Educational Excellence - Jacksonville Colleges & Universities
Edward Waters College
Edward Waters College is the oldest independent institution of higher learning in the state, founded in 1866 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This historically black college has an open admissions policy and is a member of the United Negro College Fund and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide equitable, high quality, success-driven learning experiences for our diverse community of students. Serving nearly 40,000 students and awarding 5,500-plus degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.
Jacksonville University became a four-year university in 1956. The private school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and has the area's first orthodontics school. It is a member of the Independent College and Universities of Florida and is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools. The campus is about 10 minutes from downtown Jacksonville.
Nova Southeastern University
Nova Southeastern University is the largest, not-for-profit, private university in Florida. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, NSU has earned a national and international reputation for quality of its more than 150 degree programs. The university is proud of its long history of providing quality education in Jacksonville for nearly 40 years.
St. Johns River State College
Established in 1958, St. Johns River Community College maintains three full-service campuses and a branch center. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, it is home to Florida's first state-supported professional arts school, Florida School of the Arts.
University of North Florida
The University of North Florida is one of Florida's 11 public universities. It offers majors in five colleges and serves more than 15,000 students. The school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in educational leadership. The campus is located 20 minutes from downtown Jacksonville.