Jacksonville, a large city in northern Florida, has several different public and private high schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities located within its city boundaries. The main post-secondary educational institutions in Jacksonville are Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida and Jacksonville University. The Heritage Institute, a trade school focusing on career services instruction, also has a branch in Jacksonville. Public school districts in Jacksonville include Duval County and Clay County Public Schools.
Jacksonville University and University of Northern Florida are both large universities with over 10,000 students enrolled each year. Both schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission to award undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.
The Heritage Institute, which is known as Heritage College at its non-Florida locations, has nine branches across the United States as of 2015. The school offers career training in many fields, including radiology, personal training, medical office billing and coding, massage therapy, and dental studies. Each campus offers its own distinct slate of programs.
Jacksonville's many elementary, middle and high schools include similar numbers of private, public and religious institutions. Parsons Christian Academy, Victory Christian Academy and Hosanna House Girls Academy are Christian faith-based educational facilities in Jacksonville.