353-FMUS
Fax: (727)796-3722
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 3-acre urban campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg. Total enrollment: 1,201. 622 applied, 70% were admitted. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 15% from top quarter, 28% from top half. Students come from 11 states and territories, 6% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 18% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 88% 25 or older. Retention: 72% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organizations: Human Resource Management Association, American Marketing Association, Criminal Justice Professional Fraternity. Major annual events: Student Appreciation Day, Commencement, Homecoming. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service, evening patrols by security. College housing not available. Laurel Raffel Memorial Library with 6,721 books and 51 serials. 42 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-POMPANO BEACH CAMPUS R-15

225 North Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Tel: (954)783-7339
Free: 800-468-0168
Fax: (954)568-2008
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1940. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 1,612. Students come from 25 states and territories, 0% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.1% international, 55% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, CPAt. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Most popular organizations: American Marketing Association, International Business Club. Major annual events: Christmas Party, Halloween Party, Spring Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, building security. College housing not available. Florida Metropolitan University Library plus 1 other with 14,500 books, 61 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $131,425. 86 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-SOUTH ORLANDO CAMPUS J-13

9200 South Park Center Loop
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407)851-2525; 888-471-4270
Fax: (407)851-1477
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 1,964. 205 applied, 45% were admitted. Full-time: 1,142 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 746 students, 72% women, 28% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 10 other countries, 15% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 33% Hispanic, 34% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 30% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: high school transcript, interview, ACT, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9900 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. 5,113 books, 79 serials, 441 audiovisual materials, and a Web page.

■ FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-TAMPA CAMPUS L-10

3319 West Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614-5899
Tel: (813)879-6000
Fax: (813)871-2483
Web Site: http://fmu.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1890. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,390. 320 applied, 53% were admitted. Full-time: 798 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 483 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 3 other countries, 51% 25 or older, 3% transferred in. Core. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, CPAt. Required for some: SAT, ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9720 full-time, $270 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 6 open to all; coed fraternity; 7% of eligible men and 13% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Legal Network, Phi Beta Lambda, PC-MAC Users Group, International Club, Art League. Major annual events: Network Night (career planning), Health Fair. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening and Saturday afternoon patrols by trained security personnel. College housing not available. Tampa College Library with 4,000 books, 95 microform titles, 130 serials, 260 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $90,000. 113 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FLORIDA NATIONAL COLLEGE T-15

4425 West 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012
Tel: (305)821-3333
Fax: (305)362-0595
Web Site: http://www.fnc.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 1,871. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 24:1. 591 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 1,723 students, 67% women, 33% men. Part-time: 148 students, 67% women, 33% men. 0.3% Native American, 91% Hispanic, 4% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 60% 25 or older. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $10,200 full-time, $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $760 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Student-run newspaper. Most popular organization: Student Government Association. Major annual event: annual picnic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Hialeah Campus Library with 23,507 books, 87 serials, 3,337 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $257,000. 152 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus.

■ THE FLORIDA SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY F-10

PO Box 5505
Gainesville, FL 32601
Tel: (352)338-0766
Fax: (352)338-2013
Web Site: http://www.midwiferyschool.org/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, women only. Awards terminal associate degrees. Founded 1993. Total enrollment: 25.

■ FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE L-12

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Tel: (863)680-4111
Free: 800-274-4131
Admissions: (863)680-3905
Fax: (863)680-4120
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flsouthern.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with United Methodist Church. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $64 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5153 per student. Total enrollment: 1,921. Faculty: 166 (107 full-time, 59 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,829 applied, 73% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 77% from top half. 5 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,759 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 57 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 46 other countries, 28% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at American University, Drew University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,965 includes full-time tuition ($18,765), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($6800). College room only: $3750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $400 per year.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 66 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 16% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Government Association, Student Union Board, Shades of Color, International Student Association. Major annual events: Annual Concert, Christmas tree lighting, O-Week Welcome Back Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,242 college housing spaces available; 1,228 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. E. T. Roux Library with 172,803 books, 448,221 microform titles, 939 serials, 11,490 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $803,039. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lakeland is located in the geographical center of Florida, 35 miles East of Tampa, 50 miles west of Orlando, 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, 35 miles from Disney World and 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad serves the area. The"World's Citrus Center" is the permanent spring training headquarters of the Detroit Tigers. Excellent shopping facilities in the city; a civic center, concert association, and community theatre are part of the lively community. Recreational facilities include 12 lakes within the city for excellent fishing, golf courses, boating, hiking, and waterskiing. The annual Orange Cup Regatta Hydroplane Race is held the weekend closest to February 1st.

■ FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY C-5

Tallahassee, FL 32306
Tel: (850)644-2525
Admissions: (850)644-6200
Fax: (850)644-0197
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fsu.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 448-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $441.3 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $94.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $7786 per student. Total enrollment: 39,146. Faculty: 1,592 (1,265 full-time, 327 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 22,450 applied, 62% were admitted. 26% from top 10% of their high school class, 61% from top quarter, 94% from top half. 15 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 27,203 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 3,582 students, 55% women, 45% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 126 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 8% 25 or older, 14% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; family and consumer sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: audition. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous until 4/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3208 full-time, $106.93 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,340 full-time, $544.67 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6778. College room only: $3600. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 266 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 13% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, honors program, Gold Key Society, Marching Chiefs, intramural sports. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Homecoming, Dance Marathon. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. College housing designed to accommodate 4,296 students; 4,436 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Robert Manning Strozier Library plus 6 others with 2.7 million books, 9.1 million microform titles, 38,271 serials, 75,304 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $12.6 million. 3,771 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Situated in north Florida, FSU is nestled in the heart of Tallahassee, the state's capital city. A classic college town, Tallahassee is not only one of Florida's oldest and fastest growing cities, it is also part of the"other Florida" with its rolling hills, canopy roads, mild climate, and southern hospitality. More than 100 state and federal agencies furnish students with opportunities for internships, research, and work-study programs that match all areas of academic interest. Part-time jobs are plentiful. In addition, Tallahassee affords a rich offering of social, cultural, and recreational activities, making it an excellent place to live, study, and grow.

■ FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (AUBURNDALE) I-9

298 Havendale Blvd.
Auburndale, FL 33823
Tel: (863)967-8822
Fax: (863)967-4972
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 185. 175 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 15% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: moderately difficult.

■ FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE(DELAND) H-13

1450 South Woodland Blvd., 3rd Floor
DeLand, FL 32720
Tel: (904)734-3303
Admissions: (386)734-3303
Fax: (904)734-5150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 260. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. Full-time: 260 students, 58% women, 42% men.

■ FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (JACKSONVILLE) D-12

8711 Lone Star Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904)724-2229
Admissions: (407)678-5600
Fax: (904)720-0920
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 225. 117 applied, 91% were admitted.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

■ FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (ORLANDO) J-13

1819 North Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807-3546
Tel: (407)678-5600
Fax: (407)678-1149
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Part of Forefront Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Endowment: $14,000. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $22,000 per student. Total enrollment: 231. 123 applied, 91% were admitted. Students come from 1 other country, 63% 25 or older. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, external degree program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: essay. Entrance: minimally difficult.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ FULL SAIL REAL WORLD EDUCATION J-13

3300 University Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792-7437
Tel: (407)679-6333
Free: 800-226-7625
Admissions: (407)679-0100
Fax: (407)678-0070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fullsail.com/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1979. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $350,000. Total enrollment: 5,219. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,954 applied, 69% were admitted. Full-time: 5,219 students, 11% women, 89% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 6 other countries, 70% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: modular. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Required for some: minimum 'A' average in Algebra II. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: Student Chapter of Audio Engineering Society. Major annual events: Annual Speech Tournament, Success Seminar, Entertainment Business. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Full Sail Library plus 1 other with 2,531 books, 84 serials, 784 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC.

■ GULF COAST COLLEGE L-10

3910 US Hwy. 301 North, Ste. 200
Tampa, FL 33619-1259
Tel: (813)620-1446; 888-729-7247
Web Site: http://gulfcoastcollege.com/

Description:

Private, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1978. Setting: 2-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 152. 0% from out-of-state, 21% Hispanic, 21% black, 35% 25 or older. Core. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required: interview.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: quarterly barbecues, Christmas Party, Halloween costume party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, evening security guard. College housing not available. Webster Tech Library with 2,063 books, 14 serials, and 65 audiovisual materials. 70 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-7

5230 West Hwy. 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1058
Tel: (850)769-1551
Free: 800-311-3628
Admissions: (850)872-3891
Fax: (850)913-3308
Web Site: http://www.gulfcoast.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $13.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4387 per student. Total enrollment: 6,058. Full-time: 2,248 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 3,810 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 28 states and territories, 8 other countries, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 41% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1446 full-time, $48.20 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6232 full-time, $207.74 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $309 full-time, $10.30 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Activities Board, Baptist Campus Ministry, Theater Club, Phi Theta Kappa, Muslim Student Association. Major annual events: homecoming, Spring Luau, Alcohol Awareness Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: patrols by trained security personnel during campus hours. College housing not available. Gulf Coast Community College Library with 80,000 books, 435,487 microform titles, 521 serials, 32,041 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $672,655. 850 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Panama City is an urban area with a temperate climate and is recognized as one of the most progressive industrial and resort cities in the state. A municipal marina includes a city hall, an auditorium, a library, and berths for about 400 boats. Community facilities include libraries, churches of major denominations, two hospitals and several clinics; shopping facilities are excellent. Some part-time employment is available. The city's industries include tourism, oil companies, wholesale fisheries, chemical production, boat manufacturing. Outdoor sports include golfing, yachting, sailing, water skiing and swimming. Panama City is a noted sport fishing center for both fresh and salt water fish.

■ HERZING COLLEGE J-13

1595 South Semoran Blvd., Ste. 1501
Winter Park, FL 32792-5509
Tel: (407)380-6315
Admissions: (407)478-0500
Fax: (407)380-0269
Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1989. Total enrollment: 307. Full-time: 243 students, 27% women, 73% men. Part-time: 64 students, 33% women, 67% men. Calendar: semesters.

■ HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE J-13

1000 Woodcock Rd.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407)895-1985 Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (407)657-9778
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1998.

■ HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-10

PO Box 31127
Tampa, FL 33631-3127
Tel: (813)253-7000
Admissions: (813)253-7027
Fax: (813)253-7196
Web Site: http://www.hccfl.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $1.6 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4410 per student. Total enrollment: 22,149. 4,223 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 7,009 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 15,140 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 40 states and territories, 100 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 19% Hispanic, 19% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 37% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at University of South Florida, Linkage Program institutions. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Student Nursing Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Disabled Students Association, Radiography Club. Major annual events: Halloween Fest, Spring Fling, Valentine's Day events. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Main library plus 4 others with 170,615 books, 88,182 microform titles, 1,283 serials, 50,000 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 600 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of South Florida.

■ HOBE SOUND BIBLE COLLEGE O-15

PO Box 1065
Hobe Sound, FL 33475-1065
Tel: (561)546-5534
Free: 800-881-5534
Admissions: (772)546-5534
Fax: (561)545-1422
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsbc.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 84-acre small town campus. Endowment: $433,096. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2829 per student. Total enrollment: 143. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 7:1. 24 applied, 92% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 53% from top half. 1 valedictorian. Students come from 23 states and territories, 8 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 11% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 11% international, 19% 25 or older, 75% live on campus. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, external degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, 3 recommendations, photograph, medical report. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/30. Preference given to applicants committed to Wesleyan-Armenian theological position.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $7360 includes full-time tuition ($4020), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($3240).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Leadership Conference, Welcome Week. Campus security: student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. College Library with 35,468 books, 11,745 microform titles, 119 serials, 2,646 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $32,112. 10 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-15

3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Tel: (772)462-4700
Admissions: (772)462-4740
Fax: (772)462-4796
Web Site: http://www.ircc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 133-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 38,464. Students come from 33 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 17% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 48% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 31 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 50% of eligible men and 50% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Distributive Education Club of America, International Club, Cultural Exchange, Human Services Club. Major annual events: United Way Day, Welcome Back Cookout, Valentine's Day Celebration. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Charles S. Miley Learning Resource Center with 58,657 books, 554 serials, and an OPAC. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A midsize city on the east coast of Florida with a subtropical climate, the area is known for citrus fruits and winter vegetables. Florida's Turnpike, I-95, the Florida East Coast Railroad and the Greyhound bus line serve the area. Community facilities include public libraries, YMCA, churches, hospitals, mental health centers, beaches and recreational activities. Part-time employment opportunities are moderate. Swimming from two ocean beaches, golf and sports fishing are the principal outdoor sports.

■ INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY L-10

5225 Memorial Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33634-7350
Tel: (813)881-0007
Free: 800-ACA-DEMY
Fax: (813)881-0008
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.academy.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Part of Career Education Corporation. Founded 1984. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,405. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 962 applied, 46% were admitted. Full-time: 1,702 students, 63% women, 37% men. Part-time: 703 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 9 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0.5% international, 37% 25 or older, 8% transferred in. Retention: 62% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: interview, high school diploma or equivalent. Recommended: essay. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $385 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Chapter ASID, Fashion Design International, Computer Animation Club, Marketing Club. Major annual events: Annual Fashion Show/Portfolio Review, Mardi Gras at the Academy. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night patrols by trained security personnel. International Academy Learning Resource Center with 6,000 books, 150 serials, 50 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 310 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE S-10

2655 Northbrooke Dr.
Naples, FL 34119
Tel: (239)513-1122
Free: 800-466-8017
Fax: (239)513-9071
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.internationalcollege.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1990. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $342,357. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4733 per student. Total enrollment: 1,544. Full-time: 947 students, 69% women, 31% men. Part-time: 395 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 1% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 14% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 72% 25 or older, 19% transferred in. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, interview, CPAt. Recommended: SAT, ACT. Required for some: 2 recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Tuition: $9120 full-time, $380 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time, $190 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organizations: Ambassadors, Paralegal Club, Institute of Managerial Accountants, Running Club, Entrepreneurial Club. Major annual events: Student Recognition Banquet, Salvation Army food drive, seasonal socials. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service, building security. College housing not available. Information Resource Center plus 1 other with 29,711 books, 230 serials, 356 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $621,323. 500 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FORT LAUDERDALE) S-15

3401 South University Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2021
Tel: (954)476-9300
Fax: (954)476-6889
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1991. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (JACKSONVILLE) D-12

6600-10 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244-6630
Tel: (904)573-9100
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1991. Setting: 1-acre urban campus. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LAKE MARY) I-13

1400 South International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Tel: (407)660-2900
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1989. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MIAMI) T-15

7955 NW 12th St.
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (305)477-3080
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1996. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (TAMPA) L-10

4809 Memorial Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33634-7151
Tel: (813)885-2244
Fax: (813)888-6078
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of ITT Educational Services, Inc. Awards terminal associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1981. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to St. Petersburg. Core.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Recommended: recommendations. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $100.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY D-12

2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
Tel: (904)256-8000
Free: 800-225-2027
Admissions: (904)256-7000
Fax: (904)256-7086
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ju.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1934. Setting: 260-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $24 million. Total enrollment: 2,948. Faculty: 162 (121 full-time, 41 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1,902 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 1,877 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 684 students, 81% women, 19% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 61 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 16% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 66% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Art Institute of Dallas, Art Institute of Houston. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,430 includes full-time tuition ($19,970) and college room and board ($6460). College room only: $3030. Part-time tuition: $666 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Campus Ministry. Major annual events: Homecoming, Senior Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, code lock doors in residence halls, trained security patrols during evening hours. 1,085 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carl S. Swisher Library with 374,016 books, 312,297 microform titles, 686 serials, 32,887 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Jacksonville is located on the St. John's River near the Atlantic Ocean and has a temperate climate characterized by short mild winters and long relatively warm summers with the average temperature being 67.8 degrees. The city functions as the financial, industrial, transportation, and commercial center of Florida. Along with the usual community facilities, there are seven hospitals, churches of almost all denominations, excellent shopping facilities, a civic performing arts center which features the finest of concerts, plays, and ballet, and many little theatre groups. Jacksonville and the surrounding area provide ample beaches and facilities for yachting, swimming, fishing, and golfing. The Friendship Park on the south side of the St. Johns River contains the spectacular Friendship Fountain and marina. A sports complex consists of the Coliseum, Alltell, Stadium, home of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars; and Wolfson Park, home of the minor league baseball Jacksonville Suns. Part-time employment is available.

■ JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY T-15

1701 Northeast 127th St.
North Miami, FL 33181
Tel: (305)892-7000
Free: 800-232-2433
Admissions: (305)892-7002
Fax: (305)892-7030
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwu.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Johnson & Wales University (RI). Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: 8-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $168.3 million. Total enrollment: 2,452. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 36:1. 7,628 applied, 73% were admitted. Full-time: 2,317 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 135 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 52 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 20% Hispanic, 31% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 7% international. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; family and consumer sciences; parks and recreation; personal and culinary services. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,126 includes full-time tuition ($19,875), mandatory fees ($951), and college room and board ($9300). Part-time tuition: $368 per quarter hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 26 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, American Culinary Federation, Collegiate Ambassador Team, New Frontiers, Tasters of the Vine. Major annual events: Family Day, New Frontiers, December Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, video camera surveillance throughout campus. 1,040 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Florida Campus Library with 11,642 books, 200 serials, 1,987 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ JONES COLLEGE (JACKSONVILLE) D-12

5353 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904)743-1122
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jones.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1918. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 623. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 290 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 183 students, 80% women, 20% men. Part-time: 440 students, 79% women, 21% men. Students come from 36 states and territories, 29% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 56% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 79% 25 or older. Retention: 68% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences; law/legal studies. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6600 full-time, $275 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Most popular organization: PBL. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. James V. Forrestal Library plus 2 others with 34,000 books, 161 serials, and a Web page. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Jacksonville University.

■ JONES COLLEGE (MIAMI) T-15

11430 North Kendall Dr., Ste. 200 Miami, FL 33176
Tel: (305)275-9996
Admissions: (904)743-1122
Fax: (305)275-9571
Web Site: http://www.jones.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1987. Setting: suburban campus. Total enrollment: 837. 0.5% Native American, 16% Hispanic, 49% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international. Calendar: trimesters.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (DAYTONA BEACH) H-14

1800 Business Park Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Tel: (904)274-5060
Free: 800-749-4456
Admissions: (386)274-5060
Fax: (904)274-2725
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees (enrollment data reflects all campuses). Founded 1995. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Total enrollment: 2,434. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, SAT, ACT, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: national fraternities. Most popular organization: Phi Beta Lambda. Major annual events: March of Dimes, Strides for Life, Earth Day. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Jim Bishop Memorial Library with 5,000 books and 30 serials.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (FORT LAUDERDALE) S-15

1500 Northwest 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: (954)776-4456
Free: 800-749-4456
Admissions: (954)776-4476
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees (profile includes data from Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Sarasota, Tallahassee, and Lakeland campuses). Founded 1977. Setting: 4-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 6,121. Full-time: 5,043 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 1,078 students, 67% women, 33% men. Students come from 25 other countries, 0.5% Native American, 17% Hispanic, 26% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 70% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: 3 semesters per year. Independent study, distance learning, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT, ACT, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: March of Dimes, Strides for Life, Earth Day. Campus security: security guard after 8 p.m. College housing not available. Jim Bishop Memorial Library with an OPAC and a Web page.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (LAKELAND) L-12

3515 Aviation Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33811
Tel: (863)701-7789
Fax: (863)701-8758
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (MELBOURNE) L-16

900 South Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32901-1461
Tel: (321)255-2255
Admissions: (954)776-4456
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees (enrollment data reflects all campuses). Founded 1989. Total enrollment: 3,041. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (MIAMI) T-15

8505 Mills Dr.
Miami, FL 33183
Tel: (305)596-2226
Fax: (305)596-7077
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 739. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. Full-time: 739 students, 58% women, 42% men. Students come from 3 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 78% Hispanic, 10% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 55% 25 or older. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview. Recommended: SAT or ACT.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $55. Tuition: $11,032 full-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: 1 open to all. Most popular organization: Student Ambassador Program. Major annual events: Annual Picnic, Student Appreciation Days, Career Fair. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (ORLANDO) J-13

5600 Lake Underhill Rd.
Orlando, FL 32807
Tel: (407)273-5800
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (PEMBROKE PINES) S-15

12520 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Tel: (954)431-4300
Fax: (954)431-2929
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1998. Calendar: semesters.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (PORT ST. LUCIE) N-15

9468 South US Hwy. 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Tel: (772)398-9990
Fax: (772)335-9619
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1999. Calendar: semesters.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (SARASOTA) N-8

6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Tel: (941)954-0954; (866)KEI-SER2
Admissions: (941)907-3900
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards terminal associate degrees (enrollment data reflects all campuses). Founded 1995. Setting: small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Total enrollment: 2,434. Core. Calendar: 3 semesters per year. Internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, SAT, ACT, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: March of Dimes, Strides for Life, Earth Day. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Jim Bishop Memorial Library with a Web page. 38 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (TALLAHASSEE) C-5

1700 Halstead Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Tel: (850)906-9494
Fax: (850)906-9497
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1992. Setting: small town campus. Total enrollment: 240. Calendar: 3 semesters per year.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, interview, SAT, ACT, or Otis-Lennon School Ability Test. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Major annual events: March of Dimes, Strides for Life, Earth Day. College housing not available.

■ KEISER COLLEGE (WEST PALM BEACH) Q-15

2085 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel: (561)471-6000
Fax: (561)547-6609
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1988. Calendar: semesters.

