Best Colleges in Florida by Salary Potential

When you’re ready to get your bachelor’s degree, you should choose the best university. Part of that research is earning potential post-graduation. Find Florida’s best college by alumni salary before narrowing down your choices.

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Bachelor's Only
Salary data for alumni who earned a bachelor's degree and did not go on to earn any additional degrees.
All Alumni
Salary data for all alumni who earned a bachelor's degree, including but not limited to those who went on to earn additional degrees from any school.
Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$63,300$111,20058%35%

1Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$63,300
Mid-Career Pay$111,200
% High Meaning58%
% STEM Degrees35%
2Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$60,600$108,30061%10%

2Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$60,600
Mid-Career Pay$108,300
% High Meaning61%
% STEM Degrees10%
3Private School, Research UniversityBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$58,300$105,40053%48%

3Florida Institute of Technology
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$58,300
Mid-Career Pay$105,400
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees48%
4Party School, Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$55,800$102,80052%29%

4University of Florida
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$55,800
Mid-Career Pay$102,800
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees29%
5Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$57,600$102,20066%29%

5Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Orlando
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$57,600
Mid-Career Pay$102,200
% High Meaning66%
% STEM Degrees29%
6Private School, Research University, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$56,200$99,60048%22%

6University of Miami
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$56,200
Mid-Career Pay$99,600
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees22%
7Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$55,800$96,80067%3%

7Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$55,800
Mid-Career Pay$96,800
% High Meaning67%
% STEM Degrees3%
8Party School, Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$50,800$92,70049%18%

8Florida State University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$50,800
Mid-Career Pay$92,700
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees18%
9Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,200$91,50048%8%

9The University of Tampa
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,200
Mid-Career Pay$91,500
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees8%
10Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$49,700$91,30049%25%

10University of South Florida-Main Campus
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$49,700
Mid-Career Pay$91,300
% High Meaning49%
% STEM Degrees25%
11Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$49,400$91,20051%15%

11Florida Atlantic University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$49,400
Mid-Career Pay$91,200
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees15%
12Private School, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,100$90,40066%5%

12Jacksonville University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,100
Mid-Career Pay$90,400
% High Meaning66%
% STEM Degrees5%
13Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$49,600$90,10051%16%

13Florida International University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$49,600
Mid-Career Pay$90,100
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees16%
14Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$51,600$89,80088%5%

14Adventist University of Health Sciences
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$51,600
Mid-Career Pay$89,800
% High Meaning88%
% STEM Degrees5%
14Private School, Research UniversityBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$50,200$89,80060%9%

14Nova Southeastern University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,200
Mid-Career Pay$89,800
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees9%
16Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$49,700$88,60050%16%

16University of Central Florida
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$49,700
Mid-Career Pay$88,600
% High Meaning50%
% STEM Degrees16%
17Liberal Arts School, Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,200$88,40052%25%

17Eckerd College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,200
Mid-Career Pay$88,400
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees25%
18Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$49,000$87,00053%7%

18Rollins College
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,000
Mid-Career Pay$87,000
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees7%
19For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$48,800$86,60051%11%

19University of North Florida
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$48,800
Mid-Career Pay$86,600
% High Meaning51%
% STEM Degrees11%
20Liberal Arts School, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$47,300$86,50040%4%

20New College of Florida
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$47,300
Mid-Career Pay$86,500
% High Meaning40%
% STEM Degrees4%
21Private School, For Sports FansBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,000$86,00044%7%

21Stetson University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,000
Mid-Career Pay$86,000
% High Meaning44%
% STEM Degrees7%
22Business, Private SchoolBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$46,100$85,00045%2%

22Lynn University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$85,000
% High Meaning45%
% STEM Degrees2%
23Private School, ReligiousBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,400$84,50057%4%

23St Thomas University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,400
Mid-Career Pay$84,500
% High Meaning57%
% STEM Degrees4%
24Private School, Religious, Research UniversityBachelorsPrivate not-for-profit$47,400$84,40066%12%

24Barry University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$47,400
Mid-Career Pay$84,400
% High Meaning66%
% STEM Degrees12%
25Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolBachelorsPublic$48,000$83,90062%8%

25Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Degree TypeBachelors
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$48,000
Mid-Career Pay$83,900
% High Meaning62%
% STEM Degrees8%
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There are a number of colleges in Florida that are included in PayScale’s College Salary Report.

Two private colleges often vie for the title of the Florida college with the highest-paid graduates. The Florida Institute of Technology and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), located in Daytona Beach. (Both FIT and Embry-Riddle see increases of around $5,000 in the median salary when we include gradates with advanced degrees.)

As Florida’s oldest college (founded in 1853), the University of Florida, in Gainesville, is not only a great place to get an education that will likely translate into a great career, but it is also a guaranteed good time. The University of Florida makes The Princeton Review’s list of the biggest Party Schools in America almost every year.

UF is also a sports powerhouse. Gators fans are notoriously passionate about their team, and the University of Florida Gators have won more than 33 national championships.

Famous alumni from the University of Florida include: TV personality Bob Vila and Steve Spurrier (Heisman Trophy winner).


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