Florida's colleges are about as good of a value as you'll find anywhere in the country - The actual #'s:

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Florida's colleges are about as good of a value as you'll find anywhere in the country - The actual #'s:

Bottom Line: For years the University of Florida has ranked as the top overall value for Floridians based on research from Kiplinger, Forbes & US News & World Report among others. While UF may be the best overall value - the entire state as a whole provides outstanding value. According to new research from, The College Board, Florida's the 2nd best value in the US. Only Montana has better overall value. Here are the highlights:

  • Average in-state tuition and fees: $6,360
  • Average out-of-state tuition and fees: $21,570
  • Five-year change: 6 percent

So it's notable that in-state tuition is an average of about $15,000 less than out-of-state tuition and that the effort by the Scott administration to reign in cost increases has been highly successful, with well below inflation level increases of just 6% over the previous five years.  

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