Florida Public Colleges, Cost and Affordability for 2020

How much does it cost to attend public college in Florida?   The average annual in-state four year, public college tuition in Florida was $2,991 for the 2018-2019 academic year. This is a change of ($43) from the 2015-2016 average of $3,034 and represents a -1.42% 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 Central Florida with 46,575 full time students and an in-state tuition list price of $4,478. 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 2018-2019 IPEDS Survey and reflect reported costs for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Explore Florida Colleges

School Tuition Rating $Value
North Florida Community College
Madison, 369 Students
$2,280 - -
Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, 2,424 Students
$2,496 - -
Palm Beach State College
Lake Worth, 8,112 Students
$2,424 - -
Pasco Hernando Community College
New Port Richey, 4,207 Students
$2,297 - -
Pensacola State College
Pensacola, 3,785 Students
$2,051 - -
Polk State College
Winter Haven, 3,675 Students
$2,483 - -
Saint Johns River State College
Palatka, 1,881 Students
$2,067 - -
Santa Fe College
Gainesville, 6,035 Students
$1,872 - -
Seminole State College of Florida
Sanford, 5,773 Students
$2,393 - -
South Florida Community College
Avon Park, 976 Students
$3,135 - -
St Petersburg College
Largo, 8,758 Students
$1,943 - -
State College of Florida Manatee Sarasota
Bradenton, 3,807 Students
$2,365 - -
Tallahassee Community College
Tallahassee, 5,922 Students
$2,002 - -
The University of West Florida
Pensacola, 7,182 Students
$4,319 69 83
University of Central Florida
Orlando, 46,575 Students
$4,478 81 81
University of Florida  Best Value
Gainesville, 44,135 Students
$4,477 91 83
University of North Florida
Jacksonville, 11,396 Students
$4,281 65 79
University of South Florida Main Campus
Tampa, 31,546 Students
$4,559 77 84
University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus
St. Petersburg, 2,909 Students
$4,206 62 81
Valencia College
Orlando, 16,101 Students
$1,984 - -