Top Liberal Arts Colleges in Florida

Following are some of the leading liberal arts colleges in the state of Florida:

Eckerd College
- In 2003, a NAFSA: Association of International Educators study reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education that Eckerd College was ranked the No. 1 U.S. baccalaureate institution with the highest proportion of students who study abroad during their undergraduate career.
- It is one of the youngest colleges to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter for the quality of its undergraduate education.

New College of Florida
- Rated the 5th best Public Liberal Arts College and 94th among All Public and Private Liberal Arts Colleges in the country (USNWR “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 edition).

Rollins College
- The Rollins MBA was cited as 22nd in the nation and the top school in Florida by Leadership Excellence magazine.
- Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business was voted by Orlando Business Journal readers in 2009 as the “best Central Florida Business School for an MBA”.

Stetson University
- It is an independent university in the liberal arts tradition.
- Stetson University College of Law is ranked 1st in Trial Advocacy, and 5th in Legal Writing for 2008 by U.S. News.

Florida Memorial University
- Founded in 1879, Florida Memorial University is one of the oldest academic institutions in the State of Florida, offering high quality undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, aviation, safety and security, business, health, education, and natural sciences.

Clearwater Christian College
- Listed in US News & World Report's annual ranking guide "America's Best Colleges".
- Regionally accredited by SACS.

Jones College (Jacksonville)
- It is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Trinity Baptist College
- It is recognized and approved by the United States Department of Education and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- It has been accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

Warner University
- Warner University is a private Christian liberal arts college in Lake Wales. It was founded as Warner Southern College in 1968.
- It was recognized in U.S. News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges for 2009 as a leader in the southern region, ranking 5th in the ethnic diversity of its student population.

Florida Southern College
- Placed in the top ten Baccalaureate Colleges (South) in the U.S. News and World Report 2010 rankings.

Beacon College
- It is the premier leader in education support services for students with learning disabilities.
- The College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor and Associate of Arts degrees.

Flagler College
- Consistently ranked in the top tier of private Southern baccalaureate colleges in the US News annual guide, "America's Best Colleges".

Jacksonville University
- Founded in 1934, it is the preeminent private liberal arts college in Jacksonville, Florida.
- It has been placed among the top 50 Master's Universities in the South by US News (ranked 49th in 2010 College Guide).