Florida Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2019

How much does it cost to attend public college in Florida?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Florida was $2,975 for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a change of ($59) from the 2015-2016 average of $3,034 and represents a -1.94% annual decline. The list of Florida public colleges below provides school specific cost and value rating. Public schools are partially funded by the taxpayers of Florida and usually offer lower tuition to in-state residents.

Our guide surveyed tuition data from the 40 public colleges and universities in Florida, the most popular being University of Florida with 43,825 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,477. New College of Florida is the most expensive public school in Florida with an in-state tuition of $5,227.

Click on any school for current tuition, future cost estimates, school specific savings plans and estimated student loan payments. Florida colleges can also be filtered by public, private, community colleges and four year schools. Additionally, cost based sorting is available for the lowest and highest tuition options. Jump directly to our ranking of best values in Florida or cheap Florida colleges guide.

Rating is a CollegeCalc proprietary national percentile ranking of a college's overall difficulty and educational effectiveness. An average score is 50. Dollar value is a measure of a school's academic rating compared with the average net price paid. Colleges which are ranked "n/a" didn't report sufficient data to formulate a score. Learn more about our ratings.

All price data are reprinted from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Explore Florida Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
North Florida Community College
Madison, 433 Students
$2,280 - -
Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, 2,506 Students
$2,496 - -
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, 8,151 Students
$2,424 - -
Pasco Hernando Community College
New Port Richey, 4,459 Students
$2,297 - -
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, 3,576 Students
$2,051 - -
Polk State College
Winter Haven, 3,529 Students
$2,483 - -
Saint Johns River State College
Palatka, 1,956 Students
$2,076 - -
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, 6,530 Students
$1,872 - -
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, 5,937 Students
$2,393 - -
South Florida Community College
Avon Park, 945 Students
$3,135 - -
St Petersburg College
Largo, 7,936 Students
$2,428 - -
State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota
Bradenton, 3,860 Students
$2,365 - -
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, 5,744 Students
$2,002 - -
The University of West Florida
Pensacola, 7,661 Students
$4,319 67 84
University of Central Florida
Orlando, 42,467 Students
$4,478 78 81
University of Florida  Best Value
Gainesville, 43,825 Students
$4,477 89 83
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, 10,489 Students
$4,281 60 78
University of South Florida Main Campus
Tampa, 30,700 Students
$4,559 74 84
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, 2,878 Students
$4,206 66 82
Valencia College
Orlando, 16,176 Students
$1,984 - -