Colleges in Northeast Florida
College of Central Florida
Edward Waters College
Florida Gateway College
Florida State College at Jacksonville
North Florida Community College
Santa Fe College
St. Johns River State College
Universities in Northeast Florida
Map of Major Colleges and Universities in Northeast Florida
Introduction to Northeast Florida
Home to Florida’s arguably most prestigious university, the University of Florida, Northeast Florida is also the location of the state’s largest city, Jacksonville, and the oldest continuously inhabited community in the country, St. Augustine.
Much of Northeast Florida is very sparsely populated, particularly in the western parts of this region. The trade-off to this is access to an abundance of outdoor activities, including tubing down pristine spring rivers, visiting less crowded beaches, hiking, camping and hunting.
The city of Jacksonville is the heart of this region and one of the Southeast’s biggest cities. It has an exciting art scene, a very pleasant riverside downtown, and an NFL team. The University of North Florida and the Florida State College at Jacksonville are both located in the city.
Though not as well known, the Atlantic Coast beaches in Northeast Florida, from Amelia Island in Florida’s extreme northeast down to the hard-packed sand of St. Augustine Beach near the ancient St. Augustine, home to Flagler College.