Jacksonville, Florida, is home to several colleges, including Edward Waters College, Florida State College and the University of North Florida. Florida State College, with approximately 125 programs, has the most program variety according to a 2012 report by the National Center for Education Statistics, notes study.com. Edward Waters College is noted for being the oldest independent college in Florida and the first school in the state created for the education of African Americans.
As of July 2015, the University of North Florida has a total of 16,134 students enrolled in five colleges: Brooks College of Health, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Human Services, College of Computing, Engineering, & Construction and Coggin College of Business. The majority of students come from Florida, with 6 percent from other areas.
Florida State College offers programs leading to a bachelor degree, an associate's degree or a certificate. Programs available include Associate in Arts, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science and Advance Technical Certificate. As of 2015, the majority of the schools 55,220 students are enrolled in either a workforce certificate or associate degree program. Florida State College has several campuses in Jacksonville, including Kent Campus and North Campus.
Other colleges in Jacksonville include Jones College and Jacksonville University. These college have some of the lowest student-faculty ratios in Florida, according to study.com.