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List of Colleges in the Southeast United States

Many of the largest higher education institutions in the Southeast region of the United States are public colleges and universities. Among the largest schools in the region are Miami Dade College in Florida, Northern Virginia Community College and the University of Georgia.

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Largest Southeastern Colleges and Universities

Miami Dade College in FL

Miami Dade College (MDC), located in downtown Miami, Florida, with seven other campuses and centers throughout Miami-Dade County, is the largest Southeastern college and the largest institution of higher learning in the country. The college offers more than 300 programs of study leading to vocational, associate's and bachelor's degrees, as well as certificates. Students can enroll in day, evening, online and weekend classes.

The college's 12 academic schools collectively offer over 150 academic programs, including dance, business administration, engineering, atmospheric science, forestry, social work, mortuary science, nursing and public safety management, as well as a full set of teaching, allied health and pre-professional programs. For students planning to transfer, MDC maintains transfer agreements with over 60 colleges and universities in the United States, including all public and several independent 4-year schools in Florida.

Contact Information

  • Address: 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33132
  • Phone Number: (305) 237-8888

Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, VA

Founded in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) has a main 78-acre campus in Annandale and other campuses in Alexandria, Loudoun, Manassas, Woodbridge, a medical campus in Springfield and two centers in Arlington and Reston. NOVA is Virginia's largest higher education institution and the country's second-largest community college.

Associate's degree and certificate programs are offered in more than 160 fields of study. Some of the diverse programs of study include accounting, biotechnology, travel and tourism, substance abuse rehabilitation, real estate, nursing, communication design and automotive technology, as well as several allied health programs. Online courses, telecourses and virtual hybrid courses, as well as 17 online degree and certificates, are also available through the college's extended learning center.

Contact Information

  • Address: 4001 Wakefield Chapel Road, Annandale, VA 22003
  • Phone Number: (703) 323-3000

University of Georgia in Athens, GA

Athens, Georgia, located about 60 miles northeast of Atlanta, is home to the University of Georgia (UGA), founded in 1785. UGA has 16 schools and colleges offering a full range of bachelor's, master's, doctoral, professional and educational specialist degrees.

UGA's Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Terry College of Business are the oldest schools of their kind in the South, and the Eugene P. Odum School of Ecology is the world's first independent ecology school. UGA also offers students numerous educational opportunities outside the classroom through more than 170 study abroad and exchange programs.

Contact Information

  • Address: The Administration Building, Athens, GA 30602
  • Phone Number: (706) 542-3000

List of Colleges and Universities in the Southeast

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Miami Dade College 57,222 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
University of Florida 51,474 4-year, Public
University of Central Florida 50,121 4-year, Public
University of South Florida - Main Campus 46,189 4-year, Public
Northern Virginia Community College 42,663 2-year, Public
Florida International University 38,759 4-year, Public
Florida State University 38,682 4-year, Public
Valencia Community College 35,460 2-year, Public
University of Georgia 34,180 4-year, Public
Liberty University 33,604 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Broward College 33,448 4-year, primarily associate's, Public
North Carolina State University at Raleigh 32,872 4-year, Public
Virginia Commonwealth University 32,044 4-year, Public
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 30,739 4-year, Public
George Mason University 30,613 4-year, Public
The University of Tennessee 30,410 4-year, Public
West Virginia University 28,840 4-year, Public
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 28,810 4-year, Public
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 28,567 4-year, Public
Troy University 28,303 4-year, Public
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