■ KEY COLLEGE S-15

5225 West Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Tel: (954)581-2223
Free: 800-581-8292
Fax: (954)583-9458
Web Site: http://www.keycollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1881. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3714 per student. Total enrollment: 147. 54 applied, 72% were admitted. Full-time: 147 students, 92% women, 8% men. Students come from 2 states and territories, 0% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 12% Hispanic, 34% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 64% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Advanced placement, honors program, double major, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview. Required for some: CPAt, SAT, or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Law Library with 3 serials and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2200. 45 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE D-9

Route 19, Box 1030
Lake City, FL 32025-8703
Tel: (386)752-1822
Admissions: (386)754-4288
Fax: (386)755-1521
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakecity.cc.fl.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 132-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $3.3 million. Total enrollment: 2,736. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 1,162 applied, 57% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class. Full-time: 1,084 students, 53% women, 47% men. Part-time: 1,652 students, 71% women, 29% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 7 other countries, 0.2% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 52% 25 or older, 2% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, golf course operations, allied health programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2037 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7290 full-time. College room and board: $4535.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 22 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, Florida Turf Grass Association, Florida Student Nurses Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Multicultural Student Union. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Student Government Awards Banquet, Persons with Disabilities Awareness Week. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. 90 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Learning Resources Center with 42,000 books, 180 serials, and an OPAC. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, located midway between Atlanta and Miami. It has a temperate climate. Community facilities include excellent hospital and health facilities and fine motel accommodations. Annual deer and bear hunting is staged in nearby Osceola National Forest. Numerous lakes and streams are well stocked with bass, bream, and speckled perch. Tubing on the nearby Ichetucknee River is popular with students.

■ LAKE-SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-12

9501 US Hwy. 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Tel: (352)787-3747
Admissions: (352)323-3677
Web Site: http://www.lscc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Department of Education. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1962. Setting: 110-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $3.3 million. Total enrollment: 3,409. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 1,088 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 1,208 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 2,201 students, 68% women, 32% men. Students come from 8 states and territories, 6 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 28% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing program. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1932 full-time, $64.40 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7108 full-time, $236.95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 14 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Environmental Society, Nursing Students' Association. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Lake-Sumter Community College Library with 69,465 books, 2,822 microform titles, 528 serials, 1,262 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $489,165. 537 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Leesburg is a rapidly growing rural area with a temperate climate, located in central Florida near the shores of Lakes Griffin and Harris, within easy driving distance of metropolitan areas. Community facilities include numerous libraries, churches, general hospitals, active major civic and service groups. Part-time and full-time employment are available. Many forms of recreation are found, including fishing, swimming, golf, tennis, shuffleboard, water skiing and hunting. Lake Griffin State Park nearby provides additional recreational facilities.

■ LYNN UNIVERSITY R-15

3601 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-5598
Tel: (561)237-7000
Free: 800-888-5966
Admissions: (561)237-7900
Fax: (561)241-3552
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lynn.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with American College Dublin. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1962. Setting: 123-acre suburban campus with easy access to Fort Lauderdale. Endowment: $5 million. Total enrollment: 2,747. Faculty: 271 (93 full-time, 178 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 2,939 applied, 80% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top quarter, 65% from top half. 21 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 1,951 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 332 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 44 states and territories, 89 other countries, 56% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 13% international, 14% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; security and protective services; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters plus 3 summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $37,000 includes full-time tuition ($26,200), mandatory fees ($1150), and college room and board ($9650). Part-time tuition: $760 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 25 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Knights of the Round Table, intramural groups, student newspaper, Residence Hall Council, Activities Board. Major annual events: Fall Fest, Homecoming, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, late night transport-escort service, video monitor at residence entrances. 933 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library with 235,000 books, 32,000 microform titles, 10,450 serials, 2,000 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $592,836. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Florida Atlantic University.

■ MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE N-8

5840 26th St. West, PO Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206-7046
Tel: (941)752-5000
Admissions: (941)752-5031
Fax: (941)727-6177
Web Site: http://www.mccfl.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1957. Setting: 100-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $92,312. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4800 per student. Total enrollment: 9,767. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 23:1. Full-time: 3,855 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 5,912 students, 65% women, 35% men. Students come from 47 states and territories, 86 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 41% 25 or older, 6% transferred in. Retention: 64% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1,983 full-time, $66.11 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,352 full-time, $245.05 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 36 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, American Chemical Society Student Affiliate, Campus Ministry, Medical Community Club. Major annual events: Fall Frolic, Spring Fling, Great Safe Holiday Break Campaign. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Sara Harlee Library plus 1 other with 65,386 books, 125,726 microform titles, 378 serials, 14,617 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 1,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A suburban area with a subtropical climate, Bradenton is located on the west coast and is known as"The Friendly City;" the hub of activities are in Manatee County. Air service at the Bradenton-Sarasota airport are available. Shopping centers, hospital, city parks, theaters and a modern municipal auditorium are part of the community facilities. The city is a rich agricultural area, producing, processing and shipping citrus fruits, winter vegetables and gladiola. Recreational facilities include beaches, a municipal pier, yacht basin, boat launching, and fishing. Points of interest are the South Florida Museum and Planetarium, and the De Soto National Memorial. The Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team trains here. A De Soto celebration is an annual event in March. Venice, Florida, is located approximately 42 miles south of the Bradenton campus. Some part-time employment is available.

■ MEDVANCE INSTITUTE T-7

170 JFK Dr.
Atlantis, FL 33462
Tel: (561)304-3466; 888-86-GO-MED
Fax: (561)304-3471
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.medvance.org/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1970.

■ MIAMI DADE COLLEGE T-15

300 Northeast Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2296
Tel: (305)237-3131
Admissions: (305)237-0633
Fax: (305)237-3761
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $109.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4315 per student. Total enrollment: 54,169. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 26:1. 20,445 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 18,836 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 35,333 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 43 states and territories, 160 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 64% Hispanic, 21% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 41% 25 or older, 2% transferred in. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: education. Core. Calendar: 16-16-6-6. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1620 full-time, $54 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5997 full-time, $199.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $302 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all. Most popular organizations: Welcome Back, Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month, Paella Festival. Major annual events: Spooky Nights, Graduation. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Main library plus 8 others with 327,417 books, 624,384 microform titles, 4,916 serials, 17,186 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10 million. 6,750 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Florida International University.

■ MIAMI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN T-15

1501 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
Tel: (305)428-5700
Free: 800-225-9023
Fax: (305)374-7946
Web Site: http://www.aimiu.aii.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 4-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2956 per student. Total enrollment: 1,406. Faculty: 110 (45 full-time, 65 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 958 applied, 32% were admitted. Full-time: 1,328 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 51 states and territories, 60 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 50% Hispanic, 12% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 40% live on campus. Retention: 87% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, distance learning, summer session for credit, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, 2 photographs, art portfolio. Recommended: 2 recommendations, SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Tuition: $18,960 full-time. College room only: $6150.

Collegiate Environment:

Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Caribbean Students Association, student government, DECA. Major annual events: Halloween Party, trip to Disney World, Luau Party. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, security service. 200 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Option: coed housing available. 22,000 books and 158 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $98,135. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Barry University.

■ NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (FORT LAUDERDALE) S-15

1040 Bayview Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Tel: (954)630-0066
Fax: (954)630-0076
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2003. Calendar: continuous.

■ NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (HIALEAH) T-15

4410 West 16th Ave., Ste. 52
Hialeah, FL 33012
Tel: (305)558-9500
Fax: (305)558-4419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Total enrollment: 675. Calendar: continuous.

■ NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (MIAMI) T-15

111 Northwest 183rd St., 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33169
Tel: (305)386-9900
Fax: (305)388-1740
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Total enrollment: 700. Calendar: continuous.

■ NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (NORTH MIAMI BEACH) R-15

16150 Northeast 17th Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162-4744
Tel: (305)949-9500
Fax: (305)956-5758
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1977. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 608. Full-time: 608 students, 67% women, 33% men. 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 70% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Calendar: continuous.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: minimally difficult.

■ NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA N-8

5700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197
Tel: (941)359-4700
Admissions: (941)359-4269
Fax: (941)359-4435
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1960. Setting: 144-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg. Endowment: $32.7 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. Total enrollment: 761. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 684 applied, 60% were admitted. 44% from top 10% of their high school class, 80% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 14 National Merit Scholars, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 761 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 28 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 4% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: interdisciplinary studies; psychology; area and ethnic studies; physical sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. Services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, internships. Off campus study at National Student Exchange. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview, analytical paper. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 5/1. Notification: continuous until 5/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3797 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $20,345 full-time. College room and board: $6750. College room only: $4170.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all. Most popular organizations: Nice Random Acts of Kindness, Interfaith groups, New College Student Alliance, Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, Sailing Club. Major annual events: Halloween Palm Court Party, Towne Meetings, Dance Tutorial Perfomances. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 460 students; 470 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Jane Bancroft Cook Library with 256,581 books, 539,038 microform titles, 1,925 serials, 4,246 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 41 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT PALM BEACH Q-15

2410 Metro Centre Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Tel: (561)842-8324
Free: 800-826-9986
Fax: (561)842-9503
Web Site: http://newenglandtech.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1983. Setting: 7-acre urban campus with easy access to Miami. Total enrollment: 1,200. 450 applied, 100% were admitted. 40% 25 or older. Academic remediation for entering students, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. College housing not available. 58 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS T-15

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)237-3135
Admissions: (305)237-3472
Fax: (305)237-3794
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdc.edu/nwsa

Description:

State-supported, 4-year, coed. Administratively affiliated with Miami Dade College and University of Florida. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: 5-acre urban campus. Endowment: $4 million. Total enrollment: 371. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. 296 applied, 47% were admitted. Full-time: 371 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 34 states and territories, 19 other countries, 22% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 50% Hispanic, 11% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations, interview, audition. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $12,000 full-time, $65.05 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,000 full-time, $216.15 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Most popular organization: student government. Major annual event: Rising Stars. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Miami Dade Community College library (Wolfson Campus) plus 1 other with an OPAC and a Web page. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-7

1000 Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340-1602
Tel: (850)973-2288
Admissions: (850)973-1622
Fax: (850)973-1696
Web Site: http://www.nfcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 109-acre small town campus. Total enrollment: 1,297. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 80% from top half. Full-time: 593 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 704 students, 65% women, 35% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 24% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 31% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Placement: SAT or ACT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Sentinel Ambassadors, Phi Theta Kappa, African-American Student Union, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Major annual event: Octoberfest. Student services: women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. Dr. Marshall Hamilton Library with 30,137 books, 125 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $300,000. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Madison is located in a rural area with a temperate climate. Railroads and buses serve the area along with three highways. Community facilities include a public library, hospital, ten churches, and major civic and fraternal organizations. Within easy reach are large shopping and cultural centers. Recreational facilities include a golf course, recreation center, and many facilities for all water sports. Part-time employment opportunities are limited.

■ NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY, FLORIDA CAMPUS Q-15

2600 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
Tel: (561)478-5500
Free: 800-458-8325
Admissions: (989)837-4367
Fax: (561)640-3328
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwood.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1982. Setting: 90-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. System endowment: $58.2 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3292 per student. Total enrollment: 923. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. 913 applied, 60% were admitted. 4% from top 10% of their high school class, 13% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 794 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 129 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 40 other countries, 43% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 10% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 25% international, 6% 25 or older, 46% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 59% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; parks and recreation; communications/journalism. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,316 includes full-time tuition ($15,216), mandatory fees ($585), and college room and board ($7515). College room only: $3870. Part-time tuition: $317 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, International Club, Auto Show. Major annual events: Homecoming, Auto Show, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols. 400 college housing spaces available; 337 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Peter C. Cook Library with 25,362 books, 152 serials, 525 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $267,895. 89 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY S-15

3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Tel: (954)262-7300
Free: 800-541-NOVA
Admissions: (954)262-8000
Fax: (954)262-3967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nova.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1964. Setting: 300-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 26,334. Faculty: 1,615 (582 full-time, 1,033 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 2,429 applied, 54% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 43% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 3,379 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 2,074 students, 74% women, 26% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 42 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 25% Hispanic, 26% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 60% 25 or older, 9% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 63% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education; psychology. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $24,320 includes full-time tuition ($17,250), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($6520). College room only: $4120. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $575 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 34 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: Pre-Pharmacy Society, Pre-Med Society, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Phi Epsilon, Nova International Muslim Association. Major annual events: Orientation, Homecoming, Got Wood bonfire. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, shuttle bus service. 464 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Option: coed housing available. Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center plus 4 others with 668,738 books, 601,505 microform titles, 22,837 serials, 5,600 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Nova Southeastern University is located on a 227-acre site west of Fort Lauderdale in the town of Davie, 10 miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean and easily accessible from major U.S. and state highways including the Sunshine State Parkway. The climate is subtropical and the average year-round temperature is 75 degrees. Nova Southeastern University is situated in close proximity to Broward Community College and to the Nova complex of elementary, middle and high schools.

■ OKALOOSA-WALTON COLLEGE K-4

100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
Tel: (850)678-5111
Admissions: (850)729-5373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.owc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 264-acre small town campus. Endowment: $21 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5003 per student. Total enrollment: 8,728. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. Students come from 18 states and territories, 10% black, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters plus summer sessions. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, ACT, SAT I, ACT ASSET, MAPS, or Florida College Entry Placement Test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1774 full-time, $55.45 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6661 full-time, $208.15 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 24 open to all. Major annual events: College Night, Drug Prevention Campaign, Student Government Association Picnic. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Okaloosa-Walton Community College Learning Resource Center with 84,991 books, 139,142 microform titles, 365 serials, 10,800 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $928,500. 643 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Twin cities with temperate climate, largely residential in nature. Many residents are military retirees or civil service personnel. Airlines and Greyhound and AmTrak buses serve the area. Large shopping centers are within easy driving distance. Part-time job opportunities for students are limited.

■ ORLANDO CULINARY ACADEMY J-13

8511 Commodity Circle, Ste. 100 Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407)888-4000; (866)OCA-CHEF
Fax: (407)888-4019
Web Site: http://www.orlandoculinary.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 2002.

■ PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY Q-15

901 South Flagler Dr, PO Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
Tel: (561)803-2000
Free: 800-238-3998
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pba.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 25-acre urban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $53.9 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $31,777. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $15,780 per student. Total enrollment: 3,171. Faculty: 268 (138 full-time, 130 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 2,224 applied, 44% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 47% from top quarter, 82% from top half. Full-time: 2,285 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 201 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 17 other countries, 27% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 15% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 23% 25 or older, 45% live on campus, 11% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/journalism; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, interview, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 12/1 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,030 includes full-time tuition ($17,130), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($6680). College room only: $3350. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $420 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $85 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Major annual events: homecoming, Welcome Week, Blitz Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,100 college housing spaces available; 1,025 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. E. C. Blomeyer Library with 140,714 books, 256,205 microform titles, 27,696 serials, 5,213 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $822,523. 147 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County, one of the fastest-growing areas in Florida. The campus is minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean and just across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach. Cultural, athletic and recreational events abound, and a railway system offers easy access to Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

■ PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE Q-15

4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: (561)967-7222
Admissions: (561)868-3032
Web Site: http://www.pbcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1933. Setting: 150-acre urban campus with easy access to West Palm Beach. Endowment: $14.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3140 per student. Total enrollment: 22,666. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 27,824 applied, 100% were admitted. 5% from top 10% of their high school class, 60% from top half. Full-time: 6,917 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 15,749 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 138 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 15% Hispanic, 22% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 37% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for nursing, dental hygiene programs, radiography, respiratory therapy, firefighter, police and corrections. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/20. Notification: continuous until 8/20. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $63 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6892 full-time, $229.75 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 27 open to all; national fraternities; 3% of eligible men and 3% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Phi Theta Kappa, Students for International Understanding, Black Student Union, Drama Club. Major annual event: Graduation. Student services: health clinic, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. Harold C. Manor Library plus 3 others with 151,000 books, 685,608 microform titles, 1,474 serials, 9,700 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.9 million. 2,300 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located south of West Palm Beach, Lake Worth has an annual average temperature of 75 degrees and an average rainfall of 61.72 inches. All modes of transportation serve the area. Recreational activities are golfing, shuffleboard, polo, tennis, swimming, water skiing, jai alai, deep sea and fresh water fishing. Deep sea fishing for sailfish, surf fishing for pompano and blue fish are excellent; fresh water fishing at Lake Osborne. Points of interest are the Palm Beach Speedway, Kennel Club Race Track, and art galleries.

■ PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE K-9

10230 Ridge Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
Tel: (727)847-2727
Admissions: (727)816-3261
Fax: (727)816-3450
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.phcc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1972. Setting: 142-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Endowment: $20.3 million. Total enrollment: 7,346. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 25:1. Full-time: 2,670 students, 62% women, 38% men. Part-time: 4,676 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 11 states and territories, 10 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 42% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at other members of the Florida Community College System and the State University System of Florida. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: electronic application, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1872 full-time, $62 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7222 full-time, $241 per credit part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 26 open to all. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Beta Lambda, Human Services, PHCC Cares. Major annual events: fall club carnivals, Welcome Back activities, Spring Fling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. Pottberg Library plus 2 others with 67,852 books, 193,442 microform titles, 351 serials, 4,357 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $697,419. 974 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Saint Leo University.

■ PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE L-2

1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
Tel: (850)484-1000
Admissions: (850)484-1600
Fax: (850)484-1826
Web Site: http://www.pjc.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 160-acre urban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3766 per student. Total enrollment: 11,000. Students come from 37 states and territories, 21 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 50% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for some health-related programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/30. Notification: continuous until 8/30.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1755 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6540 full-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 16 open to all. Most popular organizations: Baptist Student Union, Campus Activities Board, Students for a Multicultural Society, International Council, Engineering Club. Major annual events: spring and fall cookouts, Fall End of Term Party, Spring End of Term Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 1,200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pensacola Junior College offers courses at five locations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in northwest Florida. Famous for the white sand beaches of the Emerald Coast, Pensacola is the center of a growing metropolitan area of a third of a million residents. Pensacola is the "Cradle of Naval Aviation" and several Navy bases are located in the area, including the Pensacola Naval Air Station, Whiting Field, Corry Field, and Saufley Field. The white beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are a mecca for tourists. The area is served by the University of West Florida as well as Pensacola Junior College. In addition, the city has numerous museums, galleries, and historical areas, including Seville Quarter, a part of Pensacola dating back to the mid 1700s. Florida's First Place City continues to grow and expand.

■ POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE L-12

999 Ave. H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Tel: (863)297-1000
Admissions: (863)297-1010
Fax: (863)297-1060
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.polk.edu/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 98-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando and Tampa. Endowment: $11.1 million. Total enrollment: 7,082. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,125 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,037 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 5,045 students, 70% women, 30% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 73 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 13% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 38% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters 16-16-6-6. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1901 full-time, $63.38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7044 full-time, $234.79 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 2 open to all. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Polk Community College Library with 181,000 books, 40,208 microform titles, 325 serials, 4,527 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.8 million. 171 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS D-12

7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)296-3435
Fax: (904)296-9097
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 368. 122 applied, 100% were admitted. 0% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 40% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Entrance Requirements:

Entrance: noncompetitive.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-PINELLAS CAMPUS L-9

8550 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33771
Tel: (727)532-1999; 888-900-2343
Fax: (727)530-7710
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Setting: suburban campus. Calendar: continuous.

■ REMINGTON COLLEGE-TAMPA CAMPUS L-10

2410 East Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-8410
Tel: (813)932-0701
Admissions: (813)935-5700
Fax: (813)935-7415
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, transfer associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1948. Setting: 10-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 685. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 1% Native American, 18% Hispanic, 36% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 32% 25 or older. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, accelerated degree program, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $50.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: national fraternities; 20% of eligible men and 20% of eligible women are members. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Tampa Technical Institute Library with 4,100 books, 124 serials, 340 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ RINGLING SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN N-8

2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
Tel: (941)351-5100
Free: 800-255-7695
Fax: (941)359-7517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ringling.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 37-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg. Endowment: $13.1 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $9357 per student. Total enrollment: 1,088. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 958 applied, 27% were admitted. Full-time: 1,050 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 38 students, 42% women, 58% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 33 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 3% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 11% 25 or older, 47% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 86% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, part-time degree program, internships. Off campus study at Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, New York Studio Program. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 2 recommendations, portfolio, resume. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,565 includes full-time tuition ($21,200), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($9165). College room only: $4917. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1000 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group. Social organizations: 22 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 3% of eligible men and 2% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: FEWS, Nontraditional Student Group, Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Sigma Sigma, Ringling Ambassadors. Major annual events: Welcome Back Beach Party, Activities Fair, coffeehouses. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, lighted campus. 483 college housing spaces available; 476 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Verman Kimbrough Memorial Library with 46,802 books, 340 serials, 123,891 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $546,540. 640 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ROLLINS COLLEGE J-13

1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
Tel: (407)646-2000
Admissions: (407)646-2161
Fax: (407)646-2600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rollins.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1885. Setting: 70-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $264.5 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $8692 per student. Total enrollment: 2,493. Faculty: 217 (185 full-time, 32 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. 2,958 applied, 53% were admitted. 34% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 1,719 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 43 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 5% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 1% 25 or older, 66% live on campus, 3% transferred in. Retention: 84% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: social sciences; psychology; visual and performing arts. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum X high school GPA, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/15, 11/15 for early decision plan 1, 1/15 for early decision plan 2. Notification: 4/1, 12/15 for early decision plan 1, 2/1 for early decision plan 2.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $38,366 includes full-time tuition ($28,390), mandatory fees ($834), and college room and board ($9142). College room only: $5376.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 122 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 75% of eligible men and 75% of eligible women are members. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,250 college housing spaces available; 1,117 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Olin Library with 288,323 books, 86,595 microform titles, 15,749 serials, 5,501 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. 195 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Within the metropolitan area of which Orlando is the center, Winter Park is a residential area of great beauty. This area of Florida is popularly known as"The Lake Region." Orange groves, subtropical forest, flowering shrubs and trees are the dominant features of the landscape. Scenic boat trips may be taken through a chain of four lakes. Annual events are the Sidewalk Arts Festival and a Bach festival held on the campus of Rollins College.

