Florida may be where Spring Break was invented, but the Sunshine State is still home to plenty of graduate programs with high earning potential for students willing to forsake the beach for the library. PayScale's College Salary Report has alumni salary data for workers with advanced degrees from several graduate school programs in Florida.
Aside from academia and beach-based recreation, Florida is a state reputed for its interesting mix of culture, climate and economic history. The Floridian economy is largely dependent on the state's production of oranges. 80 percent of orange juice in the US comes from oranges grown in Florida, and Florida is second only to Brazil when it the source of oranges worldwide. The state's affinity for citrus is reflected in its choices for state flower (orange blossom) and state beverage (orange juice, of course).