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University of Florida

Florida’s preeminent, oldest and most comprehensive university with 16 colleges and 200+ research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. Pulling in over $720 million in research funding in 2015, UF attracts one of every three research dollars that come into Florida. 300-350 inventions originate annually at UF.

Facts & Figures

  • Launched over 160 startups in the past 12 years
  • Contributes $8 billion to the Florida economy each year
  • Total enrollment of 52,286
  • Endowment exceeds $ 1.5 billion
  • Student-Faculty ratio of 21:1
  • 4-Year graduation rate of 66 percent


  • #2 Best Public College Value (Kiplinger’s 2016)
  • #6 Best Public Colleges (Money, 2016)
  • # 10 Top Public Colleges (The Business Journals, 2016)
  • # 14 Top Public Schools (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)
  • # 3 Best Value Colleges (Forbes, 2016)
  • # 6 Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-income Students (The New York Times, 2015)
  • # 13 Top Public Colleges (Forbes, 2016)

Santa Fe College

Named the No. 1 community college in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute in 2015, Santa Fe College has more than 50 technology and applied science programs and is well-known throughout the region for its responsiveness to local talent and training needs.

Facts & Figures

  • Ranks first in Florida among public colleges in graduation rate and in the Top 10 nationally in the number of associate degrees awarded in liberal arts.
  • Enjoys strong ties with the University of Florida; SF sends more transfer students to UF than any other college
  • 22,043 attend 2015-2016 with seven locations throughout North Central Florida
  • More than 50 Technology and Applied Sciences programs
  • Santa Fe College offers 8 bachelor’s degrees including health services administration and clinical laboratory science Santa Fe College is home to the Perry Center for Emerging Technologies with academic programs in Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Science and Industrial Biotechnology



The Alachua County School District is consistently rated a high-performing district by the Florida Department of Education. Its vision for our students is that they will graduate with the knowledge, skills, and personal characteristics to be lifelong learners and independent thinkers.

  • 22 Elementary Schools
  • 9 Middle Schools
  • 7 High Schools
  • 9 Specialty Centers
  • 9 Academic Magnet Programs
  • 16 Career/Technical Education Magnets
  • 14 Charter Schools
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