■ ST. JOHN VIANNEY COLLEGE SEMINARY T-15

2900 Southwest 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33165-3244
Tel: (305)223-4561
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sjvcs.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 33-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $5200. Total enrollment: 47. 11 applied, 100% were admitted. 17% from top 10% of their high school class, 33% from top half. Full-time: 47 students, 9% women, 91% men. Students come from 5 states and territories, 11 other countries, 17% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 45% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 23% international, 45% 25 or older, 98% live on campus. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, psychological examination. Recommended: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Preference given to candidates for the priesthood.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Vocation Awareness, special topics workshops. Student services: legal services, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Maytag Memorial Library with 54,000 books, 150 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $114,934. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-12

5001 Saint Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177-3897
Tel: (386)312-4200
Admissions: (386)312-4032
Fax: (386)312-4292
Web Site: http://www.sjrcc.cc.fl.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1958. Setting: 105-acre small town campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Total enrollment: 3,459. 1,200 applied, 100% were admitted. 43% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

State resident tuition: $1732 full-time, $66.88 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6348 full-time, $251.14 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. College housing not available. 56,925 books, 90,725 microform titles, 7,015 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 203 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY K-10

PO Box 6665
St. Leo, FL 33574-6665
Tel: (352)588-8200
Free: 800-334-5532
Admissions: (352)588-8283
Fax: (352)588-8257
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saintleo.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1889. Setting: 186-acre rural campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $10.8 million. Total enrollment: 2,263. Faculty: 122 (66 full-time, 56 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 3,248 applied, 43% were admitted. 8% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 67% from top half. Full-time: 1,335 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 49 students, 57% women, 43% men. Students come from 35 states and territories, 42 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 8% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 9% 25 or older, 68% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 71% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.3 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, interview. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,140 includes full-time tuition ($14,250), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($7460). College room only: $3920. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 43 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 26% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Union, Circle K, Samaritans, American Marketing Association, Campus Activities Board. Major annual events: Fall Festival, Spring Fling, Community Service Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 887 college housing spaces available; 844 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Cannon Memorial Library with 141,521 books, 28,290 microform titles, 700 serials, 6,437 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.1 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Saint Leo is located 25 miles north of Tampa, and 38 miles from Tampa International Airport. Semitropical climate. Orlando and Disney World are 65 miles to the east.

■ ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE M-9

PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489
Tel: (727)341-3600
Admissions: (727)712-5892
Fax: (727)341-3150
Web Site: http://www.spjc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: suburban campus. Endowment: $13.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $5165 per student. Total enrollment: 24,102. 3,919 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 8,012 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 16,090 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 30 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1646 full-time, $54.88 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6587 full-time, $219.11 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $337 full-time, $25.17 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. M. M. Bennett Library plus 5 others with 222,990 books, 79,591 microform titles, 1,393 serials, 16,543 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.4 million. 2,951 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ ST. PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY M-9

10830 Navajo Dr.
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Tel: (727)399-0276
Fax: (727)347-3695
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sptseminary.edu/

Description:

Independent interdenominational, upper-level, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1983. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $550 per student. Total enrollment: 70. 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 17% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $3600 full-time, $120 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $15 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. College housing not available. Vern-Roberta Donzero with 25,146 books, 22 serials, 125 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $10,772. 3 computers available on campus for general student use.

■ ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY Q-15

16401 Northwest 37th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
Tel: (305)625-6000
Free: 800-367-9010
Admissions: (305)628-6546
Fax: (305)628-6591
Web Site: http://www.stu.edu/

Description:

Independent Roman Catholic, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1961. Setting: 140-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $9.1 million. Total enrollment: 2,692. Faculty: 250 (95 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 551 applied, 91% were admitted. Full-time: 1,096 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 62 students, 52% women, 48% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 58 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 44% Hispanic, 27% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 10% international, 36% 25 or older, 10% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $23,490 includes full-time tuition ($17,860) and college room and board ($5630). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group. Social organizations: 29 open to all. Most popular organizations: International Student Organization, Pre-Med Club, Hispanic Heritage Club, Inter-Dorm Council, Communicators Club. Major annual events: Homecoming, St. Thomas of Villanova Annual Picnic, Land and Water Olympics. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. St. Thomas University Library plus 1 other with 154,017 books, 319,889 microform titles, 898 serials, 7,894 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.6 million. 60 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE (JACKSONVILLE) D-12

10255 Fortune Parkway, Ste. 501
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)363-6221
Fax: (904)363-6824
Web Site: http://www.sbjacksonville.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Founded 1992.

■ SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE (LAUDERDALE LAKES) N-15

4780 N. State Rd., 7 Bldg. E, Ste. 100
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33309
Tel: (954)733-8900
Fax: (954)733-8994
Web Site: http://www.sbftlauderdale.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE(TAMPA) L-10

5701 E. Hillsborough Ave.

Tampa, FL 33610
Tel: (813)621-0072
Fax: (813)626-0392
Web Site: http://www.sbtampa.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed.

■ SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE F-10

3000 Northwest 83rd St.
Gainesville, FL 32606-6200
Tel: (352)395-5000
Admissions: (352)395-5857
Fax: (352)395-5581
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees (offers bachelor's degrees in conjunction with Saint Leo College). Founded 1966. Setting: 175-acre suburban campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Total enrollment: 13,806. 1,796 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 6,560 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 7,246 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 80 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 12% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 28% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 61% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT, or CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1755 full-time, $58.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6540 full-time, $218 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Drama-theater group, choral group. Most popular organizations: Black Student Union, student government. Major annual events: Student Orientation, College Night, Homecoming. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Lawrence W. Tyree Library with 81,832 books, 624 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Florida.

■ SCHILLER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY L-9

453 Edgewater Dr.
Dunedin, FL 34698-7532
Tel: (727)736-5082
Free: 800-336-4133
Fax: (727)734-0359
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.schiller.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Part of Schiller International University. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1991. Setting: suburban campus with easy access to Tampa. Total enrollment: 177. Faculty: 34 (4 full-time, 30 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 5:1. Full-time: 103 students, 41% women, 59% men. Part-time: 5 students, 20% women, 80% men. Students come from 60 other countries, 68% from out-of-state, 32% international, 13% 25 or older. Retention: 22% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,480 includes full-time tuition ($16,880) and college room and board ($7600). Part-time tuition: $470 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: student government, student newspaper, yearbook staff, Model United Nations. Major annual event: Formal Dance. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: night patrols. 70 college housing spaces available. Option: coed housing available. SIU Library with 1,918 books and 30 serials. 17 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE I-14

100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
Tel: (407)328-4722
Admissions: (407)708-2380
Fax: (407)328-2395
Web Site: http://www.scc-fl.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 200-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $5.3 million. Total enrollment: 11,682. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 11:1. Full-time: 4,079 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 7,603 students, 63% women, 37% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 123 other countries, 0.4% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 13% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 45% 25 or older, 20% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for physical therapy, respiratory therapy, nursing programs. Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1592 full-time, $53.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6125 full-time, $214.18 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $488 full-time, $16.28 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 17 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Beta Lambda, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Government Association, International Student Organization. Major annual events: Welcome Back, Career Fair. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Seminole Community College Library plus 2 others with 102,744 books, 84,200 microform titles, 353 serials, 8,913 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.7 million. 56 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A residential city with subtropical climate. Sanford is located 20 miles northeast of Orlando. Air service is available through Orlando International Airport, and Amtrak serves the area. Part-time employment for students is available in the metropolitan Orlando Area. Lake Monroe is a recreation area nearby with a municipal zoo, picnic facilities and playground. Other sports include boating, fishing, tennis, and more. The close proximity to Orlando offers many convenient cultural and recreational activities.

■ SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE M-13

600 West College Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825-9356
Tel: (863)453-6661
Fax: (863)453-0165
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.cc.fl.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1965. Setting: 80-acre rural campus with easy access to Tampa-St. Petersburg and Orlando. Endowment: $3.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $1929 per student. Total enrollment: 2,076. Full-time: 813 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 1,263 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 12 states and territories, 4 other countries, 33% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT, ACT or Florida College Entry-Level Placement Test, CPT required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Student Activities Board, Cheerleaders Club, African-American Association, Future Educators. Major annual events: International Jamboree, Back to School Pool Party, Community College Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Learning Resource Center with 42,000 books, 237 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $376,594. 284 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

An urban area in south central Florida; semitropical climate and a tourist center. Trains and buses serve the area. Citrus production is the main source of income. Part time employment is limited to eating establishments and grocery stores. Recreational activities are numerous; they include golfing, bowling, tennis, shuffleboard, water sports, hunting, fishing and camping. Avon Park has many active civic organizations. The annual International Jamboree and Cultural Series is a special event.

■ SOUTH UNIVERSITY (TAMPA) L-10

4401 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (813)393-3800
Web Site: http://www.southuniversity.edu

Description:

Proprietary, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2857 per student.

Entrance Requirements:

Required for some: SAT or ACT.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $11,475 full-time, $2995 per term part-time.

■ SOUTH UNIVERSITY (WEST PALM BEACH) Q-15

1760 North Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Tel: (561)697-9200; (866)629-9200
Admissions: (866)629-2902
Fax: (561)697-9944
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southuniversity.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year, coed. Part of Education Management Corporation. Awards terminal associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1899. Setting: 1-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2719 per student. Total enrollment: 502. Faculty: 58 (18 full-time, 40 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. Full-time: 347 students, 84% women, 16% men. Part-time: 155 students, 89% women, 11% men. Students come from 4 other countries, 0% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 51% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 38% 25 or older. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: health professions and related sciences; law/legal studies; business/marketing. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, double major, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript.
Recommended: SAT or ACT. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,475 full-time, $2995 per term part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Social organizations: 3 open to all. Most popular organization: Pro Bono Club. Major annual events: Food Drive, Blood Drive, Clothing Drive. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: evening security personnel. College housing not available. South University Library plus 3 others with 8,400 books and 67 serials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $116,440. 53 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY L-12

1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801-6099
Tel: (863)667-5000
Free: 800-500-8760
Fax: (863)667-5200
Web Site: http://www.seuniversity.edu/

Description:

Independent, 4-year, coed, affiliated with Assemblies of God. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1935. Setting: 62-acre suburban campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $1.8 million. Total enrollment: 1,964. 509 applied, 86% were admitted. Students come from 44 states and territories, 40% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.4% international, 10% 25 or older, 60% live on campus. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Required for some: essay, interview. Placement: SAT or ACT required. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/1. Notification: continuous until 8/1.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $17,178 includes full-time tuition ($11,040), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($5678). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 21 open to all. Most popular organizations: Spanish Club, travel music groups, Impact (cross-cultural awareness), Psyche, Student Broadcast Organization. Major annual events: Homecoming, College Days. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,200 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Steelman Library plus 3 others with 96,000 books, 490 serials, and an OPAC. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE (FORT MYERS) Q-10

1685 Medical Ln.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tel: (239)939-4766; (866)SWFC-NOW
Fax: (239)936-4040
Web Site: http://www.swfc.edu/

Description:

Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1940. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 1,263. Academic remediation for entering students, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: Common Application. Recommended: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Campus security: day and evening security guards. College housing not available. Learning Resource Center with 1,000 books, 20 serials, and a Web page. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE (TAMPA) L-10

3910 Riga Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813)630-4401; 877-907-2456
Web Site: http://www.swfc.edu/

Description:

Independent, 2-year, coed.

■ STETSON UNIVERSITY H-13

421 North Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Tel: (386)822-7000
Free: 800-688-0101
Admissions: (386)822-7100
Fax: (386)822-8832
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stetson.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees and post-master's and first professional certificates. Founded 1883. Setting: 170-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $114.8 million. Total enrollment: 3,665. Faculty: 268 (186 full-time, 82 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 2,777 applied, 69% were admitted. 14 valedictorians. Full-time: 2,160 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 74 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 41 states and territories, 41 other countries, 21% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 4% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 67% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; biological/life sciences; social sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at American University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/15, 11/1 for early decision. Notification: 11/15 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,725 includes full-time tuition ($23,975), mandatory fees ($1475), and college room and board ($7275). College room only: $4075. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $760 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 93 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 23% of eligible men and 22% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Into the Streets, Multi-Cultural Student Council, Black Student Association, Best Buddies, Habitat For Humanity. Major annual events: Stetson Weekend, Greenfeather, Family Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. 1,547 college housing spaces available; 1,478 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. DuPont-Ball Library plus 2 others with 382,154 books, 404,979 microform titles, 11,833 serials, 17,879 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE C-5

444 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
Tel: (850)201-6200
Web Site: http://www.tcc.fl.edu/

Description:

State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1966. Setting: 191-acre suburban campus. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2027 per student. Total enrollment: 11,966. Full-time: 5,533 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 6,433 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 32 states and territories, 75 other countries, 10% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 31% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 26% 25 or older, 30% transferred in. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs. Off campus study at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Florida State University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for allied health programs. Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: Florida College Entry-Level Placement Test required; SAT or ACT recommended. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 8/1.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 20 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, student government, International Student Organization, Black Student Union, Returning Adults Valuing Education. Major annual events: student/faculty days, Turkey Shoot, Eagle Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Tallahassee Community College Library with 84,415 books, 1,073 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.5 million. 170 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Florida State University.

■ TALMUDIC COLLEGE OF FLORIDA T-15

1910 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305)534-7050; 888-825-6834
Fax: (305)534-8444
Web Site: http://www.talmudicu.edu/

Description:

Independent Jewish, comprehensive, men only. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: urban campus with easy access to Miami. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $10,000 per student. Total enrollment: 30. 12 applied, 67% were admitted. Full-time: 15 students. Students come from 4 states and territories, 5 other countries, 95% from out-of-state, 7% Hispanic, 67% international, 0.3% 25 or older, 99% live on campus, 53% transferred in. Retention: 50% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, honors program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: interview, placement exam. Recommended: essay, 2 recommendations. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $250. Comprehensive fee: $12,500 includes full-time tuition ($7250), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5000). College room only: $2500. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. 55 college housing spaces available; 29 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Option: men-only housing available. Beis Medrash plus 1 other with 25,000 books and a Web page.

■ TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE D-12

800 Hammond Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Tel: (904)596-2400
Free: 800-786-2206
Admissions: (904)596-2538
Fax: (904)596-2531
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tbc.edu/

Description:

Independent Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1974. Setting: 148-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 465. Faculty: 50 (12 full-time, 38 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 159 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 294 students, 49% women, 51% men. Part-time: 128 students, 40% women, 60% men. Students come from 30 states and territories, 4 other countries, 32% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 13% 25 or older, 57% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: theology and religious vocations; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Option: Common Application. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, 3 recommendations, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $10,600. Part-time tuition: $245 per semester hour. Tuition: $245 per semester hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Major annual events: Missions Conference, Bible Conference, Youth Conference. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols, controlled dormitory access, evening security. 230 college housing spaces available; 224 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Travis Hudson Library with 35,070 books and 191 serials. 35 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ TRINITY COLLEGE OF FLORIDA K-9

2430 Welbilt Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Tel: (727)376-6911
Free: 800-388-0869
Fax: (727)376-0781
Web Site: http://www.trinitycollege.edu/

Description:

Independent nondenominational, 4-year, coed. Awards associate and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1932. Setting: 40-acre small town campus with easy access to Tampa. Endowment: $1.3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4196 per student. Total enrollment: 203. 61 applied, 100% were admitted. 7% from top 10% of their high school class, 25% from top quarter, 59% from top half. Full-time: 138 students, 42% women, 58% men. Part-time: 65 students, 48% women, 52% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 9% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 4% black, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 37% 25 or older, 54% live on campus, 28% transferred in. Retention: 60% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 3 recommendations, interview. Recommended: minimum 2.75 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadlines: 7/15, 7/1 for nonresidents. Notification: continuous until 7/31, continuous until 7/15 for nonresidents.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 5 open to all. Most popular organizations: Great Commission Missionary Fellowship, Men's Basketball/Soccer Leagues, Music Club, Bible and Theology Club, Student Government. Major annual events: Trinityfest, Missions Conference, Breakaway. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: controlled dormitory access, on-campus security personnel. 74 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Raymond H. Center, M.D. Library with 40,523 books, 275 serials, 2,300 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $93,172. 16 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Clearwater Christian College.

■ UNIVERSIDAD FLET T-15

14540 SW 136th St., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33186
Tel: (305)232-5880; 888-376-3538
Admissions: (305)378-8700
Fax: (305)232-3592
Web Site: http://www.flet.edu/

Description:

Independent religious, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1977. Total enrollment: 866. 212 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 75 students, 35% women, 65% men. Part-time: 707 students, 38% women, 62% men. 0% Native American, 99% Hispanic, 0.1% black, 0% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international.

Costs Per Year:

Tuition: $30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $700 full-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available.

■ UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA J-13

4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Tel: (407)823-2000
Admissions: (407)823-3000
Fax: (407)823-3419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Founded 1963. Setting: 1,415-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $78.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $91.4 million. Total enrollment: 44,953. Faculty: 1,637 (1,192 full-time, 445 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 27:1. 20,265 applied, 62% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 75% from top quarter, 91% from top half. 34 National Merit Scholars, 55 valedictorians. Full-time: 28,584 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 9,212 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 131 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 18% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 83% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; psychology; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous. Preference given to state residents who are designated as Talented 20.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3141 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $198 full-time, $6.60 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7400. College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 329 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 11% of eligible men and 9% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, Hispanic American Student Association, Volunteer UCF, Pre-Professional Medical Society and Student Nurses Association, African-American Student Union. Major annual events: homecoming, Spirit Splash, Homecoming Carnival and Job Fair. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 7,940 college housing spaces available; 6,793 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. University Library with 1.2 million books, 2.4 million microform titles, 9,866 serials, 35,233 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.1 million. 2,420 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Orlando has become a focal point for business and major industry, easily accessible by major forms of public transportation, and serves as a regional retail market for eight counties and over a million people. The area's reputation as a tourism mecca has brought a resultant surge in the hospitality industry as well. It also is an important agricultural center, noted for citrus and truck gardening. The temperate climate year-round provides ideal conditions for numerous recreational opportunities: fishing, boating, dog and horse racing, Jai-Alai, golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities. Points of interest include Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, Universal Studios, Sea World, plus such seasonal attractions as the Church Street Station, Citrus Open Golf Tournament, Walt Disney World Golf Classic, Orlando Horse Show, Central Florida Fair, Orlando Magic Pro-Basketball, and Citrus Bowl. Cultural activities are widespread in the Orlando-Winter Park area, and include annual Sidewalk Art Festivals, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, the Florida Symphony Orchestra, Central Florida Civic Theatre, and the John Young Museum and Planetarium, located adjacent to the Loch Haven Art Center.

■ UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA F-10

Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: (352)392-3261
Admissions: (352)392-1365
Web Site: http://www.ufl.edu/

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of Board of Trustees. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1853. Setting: 2,000-acre suburban campus with easy access to Jacksonville. Endowment: $670.4 million. Total enrollment: 49,693. Faculty: 2,311 (2,229 full-time, 82 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 22,973 applied, 52% were admitted. 85% from top 10% of their high school class, 90% from top quarter, 97% from top half. 130 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 32,006 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 2,662 students, 49% women, 51% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 114 other countries, 5% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 9% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 7% 25 or older, 21% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 94% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; engineering. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Miami New World School of the Arts, Miami-Dade Community College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 1/17, 10/1 for early decision. Notification: continuous, 12/1 for early decision. Preference given to state residents.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3,094 full-time, $103.12 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,222 full-time, $574.08 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6260. College room only: $3940. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 525 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 15% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Blue Key Society, student government, Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association, Reitz Union Program Council. Major annual events: Gator Growl, Celebration, People Awareness Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime and rape prevention programs. 7,346 college housing spaces available; 7,308 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. George A. Smathers Library plus 8 others with 5 million books, 6.7 million microform titles, 28,103 serials, 36,078 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 472 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Gainesville is the county seat of Alachua County located on the rolling highlands of north-central Florida midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is subtropical with an average mean temperature of 70 degrees. Railroads, buses and airlines serve the area. Gainesville is the focal point of diversified industrial and agricultural activities. The city facilities include churches of many denominations, center for science, education and medicine, medical center with hospital, museum and numerous civic organizations. Recreational facilities include golf courses, swimming at nearby springs, boating and freshwater fishing in surrounding lakes and rivers. Both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico are within a two-hour drive. Off-campus housing is available for over 20,000 students in addition to university housing.

■ UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI U-14

University of Miami Branch
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Tel: (305)284-2211
Admissions: (305)284-4323
Fax: (305)284-2507
Web Site: http://www.miami.edu/

Description:

Independent, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1925. Setting: 260-acre suburban campus with easy access to Miami. Endowment: $526.1 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $20,778 per student. Total enrollment: 15,674. Faculty: 1,275 (892 full-time, 383 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 18,807 applied, 46% were admitted. 62% from top 10% of their high school class, 89% from top quarter, 98% from top half. Full-time: 9,766 students, 56% women, 44% men. Part-time: 771 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 53 states and territories, 89 other countries, 46% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 6% international, 7% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 89% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; visual and performing arts; biological/life sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, recommendations, counselor evaluation, SAT or ACT. Required for some: interview, SAT Subject Tests. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 2/1, 11/1 for early decision, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 4/15, 12/15 for early decision, 2/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $37,926 includes full-time tuition ($29,020) and college room and board ($8906). College room only: $5224. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1208 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 175 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: student government, international student organizations, sports and recreation clubs, Association of Commuter Students, United Black Students. Major annual events: Sports Fest, Homecoming, International Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, crime prevention and safety workshops, residential college crime watch. College housing designed to accommodate 4,228 students; 4,356 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Otto G. Richter Library plus 7 others with 1.4 million books, 3.5 million microform titles, 16,305 serials, 109,900 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $11.7 million. 1,800 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

A part of the metropolitan Miami area, Coral Gables is known as"City Beautiful" with the mildest climate in the United States. The Miami International Airport is nearby. The city offers a distinguished retail shopping district, the opera, theatre, ballet, concerts, the Vizcaya Museum, and Lowe Art Gallery. Recreational activities are numerous including swimming, golf, tennis, boating, sport fishing, and snorkeling and scuba diving among the only coral reefs in the continental United States, in the Florida Keys. The Everglades National Park is 1 hour away.

■ UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA D-12

4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
Tel: (904)620-1000
Admissions: (904)620-2624
Fax: (904)620-1040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates (doctoral degree in education only). Founded 1965. Setting: 1,300-acre urban campus. Endowment: $63.8 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $4.7 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $4992 per student. Total enrollment: 15,234. Faculty: 700 (448 full-time, 252 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 22:1. 9,147 applied, 62% were admitted. 23% from top 10% of their high school class, 55% from top quarter, 87% from top half. Full-time: 9,540 students, 58% women, 42% men. Part-time: 3,870 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 54 other countries, 3% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 10% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 22% 25 or older, 17% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 75% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 7/2, 11/15 for early action. Notification: continuous, 12/2 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3269 full-time, $108.95 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,911 full-time, $497.02 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $6640. College room only: $3810. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 149 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 8% of eligible men and 6% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: International Student Association, Filipino Student Association, Student Physical Therapy Association, National Education Association, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Earth Music Fest, Toga Party, homecoming. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, electronic parking lot security. College housing designed to accommodate 2,000 students; 2,252 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Option: coed housing available. Thomas G. Carpenter Library with 746,604 books, 1.3 million microform titles, 3,466 serials, 67,208 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.3 million. 750 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Jacksonville University.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CENTRAL FLORIDA CAMPUS D-5

2290 Lucien Way, Ste. 400
Maitland, FL 32751-7057
Tel: (407)667-0555
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1996. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,267. Faculty: 243 (17 full-time, 226 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 32 applied. Full-time: 1,654 students, 61% women, 39% men. 0.3% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 6% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 26% international, 92% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-NORTH FLORIDA CAMPUS D-12

4500 Salisbury Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216-0959
Tel: (904)636-6645
Free: 800-894-1758
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1976. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,380. Faculty: 255 (9 full-time, 246 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 42 applied. Full-time: 1,784 students, 59% women, 41% men. 0.4% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 12% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 9% international, 94% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SOUTH FLORIDA CAMPUS S-15

600 North Pine Island Rd., Ste. 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324-1393
Tel: (954)382-5303
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Setting: urban campus. Total enrollment: 2,791. Faculty: 264 (10 full-time, 254 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 40 applied. Full-time: 2,043 students, 69% women, 31% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 8% Hispanic, 12% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 26% international, 94% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with an OPAC and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-WEST FLORIDA CAMPUS J-5

12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd., Ste. 200
Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Tel: (813)626-7911
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (813)977-1449
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/

Description:

Proprietary, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Total enrollment: 2,755. Faculty: 234 (18 full-time, 216 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 10:1. 54 applied. Full-time: 2,064 students, 60% women, 40% men. 0% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 7% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 8% international, 92% 25 or older. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; computer and information sciences; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: continuous. Advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, graduate courses open to undergrads.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: 1 recommendation. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

College housing not available. University Library with 444 books, 666 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. System-wide operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3.2 million.

■ UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA L-10

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Tel: (813)974-2011; 877-USF-BULLS
Admissions: (813)974-3350
Fax: (813)974-9689
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usf.edu

Description:

State-supported, university, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 1,913-acre urban campus. Endowment: $298.2 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $135 million. Total enrollment: 42,660. Faculty: 2,429 (1,727 full-time, 702 part-time). 18,307 applied, 58% were admitted. 35% from top 10% of their high school class, 59% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 3 National Merit Scholars, 44 valedictorians, 460 student government officers. Full-time: 23,945 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 9,758 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 52 states and territories, 133 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 13% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 22% 25 or older, 13% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 82% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the National Student Exchange, State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: high school transcript, recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 4/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3310 full-time, $108 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,076 full-time, $533 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $74 full-time, $37 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and location. College room and board: $6900. College room only: $3563. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 200 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Most popular organizations: student government, Campus Activities Board, USF Ambassadors, student admissions representatives. Major annual events: homecoming, Welcome Week, University lecture series. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, residence hall lobby personnel 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 4,176 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Tampa Campus Library plus 2 others with 2 million books, 4.3 million microform titles, 20,571 serials, 154,199 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $14.1 million. 593 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Tampa, located on the west coast of Florida, is the seventh largest port in the nation. It is a significant industrial and commercial center; the second largest city in the state. A fine harbor with a 34 foot channel to the Gulf of Mexico is located here. It is important in trade and travel to and from Central and South America. Annual mean temperature is 72.3 degrees, the average rainfall is 49 inches. All modes of travel serve the area. Industries include cigar manufacturing, phosphate, beer, cement, cans, wire and cable, and canned citrus fruits and vegetables. Tampa is a tourist city with many recreational facilities; yacht basin, golf courses, tennis clubs, saddle clubs, swimming pools, bowling alleys, baseball diamonds, and basketball courts. Salt water fishing is excellent. Swimming is excellent all year in Tampa Bay, and at the municipal beach on Courtney Campell Causeway. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the local NFL team and the Cincinnati Reds make Tampa their spring training quarters. Points of interest are the Busch Gardens, Lowry Park, Tampa Art Institute, and the Tampa Museum.

■ THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA L-10

401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Tel: (813)253-3333; 888-MINARET
Admissions: (813)253-6211
Fax: (813)254-4955
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.utampa.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1931. Setting: 90-acre urban campus. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $49,738. Total enrollment: 5,202. Faculty: 425 (208 full-time, 217 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 6,365 applied, 50% were admitted. 20% from top 10% of their high school class, 50% from top quarter, 84% from top half. Full-time: 4,169 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 467 students, 66% women, 34% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 100 other countries, 54% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 9% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 5% international, 10% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 77% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study at Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,784 includes full-time tuition ($17,906), mandatory fees ($942), and college room and board ($6936). College room only: $3710. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 104 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 12% of eligible men and 14% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: PEACE, Kappa Delta Pi, student productions, Minaret. Major annual events: Into the Streets, Homecoming, Leadership Awards Night. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 2,504 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen given priority for college housing. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Macdonald Keloe Library with 252,147 books, 16,661 microform titles, 10,854 serials, 4,181 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $1.4 million. 493 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is situated along the Hillsborough River adjacent to the downtown area of Tampa, Florida. The city of Tampa (population 300,000) is part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area of over 2 million. This rapidly growing area is a business and resort center featuring year-round sunshine with school year temperatures averaging 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit and excellent job prospects. Tampa's ultramodern international airport is just 15 minutes from campus. The city is easily accessible by interstate highway, bus or rail. Tampa is 30 minutes from the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and 60 minutes from Central Florida's parks and amusement areas such as Walt Disney World.

■ UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA L-2

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Tel: (850)474-2000
Free: 800-263-1074
Admissions: (850)474-2230
Fax: (850)474-2096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://uwf.edu/

Description:

State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of State University System of Florida. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees (specialists). Founded 1963. Setting: 1,600-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $53.4 million. Research spending for 2004 fiscal year: $22.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $6135 per student. Total enrollment: 9,632. Faculty: 527 (308 full-time, 219 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 3,401 applied, 68% were admitted. Full-time: 5,771 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 2,397 students, 59% women, 41% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 13% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 9% black, 4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 30% 25 or older, 18% live on campus, 16% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; communications/journalism. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at other members of the State University System of Florida. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 6/30. Notification: continuous. Preference given to applicants with associate degrees from Florida public junior colleges.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2147 full-time, $106.59 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,654 full-time, $523.48 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1050 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6600. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 109 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local sororities; 5% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Marketing Association, Student Council for Exceptional Children, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Baptist Student Ministry, Golden Key Honor Society. Major annual events: Homecoming, Exam Jam, Love Fest (Valentine's celebration). Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 1,340 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Option: coed housing available. Pace Library with 414,418 books, 1.6 million microform titles, 3,236 serials, 4,303 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $2.1 million. 900 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Pensacola is Florida's westernmost metropolitan area, situated approximately 50 miles east of Mobile, Alabama. A mild climate and more than 200 miles of Gulf and bay shoreline combine to produce an environment perfect for outdoor recreation. Pensacola is the home of the largest naval air training facility in the United States and of Florida's largest industrial plant. Boating, skin diving, swimming, surfing, and sailing are among the numerous water-related sports enjoyed practically year-round. More than 20 miles of Pensacola Beach are within the confines of the National Seashore, including historic Fort Pickens. Numerous museums and related facilities provide amateur historians with a wealth of exploring. The U.S. Naval Air Training museum provides a historical compendium of naval aviation in the United States. Such annual events as the Fiesta of Five Flags, the Gulf Coast Fine Arts Festival and the West Florida Music Festival draw thousands of people annually.

■ VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE J-13

PO Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802-3028
Tel: (407)299-5000
Admissions: (407)582-1511
Web Site: http://www.valencia.cc.fl.us/

Description:

State-supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Florida Community College System. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1967. Setting: urban campus. Endowment: $14.4 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2228 per student. Total enrollment: 29,342. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 21:1. 11,409 applied. Students come from 40 states and territories, 92 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 23% Hispanic, 15% black, 6% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 31% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission except for health-related programs. Option: early admission. Required: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadlines: 8/12, 8/12 for nonresidents. Preference given to local residents for health-related programs.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1673 full-time, $66.11 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6287 full-time, $248.05 per credit hour part-time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 55 open to all. Most popular organizations: Phi Theta Kappa, Valencia Intercultural Student Association, Student Government Association, Latin American Student Association, Valencia Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: Matador Day, Student Activity Awards Ceremonies, Commencement. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Learning Resources Center plus 3 others with 101,000 books, 138,000 microform titles, 650 serials, 15,500 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $3 million. 1,927 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Central Florida.

■ WARNER SOUTHERN COLLEGE L-13

13895 US Hwy. 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Tel: (863)638-1426
Admissions: (863)638-7212
Web Site: http://www.warner.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed, affiliated with Church of God. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 320-acre rural campus with easy access to Tampa and Orlando. Endowment: $3 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $3468 per student. Total enrollment: 970. Faculty: 99 (35 full-time, 64 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 391 applied, 58% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 30% from top quarter, 66% from top half. 1 National Merit Scholar. Full-time: 778 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 143 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 27 states and territories, 17 other countries, 13% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 10% Hispanic, 21% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 46% 25 or older, 41% live on campus, 8% transferred in. Retention: 57% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; theology and religious vocations. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.25 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $18,466 includes full-time tuition ($12,440), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5876). College room only: $2890. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $320 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 4 open to all. Most popular organizations: concert choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Young Americans, Student Government Association. Major annual events: Spring Banquet, Warner Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 233 college housing spaces available; all were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Pontious Learning Resource Center with 56,419 books, 8,140 microform titles, 224 serials, 14,935 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $336,106. 75 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See Webber College.

■ WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY M-13

PO Box 96, 1200 North Scenic Hwy.
Babson Park, FL 33827-0096
Tel: (863)638-1431
Free: 800-741-1844
Admissions: (863)638-2910
Fax: (863)638-2823
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.webber.edu/

Description:

Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: 110-acre small town campus with easy access to Orlando. Endowment: $4.9 million. Educational spending for 2005 fiscal year: $2263 per student. Total enrollment: 616. Faculty: 45 (25 full-time, 20 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 17:1. 396 applied, 66% were admitted. 5 student government officers. Full-time: 506 students, 36% women, 64% men. Part-time: 51 students, 45% women, 55% men. Students come from 19 states and territories, 25 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 0% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 23% black, 0.4% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 15% international, 18% 25 or older, 37% live on campus, 13% transferred in. Retention: 56% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: essay. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 8/1, 4/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $19,090 includes full-time tuition ($14,390) and college room and board ($4700).

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 12 open to all; 1% of eligible men and 4% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, PBL, student government, Society of Hosteleurs, Webber Ambassadors. Major annual events: homecoming, beach party, Christmas Party. Student services: health clinic. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 250 college housing spaces available; 217 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Grace and Roger Babson Library plus 1 other with 25,000 books, 300 serials, and 210 audiovisual materials. Operations spending for 2004 fiscal year: $105,960. 110 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WEBSTER COLLEGE (HOLIDAY) K-9

2127 Grand Blvd.
Holiday, FL 34690
Tel: (727)942-0069; 888-729-7247
Fax: (727)938-5709
Web Site: http://www.webstercollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, primarily 2-year. Awards diplomas, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Total enrollment: 220. 58 applied, 100% were admitted.

Entrance Requirements:

Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, Wonderlic aptitude test. Required for some: essay. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

60 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ WEBSTER COLLEGE (OCALA) H-11

1530 SW Third Ave.
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: (352)629-1941
Fax: (352)629-0926
Web Site: http://www.webstercollege.com/

Description:

Proprietary, 2-year, coed. Awards diplomas and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1984. Setting: 3-acre suburban campus with easy access to Orlando. Total enrollment: 375. 2% from top 10% of their high school class, 28% from top quarter, 70% from top half. Students come from 5 states and territories, 70% 25 or older. Retention: 65% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Collegiate Environment:

Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Webster College Library with 2,400 books and 32 serials. 31 computers available on campus for general student use. Staffed computer lab on campus.

■ YESHIVA GEDOLAH RABBINICAL COLLEGE T-15

1140 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305)673-5664
Fax: (305)532-9820

Description:

Independent Jewish, 4-year.

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AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY

2250 North Commerce Parkway, Ste. 100 Weston, FL 33326
Tel: (954)446-6100; (866)248-4723
Fax: (954)835-1020
Web Site: http://www.aiufl.edu/
President/CEO: Vernon Czelusnial, PhD
Registrar: John Kramer
Admissions: Kris George
Financial Aid: Derek Philips
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $55,000 full-time, $398 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $3500 full-time, $3500 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and program. Calendar System: Miscellaneous Enrollment: FT 1,114, PT 91, Grad 113 Faculty: FT 38, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 3,256 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 100 quarter hours, Associates; 200 quarter hours, Bachelors

ANGLEY COLLEGE

230 N. Woodland Blvd., Ste. 310
Deland, FL 32720
Tel: (386)740-1215
Web Site: http://www.angley.eduType: Two-Year College Calendar System: Continuous

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/SARASOTA

5250 17th St.
Sarasota, FL 34235-8246
Tel: (941)379-0404
Free: 800-331-5995
Fax: (941)379-9464
Site: http://www.sarasota.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Nivine Megahed
Registrar: Jackie Reece
Admissions: Linda Volz
Financial Aid: Deborah Kerris
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 14, PT 26 Faculty: FT 1, PT 7 % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 Library Holdings: 10,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

ARGOSY UNIVERSITY/TAMPA

4401 North Himes Ave., Ste. 150
Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (813)246-4419
Free: 800-850-6488
Admissions: (813)393-5260
Fax: (813)246-4045
Web Site: http://www.argosyu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Melanie Storms
Registrar: Marcia Kuchelema
Admissions: Jean Graham
Financial Aid: Sharon Brechue
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Application Fee: $50.00 Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 26, PT 23, Grad 360 Faculty: PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 9:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: APA

THE ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE

1799 Southeast 17th St. Causeway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3000
Tel: (954)527-1799
Free: 800-275-7603
Fax: (954)728-8637
Web Site: http://www.aifl.edu/
President/CEO: William S. Kalaboke
Registrar: Laura Johnston
Admissions: Eileen L. Northrop
Financial Aid: Melissa Ziselman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: The Art Institutes; Education Management Corporation Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 19,614 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credits, Associates; 180 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, ACF

THE ART INSTITUTE OF TAMPA

4401 North Himes Ave., Ste. 150
Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (866)703-3277; (866)703-3277
Admissions: (813)873-2112
Fax: (813)873-2171
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aita.artinstitutes.edu/
Admissions: Glenn Johannesen
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation % Accepted: 65 Application Deadline: October 11 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $15,405 full-time. College room only: $3500. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 450, PT 40 Faculty: FT 9, PT 38 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 18 Library Holdings: 2,039 Credit Hours For Degree: 112 credits, Associates; 192 credits, Bachelors

ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (FORT LAUDERDALE)

2880 NW 62nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-9731
Tel: (954)973-4760
Fax: (954)973-6422
Web Site: http://www.aticareertraining.com/
President/CEO: Connie Bailius
Registrar: Vicki Brady
Admissions: Wendy Hopkins Goffinet
Financial Aid: Terrie Owens
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (MIAMI)

1 NE 19th St.
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)573-1600
Web Site: http://www.aticareertraining.com/
President/CEO: Errol Stephenson
Admissions: Mary Fernandez
Type: Two-Year College Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, CARC

ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (OAKLAND PARK)

3501 NW 9th Ave.
Oakland Park, FL 33309-9612
Tel: (954)563-5899
Web Site: http://www.aticareertraining.com/
President/CEO: Cindy Gordon
Financial Aid: Daisy Debs
Type: Two-Year College Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

ATI HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

1395 NW 167th St., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33169-5742
Tel: (305)628-1000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.aticareertraining.com/
President/CEO: Barbara Woosley
Registrar: Fred Adkins
Admissions: Barbara Woosley
Financial Aid: Aida Diaz
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ATI Enterprises Inc. of Florida Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 7, PT 12 Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 86 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT, CARC

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY

1025 Commons Circle
Naples, FL 34119
Tel: (239)280-2554; 877-AVE-UNIV
Fax: (239)352-2392
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.avemaria.edu/
Admissions: Richard Dittus
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 40% ACT 18-23; 47% ACT 24-29 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 307, PT 9 Faculty: FT 42, PT 2 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AALE

THE BAPTIST COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

5400 College Dr.
Graceville, FL 32440-1898
Tel: (850)263-3261
Free: 800-328-2660
Fax: (850)263-7506
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.baptistcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas A. Kinchen
Registrar: Sue Diehl
Admissions: Christopher Bishop
Financial Aid: Angela Rathel
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Southern Baptist Scores: 89% SAT V 400+; 67% SAT M 400+; 68% ACT 18-23 % Accepted: 78 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $10,820 includes full-time tuition ($6900), mandatory fees ($350), and college room and board ($3570). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $230 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $175 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 429, PT 194 Faculty: FT 26, PT 43 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 84 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 34 Library Holdings: 72,211 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 semester hours, Associates; 130 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASM

BARRY UNIVERSITY

11300 Northeast Second Ave.
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
Tel: (305)899-3000
Free: 800-695-2279
Admissions: (305)899-3138
Fax: (305)899-2971
E-mail: [email protected].edu
Web Site: http://www.barry.edu/
President/CEO: Sr. Linda Bevilacqua, OP, PhD
Registrar: Debra Weyman
Admissions: Helen L. Corpuz
Financial Aid: Dart Humeston
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 91% SAT V 400+; 90% SAT M 400+; 63% ACT 18-23; 9% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $30,050 includes full-time tuition ($22,430) and college room and board ($7620). Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,427, PT 1,515, Grad 2,533 Faculty: FT 346, PT 564 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 77 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 233,938 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ACPE, AACN, AANA, ABA, ACA, AOTA, APMA, ATS, CSWE, JRCEPAT, MACTE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

BEACON COLLEGE

105 East Main St.
Leesburg, FL 34748
Tel: (352)787-7660
Admissions: (352)315-9269
Fax: (352)787-0721
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.beaconcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Deborah Brodbeck
Admissions: Carolyn Scott
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 55 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $31,100 includes full-time tuition ($23,900) and college room and board ($7200). College room only: $4400. Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 101 Faculty: FT 10, PT 7 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 99 Library Holdings: 56,979 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors

BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE

640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
Tel: (386)481-2000
Free: 800-448-0228
Admissions: (386)481-2600
Fax: (386)481-2010
Web Site: http://www.bethune.cookman.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Trudie K. Reed
Registrar: Ann Thomas
Admissions: Les Ferrier
Financial Aid: Joseph L. Coleman
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Methodist Scores: 57% SAT V 400+; 55% SAT M 400+; 25% ACT 18-23; 1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 74 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 30 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $17,922 includes full-time tuition ($11,140), mandatory fees ($90), and college room and board ($6692). Part-time tuition: $464 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,795, PT 295 Faculty: FT 147, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 87 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 57 Library Holdings: 173,193 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32922-6597
Tel: (321)632-1111
Admissions: (321)433-7056
Fax: (321)633-4565
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.brevardcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas E. Gamble
Admissions: Dr. Brenda Fettrow
Financial Aid: Joan Buchanan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1542 full-time, $64.25 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5664 full-time, $236 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,129, PT 8,910 Faculty: FT 193, PT 849 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Library Holdings: 213,873 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, MACTE, NAACLS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Softball W; Volleyball W

BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

225 East Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-2298
Tel: (954)761-7450
Admissions: (954)761-7465
Fax: (954)761-7484
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.broward.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Willis N. Holcombe
Registrar: Barbara Bryan, PhD
Admissions: Barbara Bryan, PhD
Financial Aid: Marcia Conliffe
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 73% SAT V 400+; 74% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1,574 full-time, $63.05 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6294 full-time, $228.55 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $318 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 10,044, PT 21,997 Faculty: FT 441, PT 1,120 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 200,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCEMT, JRCNMT, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Volleyball W; Wrestling M

BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-MIAMI

1501 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)341-6600; (866)505-0335
Admissions: (305)341-6601
Web Site: http://www.brownmackie.edu/locations.asp?locid=25
Admissions: Julia Denniston
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 53 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $19,272 includes full-time tuition ($10,992), mandatory fees ($480), and college room and board ($7800). Enrollment: FT 136 Faculty: FT 0, PT 9

CARLOS ALBIZU UNIVERSITY, MIAMI CAMPUS

2173 NW 99th Ave.
Miami, FL 33172-2209
Tel: (305)593-1223
Free: 800-672-3246
Fax: (305)592-7930
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mia.albizu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Salvador Santiago Negron
Registrar: Fina Campa
Admissions: Gerardo Alvarado
Financial Aid: Carmen Freire
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Carlos Albizu University % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: September 10 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $10,440 full-time, $290 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $669 full-time, $223 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 202, PT 251, Grad 623 Faculty: FT 8, PT 42 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 94 Library Holdings: 26,027 Regional Accreditation: Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: APA

CENTRAL FLORIDA COLLEGE

1573 West Fairbanks Ave., Ste. 1-A
Winter Park, FL 32789
Tel: (407)843-3984
Fax: (407)843-9828
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 1388
Ocala, FL 34478-1388
Tel: (352)854-2322
Admissions: (352)237-2111
Fax: (352)237-3747
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles Dassance
Registrar: Sheryl Graham
Admissions: Christy Jones
Financial Aid: Sheryl Graham
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1961 full-time, $65.37 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7177 full-time, $239.24 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $5562. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,476, PT 3,502 Faculty: FT 118, PT 487 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Library Holdings: 54,491 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Tennis W

