East Coast Colleges & Universities

The 15 states along the East Coast of the United States host a wide selection of major colleges and universities; however, they are not evenly distributed. The three largest schools, Miami Dade College, the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida, are all in Florida.

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Largest Colleges and Universities on the East Coast

Miami Dade College

The main campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) is located on the Atlantic coast at the north end of Biscayne Bay. It offers 117 certificate, 188 associate's degree and five bachelor's degree programs. Bachelor's degrees include exceptional student education, secondary mathematics education, secondary science education, public safety management and nursing. MDC awards the most associate's degrees of any college in the U.S.

Contact Information

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

University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF), located at the southwestern end of Gainesville, is one of three institutions the Florida legislature has designated as a research flagship university. It's organized into 16 colleges which offer 118 bachelor's degree, 123 master's degree and 76 doctoral degree programs. UF's biotechnology research programs have had a particularly strong impact, spawning some 50 biotech companies. In 2009, U.S. News and World Report ranked UF 15th in its 'Top Public Universities' guide. In 2008, Kiplinger's magazine ranked UF second in among best value public colleges.

Contact Information

  • Address: 355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Phone Number: (352) 392-3261

University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida (UCF) is located at the eastern edge of Orlando. It's composed of 12 colleges, in areas such as arts and humanities, business administration, education, engineering and computer science, hospitality management and medicine. In total they offer 90 bachelor's, 91 master's and 29 doctoral degree programs, as well as three specialist programs and one professional program in medicine. UCF has made notable research contributions in business administration, computer science, digital media, education, engineering, hospitality management and optics. In 2009 the Princeton Review assessed UCF as a 'Best Value Public College.'

Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Florida 32816
  • Phone Number: (407) 823-2000

List of Major East Coast Colleges and Universities

College/University Student Population Institution Type
Miami Dade College57,2224-year, primarily associate's, Public
University of Florida51,4744-year, Public
University of Central Florida50,1214-year, Public
University of South Florida - Main Campus46,1894-year, Public
Strayer University45,4914-year, Private for-profit
Northern Virginia Community College42,6632-year, Public
New York University42,1894-year, Private not-for-profit
Florida International University38,7594-year, Public
Florida State University38,6824-year, Public
Rutgers University - New Brunswick36,0414-year, Public
Valencia Community College35,4602-year, Public
University of Georgia34,1804-year, Public
Liberty University33,6044-year, Private not-for-profit
Excelsior College33,4534-year, Private not-for-profit
Broward College33,4484-year, Public
North Carolina State University at Raleigh32,8724-year, Public
Virginia Commonwealth University32,0444-year, Public
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University30,7394-year, Public
Georgia State University28,2294-year, Public
East Carolina University27,6774-year, Public
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