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Research Universities

The partnership of our three accomplished research universities – UCF, USF and UF – proves collaboration trumps competition. Combined, they consistently produce more university patents than any other globally recognized centers of innovation – including North Carolina’s Research Triangle and the eight universities in the University of Texas System – and receives over $1 billion in research funding annually. As well, all three universities classify as a Doctoral University with “Highest Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Through this work, UCF, USF and UF drive innovation across our region and pave the way for students to achieve meaningful high tech careers.

University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida is an emerging pre-eminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando, one of the most visited cities in the world. UCF benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment, a high quality of life, and opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

University of South FloridaUniversity of South Florida
A preeminent research university located in the heart of Greater Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success. USF is situated in the vibrant and diverse Tampa Bay region with campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

University of Florida
The University of Florida is a top 10 public, comprehensive, land-grant, pre-eminent research university. It opened its doors in Gainesville in 1906 with 102 students and today is one of the most comprehensive and academically diverse universities in the nation. Only five other universities nationwide have as many programs of study on one campus as the University of Florida.

State and Community Colleges

Offering a wide range of bachelor’s degrees and industry-specific associate degrees and certificates, Florida colleges are a valuable resource in meeting the needs of a rich and diverse economy. The Corridor is home to 14 state and community colleges, each ready to serve our region’s growing high tech businesses.

  1. College of Central Florida
  2. Daytona State College
  3. Eastern Florida State College
  4. Florida Gateway College
  5. Hillsborough Community College
  6. Lake-Sumter State College
  7. Pasco-Hernando State College 
  8. Polk State College
  9. St. Petersburg College
  10. Santa Fe College
  11. Seminole State College of Florida 
  12. South Florida State College
  13. State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
  14. Valencia College

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