CENTRAL FLORIDA INSTITUTE

60522 US Hwy. 19 North, Ste. 200
Palm Harbor, FL 34684
Tel: (727)786-4707
Fax: (727)781-9421
Web Site: http://www.cfinstitute.com/
President/CEO: Al McCloy
Admissions: Carol Bruno
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Enrollment: FT 346 Faculty: FT 22, PT 1 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ABHES

CHIPOLA COLLEGE

3094 Indian Circle
Marianna, FL 32446-3065
Tel: (850)526-2761
Admissions: (850)718-2209
Fax: (850)718-2388
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.chipola.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. H. Dale O'Daniel
Registrar: Annette Widner
Admissions: Dr. Jayne Roberts
Financial Aid: Sybil Cloud
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 76% SAT V 400+; 72% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,030, PT 1,219 Faculty: FT 54, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 37,740 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

CITY COLLEGE (CASSELBERRY)

853 Semoran Blvd., Ste. 200
Casselberry, FL 32707-5342
Tel: (407)831-8466
Admissions: (407)831-9816
Fax: (407)831-1147
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Ron Roundtree
Admissions: Yvonne C. Hunter
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACICS

CITY COLLEGE (FORT LAUDERDALE)

1401 West Cypress Creek Rd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: (954)492-5353
Fax: (954)491-1965
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/
President/CEO: C. M. Fike, II
Registrar: Marjorie Ward
Admissions: Michael Beauregard
Financial Aid: Ginger Ruback
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Faculty: FT 14, PT 47 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

CITY COLLEGE (GAINESVILLE)

2400 Southwest 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608
Tel: (352)335-4000
Fax: (352)335-4303
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Walter Wilfong
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACICS

CITY COLLEGE (MIAMI)

9300 South Dadeland Blvd.
Miami, FL 33156
Tel: (305)666-9242
Fax: (305)666-9243
Web Site: http://www.citycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Tom Kretschmer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ACICS

CLEARWATER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

3400 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL 33759-4595
Tel: (727)726-1153
Free: 800-348-4463
Fax: (727)726-8597
Web Site: http://www.clearwater.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Richard Stratton
Registrar: Dr. Roger Bradley
Admissions: Dr. Keith Hutchison
Financial Aid: Ruth Strum
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400+; 53% ACT 18-23; 28% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 86 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $17,830 includes full-time tuition ($11,860), mandatory fees ($640), and college room and board ($5330). Part-time tuition: $460 per hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 548, PT 34 Faculty: FT 36, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 95 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 70 Library Holdings: 106,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M; Softball W; Volleyball W

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

8991 SW 107th Ave., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33176
Tel: (305)273-4499
Fax: (305)273-5216
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.cbt.edu/
Admissions: Carlos Rentas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 71 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: June 15 Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Tuition: $10,500 full-time, $278 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $200 full-time. College room only: $6000. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 10, PT 5 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 700,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 68 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: COE

DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 2811
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-2811
Tel: (386)255-8131
Admissions: (386)506-3732
Fax: (386)254-4458
Web Site: http://www.dbcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. D. Kent Sharples
Registrar: Kristy Presswood
Admissions: Thomas LoBasso
Financial Aid: Elly Will
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,776, PT 7,169 Faculty: FT 254, PT 521 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 66,312 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M; Softball W

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIAMI)

200 South Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 500
Miami, FL 33131-5351
Tel: (786)425-1113
Fax: (786)425-1136
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIRAMAR)

2300 Southwest 145th Ave.
Miramar, FL 33027-4150
Tel: (954)499-9700; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Julio Torres
Registrar: Mitch Hecht
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time, $460 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time, $160 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 647, PT 322, Grad 99 Faculty: FT 34, PT 22 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 Library Holdings: 1,700 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 66 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ORLANDO)

4000 Millenia Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839
Tel: (407)370-3131; (866)338-7934
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
President/CEO: Steve Brown
Registrar: Sheila Dial
Financial Aid: Estrella Velazquez-Domenech
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: DeVry University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $270 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 703, PT 345, Grad 133 Faculty: FT 37, PT 54 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 79 Library Holdings: 11,000 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 67 credit hours, Associates; 122 credit hours, Bachelors

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (TAMPA)

3030 North Rocky Point Dr. West, Ste. 100
Tampa, FL 33607-5901
Tel: (813)288-8994
Fax: (813)288-8980
Web Site: http://www.devry.edu/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: One-time mandatory fee: $40. Tuition: $12,450 full-time. Mandatory fees: $60 full-time. Calendar System: Semester Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

ECKERD COLLEGE

4200 54th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Tel: (727)867-1166
Free: 800-456-9009
Admissions: (727)864-8331
Fax: (727)866-2304
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.eckerd.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald R. Eastman III
Registrar: Linda Swindall
Admissions: Laura Martin
Financial Aid: Laura Schlack
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Presbyterian Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 36% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $35,486 includes full-time tuition ($27,352), mandatory fees ($266), and college room and board ($7868). College room only: $4072. Part-time tuition: $3300 per course. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,755, PT 24 Faculty: FT 107, PT 53 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 56 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 79 Library Holdings: 165,085 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 36 courses, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running W; Golf M; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

EDISON COLLEGE

PO Box 60210
Fort Myers, FL 33906-6210
Tel: (239)489-9300
Free: 800-749-2ECC
Admissions: (941)489-9349
Fax: (239)489-9399
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.edison.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kenneth Walker
Registrar: Lester Lugo
Admissions: Lester Lugo
Financial Aid: Lucinda Lewis
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 92, PT 325 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 181,085 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCECT, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NLN

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE

1658 Kings Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6199
Tel: (904)470-8000; 888-898-3191
Admissions: (904)366-2715
Fax: (904)470-8039
Web Site: http://www.ewc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr.
Registrar: Dr. Deborah Jones
Admissions: Sadie Milliner-Smith
Financial Aid: Jacquelyn Heggs
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,284, PT 36 Faculty: FT 33, PT 16 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 91 Library Holdings: 120,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Tel: (386)226-6000
Free: 800-862-2416
Admissions: (386)226-6100
Fax: (386)226-7070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.embryriddle.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. George H. Ebbs
Registrar: Val Kruse
Admissions: Richard Clarke
Financial Aid: Maria Shaulis
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 96% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 45% ACT 18-23; 43% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 84 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $30,436 includes full-time tuition ($22,820), mandatory fees ($680), and college room and board ($6936). College room only: $2800. Part-time tuition: $855 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,093, PT 289, Grad 394 Faculty: FT 227, PT 87 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 60 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 41 Library Holdings: 138,327 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 63 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACBSP, CAA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, EXTENDED CAMPUS

600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
Tel: (386)226-6910
Free: 800-522-6787
Admissions: (386)226-7610
Fax: (386)226-6984
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.embryriddle.edu/
President/CEO: Robert Myers, PhD
Admissions: Pam Thomas
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $4224 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,192, PT 10,368, Grad 3,695 Faculty: FT 137, PT 1,967 Student-Faculty Ratio: 28:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 22 Library Holdings: 138,237 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACBSP

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (BOCA RATON)

T-Rex Corporate Center 5002 T-Rex Ave., Ste. 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561)912-1211; 888-772-6077
Fax: (561)912-1191
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/
President/CEO: Kristi Mollis
Registrar: Leslie Lauer
Admissions: Jean Graham
Financial Aid: Seeta Singh
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9744 full-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 24, PT 93 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (SARASOTA)

6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Tel: (941)907-2262; (866)907-2262
Fax: (941)907-6634
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.evergladesuniversity.edu/
President/CEO: Kristi Mollis
Registrar: Sherry Waters
Admissions: Brad Brewer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition: $406 per credit hour part-time. Calendar System: Continuous Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

FLAGLER COLLEGE

74 King St.
PO Box 1027 St. Augustine, FL 32085-1027
Tel: (904)829-6481
Free: 800-304-4208
Admissions: (904)819-6220
Fax: (904)826-0094
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flagler.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William L. Proctor
Registrar: Darwin L. White
Admissions: Marc Williar
Financial Aid: Robert Sterling
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 47% ACT 18-23; 49% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 25 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $13,790 includes full-time tuition ($8600) and college room and board ($5190). College room only: $2130. Part-time tuition: $295 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,089, PT 68 Faculty: FT 74, PT 91 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 46 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 36 Library Holdings: 130,201 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY

Tallahassee, FL 32307-3200
Tel: (850)599-3000
Admissions: (850)599-3796
Fax: (850)561-2428
Web Site: http://www.famu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Fred Gainous
Registrar: Michael James
Admissions: Dr. Kimberly Davis
Financial Aid: Freda Donald
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 87.1% SAT V 400+; 85.62% SAT M 400+; 59.96% ACT 18-23; 13.73% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $3318 full-time, $110.60 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,662 full-time, $555.40 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $5766. College room only: $3476. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,349, PT 1,227, Grad 1,010 Faculty: FT 621 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 78 Library Holdings: 484,801 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABET, ACEJMC, ABA, ACPhE, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, CEPH, CSWE, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

777 Glades Rd., PO Box 3091
Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
Tel: (561)297-3000
Free: 800-299-4FAU
Admissions: (561)297-3040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fau.edu/
President/CEO: Frank T. Brogan
Registrar: Harry DeMik
Admissions: Barbara Pletcher
Financial Aid: Carole Pfeilsticker
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 99% SAT M 400+; 58% ACT 18-23; 17% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 56 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2147 full-time, $108.64 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,653 full-time, $546.36 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1112 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room and board: $7962. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 11,810, PT 9,695, Grad 4,199 Faculty: FT 767, PT 619 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 46 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 9 Library Holdings: 1,352,118 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AACN, ACSP, ASLHA, CSWE, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY, JUPITER CAMPUS

5353 Parkside Dr.
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: (561)799-8500
Web Site: http://www.fau.edu/jupiter/
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester

FLORIDA CAREER COLLEGE

1321 Southwest 107 Ave., Ste. 201B
Miami, FL 33174
Tel: (305)553-6065
Fax: (305)225-0128
Web Site: http://www.careercollege.edu/
President/CEO: David Knobel
Admissions: David Knobel
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,717, PT 414 Faculty: FT 43, PT 39 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 1,200 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

1011 Bill Beck Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34744-5301
Tel: (407)847-8966
Fax: (407)847-3925
Web Site: http://www.fcc.edu/
President/CEO: Harold Armstrong
Registrar: Brian Smith
Admissions: Terry Davis
Financial Aid: Sandi Peppard
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Christian Churches and Churches of Christ Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9280 full-time, $290 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $440 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. College room only: $2200. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 236, PT 23 Faculty: FT 10, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 100 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 65 Library Holdings: 31,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 65 credits, Associates; 135 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA COLLEGE

119 North Glen Arven Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
Tel: (813)988-5131
Free: 800-326-7655
Fax: (813)899-6772
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridacollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles G. Caldwell, III
Registrar: Beth Grant
Admissions: Matthew Qualls
Financial Aid: Karla Nicholas
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 72 Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $15,930 includes full-time tuition ($10,180), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($5200). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $410 per semester hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $200 per term. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 438, PT 18 Faculty: FT 31, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 50 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 83 Library Holdings: 114,938 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Volleyball W

FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (BRADENTON)

616 67th St. Circle East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Tel: (941)954-8999
Free: 800-966-7117
Fax: (941)954-8991
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/
President/CEO: Wayne Dawson
Admissions: Karen Curry
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (MAITLAND)

2600 Lake Lucien Dr., Ste. 140
Maitland, FL 32751
Tel: (407)261-0319
Free: 800-393-7337
Fax: (407)261-0342
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/
President/CEO: Steve Richards
Admissions: Steve Richards
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (MIAMI)

7925 Northwest 12th St.
Ste. 201
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (305)597-9599
Free: 800-599-9599
Fax: (305)597-9110
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/
President/CEO: Debra Starr-Cohen
Admissions: Lissette Vidal
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

FLORIDA COLLEGE OF NATURAL HEALTH (POMPANO BEACH)

2001 West Sample Rd., Ste. 100
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Tel: (954)975-6400
Free: 800-541-9299
Fax: (954)975-9633
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fcnh.com/
President/CEO: Darren Teigue
Admissions: Peter Hogaboom
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

501 West State St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202-4030
Tel: (904)632-3000
Admissions: (904)632-3131
Fax: (904)632-3393
Web Site: http://www.fccj.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Steven R. Wallace
Registrar: Peter Biegel
Admissions: Peter J. Biegel
Financial Aid: Joel A. Friedman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 94.94% SAT V 400+; 78.15% SAT M 400+; 33.95% ACT 18-23; 5.86% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $1518 full-time, $63.25 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5742 full-time, $239.25 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,462, PT 22,369 Faculty: FT 365, PT 769 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 412,856 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Navy Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ACF, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, ACBSP, CARC, JRCEMT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA CULINARY INSTITUTE

2400 Metrocenter Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Tel: (561)688-2001
Admissions: (561)842-8324
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.floridaculinary.com/
Admissions: David Conway
Type: Two-Year College Scholarships: Available Enrollment: FT 600 Professional Accreditation: ACF, COE

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Tel: (239)590-1000; 888-889-1095
Admissions: (239)590-7878
Fax: (239)590-7894
Web Site: http://www.fgcu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William Merwin
Registrar: Marsha Bankston
Admissions: Marc Laviolette
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 69% ACT 18-23; 22% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 76 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3260 full-time, $108.67 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,249 full-time, $508.31 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $160 full-time, $2 per credit part-time, $100 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7460. College room only: $3620. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,601, PT 1,537, Grad 1,111 Faculty: FT 253, PT 188 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 40 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 32 Library Holdings: 282,557 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, AANA, AOTA, APTA, CSWE, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA HOSPITAL COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES

800 Lake Estelle Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407)303-7747
Free: 800-500-7747
Admissions: (407)303-9798
Web Site: http://www.fhchs.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David E. Greenlaw
Registrar: Debbie Gray
Admissions: Fiona Ghosn
Financial Aid: Starr Bender
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 56% ACT 18-23; 12% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $8060 full-time, $230 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $570 full-time. College room only: $1760. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 609, PT 794 Faculty: FT 44, PT 40 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 8 Library Holdings: 74,581 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: AOTA, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCNMT, NLN

FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901-6975
Tel: (321)674-8000
Free: 800-888-4348
Admissions: (321)674-8030
Fax: (321)723-9468
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fit.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Anthony J. Catanese
Admissions: Judith Marino
Financial Aid: John Lally
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 23% ACT 18-23; 38% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 83 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $31,950 includes full-time tuition ($25,150) and college room and board ($6800). College room only: $4000. Full-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $765 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,264, PT 94, Grad 2,387 Faculty: FT 215, PT 193 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 64 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 52 Library Holdings: 281,809 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ABET, APA, CAA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

11200 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: (305)348-2000
Admissions: (305)348-3675
Fax: (305)348-3648
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fiu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Modesto A. Maidique
Registrar: Lynette Housty
Admissions: Carmen Brown
Financial Aid: Ana Sarasti
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 33% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 47 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $3062 full-time, $102.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,461 full-time, $515.38 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $252 full-time, $126 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $9102. College room only: $5518. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 18,697, PT 11,987, Grad 5,890 Faculty: FT 757, PT 672 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 37 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 7 Library Holdings: 1,837,534 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AANA, ABA, ACCE, ADtA, AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, ASLA, ASLHA, CEPH, CSWE, NASAD, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA KEYS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5901 College Rd.
Key West, FL 33040-4397
Tel: (305)296-9081
Web Site: http://www.fkcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William A. Seeker
Registrar: Cheryl A. Malsheimer
Admissions: Cheryl A. Malsheimer
Financial Aid: Jean Warren
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 33, PT 105 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 29,402 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates

FLORIDA MEMORIAL COLLEGE

15800 NW 42nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33054
Tel: (305)626-3600
Free: 800-822-1362
Admissions: (305)626-3147
Web Site: http://www.fmuniv.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Albert E. Smith
Registrar: Lourdes Silva Pagan
Admissions: Peggy Murray Martin
Financial Aid: Brian Phillip
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Church Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 114 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 82 Library Holdings: 122,919 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACBSP, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-BRANDON CAMPUS

3924 Coconut Palm Dr.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813)621-0041; 877-338-0068
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Steve Backman
Registrar: Ingrid Zekan
Admissions: Shandretta Pointer
Financial Aid: Lori Lacey
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For ATB (Ability to Benefit) students must pass entrance evaluation, diploma/GED not required: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $13,200 full-time, $275 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $240 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 12, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 75 Library Holdings: 1,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS

8226 Phillips Hwy.
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)731-4949; 888-741-4271
Fax: (904)731-0599
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
Admissions: Donna Wilhelm
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 7, PT 30 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-LAKELAND CAMPUS

995 East Memorial Blvd., Ste. 110
Lakeland, FL 33801
Tel: (863)686-1444
Fax: (863)688-9881
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Diane Walton
Registrar: Marie McCosky
Admissions: Diane Y. Walton
Financial Aid: Linda Wagner
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 506, PT 206, Grad 40 Faculty: FT 10, PT 39 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 86 Library Holdings: 5,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-MELBOURNE CAMPUS

2401 North Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935-6657
Tel: (321)253-2929
Fax: (321)255-2017
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
Registrar: Leslie Savoie
Admissions: Timothy Alexander
Financial Aid: Rhonda Landolfi
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 718, PT 100, Grad 62 Faculty: FT 16, PT 33 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 5,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-NORTH ORLANDO CAMPUS

5421 Diplomat Circle
Orlando, FL 32810-5674
Tel: (407)628-5870
Free: 800-628-5870
Fax: (407)628-2616
Web Site: http://www.cci.edu/
President/CEO: Ouida B. Kirby
Registrar: Heather Calvart
Admissions: David Ritchie
Financial Aid: Linda Kaisrlik
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $9720 full-time, $270 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 790, PT 601, Grad 107 Faculty: FT 10, PT 86 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Library Holdings: 18,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 192 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-ORANGE PARK CAMPUS

805 Wells Rd.
Orange Park, FL 32073
Tel: (904)264-9122
Fax: (904)264-9952
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Roxanne Jordan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-PINELLAS CAMPUS

2471 McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
Tel: (727)725-2688
Free: 800-353-FMUS
Fax: (727)796-3722
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jack R. Jones
Registrar: Maja Pursae
Admissions: Gary Gaetano
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 428, PT 629, Grad 144 Faculty: FT 13, PT 31 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 Library Holdings: 6,721 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-POMPANO BEACH CAMPUS

225 North Federal Hwy.
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Tel: (954)783-7339
Free: 800-468-0168
Fax: (954)568-2008
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: John V. Peterson
Registrar: Orlando Restrepo
Admissions: Fran Heaston
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 941, PT 581, Grad 90 Faculty: FT 24, PT 46 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 14,500 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-SOUTH ORLANDO CAMPUS

9200 South Park Center Loop
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407)851-2525; 888-471-4270
Fax: (407)851-1477
Web Site: http://www.fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Barbara A. Huybers
Registrar: Terrie Baker
Admissions: Annette Cloin
Financial Aid: Sherri Williams
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 19% ACT 18-23; 26% ACT 24-29 Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $9900 full-time. Full-time tuition varies according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,142, PT 746, Grad 76 Faculty: FT 10, PT 67 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT, SAT II Library Holdings: 5,113 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY-TAMPA CAMPUS

3319 West Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614-5899
Tel: (813)879-6000
Fax: (813)871-2483
Web Site: http://fmu.edu/
President/CEO: Kathryn J. Knox
Registrar: Dr. Diane Owens
Admissions: Donnie Broughton
Financial Aid: Rod Kirkwood
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Corinthian Colleges, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $9720 full-time, $270 per quarter hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $180 full-time, $60 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 798, PT 483, Grad 109 Faculty: FT 13, PT 70 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 85 Library Holdings: 4,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates; 192 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, AAMAE

FLORIDA NATIONAL COLLEGE

4425 West 20th Ave.
Hialeah, FL 33012
Tel: (305)821-3333
Fax: (305)362-0595
Web Site: http://www.fnc.edu/
President/CEO: Jose Regueiro
Registrar: Gustavo Zapata
Admissions: Maria C. Reguerio
Financial Aid: Omar Sanchez
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Tuition: $10,200 full-time, $340 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $760 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,723, PT 148 Faculty: FT 43, PT 33 Student-Faculty Ratio: 24:1 Library Holdings: 23,507 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates

THE FLORIDA SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY

PO Box 5505
Gainesville, FL 32601
Tel: (352)338-0766
Fax: (352)338-2013
Web Site: http://www.midwiferyschool.org/
President/CEO: Jana Borino
Admissions: Gloria Huffman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Women Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Professional Accreditation: MEAC

FLORIDA SOUTHERN COLLEGE

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Tel: (863)680-4111
Free: 800-274-4131
Admissions: (863)680-3905
Fax: (863)680-4120
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flsouthern.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Anne B. Kerr
Registrar: Sally L. Thissen
Admissions: Bill C. Langston
Financial Aid: David M. Bodwell
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: United Methodist Church Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 52% ACT 18-23; 38% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: April 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $25,965 includes full-time tuition ($18,765), mandatory fees ($400), and college room and board ($6800). College room only: $3750. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $400 per year. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,759, PT 57, Grad 105 Faculty: FT 107, PT 59 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 72 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 67 Library Holdings: 172,803 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACN, JRCEPAT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Tallahassee, FL 32306
Tel: (850)644-2525
Admissions: (850)644-6200
Fax: (850)644-0197
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fsu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. T. K. Wetherell
Registrar: Tim Martin
Admissions: Janice V. Finney
Financial Aid: Darryl Marshall
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 35% ACT 18-23; 58% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3208 full-time, $106.93 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,340 full-time, $544.67 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition varies according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6778. College room only: $3600. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 27,203, PT 3,582, Grad 7,378 Faculty: FT 1,265, PT 327 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 32 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 14 Library Holdings: 2,738,777 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, AAMFT, AACN, AAFCS, ABA, ACA, ADtA, ACSP, ALA, APA, ASLHA, AALS, CORE, CSWE, FIDER, LCMEAMA, NASAD, NASD, NASM NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NLN, NRPA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Bowling M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Rugby M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Table Tennis M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Wrestling M & W

FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (AUBURNDALE)

298 Havendale Blvd.
Auburndale, FL 33823
Tel: (863)967-8822
Fax: (863)967-4972
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/
President/CEO: Rodney Amadori
Admissions: Charles Owens
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 5, PT 3 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (DELAND)

1450 South Woodland Blvd., 3rd Floor
DeLand, FL 32720
Tel: (904)734-3303
Admissions: (386)734-3303
Fax: (904)734-5150
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/
President/CEO: Bill Atkinson
Admissions: Bill Atkinson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $25.00 Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 260 Faculty: FT 11, PT 2 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (JACKSONVILLE)

8711 Lone Star Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904)724-2229
Admissions: (407)678-5600
Fax: (904)720-0920
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James Powell
Registrar: Cheryl Quaintance
Admissions: Bryan Gulebiam
Financial Aid: Vivan Woods
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Faculty: FT 9, PT 2 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (ORLANDO)

1819 North Semoran Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32807-3546
Tel: (407)678-5600
Fax: (407)678-1149
Web Site: http://www.flatech.edu/
President/CEO: Don Slayter
Registrar: Pat Sharp
Admissions: Jeanette E. Muschlitz
Financial Aid: Lynn Borges
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Forefront Education H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 231 Faculty: FT 11, PT 0 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

FULL SAIL REAL WORLD EDUCATION

3300 University Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792-7437
Tel: (407)679-6333
Free: 800-226-7625
Admissions: (407)679-0100
Fax: (407)678-0070
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.fullsail.com/
President/CEO: E. Haddock
Registrar: Vivian Blanford
Admissions: Marybeth Plank
Financial Aid: Sharon Griffith
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $150.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,219 Faculty: FT 482 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 2,531 Credit Hours For Degree: 74 - 94 credit hours, Associates; 127 - 154 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

GULF COAST COLLEGE

3910 US Hwy. 301 North, Ste. 200
Tampa, FL 33619-1259
Tel: (813)620-1446; 888-729-7247
Web Site: http://gulfcoastcollege.com/
President/CEO: Fran Haddaway
Admissions: Todd A. Matthews, Sr.
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Library Holdings: 2,063 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5230 West Hwy. 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1058
Tel: (850)769-1551
Free: 800-311-3628
Admissions: (850)872-3891
Fax: (850)913-3308
Web Site: http://www.gulfcoast.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert L. McSpadden
Registrar: Sharon Todd
Admissions: Dr. Sheri L. Rowland
Financial Aid: Judy L. Mitchell
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1446 full-time, $48.20 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6232 full-time, $207.74 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $309 full-time, $10.30 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,248, PT 3,810 Faculty: FT 122, PT 372 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Exams: Other, SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 80,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

HERZING COLLEGE

1595 South Semoran Blvd., Ste. 1501
Winter Park, FL 32792-5509
Tel: (407)380-6315
Admissions: (407)478-0500
Fax: (407)380-0269
Web Site: http://www.herzing.edu/
President/CEO: Randy Atwater
Admissions: Karen Mohamad
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester Enrollment: FT 243, PT 64 Faculty: FT 8, PT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

HIGH-TECH INSTITUTE

1000 Woodcock Rd.
Orlando, FL 32803
Tel: (407)895-1985
Free: 800-987-0110
Fax: (407)657-9778
Web Site: http://www.high-techinstitute.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 31127
Tampa, FL 33631-3127
Tel: (813)253-7000
Admissions: (813)253-7027
Fax: (813)253-7196
Web Site: http://www.hccfl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gwendolyn W. Stephenson
Registrar: Kathy Cecil
Admissions: Kathy G. Cecil
Financial Aid: Charlotte Johns
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 7,009, PT 15,140 Faculty: FT 233, PT 541 Student-Faculty Ratio: 28:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 170,615 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, COptA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCEMT, JRCNMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

HOBE SOUND BIBLE COLLEGE

PO Box 1065
Hobe Sound, FL 33475-1065
Tel: (561)546-5534
Free: 800-881-5534
Admissions: (772)546-5534
Fax: (561)545-1422
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.hsbc.edu/
President/CEO: P. Daniel Stetler
Registrar: Lynda Lee
Admissions: Ann French
Financial Aid: Rev. Philip Gray
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 75% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 70% ACT 18-23; 20% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 92 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $7360 includes full-time tuition ($4020), mandatory fees ($100), and college room and board ($3240). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 10, PT 11 Student-Faculty Ratio: 7:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 75 Library Holdings: 35,468 Credit Hours For Degree: 70 semester hours, Associates; 128 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC

INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3209 Virginia Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34981-5596
Tel: (772)462-4700
Admissions: (772)462-4740
Fax: (772)462-4796
Web Site: http://www.ircc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Edwin R. Massey
Registrar: Steven Payne
Admissions: Linda Hays
Financial Aid: Mary Lewis
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 84% SAT V 400+; 90% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 162, PT 1,400 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 58,657 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Volleyball W

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

5225 Memorial Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33634-7350
Tel: (813)881-0007
Free: 800-ACA-DEMY
Fax: (813)881-0008
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.academy.edu/
President/CEO: Mark A. Page
Registrar: Joan Foreman
Admissions: Richard Costa
Financial Aid: Robin Hall
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Career Education Corporation % Accepted: 46 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $385 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $100 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,702, PT 703 Faculty: FT 20, PT 147 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 6,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates; 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS, FIDER

INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

2655 Northbrooke Dr.
Naples, FL 34119
Tel: (239)513-1122
Free: 800-466-8017
Fax: (239)513-9071
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.internationalcollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Terry McMahan
Registrar: Carol Morrison
Admissions: Rita Lampus
Financial Aid: Joe Gilchrist
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $9120 full-time, $380 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $380 full-time, $190 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 947, PT 395, Grad 202 Faculty: FT 57, PT 52 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: ACT, Other, SAT I % Receiving Financial Aid: 85 Library Holdings: 29,711 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hour credits, Associates; 120 semester hour credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, AHIMA

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FORT LAUDERDALE)

3401 South University Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2021
Tel: (954)476-9300
Fax: (954)476-6889
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Nan Lough
Registrar: Tina Daley
Admissions: Nan Lough
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (JACKSONVILLE)

6600-10 Youngerman Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32244-6630
Tel: (904)573-9100
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: John Peterson
Admissions: Brian Quirk
Financial Aid: Roberta Wilson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (LAKE MARY)

1400 South International Parkway
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Tel: (407)660-2900
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Gary P. Cosgrove
Registrar: Gary Cosgrove
Admissions: Gary Cosgrove
Financial Aid: Rebecca Lydic
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (MIAMI)

7955 NW 12th St.
Miami, FL 33126
Tel: (305)477-3080
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Robert T. Hayward
Admissions: Robert Hayward
Financial Aid: Carlos Alayon
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (TAMPA)

4809 Memorial Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33634-7151
Tel: (813)885-2244
Fax: (813)888-6078
Web Site: http://www.itt-tech.edu/
President/CEO: Dennis W. Alspaugh
Admissions: Denny Alspaugh
Financial Aid: Julie Cummings
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: ITT Educational Services, Inc Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $100.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $100. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 96 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
Tel: (904)256-8000
Free: 800-225-2027
Admissions: (904)256-7000
Fax: (904)256-7086
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ju.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Kerry D. Romesburg
Registrar: Carolyn A. Barnett
Admissions: Yvonne D. Martel
Financial Aid: Catherine N. Huntress
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 95% SAT V 400+; 95% SAT M 400+; 58% ACT 18-23; 29% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $26,430 includes full-time tuition ($19,970) and college room and board ($6460). College room only: $3030. Part-time tuition: $666 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,877, PT 684, Grad 28 Faculty: FT 121, PT 41 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 71 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 58 Library Holdings: 374,016 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Navy Professional Accreditation: AACN, ADA, NASD, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

1701 Northeast 127th St.
North Miami, FL 33181
Tel: (305)892-7000
Free: 800-232-2433
Admissions: (305)892-7002
Fax: (305)892-7030
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jwu.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald McGregor
Registrar: Maheen Caroll
Admissions: Jeff Greenip
Financial Aid: Chris Magnan
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Johnson & Wales University (RI) % Accepted: 73 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $30,126 includes full-time tuition ($19,875), mandatory fees ($951), and college room and board ($9300). Part-time tuition: $368 per quarter hour. Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,317, PT 135 Faculty: FT 59, PT 17 Student-Faculty Ratio: 36:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 80 Library Holdings: 11,642 Regional Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter credit hours, Associates; 180 quarter credit hours, Bachelors

JONES COLLEGE (JACKSONVILLE)

5353 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Tel: (904)743-1122
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.jones.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David V. Swann
Admissions: Frank McCafferty
Financial Aid: Becky Davis
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 72 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Tuition: $6600 full-time, $275 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $90 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 183, PT 440 Faculty: FT 4, PT 57 Student-Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Library Holdings: 34,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

JONES COLLEGE (MIAMI)

11430 North Kendall Dr., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33176
Tel: (305)275-9996
Admissions: (904)743-1122
Fax: (305)275-9571
Web Site: http://www.jones.edu/
President/CEO: Barclay Charles
Admissions: LeAnne Osburne
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Trimester Enrollment: , PT 837 Faculty: FT 182, PT 64 Professional Accreditation: ACICS

KEISER COLLEGE (DAYTONA BEACH)

1800 Business Park Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Tel: (904)274-5060
Free: 800-749-4456
Admissions: (386)274-5060
Fax: (904)274-2725
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Peter F. Crocitto, Jr.
Registrar: Glenn LaMarque
Admissions: Heather Armstrong
Financial Aid: Kim Dunkin
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Exams: Other Library Holdings: 5,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, JRCEDMS

KEISER COLLEGE (FORT LAUDERDALE)

1500 Northwest 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: (954)776-4456
Free: 800-749-4456
Admissions: (954)776-4476
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu
President/CEO: Peter F. Crocitto
Registrar: Connie Haynie
Admissions: Brian Woods
Financial Aid: Gloria Wright
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $55.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous Enrollment: FT 5,043, PT 1,078 Faculty: FT 178, PT 317 Exams: Other Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABHES, AOTA, APTA, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, NAACLS

KEISER COLLEGE (LAKELAND)

3515 Aviation Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33811
Tel: (863)701-7789
Fax: (863)701-8758
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
Admissions: Walter Bequette
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Miscellaneous Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

KEISER COLLEGE (MELBOURNE)

900 South Babcock St.
Melbourne, FL 32901-1461
Tel: (321)255-2255
Admissions: (954)776-4456
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Peter F. Crocitto, Jr.
Registrar: Susan Lockman
Admissions: Susan Zeigelhofer
Financial Aid: Patti Robertson
Type: Two-Year College Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous Faculty: FT 94, PT 102 Exams: Other Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES, ACF, AOTA

KEISER COLLEGE (MIAMI)

8505 Mills Dr.
Miami, FL 33183
Tel: (305)596-2226
Fax: (305)596-7077
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
Admissions: Ted Weiner
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $55.00 Costs Per Year: Application fee: $55. Tuition: $11,032 full-time. Mandatory fees: $400 full-time. Calendar System: Miscellaneous Enrollment: FT 739 Faculty: FT 40, PT 7 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

KEISER COLLEGE (ORLANDO)

5600 Lake Underhill Rd.
Orlando, FL 32807
Tel: (407)273-5800
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Miscellaneous Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

KEISER COLLEGE (PEMBROKE PINES)

12520 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027
Tel: (954)431-4300
Fax: (954)431-2929
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ABHES, COE

KEISER COLLEGE (PORT ST. LUCIE)

9468 South US Hwy. 1
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Tel: (772)398-9990
Fax: (772)335-9619
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: ABHES, COE

KEISER COLLEGE (SARASOTA)

6151 Lake Osprey Dr.
Sarasota, FL 34240
Tel: (941)954-0954; (866) KEI-SER2
Admissions: (941)907-3900
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Peter F. Crocitto, Jr.
Registrar: Robin Vickers
Admissions: Brandon Barnhill
Financial Aid: Fred Pfeffer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 11, PT 6 Exams: Other Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES

KEISER COLLEGE (TALLAHASSEE)

1700 Halstead Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Tel: (850)906-9494
Fax: (850)906-9497
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu/
President/CEO: Peter F. Crocitto, Jr.
Registrar: Beth Lewis
Admissions: Phil Hooks
Financial Aid: Fred Pfeffer
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 16, PT 11 Exams: Other Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ABHES, ACF

KEISER COLLEGE (WEST PALM BEACH)

2085 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
Tel: (561)471-6000
Fax: (561)547-6609
Web Site: http://www.keisercollege.edu
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Semester Professional Accreditation: COE

KEY COLLEGE

5225 West Broward Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Tel: (954)581-2223
Free: 800-581-8292
Fax: (954)583-9458
Web Site: http://www.keycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Ronald H. Dooley
Admissions: Ronald H. Dooley
Financial Aid: Chris Miller
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Fee: $95.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 147 Faculty: FT 9, PT 3 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Route 19, Box 1030
Lake City, FL 32025-8703
Tel: (386)752-1822
Admissions: (386)754-4288
Fax: (386)755-1521
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lakecity.cc.fl.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles W. Hall
Registrar: Robert Ray Carver
Admissions: Vince Rice
Financial Aid: Debberin Tunsil
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System % Accepted: 57 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $15.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $2037 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $7290 full-time. College room and board: $4535. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,084, PT 1,652 Faculty: FT 55, PT 110 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 2 Library Holdings: 42,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: APTA, JRCEMT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Golf W; Softball W

LAKE-SUMTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

9501 US Hwy. 441
Leesburg, FL 34788-8751
Tel: (352)787-3747
Admissions: (352)323-3677
Web Site: http://www.lscc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Charles Mojock
Registrar: Tabitha Richards
Admissions: Tabitha Richards
Financial Aid: Audrey Maxwell
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Department of Education % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1932 full-time, $64.40 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7108 full-time, $236.95 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $1 per credit hour part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,208, PT 2,201 Faculty: FT 48, PT 120 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Library Holdings: 69,465 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AHIMA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Softball W; Volleyball W

LYNN UNIVERSITY

3601 North Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33431-5598
Tel: (561)237-7000
Free: 800-888-5966
Admissions: (561)237-7900
Fax: (561)241-3552
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.lynn.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donald E. Ross
Admissions: Melanie Glines
Financial Aid: Evelyn Nelson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: American College Dublin Scores: 76% SAT V 400+; 74% SAT M 400+; 54% ACT 18-23; 7% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 80 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $37,000 includes full-time tuition ($26,200), mandatory fees ($1150), and college room and board ($9650). Part-time tuition: $760 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,951, PT 332, Grad 464 Faculty: FT 93, PT 178 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 36 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 235,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Air Force Professional Accreditation: NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5840 26th St. West, PO Box 1849
Bradenton, FL 34206-7046
Tel: (941)752-5000
Admissions: (941)752-5031
Fax: (941)727-6177
Web Site: http://www.mccfl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Sarah H. Pappas
Registrar: Mari Lynn Paro
Admissions: MariLynn Paro
Financial Aid: Anders Nilsen
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 82.58% SAT V 400+; 80.1% SAT M 400+; 52.9% ACT 18-23; 10.3% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: August 20 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. State resident tuition: $1,983 full-time, $66.11 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7,352 full-time, $245.05 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,855, PT 5,912 Faculty: FT 126, PT 337 Student-Faculty Ratio: 23:1 Library Holdings: 65,386 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, AOTA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Softball W; Volleyball W

MEDVANCE INSTITUTE

170 JFK Dr.
Atlantis, FL 33462
Tel: (561)304-3466; 888-86-GO-MED
Fax: (561)304-3471
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.medvance.org/
President/CEO: Brenda Cortez
Admissions: Brenda Cortez
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter Professional Accreditation: ABHES, COE

MIAMI DADE COLLEGE

300 Northeast Second Ave.
Miami, FL 33132-2296
Tel: (305)237-3131
Admissions: (305)237-0633
Fax: (305)237-3761
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón
Admissions: Steven Kelly
Financial Aid: James McMillan
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 67% SAT V 400+; 62% SAT M 400+; 30% ACT 18-23; 2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1620 full-time, $54 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $5997 full-time, $199.90 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $302 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Miscellaneous, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 18,836, PT 35,333 Faculty: FT 722, PT 1,381 Student-Faculty Ratio: 26:1 Library Holdings: 327,417 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, COptA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCEMT, MEAC, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF ART & DESIGN

1501 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 100
Miami, FL 33132-1418
Tel: (305)428-5700
Free: 800-225-9023
Fax: (305)374-7946
Web Site: http://www.aimiu.aii.edu/
President/CEO: Erika Fleming
Registrar: Monica Reina-Fernandez
Admissions: Carmen Topper
Financial Aid: Mitzie Forrest
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation % Accepted: 32 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Tuition: $18,960 full-time. College room only: $6150. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,328, Grad 78 Faculty: FT 45, PT 65 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 40 Library Holdings: 22,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 112 quarter credits, Associates; 192 quarter credits, Bachelors

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (FORT LAUDERDALE)

1040 Bayview Dr.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Tel: (954)630-0066
Fax: (954)630-0076
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/
Admissions: Ashly Miller
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Professional Accreditation: ABHES

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (HIALEAH)

4410 West 16th Ave., Ste. 52
Hialeah, FL 33012
Tel: (305)558-9500
Fax: (305)558-4419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/
President/CEO: Gilbert Delgado
Admissions: Daniel Alonso
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ABHES

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (MIAMI)

111 Northwest 183rd St., 2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33169
Tel: (305)386-9900
Fax: (305)388-1740
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/
Admissions: Amber Stenbeck
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Faculty: FT 30, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Professional Accreditation: ABHES

NATIONAL SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY, INC. (NORTH MIAMI BEACH)

16150 Northeast 17th Ave.
North Miami Beach, FL 33162-4744
Tel: (305)949-9500
Fax: (305)956-5758
Web Site: http://www.nst.cc/
President/CEO: Mario Miro
Admissions: Walter McQuade
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Enrollment: FT 608 Faculty: FT 35, PT 15 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Professional Accreditation: ARCEST, ABHES

NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

5700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197
Tel: (941)359-4700
Admissions: (941)359-4269
Fax: (941)359-4435
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ncf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gordon E. Michalson, Jr.
Registrar: Adrian Cornelius
Admissions: Kathleen M. Killian
Financial Aid: Monica Mattscheck
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 15% ACT 18-23; 61% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: May 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3797 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $20,345 full-time. College room and board: $6750. College room only: $4170. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: 4-1-4, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 761 Faculty: FT 68, PT 9 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 36 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing 68 Library Holdings: 256,581 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 7 semester-long contracts and 3 independent study projects, senior thesis

NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT PALM BEACH

2410 Metro Centre Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Tel: (561)842-8324
Free: 800-826-9986
Fax: (561)842-9503
Web Site: http://newenglandtech.com/
President/CEO: Charles Halliday
Registrar: Kathy Patterson
Admissions: Kevin Cassidy
Financial Aid: Elizabeth Layton
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $150.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Faculty: FT 46 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, COE

NEW WORLD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
Tel: (305)237-3135
Admissions: (305)237-3472
Fax: (305)237-3794
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mdc.edu/nwsa
President/CEO: John Otis
Admissions: Lourdes Werner
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Miami Dade College and University of Florida % Accepted: 47 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $12,000 full-time, $65.05 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,000 full-time, $216.15 per credit part-time. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 371 Faculty: FT 23, PT 50 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Credit Hours For Degree: 72 credit hours, Associates; 136 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NASAD, NASD, NASM, NAST

NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

1000 Turner Davis Dr.
Madison, FL 32340-1602
Tel: (850)973-2288
Admissions: (850)973-1622
Fax: (850)973-1696
Web Site: http://www.nfcc.edu/
President/CEO: Morris G. Steen, Jr.
Registrar: Mary Anne Wheeler
Admissions: Carolyn Blount
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 86% SAT V 400+; 83% SAT M 400+; 28% ACT 18-23; 9% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 593, PT 704 Faculty: FT 25, PT 19 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 30,137 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball W; Softball W

NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY, FLORIDA CAMPUS

2600 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33409-2911
Tel: (561)478-5500
Free: 800-458-8325
Admissions: (989)837-4367
Fax: (561)640-3328
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.northwood.edu/
President/CEO: John H. Haynie
Registrar: Michelle Webb
Admissions: Dr. David D. Long
Financial Aid: Teresa Palmer
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Scores: 80% SAT V 400+; 89% SAT M 400+; 56% ACT 18-23; 18% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 60 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,316 includes full-time tuition ($15,216), mandatory fees ($585), and college room and board ($7515). College room only: $3870. Part-time tuition: $317 per credit hour. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 794, PT 129 Faculty: FT 19, PT 31 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 45 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 46 Library Holdings: 25,362 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credit hours, Associates; 180 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

3301 College Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Tel: (954)262-7300
Free: 800-541-NOVA
Admissions: (954)262-8000
Fax: (954)262-3967
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.nova.edu/
President/CEO: Ray Ferrero, Jr.
Registrar: G. Elaine Poff
Admissions: Maria Dillard
Financial Aid: Peggy Loewy-Wellisch
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 98% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400 + % Accepted: 54 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Comprehensive fee: $24,320 includes full-time tuition ($17,250), mandatory fees ($550), and college room and board ($6520). College room only: $4120. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $575 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to class time, course load, and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Trimester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 3,379, PT 2,074, Grad 17,548 Faculty: FT 582, PT 1,033 Student-Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 51 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 9 Library Holdings: 668,738 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AAMFT, ABA, ACPhE, ADA, AOTA, AOA, AOsA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, AALS, CEPH Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

