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Florida Polytechnic University

Florida Polytechnic University, started as a university of engineering and technology, is designed to be different so that graduates possess the talent and job-ready skills to stand out from the crowd. While other top engineering schools in Florida have centers of innovation, Florida Poly was established on April 20, 2012, as a wholly innovative university dedicated to the principle that innovation occurs when research and creativity are applied to real-world challenges. Florida’s only public university for engineering and technology dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) was created to be both a rigorous academic institution and a powerful resource for high-tech industries.

University of West Florida

Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.

Broward college

Broward College is the first and largest institution of higher education in Broward County, with the third-largest enrollment among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System. Our mission is to provide high-quality educational programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse population of learners.
The college has an annual economic impact of $1 billion and our students may see a return in future earnings of up to $6.20 for every dollar they  spend on a Broward College degree. We are ranked third in the nation in the total number of associate degrees awarded to minority students. Founded in 1960 as the Junior College of Broward County, nearly one million people have taken a class at Broward College. With more more than 115,000 alumni, our past students are our current healthcare professionals, our law enforcement officers, our teachers, business professionals and leaders in the arts and sciences in Broward County and throughout the state and the nation.

University of Miami

The University of Miami’s main campus is located on 260-acres in the City of Coral Gables, a suburb just south of Miami. Also known as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables boasts a vibrant business and cultural community set in a tropical, Mediterranean environment.

Today, the University of Miami is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. Nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and more than 140 nations around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to the Medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county. With more than 9,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County.

The University of Miami has become a mecca of cultural and social activities – from the Lowe Art Museum to the Cosford Cinema, from the Gusman Concert Hall to Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. UM has theatres, museums, galleries, an arboretum, and a new convocation and basketball arena, that are among the best in South Florida.

Florida International University

FIU, Miami’s public research university, is one of America’s most dynamic institutions of higher learning. Since opening in 1972, FIU has achieved many benchmarks of excellence that have taken other universities over a century to reach. FIU has a nationally renowned faculty known for their outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research; students from throughout the U.S. and more than 130 foreign countries; and its alumni have risen to prominence in every field and are a testament to the University’s academic excellence. The University offers more than 190 baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 19 colleges and schools.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked FIU among the top 100 public national universities. FIU has been recognized as one of the top 10 public commuter universities in nation by Money. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine ranked FIU as the country’s 18th best value in public higher education. The University is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, the highest ranking in its classification system. Sponsored research funding from external sources was $64 million in 2000-01; over the past 10 years, this funding has increased more than 400 percent.

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