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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Florida

8 Colleges
1,256 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,155 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in FloridaIn 2018-2019, 1,256 bachelor's degrees were awarded to liberal arts / sciences and humanities students who went to a Florida college or university. This makes it the #17 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 45,514 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.8% were from a college or university in the state.

This year's Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Florida ranking analyzed 8 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in liberal arts / sciences and humanities. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent liberal arts / sciences and humanities programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the liberal arts / sciences and humanities program at the school. Check out our ranking methodology for more information.

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2021 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Florida

The following schools top our list of the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges for Non-Traditional Students.

Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students

University of South Florida - Main Campus tops the 2021 list of our schools in Florida that are best for non-traditional liberal arts / sciences and humanities students. USF Tampa is a very large public school located in the city of Tampa. USF Tampa also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida list, coming in at #1.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 1.2%. Approximately 18,317 students take at least one class online at USF Tampa. 12,300 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Our rankings recognize Florida International University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Miami, FIU is a public school with a very large student population. FIU not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #5 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at FIU is lower than is typical, just 3.7% of students default in three years. Approximately 25,978 students take at least one class online at FIU. There are roughly 23,256 part time students in attendance at FIU. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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#3

Barry University

Miami, FL

Our rankings recognize Barry University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Barry University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Miami. Barry University did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #9 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida list.

The student loan default rate at Barry University is lower than is typical, just 4.7% of students default in three years. There are approximately 556 students at Barry University that take at least one class online. 2,060 of Barry University students are attending part time. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Central Florida. Located in the large suburb of Orlando, UCF is a public college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, UCF has also earned the #4 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida ranking.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.4%. There are approximately 29,001 students at UCF that take at least one class online. About 21,900 of the students at UCF are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

Florida Atlantic University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. FAU is a very large public school located in the small city of Boca Raton. FAU also made our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida list, coming in at #8.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 3.2%. There are approximately 9,807 students at FAU that take at least one class online. 11,210 of FAU students are attending part time. FAU does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Our rankings recognize Nova Southeastern University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Fort Lauderdale, NUS Florida is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population. In addition to being on our best for non-traditional students list, NUS Florida has also earned the #7 rank in our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida ranking.

The student loan default rate at NUS Florida is lower than is typical, just 2.2% of students default in three years. 6,497 students at NUS Florida are exclusively online. 7,285 students are part time. NUS Florida does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL

Our rankings recognize Florida State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Tallahassee, Florida State is a public college with a very large student population. Florida State not only placed well in our non-traditional rankings. It is also #6 on our Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities in Florida list.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 2.4%. Approximately 14,515 students take at least one class online at Florida State. 6,270 students are part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, FL

Saint Leo University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 best liberal arts / sciences and humanities schools for non-traditional students. St. Leo University is a large private not-for-profit school located in the small suburb of Saint Leo.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 7.3%. 7,218 of St. Leo University students are exclusively distance learners. There are roughly 2,641 part time students in attendance at St. Leo University. Eligible students may be able to receive credit for their military training.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 926
Virginia 2,248
Georgia 596
North Carolina 929
Alabama 322
Tennessee 1,084
West Virginia 1,154
South Carolina 437
Louisiana 1,139
Kentucky 1,015
Arkansas 572

Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Liberal Arts General Studies 63,882

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 7,152
English Language & Literature 2,562
Theology & Religious Vocations 885
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 768
Philosophy & Religious Studies 562

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 8 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jacques Sablet (Switzerland, Morges, 1749-1803).

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