OKALOOSA-WALTON COLLEGE

100 College Blvd.
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
Tel: (850)678-5111
Admissions: (850)729-5373
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.owc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. James R. Richburg
Registrar: Christine C. Bishop
Admissions: Christine Bishop
Financial Aid: Patricia Bennett
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent not required. For associate of arts degree programs: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1774 full-time, $55.45 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6661 full-time, $208.15 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 83, PT 160 Student-Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 84,991 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

ORLANDO CULINARY ACADEMY

8511 Commodity Circle, Ste. 100
Orlando, FL 32819
Tel: (407)888-4000; (866)OCA-CHEF
Fax: (407)888-4019
Web Site: http://www.orlandoculinary.com/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACICS

PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

901 South Flagler Dr, PO Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708
Tel: (561)803-2000
Free: 800-238-3998
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.pba.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. David W. Clark
Registrar: Carolanne Brown
Admissions: Buck James
Financial Aid: Margherite Powell
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 99.49% SAT V 400+; 97.9% SAT M 400+; 45.52% ACT 18-23; 35.18% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 44 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $24,030 includes full-time tuition ($17,130), mandatory fees ($220), and college room and board ($6680). College room only: $3350. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $420 per credit. Part-time mandatory fees: $85 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,285, PT 201, Grad 394 Faculty: FT 138, PT 130 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 23 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 45 Library Holdings: 140,714 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACPhE, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball M & W

PALM BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: (561)967-7222
Admissions: (561)868-3032
Web Site: http://www.pbcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Dennis P. Gallon
Registrar: Annaleah Morrow
Admissions: Annaleah Morrow
Financial Aid: Michele Bowles
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 20 Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Area resident tuition: $63 per hour part-time. State resident tuition: $1890 full-time, $63 per hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6892 full-time, $229.75 per hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $10 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,917, PT 15,749 Faculty: FT 231, PT 793 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Library Holdings: 151,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, MACTE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball M & W

PASCO-HERNANDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

10230 Ridge Rd.
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5199
Tel: (727)847-2727
Admissions: (727)816-3261
Fax: (727)816-3450
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.phcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Robert W. Judson, Jr.
Registrar: Michael Malizia
Admissions: Debra Bullard
Financial Aid: S. Rebecca Shanafelt
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1872 full-time, $62 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7222 full-time, $241 per credit part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,670, PT 4,676 Faculty: FT 98, PT 217 Student-Faculty Ratio: 25:1 Library Holdings: 67,852 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Softball W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

PENSACOLA JUNIOR COLLEGE

1000 College Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
Tel: (850)484-1000
Admissions: (850)484-1600
Fax: (850)484-1826
Web Site: http://www.pjc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. G. Thomas Delaino, Jr.
Admissions: Martha Caughey
Financial Aid: Karen Kessler
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1755 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $6540 full-time. Mandatory fees: $300 full-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 212, PT 535 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ACF, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

999 Ave. H, NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881-4299
Tel: (863)297-1000
Admissions: (863)297-1010
Fax: (863)297-1060
E-mail: [email protected] and [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.polk.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. J. Larry Durrence
Registrar: Barbara Guthrie
Admissions: Charles Lyle III and Reggie Webb
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. State resident tuition: $1901 full-time, $63.38 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $7044 full-time, $234.79 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,037, PT 5,045 Faculty: FT 122, PT 324 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Library Holdings: 181,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AHIMA, AOTA, APTA, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Soccer W; Softball W; Volleyball W

REMINGTON COLLEGE-JACKSONVILLE CAMPUS

7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)296-3435
Fax: (904)296-9097
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/
President/CEO: Tony Galang
Admissions: Tony Galang
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Faculty: FT 14, PT 10 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

REMINGTON COLLEGE-PINELLAS CAMPUS

8550 Ulmerton Rd.
Largo, FL 33771
Tel: (727)532-1999; 888-900-2343
Fax: (727)530-7710
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/
Admissions: Edna Higgins
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Continuous Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

REMINGTON COLLEGE-TAMPA CAMPUS

2410 East Busch Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612-8410
Tel: (813)932-0701
Admissions: (813)935-5700
Fax: (813)935-7415
Web Site: http://www.remingtoncollege.edu/
President/CEO: William D. Polmear
Registrar: Carol-Ann J. Mendoza
Admissions: James Royster
Financial Aid: Chris Schilling
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $50.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $50. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 685 Faculty: FT 18, PT 8 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 4,100 Credit Hours For Degree: 99 quarter hours, Associates; 90 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACCSCT

RINGLING SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

2700 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234-5895
Tel: (941)351-5100
Free: 800-255-7695
Fax: (941)359-7517
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ringling.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry R. Thompson
Registrar: Donna Anderson
Admissions: James Dean
Financial Aid: Kurt Wolf
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 27 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $30,565 includes full-time tuition ($21,200), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($9165). College room only: $4917. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, program, and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1000 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, program, and student level. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,050, PT 38 Faculty: FT 60, PT 59 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 63 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 47 Library Holdings: 46,802 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 123 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: FIDER, NASAD

ROLLINS COLLEGE

1000 Holt Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499
Tel: (407)646-2000
Admissions: (407)646-2161
Fax: (407)646-2600
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.rollins.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Lewis Duncan
Admissions: David Erdmann
Financial Aid: Phil Asbury
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 39% ACT 18-23; 46% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 53 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $38,366 includes full-time tuition ($28,390), mandatory fees ($834), and college room and board ($9142). College room only: $5376. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,719, Grad 774 Faculty: FT 185, PT 32 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 42 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 66 Library Holdings: 288,323 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 35 courses equaling at least 35 course units, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ACA, NASM Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Sailing M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

ST. JOHN VIANNEY COLLEGE SEMINARY

2900 Southwest 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33165-3244
Tel: (305)223-4561
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sjvcs.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. John Noonan
Registrar: Dr. Zoila Diaz
Admissions: Msgr. John Noonan
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 75% SAT V 400+; 65% SAT M 400+; 100% ACT 18-23 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 47 Faculty: FT 6, PT 13 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 98 Library Holdings: 54,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 128 semester hours, Bachelors

ST. JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

5001 Saint Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL 32177-3897
Tel: (386)312-4200
Admissions: (386)312-4032
Fax: (386)312-4292
Web Site: http://www.sjrcc.cc.fl.us/
President/CEO: Dr. R. L. McLendon, Jr.
Registrar: Wayne Bodiford
Admissions: O'Neal Williams
Financial Aid: Wayne Bodiford
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: State resident tuition: $1732 full-time, $66.88 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6348 full-time, $251.14 per semester hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 61, PT 96 Exams: SAT I and SAT II or ACT Library Holdings: 56,925 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M; Softball W; Volleyball W

SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY

PO Box 6665
St. Leo, FL 33574-6665
Tel: (352)588-8200
Free: 800-334-5532
Admissions: (352)588-8283
Fax: (352)588-8257
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.saintleo.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.
Registrar: Karen Hatfield
Admissions: Gary Bracken
Financial Aid: James Wingate
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 97% SAT M 400+; 72% ACT 18-23; 25% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 43 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: August 15 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $22,140 includes full-time tuition ($14,250), mandatory fees ($430), and college room and board ($7460). College room only: $3920. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,335, PT 49, Grad 879 Faculty: FT 66, PT 56 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 68 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 68 Library Holdings: 141,521 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates; 122 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: CSWE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Lacrosse M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE

PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489
Tel: (727)341-3600
Admissions: (727)712-5892
Fax: (727)341-3150
Web Site: http://www.spjc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Carl M. Kuttler, Jr.
Registrar: Martyn Clay
Admissions: Martyn Clay
Financial Aid: Theresa Furnas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed % Accepted: 100 Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1646 full-time, $54.88 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6587 full-time, $219.11 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $337 full-time, $25.17 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 8,012, PT 16,090 Faculty: FT 313, PT 1,599 Library Holdings: 222,990 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ABFSE, ADA, AHIMA, APTA, CARC, JRCEMT, NAACLS, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W; Volleyball W

ST. PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

10830 Navajo Dr.
St. Petersburg, FL 33708
Tel: (727)399-0276
Fax: (727)347-3695
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sptseminary.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Myron M. Miller
Admissions: Jane Cargile
Type: Two-Year Upper Division Sex: Coed Affiliation: interdenominational H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Tuition: $3600 full-time, $120 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $30 full-time, $15 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level and degree level. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4, PT 25, Grad 41 Faculty: FT 12, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 2:1 Library Holdings: 25,146 Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: TACCS

ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY

16401 Northwest 37th Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33054-6459
Tel: (305)625-6000
Free: 800-367-9010
Admissions: (305)628-6546
Fax: (305)628-6591
Web Site: http://www.stu.edu/
President/CEO: Rev. Msgr. Franklyn M. Casale
Registrar: Dr. Kenneth C. Johnson
Admissions: Patricia Bisciotti
Financial Aid: Anh Do
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Roman Catholic Scores: 78% SAT V 400+; 66% SAT M 400+; 36.4% ACT 18-23; 9.1% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 91 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $23,490 includes full-time tuition ($17,860) and college room and board ($5630). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $595 per credit. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,096, PT 62, Grad 730 Faculty: FT 95, PT 155 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 10 Library Holdings: 154,017 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ABA, AALS Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE (JACKSONVILLE)

10255 Fortune Parkway, Ste. 501
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: (904)363-6221
Fax: (904)363-6824
Web Site: http://www.sbjacksonville.com/
President/CEO: Wyman Dickey
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ABHES, ACICS

SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE (LAUDERDALE LAKES)

4780 N. State Rd., 7 Bldg. E, Ste. 100
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33309
Tel: (954)733-8900
Fax: (954)733-8994
Web Site: http://www.sbftlauderdale.com/
President/CEO: Jay Asher
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed

SANFORD-BROWN INSTITUTE (TAMPA)

5701 E. Hillsborough Ave.
Tampa, FL 33610
Tel: (813)621-0072
Fax: (813)626-0392
Web Site: http://www.sbtampa.com/
President/CEO: Pamela Bowman
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Professional Accreditation: ACICS

SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

3000 Northwest 83rd St.
Gainesville, FL 32606-6200
Tel: (352)395-5000
Admissions: (352)395-5857
Fax: (352)395-5581
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Jackson N. Sasser
Registrar: Margaret Karrh
Admissions: Margaret Karrh
Financial Aid: Steven H. Fisher
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $1755 full-time, $58.50 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6540 full-time, $218 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 6,560, PT 7,246 Faculty: FT 311, PT 471 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 81,832 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ACCE, ADA, AHIMA, CARC, JRCERT, JRCEMT, JRCNMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

SCHILLER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

453 Edgewater Dr.
Dunedin, FL 34698-7532
Tel: (727)736-5082
Free: 800-336-4133
Fax: (727)734-0359
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.schiller.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Walter W. Leibrecht
Admissions: Kamala Dontamsetti
Financial Aid: Terry Reeves
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Schiller International University Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $24,480 includes full-time tuition ($16,880) and college room and board ($7600). Part-time tuition: $470 per credit. Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 103, PT 5, Grad 69 Faculty: FT 4, PT 30 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 Library Holdings: 1,918 Credit Hours For Degree: 62 credits, Associates; 124 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: ACICS

SEMINOLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

100 Weldon Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
Tel: (407)328-4722
Admissions: (407)708-2380
Fax: (407)328-2395
Web Site: http://www.scc-fl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. E. Ann McGee
Registrar: Dr. Travis Spaulding
Admissions: Pamela Mennechey
Financial Aid: Robert Lynn
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $1592 full-time, $53.08 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6125 full-time, $214.18 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $488 full-time, $16.28 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,079, PT 7,603 Faculty: FT 200, PT 609 Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Library Holdings: 102,744 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: APTA, CARC, JRCEMT, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

600 West College Dr.
Avon Park, FL 33825-9356
Tel: (863)453-6661
Fax: (863)453-0165
Web Site: http://www.sfcc.cc.fl.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Norman L. Stephens, Jr.
Registrar: Dr. Deborah Fuschetti
Admissions: Annie Alexander-Harvey
Financial Aid: Susie Johnson
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 813, PT 1,263 Faculty: FT 46, PT 157 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: Other Library Holdings: 42,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ADA Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Tennis W; Volleyball W

SOUTH UNIVERSITY (TAMPA)

4401 N. Himes Ave.
Tampa, FL 33614
Tel: (813)393-3800
Web Site: http://www.southuniversity.edu
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition: $11,475 full-time, $2995 per term part-time. Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II

SOUTH UNIVERSITY (WEST PALM BEACH)

1760 North Congress Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
Tel: (561)697-9200; (866)629-9200
Admissions: (866)629-2902
Fax: (561)697-9944
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.southuniversity.edu/
President/CEO: John T. South, III
Registrar: Stephanie Tinsley
Admissions: Joe Rogalski
Financial Aid: Amy Hart
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Education Management Corporation Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. Tuition: $11,475 full-time, $2995 per term part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Enrollment: FT 347, PT 155 Faculty: FT 18, PT 40 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 8,400 Credit Hours For Degree: 106 quarter hours, Associates; 180 quarter hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AAMAE, APTA

SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

1000 Longfellow Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33801-6099
Tel: (863)667-5000
Free: 800-500-8760
Fax: (863)667-5200
Web Site: http://www.seuniversity.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Mark Rutland
Registrar: Kathy Bucklew
Admissions: Omar Rashed
Financial Aid: Carol Bradley
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Assemblies of God Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $17,178 includes full-time tuition ($11,040), mandatory fees ($460), and college room and board ($5678). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $460 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, degree level, program, and reciprocity agreements. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 1,851, PT 113 Faculty: FT 48, PT 68 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 69 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 60 Library Holdings: 96,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 125 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Volleyball W

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE (FORT MYERS)

1685 Medical Ln.
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Tel: (239)939-4766; (866)SWFC-NOW
Fax: (239)936-4040
Web Site: http://www.swfc.edu/
President/CEO: Gregory H. Jones
Registrar: Shannon Woostey
Financial Aid: Keith Thomas
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission Application Deadline: Rolling H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter Library Holdings: 1,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 96 quarter hours, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE (TAMPA)

3910 Riga Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813)630-4401; 877-907-2456
Web Site: http://www.swfc.edu/
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Calendar System: Quarter

STETSON UNIVERSITY

421 North Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, FL 32723
Tel: (386)822-7000
Free: 800-688-0101
Admissions: (386)822-7100
Fax: (386)822-8832
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.stetson.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. H. Douglas Lee
Registrar: Dr. John M. Tichenor
Admissions: Deborah Thompson
Financial Aid: Terry Whittum
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 42% ACT 18-23; 50% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 69 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: March 15 Application Fee: $40.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For adult students, transfer students: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. Comprehensive fee: $32,725 includes full-time tuition ($23,975), mandatory fees ($1475), and college room and board ($7275). College room only: $4075. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $760 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 2,160, PT 74, Grad 415 Faculty: FT 186, PT 82 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 54 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 67 Library Holdings: 382,154 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABA, ACA, AALS, JRCEPAT, NASM, NCATE Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Volleyball W

TALLAHASSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

444 Appleyard Dr.
Tallahassee, FL 32304-2895
Tel: (850)201-6200
Web Site: http://www.tcc.fl.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. William D. Law, Jr.
Registrar: Sharon Jefferson
Financial Aid: William Spiers
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Admission Plans: Open Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $0.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,533, PT 6,433 Faculty: FT 145, PT 342 Student-Faculty Ratio: 30:1 Exams: Other, SAT I or ACT Library Holdings: 84,415 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCEMT Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Softball W

TALMUDIC COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

1910 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305)534-7050; 888-825-6834
Fax: (305)534-8444
Web Site: http://www.talmudicu.edu/
President/CEO: Rabbi Yochanan Zweig
Registrar: Rabbi Moshe Mendel Simon
Admissions: Rabbi Ira Hill
Financial Aid: Rabbi Yitzchak Zweig
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Men Affiliation: Jewish Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $250.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $250. Comprehensive fee: $12,500 includes full-time tuition ($7250), mandatory fees ($250), and college room and board ($5000). College room only: $2500. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 15, Grad 15 Faculty: FT 6 Student-Faculty Ratio: 5:1 % Receiving Financial Aid: 70 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 99 Library Holdings: 25,000 Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AARTS

TRINITY BAPTIST COLLEGE

800 Hammond Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32221
Tel: (904)596-2400
Free: 800-786-2206
Admissions: (904)596-2538
Fax: (904)596-2531
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.tbc.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Thomas Messer
Registrar: John Cash
Admissions: Larry Appleby
Financial Aid: Ben Brochie
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Baptist Scores: 97.62% SAT V 400+; 95.12% SAT M 400+; 64.52% ACT 18-23; 16.13% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 100 Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $10,600. Part-time tuition: $245 per semester hour. Tuition: $245 per semester hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 294, PT 128, Grad 43 Faculty: FT 12, PT 38 Student-Faculty Ratio: 15:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 48 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 57 Library Holdings: 35,070 Credit Hours For Degree: 64 semester hours, Associates; 130 semester hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: TACCS Intercollegiate Athletics: Basketball M & W; Track and Field M

TRINITY COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

2430 Welbilt Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL 34655
Tel: (727)376-6911
Free: 800-388-0869
Fax: (727)376-0781
Web Site: http://www.trinitycollege.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Bill W. Lanpher
Registrar: Mark Sawyer
Admissions: Dr. David Colburn
Financial Aid: Sue Wayne
Type: Four-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: nondenominational Scores: 90% SAT V 400+; 47% SAT M 400+; 28% ACT 18-23; 36% ACT 24-29 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 138, PT 65 Faculty: FT 6, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 95 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 54 Library Holdings: 40,523 Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 123 credit hours, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: AABC

UNIVERSIDAD FLET

14540 SW 136th St., Ste. 200
Miami, FL 33186
Tel: (305)232-5880; 888-376-3538
Admissions: (305)378-8700
Fax: (305)232-3592
Web Site: http://www.flet.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Larry Mccullough
Admissions: Lourdes Ramirez
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Costs Per Year: Tuition: $30 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $700 full-time. Enrollment: FT 75, PT 707, Grad 84 Faculty: FT 4, PT 16 Student-Faculty Ratio: 36:1 Professional Accreditation: DETC

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32816
Tel: (407)823-2000
Admissions: (407)823-3000
Fax: (407)823-3419
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.ucf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John C. Hitt
Registrar: Dr. Dennis Dulniak
Admissions: Dr. Gordon Chavis, Jr.
Financial Aid: Mary McKinney
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 99.7% SAT V 400+; 99.9% SAT M 400+; 47.3% ACT 18-23; 47.7% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: March 01 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3141 full-time, $105 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,272 full-time, $542 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $198 full-time, $6.60 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. College room and board: $7400. College room only: $4300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 28,584, PT 9,212, Grad 7,157 Faculty: FT 1,192, PT 445 Student-Faculty Ratio: 27:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 56 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 20 Library Holdings: 1,152,653 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, AACN, ACA, AHIMA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, CARC, CSWE, JRCERT, JRCEPAT, NAACLS, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Gainesville, FL 32611
Tel: (352)392-3261
Admissions: (352)392-1365
Web Site: http://www.ufl.edu/
President/CEO: Bernard J. Machen
Registrar: Stephen J. Pritz
Admissions: Patrick C. Herring
Financial Aid: Karen L. Fooks
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: Board of Trustees Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 16% ACT 18-23; 60% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 52 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Early Decision Plan Application Deadline: January 17 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3,094 full-time, $103.12 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $17,222 full-time, $574.08 per credit hour part-time. College room and board: $6260. College room only: $3940. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 32,006, PT 2,662, Grad 10,957 Faculty: FT 2,229, PT 82 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 39 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 21 Library Holdings: 5,024,637 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, AACN, AAFCS, ABA, ACNM, ACCE, ACPhE, ACA, ADA, ADtA, ACSP, AOTA, APTA, APA, ASLA, ASLHA, AVMA AALS, CORE, FIDER, JRCEPAT, LCMEAMA, NASAD, NASM, NAST, NCATE, NRPA, SAF Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W;

Football M; Golf M & W; Gymnastics W; Soccer W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

University of Miami Branch Coral Gables, FL 33124
Tel: (305)284-2211
Admissions: (305)284-4323
Fax: (305)284-2507
Web Site: http://www.miami.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Donna E. Shalala
Registrar: Dr. Scott Ingold
Admissions: Edward M. Gillis
Financial Aid: James Bauer
Type: University Sex: Coed Scores: 99% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 14% ACT 18-23; 54% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 46 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Early Decision Plan; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: February 01 Application Fee: $65.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $65. Comprehensive fee: $37,926 includes full-time tuition ($29,020) and college room and board ($8906). College room only: $5224. Full-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $1208 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load, location, and program. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,766, PT 771, Grad 3,219 Faculty: FT 892, PT 383 Student-Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT, SAT I and SAT II, SAT II % Receiving Financial Aid: 52 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 42 Library Holdings: 1,415,781 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 120 credits, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEHSA, ACEJMC, ABA, ACNM, APTA, APA, AALS, CEPH, LCMEAMA, NASM, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Badminton M & W; Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Crew W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf W; Racquetball M & W; Soccer W; Softball W; Squash M & W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W; Water Polo M & W

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA

4567 St. Johns Bluff Rd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
Tel: (904)620-1000
Admissions: (904)620-2624
Fax: (904)620-1040
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.unf.edu/
President/CEO: John A. Delaney
Registrar: Kimberly Luther
Admissions: John Yancey
Financial Aid: Janice Nowak
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 100% SAT M 400+; 79% ACT 18-23; 18% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 62 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Early Action; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: July 02 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3269 full-time, $108.95 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,911 full-time, $497.02 per semester hour part-time. College room and board: $6640. College room only: $3810. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 9,540, PT 3,870, Grad 1,824 Faculty: FT 448, PT 252 Student-Faculty Ratio: 22:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 15 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 17 Library Holdings: 746,604 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Navy Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACCE, ACA, ADtA, APTA, CORE, JRCEPAT, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-CENTRAL FLORIDA CAMPUS

2290 Lucien Way, Ste. 400
Maitland, FL 32751-7057
Tel: (407)667-0555
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Laura Palmer Noone
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Financial Aid: Robert Collins
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,654, Grad 613 Faculty: FT 17, PT 226 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-NORTH FLORIDA CAMPUS

