USFSP is the only public university in the area, and is just over 20 miles Southeast of Clearwater. This large, regionally and nationally accredited research university houses several colleges with specialized accreditation. These include the colleges of business, education, journalism, and media studies. USFSP has also earned the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation.
SPC is an accredited state college offering both two and four-year degrees. In addition, SPC is a member of the University Partnership Center. The University Partnership Center is a group 16 colleges and universities with the common goal of providing access to upper level courses for completion of a bachelors or masters. Students can participate in these courses through participating colleges with a variety of curriculum options. These include traditional classroom, web-based or blended classes.
USF is a large, multi-campus research university based in nearby Tampa, and as the fourth largest public university in Florida, provides another great higher education option for Clearwater residents. Along with USFSP, USF is a member of the state university system of Florida, and currently offers around 80 undergraduate degrees and over 130 masters, specialist and doctorate degrees. The University of South Florida houses 14 colleges, including the highly populated Engineering, Business and Health, Arts and Sciences colleges.
NAA provides training courses in the areas of aviation maintenance, and advance aircraft systems. Through a Partnership with Polk College, NAA students can use these courses to pursue an AA or bachelor’s degree from Polk College. NAA has two facilities in the area, with the main campus being in Clearwater, and the hands-on training facility at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE).
UMA is an accredited, non-profit college that offers associate degrees in areas such as pharmacy tech, medical information technology, healthcare management and medical coding and billing. The Ultimate Mdeical Academy has campuses in both Tampa and Clearwater, with several online programs available. UMA has several programs and benefits for military students, veterans, and members to encourage completion of degrees.
There’s a high demand for skilled workers in Florida, especially those who receive solid career training. Find vocational and trade schools in Florida that provide programs in healthcare, construction trades, technical and more.
This school has several online business degree options, many with a focus on international business. Selections include a corporate MBA and a master in international business.
USFSP offers a variety of individual courses, with several degree options with partial online curriculum, to completely online degrees, including a fully online MBA program.
Students will find a ranking list of schools in Florida and other states that they can choose from based on affordability, overall value, online offerings and other important criteria.
Students interested in pursuing the online MBA will want to see out business schools accredited by the AACSB. This guide offers listings with a breakdown by state and lists several Florida universities and colleges with this important accreditation.
This guide provides a wealth of information for MBA students and those thinking of earning an MBA. This site allows potential student to weigh all their options plus research schools within the provided ranking system, and provides a search tool to check out specific colleges.
This resource is a solid starting point for students interested in a bachelor’s degree in business, and provides a ranking of the best online bachelor’s programs in Florida and across the U.S.
This guide aids potential students in the process of choosing an online college, with several important tips and features, including rankings and comparisons.
As a professional association made up of regionally accredited colleges and universities in the Tampa Bay area, TBHEA works to promote higher education within the community. TBHEA also provides education resources to local businesses. The idea is that by promoting higher education to its employees, non-profit organizations, businesses and corporations can improve employee moral by helping individuals to achieve career goals while at the same time meeting the needs of these businesses.
This education and career resource provided by the Florida Virtual Campus, which is funded by the Florida State Legislature. Florida Shines works with public schools, colleges and universities and provides educational support and resources for those in the K-20 community.
This partnership between UCF, USFSP and FSCJ was formed to provide access to higher education and careers for those with intellectual disabilities. FCIHE assists students with participation in college life, career development and successful completion of a college degree. In addition to students, families and educators can also find support and resources through FCIHE.
Learn about the rise of not-for-profit higher education opportunities and how seeking out the right accreditation matters when considering what school to attend.
This comprehensive guide provides valuable resources for students of a specific population, including women, LGBTQ, veterans, the homeless and students with disabilities.
This site provides students with higher education financial aid information, including student loans and lender resources along with information and applications for state-funded scholarships and grants for Florida residents.
All students searching for financial aid to attend college should start here. Federal financial aid, along with many school-offered grants and scholarships, starts with filling out the FAFSA.
Unigo is a free service where students can search a variety of criteria for scholarships. The site offers information on dozens of scholarships for Florida students.
This guide has valuable pointers and advice to help students optimize their financial aid options, discusses types of aid available and how to apply and provides a search tool to compare tuition costs for specific colleges.
Financing a degree can be hard, but with good resources and diligent research, there are a lot of ways to make it easier. This website provides helpful information on ways to obtain scholarships for MBA students.
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