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Florida has been named the No. 1 state for higher education by U.S. News & World Report for four consecutive years.
Florida’s leaders are committed to creating the best educational system possible. The state’s school system, where rigorous standards for small class sizes and regular testing have improved performance, has the success stories to prove it. Florida also has a multitude of renowned colleges and universities, state colleges and technical colleges. All Florida residents live within 50 miles of a post-secondary educational institution.
Florida is well equipped to meet the need for positions requiring Associate degrees or in-demand skill certificates with a robust network of technical colleges and state colleges with hundreds of campuses across the state. Education doesn’t stop at graduation. Florida provides numerous workforce development programs and incentives to keep your workers up to date.
Explore our state’s extensive network of higher education institutions that keep the talent pipeline full.
U.S. News ranks Florida’s higher education system as the nation’s best. The state’s 12 public universities, 6 major medical schools and numerous private colleges and universities work closely with the business community to build programs that reflect the needs of Florida’s industries.
Career and Technical Education (CTE) offers programs for high schoolers to adults an exciting and affordable option to the traditional university pathway. When you enroll at one of Florida’s 28 Florida College System institutions or 48 technical colleges, you have the opportunity to choose from hundreds of high-quality programs such as manufacturing and information technology in our 17 career pathways – allowing you to quickly complete valuable credentials that you can stack along the way.
Florida workforce development programs and incentives help companies become operational and profitable in less time and with lower costs. CareerSource Florida, the state’s innovative partnership for workforce development, provides programs such as Quick Response Development and Incumbent Worker Development to help existing and new companies recruit, train and maintain cutting-edge skills and keep pace with new technologies.