4500 Salisbury Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216-0959
Tel: (904)636-6645
Free: 800-894-1758
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Steve Flatt
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 1,784, Grad 596 Faculty: FT 9, PT 246 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-SOUTH FLORIDA CAMPUS

600 North Pine Island Rd., Ste. 500
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33324-1393
Tel: (954)382-5303
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Laura Palmer Noone
Registrar: Tandy Elisala
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Financial Aid: Robert Collins
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,043, Grad 748 Faculty: FT 10, PT 254 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN

UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-WEST FLORIDA CAMPUS

12802 Tampa Oaks Blvd., Ste. 200
Temple Terrace, FL 33637
Tel: (813)626-7911
Free: 800-228-7240
Admissions: (480)557-1712
Fax: (813)977-1449
Web Site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Laura Palmer Noone
Registrar: Tandy Elisala
Admissions: Nina Omelchanko
Financial Aid: Robert Collins
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $110.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $110. Tuition: $9960 full-time, $332 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $560 full-time, $70 per course part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Continuous, Summer Session Not available Enrollment: FT 2,064, Grad 691 Faculty: FT 18, PT 216 Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1 Library Holdings: 444 Regional Accreditation: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credits, Associates; 120 credits, Bachelors Professional Accreditation: NLN

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620-9951
Tel: (813)974-2011; 877-USF-BULLS
Admissions: (813)974-3350
Fax: (813)974-9689
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.usf.edu
President/CEO: Dr. Judy Genshaft
Registrar: Angela Debose
Admissions: J. Robert Spatig
Financial Aid: Leonard E. Gude
Type: University Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 99.7% SAT V 400+; 99.6% SAT M 400+; 50.5% ACT 18-23; 42.4% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 58 Admission Plans: Early Admission Application Deadline: April 15 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $3310 full-time, $108 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $16,076 full-time, $533 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $74 full-time, $37 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and location. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, and location. College room and board: $6900. College room only: $3563. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 23,945, PT 9,758, Grad 8,520 Faculty: FT 1,727, PT 702 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 44 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 13 Library Holdings: 1,970,283 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Navy, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, ABET, ACEJMC, AACN, ALA, APTA, APA, ASLHA, CEPH, CORE, CSWE, LCMEAMA, NASAD, NASM, NASPAA, NAST, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA

401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606-1490
Tel: (813)253-3333; 888-MINARET
Admissions: (813)253-6211
Fax: (813)254-4955
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.utampa.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Ronald L. Vaughn
Registrar: Leslie Sutton-Smith
Admissions: Barbara P. Strickler
Financial Aid: John Marsh
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 99.7% SAT V 400+; 99.5% SAT M 400+; 57.5% ACT 18-23; 36.2% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 50 Admission Plans: Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $25,784 includes full-time tuition ($17,906), mandatory fees ($942), and college room and board ($6936). College room only: $3710. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $380 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $35 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 4,169, PT 467, Grad 566 Faculty: FT 208, PT 217 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 55 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 59 Library Holdings: 252,147 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 62 semester hours, Associates; 124 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, NASM, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Crew M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Swimming and Diving M & W; Tennis W; Volleyball W

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

11000 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
Tel: (850)474-2000
Free: 800-263-1074
Admissions: (850)474-2230
Fax: (850)474-2096
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://uwf.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. John C. Cavanaugh
Registrar: Ann Dziadon
Admissions: Dr. Richard A. Barth
Financial Aid: Cathy Brown
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: State University System of Florida Scores: 100% SAT V 400+; 98% SAT M 400+; 54% ACT 18-23; 41% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 68 Admission Plans: Preferred Admission; Early Admission; Deferred Admission Application Deadline: June 30 Application Fee: $30.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $2147 full-time, $106.59 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $14,654 full-time, $523.48 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1050 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location. Part-time tuition varies according to location. College room and board: $6600. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 5,771, PT 2,397, Grad 1,464 Faculty: FT 308, PT 219 Student-Faculty Ratio: 19:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 18 Library Holdings: 414,418 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates; 120 semester hours, Bachelors ROTC: Army, Air Force Professional Accreditation: AACSB, AACN, CSWE, NAACLS, NASM, NASPAA, NCATE, NLN Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field W; Volleyball W

VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PO Box 3028
Orlando, FL 32802-3028
Tel: (407)299-5000
Admissions: (407)582-1511
Web Site: http://www.valencia.cc.fl.us/
President/CEO: Dr. Sanford C. Shugart
Registrar: Dr. Renee K. Simpson
Admissions: Dr. Renee Simpson
Financial Aid: Linda Downing
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Affiliation: Florida Community College System Scores: 97% SAT V 400+; 93% SAT M 400 + Admission Plans: Open Admission; Preferred Admission; Early Admission Application Deadline: August 12 Application Fee: $25.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $25. State resident tuition: $1673 full-time, $66.11 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6287 full-time, $248.05 per credit hour part-time. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 396, PT 794 Student-Faculty Ratio: 21:1 Library Holdings: 101,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 semester hours, Associates ROTC: Army Professional Accreditation: ADA, CARC, JRCEDMS, JRCERT, JRCEMT, NLN

WARNER SOUTHERN COLLEGE

13895 US Hwy. 27
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Tel: (863)638-1426
Admissions: (863)638-7212
Web Site: http://www.warner.edu/
President/CEO: Dr. Gregory V. Hall
Registrar: Sara Fasel
Admissions: Jason Roe
Financial Aid: Lorrie White
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Affiliation: Church of God Scores: 76% SAT V 400+; 75% SAT M 400+; 48% ACT 18-23; 6% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 58 Admission Plans: Deferred Admission Application Deadline: Rolling Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted. For a portfolio on standardized tests for home schoolers: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $18,466 includes full-time tuition ($12,440), mandatory fees ($150), and college room and board ($5876). College room only: $2890. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $320 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $25 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 778, PT 143, Grad 49 Faculty: FT 35, PT 64 Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 66 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 41 Library Holdings: 56,419 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 64 credit hours, Associates; 128 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cheerleading M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball W

WEBBER INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

PO Box 96, 1200 North Scenic Hwy.
Babson Park, FL 33827-0096
Tel: (863)638-1431
Free: 800-741-1844
Admissions: (863)638-2910
Fax: (863)638-2823
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.webber.edu/
President/CEO: Rex R. Yentes
Registrar: Kathy Wilson
Admissions: Julie Ragans
Financial Aid: Kathy Wilson
Type: Comprehensive Sex: Coed Scores: 79.6% SAT V 400+; 80.58% SAT M 400+; 50% ACT 18-23; 1.72% ACT 24-29 % Accepted: 66 Admission Plans: Early Action Application Deadline: August 01 Application Fee: $35.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. Comprehensive fee: $19,090 includes full-time tuition ($14,390) and college room and board ($4700). Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Semester, Summer Session Available Enrollment: FT 506, PT 51, Grad 59 Faculty: FT 25, PT 20 Student-Faculty Ratio: 17:1 Exams: SAT I or ACT % Receiving Financial Aid: 59 % Residing in College-Owned, -Operated, or -Affiliated Housing: 37 Library Holdings: 25,000 Regional Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Credit Hours For Degree: 60 credit hours, Associates; 120 credit hours, Bachelors Intercollegiate Athletics: Baseball M; Basketball M & W; Cross-Country Running M & W; Football M; Golf M & W; Soccer M & W; Softball W; Tennis M & W; Track and Field M & W; Volleyball M & W

WEBSTER COLLEGE (HOLIDAY)

2127 Grand Blvd.
Holiday, FL 34690
Tel: (727)942-0069; 888-729-7247
Fax: (727)938-5709
Web Site: http://www.webstercollege.com/
President/CEO: Claire L. Walker
Admissions: Claire L. Walker
Financial Aid: Tina Fisher
Type: Two-Year College Scholarships: Available Faculty: FT 6, PT 12 Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Exams: Other Professional Accreditation: ACICS

WEBSTER COLLEGE (OCALA)

1530 SW Third Ave.
Ocala, FL 34474
Tel: (352)629-1941
Fax: (352)629-0926
Web Site: http://www.webstercollege.com/
President/CEO: Todd Matthews
Registrar: Doreen Crandall
Admissions: Todd Matthews
Financial Aid: Susan Van House
Type: Two-Year College Sex: Coed Admission Plans: Open Admission; Deferred Admission Application Fee: $20.00 H.S. Requirements: High school diploma required; GED accepted Scholarships: Available Calendar System: Quarter, Summer Session Available Faculty: FT 12, PT 24 Library Holdings: 2,400 Credit Hours For Degree: 90 credits, Associates Professional Accreditation: ACICS

YESHIVA GEDOLAH RABBINICAL COLLEGE

1140 Alton Rd.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Tel: (305)673-5664
Fax: (305)532-9820
Type: Four-Year College Affiliation: Jewish Professional Accreditation: AARTS

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Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Clinical Psychology, MD

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, B

Education, MDO

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Finance and Banking, M

Health Services Administration, M

Human Resources Development, M

International Trade, M

Marketing, M

Psychology, BMD

THE ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE

Apparel and Textiles, A

Applied Art, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer Graphics, B

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Industrial Design, B

Interior Design, B

Photography, A

Radio and Television, A

THE ART INSTITUTE OF TAMPA

Advertising, B

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, AB

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Graphic Design, AB

Interior Design, B

ATI CAREER TRAINING CENTER (FORT LAUDERDALE)

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

ATI HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY

American History (United States), B

American Literature (United States), B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

English Language and Literature, B

European History, B

Latin Language and Literature, B

Mathematics, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies, B

Theology and Religious Vocations, MD

Theology/Theological Studies, B

THE BAPTIST COLLEGE OF FLORIDA

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Child Care and Support Services Management, A

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Religious Education, AB

Religious/Sacred Music, AB

Theology/Theological Studies, AB

BARRY UNIVERSITY

Accounting, B

Acting, B

Advertising, B

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine, M

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Broadcast Journalism, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MO

Chemistry, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Clinical Psychology, M

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, B

Communication and Media Studies, MO

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Corporate and Organizational Communication, M

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MDO

Criminology, B

CytoTechnology/Cytotechnologist, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Ecology, B

Economics, B

Education, BMDO

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, MDO

Elementary Education and Teaching, BMO

Engineering, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Finance, B

Fine Arts and Art Studies, MO

French Language and Literature, B

Health Services Administration, M

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MD

History, B

Human Resources Development, MD

Information Science/Studies, BM

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Kinesiology and Movement Studies, M

Law and Legal Studies, P

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Management Information Systems and Services, BO

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, MO

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Nurse Anesthetist, M

Nursing, MDO

Nursing - Advanced Practice, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, MDO

Nursing Education, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, M

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, M

Philosophy, B

Photography, BMO

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physician Assistant, M

Piano and Organ, B

Podiatric Medicine, PO

Political Science and Government, B

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Pre-Pharmacy Studies, B

Pre-Veterinary Studies, B

Psychology, BMO

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Radio and Television, B

Reading Teacher Education, MO

Rehabilitation Counseling, MO

School Psychology, MO

Social Work, MD

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Special Education and Teaching, BMDO

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, BMO

Theology and Religious Vocations, MD

Theology/Theological Studies, B

Voice and Opera, B

BEACON COLLEGE

Human Services, AB

Information Science/Studies, AB

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

BETHUNE-COOKMAN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemistry, B

Chemistry Teacher Education, B

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Science, B

Corrections and Criminal Justice, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Gerontology, B

History, B

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, B

Information Science/Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Philosophy and Religious Studies, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Physics, B

Physics Teacher Education, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

Sociology, B

Speech and Rhetorical Studies, B

BREVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemical Engineering, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Software and Media Applications, A

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

International Business/Trade/Commerce, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Manufacturing Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Radio and Television, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Surgical Technology/Technologist, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, A

BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, A

Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Child Development, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician, A

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Corrections, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Elementary Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering Science, A

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Insurance, A

Interior Design, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE-MIAMI

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Software Technology/Technician, A

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

CARLOS ALBIZU UNIVERSITY, MIAMI CAMPUS

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BMD

Clinical Psychology, D

Counseling Psychology, M

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, M

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, M

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, M

Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, M

Organizational Management, M

Psychology, BMD

School Psychology, M

Special Education and Teaching, M

CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Business/Commerce, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Landscaping and Groundskeeping, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Office Management and Supervision, A

Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies, A

Physical Therapist Assistant, A

Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager, A

Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant, A

CHIPOLA COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Agriculture, A

Agronomy and Crop Science, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Science, A

Education, A

Finance, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Pre-Engineering, A

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Work, A

CLEARWATER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, AB

Bible/Biblical Studies, B

Biology Teacher Education, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

General Studies, AB

History, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Music, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Pastoral Studies/Counseling, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Pre-Law Studies, B

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, B

Psychology, B

Religious/Sacred Music, B

Social Studies Teacher Education, B

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY

Accounting, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

Medical/Clinical Assistant, A

System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager, A

DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, A

Advertising, A

Agriculture, A

Anthropology, A

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Astronomy, A

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, A

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician, A

Behavioral Sciences, A

Biological and Physical Sciences, A

Biology/Biological Sciences, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Chemistry, A

Child Development, A

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, A

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Commercial and Advertising Art, A

Computer and Information Sciences, A

Computer Engineering, A

Computer Graphics, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, A

Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator, A

Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, A

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Corrections, A

Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, A

Court Reporting/Court Reporter, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Criminal Justice/Police Science, A

Criminology, A

Culinary Arts/Chef Training, A

Dance, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, A

Economics, A

Education, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

English Language and Literature, A

Fashion/Apparel Design, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, A

Forestry, A

Geology/Earth Science, A

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, A

Health Teacher Education, A

Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician, A

History, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, A

Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, A

Information Technology, A

Insurance, A

Interior Design, A

Journalism, A

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, A

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Legal Assistant/Paralegal, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training, A

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, A

Marketing/Marketing Management, A

Mass Communication/Media Studies, A

Mathematics, A

Medical Administrative Assistant/Secretary, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, A

Philosophy, A

Photography, A

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, A

Physical Therapy/Therapist, A

Physics, A

Psychology, A

Public Health (MPH, DPH), A

Radio and Television, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

Sociology, A

Special Products Marketing Operations, A

Statistics, A

Telecommunications Technology/Technician, A

Tourism and Travel Services Management, A

Zoology/Animal Biology, A

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIAMI)

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (MIRAMAR)

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Medical Informatics, B

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (ORLANDO)

Biomedical Technology/Technician, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, B

Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst, B

Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, AB

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, AB

Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician, A

Information Science/Studies, B

Medical Informatics, B

DEVRY UNIVERSITY (TAMPA)

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

ECKERD COLLEGE

American/United States Studies/Civilization, B

Anthropology, B

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Comparative Literature, B

Computer Science, B

Creative Writing, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, B

Economics, B

Environmental Studies, B

Foreign Languages and Literatures, B

French Language and Literature, B

German Language and Literature, B

History, B

Human Development and Family Studies, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

Humanities/Humanistic Studies, B

Interdisciplinary Studies, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, B

International Relations and Affairs, B

Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, B

Mathematics, B

Modern Languages, B

Music, B

Philosophy, B

Physics, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Visual and Performing Arts, B

Women's Studies, B

EDISON COLLEGE

Accounting, A

Applied Art, A

Art/Art Studies, General, A

Business Administration and Management, A

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, A

Computer Programming, Specific Applications, A

Computer Programming/Programmer, A

Computer Science, A

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, A

Dental Hygiene/Hygienist, A

Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, A

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, A

Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic), A

Engineering, A

Engineering Technology, A

Finance, A

Fire Science/Firefighting, A

Horticultural Science, A

Hospitality Administration/Management, A

Human Services, A

Information Technology, A

Law and Legal Studies, A

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Music, A

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, A

Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer, A

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, A

Social Sciences, A

System Administration/Administrator, A

EDWARD WATERS COLLEGE

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Chemistry, B

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Education, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

History, B

Information Science/Studies, B

Journalism, B

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Mathematics, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Social Sciences, B

Social Work, B

Sociology, B

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, B

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, BM

Air Traffic Controller, B

Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician, B

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, B

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, BM

Business Administration, Management and Operations, BM

Civil Engineering, B

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric, B

Computer Engineering, B

Computer Software Engineering, B

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Engineering Physics, B

Environmental Psychology, B

Ergonomics and Human Factors, M

Mechanical Engineering, B

Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, B

Physics, B

Planetary Astronomy and Science, M

Software Engineering, M

Systems Engineering, M

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, EXTENDED CAMPUS

Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, AB

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, M

Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician, A

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, BM

Business Administration, Management and Operations, AB

Management of Technology, M

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (BOCA RATON)

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew, B

Aviation, M

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Construction Management, B

Information Science/Studies, M

Information Technology, B

Management Science, B

EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY (SARASOTA)

Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, B

Aviation/Airway Management and Operations, B

Business/Commerce, B

Construction Management, B

Information Technology, B

FLAGLER COLLEGE

Accounting, B

Art Teacher Education, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Communication, Journalism and Related Programs, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments, Including Deafness, B

Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities, B

Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, B

English Language and Literature, B

Fine/Studio Arts, B

Graphic Design, B

History, B

Latin American Studies, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, B

Philosophy, B

Political Science and Government, B

Psychology, B

Public Administration, B

Secondary Education and Teaching, B

Sociology, B

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Sport and Fitness Administration/Management, B

FLORIDA AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Accounting and Business/Management, B

Actuarial Science, B

Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, B

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, M

African-American/Black Studies, BM

Agribusiness, M

Agricultural Business and Management, B

Agricultural Education, M

Agriculture, B

Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, M

Animal Sciences, BM

Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Architecture, BM

Art Teacher Education, B

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, M

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Biomedical Engineering, MD

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, M

Business Education, M

Business Teacher Education, B

Chemical Engineering, BMD

Chemistry, BM

Civil Engineering, BMD

Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Commercial and Advertising Art, B

Community Psychology, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, B

Construction Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, M

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, B

Criminology, M

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Early Childhood Education and Teaching, M

Economics, BM

Education, BMD

Educational Administration and Supervision, MD

Educational Leadership and Administration, D

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician, B

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English Education, M

English Language and Literature, B

Entomology, BM

Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, MD

Environmental Sciences, BMD

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Finance and Financial Management Services, B

Food Science and Technology, M

French Language and Literature, B

Geography, B

Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator Production, B

Health and Physical Education, B

Health Education, M

Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator, B

Health Teacher Education, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

History, BM

Horticultural Science, B

Industrial Education, M

Industrial Engineering, B

Industrial/Management Engineering, MD

Information Science/Studies, B

International Affairs, M

Jazz/Jazz Studies, B

Journalism, BM

Kindergarten/PreSchool Education and Teaching, B

Landscape Architecture, BM

Law and Legal Studies, P

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, A

Management Information Systems and Services, BM

Marketing, M

Mass Communication/Media Studies, B

Mathematics, B

Mathematics Teacher Education, M

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Medical Illustration and Informatics, B

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, MD

Molecular Biology, B

Music, B

Music Performance, B

Music Teacher Education, B

Nursing, M

Nursing - Registered Nurse Training, B

Nursing Administration, M

Occupational Therapy/Therapist, B

Ornamental Horticulture, B

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, B

Pharmaceutical Administration, M

Pharmaceutical Sciences, MD

Pharmacology, MD

Pharmacy, BDP

Philosophy, B

Physical Education Teaching and Coaching, BM

Physical Therapy/Therapist, BM

Physics, BMD

Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management, B

Plant Sciences, M

Political Science and Government, BM

Pre-Dentistry Studies, B

Psychology, BM

Public Administration, BM

Public Health, M

Public Relations/Image Management, B

Recreation and Park Management, M

Religion/Religious Studies, B

Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist, B

School Psychology, M

Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education, M

Secondary Education and Teaching, M

Social Sciences, BM

Social Studies Teacher Education, M

Social Work, BM

Sociology, BM

Software Engineering, M

Spanish Language and Literature, B

Technology Education/Industrial Arts, B

Toxicology, MD

Trade and Industrial Teacher Education, B

Vocational and Technical Education, M

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Accounting, BM

Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching, MDO

Anthropology, BM

Applied Arts and Design, M

Applied Mathematics, M

Architecture, B

Art Education, M

Art/Art Studies, General, B

Biochemistry, MD

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, MD

Biology/Biological Sciences, B

Business Administration and Management, B

Business Administration, Management and Operations, MD

Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, M

Chemistry, BMD

City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, B

Civil Engineering, BM

Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist, B

Communication and Media Studies, M

Communication Disorders, M

Comparative and Interdisciplinary Arts, D

Comparative Literature, M

Computer and Information Sciences, B

Computer Engineering, BMD

Computer Science, MD

Counseling Psychology, MO

Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services, MO

Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, B

Criminology, M

Curriculum and Instruction, MDO

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, B

Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, B

Economics, BM

Education, MDO

Educational Administration and Supervision, D

Educational Leadership and Administration, MDO

Educational Media/Instructional Technology, M

Educational Psychology, M

Electrical Engineering, MD

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, B

Electronic Commerce, M

Elementary Education and Teaching, BM

Engineering and Applied Sciences, MD

English, M

English Language and Literature, B

English/Language Arts Teacher Education, B

Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, M

Environmental Sciences, M

Exercise and Sports Science, M

Finance, B

Finance and Banking, M

Foreign Language Teacher Education, M

Forensic Science and Technology, M

Foundations and Philosophy of Education, M

French Language and Literature, BM

Geography, BM

Geology/Earth Science, BM

German Language and Literature, BM

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, B

Health/Health Care Administration/Management, B

Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, MD

History, BM

Hospitality Administration/Management, B

Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, B

International Business/Trade/Commerce, BM

Jewish/Judaic Studies, B

Kinesiology and Exercise Science, B

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, AB

Liberal Studies, M

Linguistics, B

Management Information Systems and Services, B

Marketing, M

Marketing/Marketing Management, B

Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling, O

Mathematics, BMD

Mathematics Teacher Education, B

Mechanical Engineering, BMD

Multilingual and Multicultural Education, M

Music, B