Colleges in Southwest Florida
Clearwater Christian College
Edison State College
New College of Florida
Hillsborough Community College
Pasco-Hernando Community College
South Florida Community College
St. Petersburg College
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
Universities in Southwest Florida
Trade/Technical Institutions in Southwest Florida
Map of Major Colleges and Universities in Southwest Florida
Introduction to Southwest Florida
The region the Florida College Guide considers as Southwest Florida spans from the Tampa Bay area’s rural northern outskirts south to the city of Naples. It is a region that offers some of the best that Florida has to offer, including climate, beaches, outdoor activities and shopping, without all the overcrowding.
Tampa and, across the bay, St. Petersburg are the regions big cities. In addition to being the location of the University of South Florida, the Tampa Bay area also houses the MLB team the Rays and the NFL team the Buccaneers.
South of Tampa is Sarasota, home of New College of Florida and an exciting arts scene.
Southwest Florida has the most spectacular sunsets in Florida, which are best appreciated from one of the many fine beaches in the region.