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2020 Best Colleges for Anthropology in Florida

Anthropology is a popular major and Florida is the 3rd most popular state for students studying this major. 631 of the 12,008 Anthropology diplomas earned last year were given by schools in Florida. With so many choices it can be difficult finding the best choice. This year's Best Colleges for Anthropology in Florida ranking analyzed 9 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in anthropology. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 1 schools for Anthropology students in Florida.

Choosing a Great Anthropology School

Best Colleges for Anthropology in Florida Your choice of anthropology school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Anthropology graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A anthropology bachelors degree from a school in Florida helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $22,467 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Anthropology students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other anthropology students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized anthropology related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Anthropology students in Florida.

Best Schools to Study Anthropology in Florida

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities to study anthropology.

Best Anthropology Colleges in Florida

#1

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
Doctorate Highest Degree Type
11.7% Growth in Graduates
$23,200 Median Starting Salary

University of Florida is among your top options if you're planning on studying anthropology. U of F is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Gainesville.

For those interested in something more advanced, U of F also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Doctor's Degree (Research / Scholarship). Graduates of the anthropology program earn about $23,200 for their early career.

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Doctorate Highest Degree Type
1.1% Growth in Graduates
$22,900 Median Starting Salary

University of South Florida - Main Campus is one of the finest schools in the country for anthropology. USF Tampa is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Tampa.

For those interested in something more advanced, USF Tampa also offers 2 different higher degree levels in anthropology, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. After graduation, anthropology students usually make about $22,900 in the first five years of their career.

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#3

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

University of Miami is among your best bets if you're planning on studying anthropology. Located in the large suburb Coral Gables, U Miami is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.More…

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Master Highest Degree Type
$19,500 Median Starting Salary

Any student who is interested in anthropology has to take a look at University of Central Florida. UCF is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Orlando.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, UCF offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Students who graduate from the anthropology program earn around $19,500 for their early career.

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#5

Eckerd College

Saint Petersburg, FL

Located in the city Saint Petersburg, Eckerd is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.More…

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL
Master Highest Degree Type
26.5% Growth in Graduates
$26,500 Median Starting Salary

Florida State is a very large public school located in the midsize city of Tallahassee.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, Florida State also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Graduates from the anthropology degree program at Florida State University make $4,200 above the standard college grad in this field when they enter the workforce.

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL
Master Highest Degree Type
2.4% Growth in Graduates
$20,700 Median Starting Salary

Located in the small city Boca Raton, FAU is a public college with a very large student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, FAU offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. After graduating, anthropology students typically earn about $20,700 in their early careers.

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
33.3% Growth in Graduates
$23,200 Median Starting Salary

Located in the city Jacksonville, UNF is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Students who graduate from the anthropology program earn an average of $23,200 in their early career salary.

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Master Highest Degree Type
15.0% Growth in Graduates
$20,100 Median Starting Salary

University of West Florida is a large public school located in the city of Pensacola.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, University of West Florida also offers a Master's Degree in anthropology. Soon after graduation, anthropology students typically earn around $20,100 at the beginning of their careers.

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Best Anthropology Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Anthropology Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 254
Virginia 289 247
North Carolina 286 412
Tennessee 266 181
Kentucky 257 129
South Carolina 254 66
Louisiana 254 108
Alabama 250 114
Arkansas 249 82
Mississippi 239 51

Anthropology is one of 13 different types of Social Sciences programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Economics 47,528
Political Science & Government 44,651
Sociology 37,615
General Social Sciences 19,123
International Relations & National Security 14,908

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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).
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