# 2022 best colleges in Florida

Read more**Net cost**: The median annual cost of all students that receive any aid. This does not refer to the “sticker price”, the price listed by the college.

**Earnings**: The median earnings of all bachelor-level students 10 years after enrollment. This includes both students that do and do not graduate, across all majors.

**Payback**: The amount of time in years it takes to pay off the median net cost by the median earnings. For this calculation, the median earning of high school graduates (in the school’s home state) are deducted from the median earnings.

**Earnings plus**: The difference between the school’s median earnings and the median earnings for all schools in the same state.

**Rankings**: The ranking order is based on the economic score. The economic score is calculated using a school’s payback and earnings*plus *performance.

#### University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $19,742

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida International University

Miami, Florida

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $9,780

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

The economic score is calculated using two factors: 1) how fast students are able to payback their educational investment with new earnings and 2) how much alumni earn compared to all alumni in the same state, 10 years after enrollment. These two factors are referred to as payback and earnings*plus.
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These scorings are based on the most recent data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).

The median net cost of students who receive federal financial aid. This is lower than the price advertised by the school.

Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,728

How much more/less money the median student earns against all bachelor students in the same state, same enrollment year.

Schools with a graduation rate in the bottom 50% *in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,541

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,191

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $4,617

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,757

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $33,047

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $1,658

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $5,263

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### New College of Florida

Sarasota, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: - $727

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### AdventHealth University

Orlando, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $14,067

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Barry University

Miami, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,715

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $18,983

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### St. Thomas University

Miami Gardens, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $6,031

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $22,641

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $7,688

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### The University of Tampa

Tampa, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $10,319

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $8,642

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.

#### Ave Maria University

Ave Maria, Florida

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Average time in years to *pay back* educational costs.

Median earnings of all students 10 years after enrollment. Includes students that did not graduate.

^{Plus}: + $1,068

*in their state* are shown in red. Schools in the bottom 25% nationally are put to the end of the ranking list.