Elementary Education in Florida

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Schools Offering Elementary Education Programs in Florida

Around 0.8% of Florida's graduates graduate from elementary education degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 3,708 elementary educators graduate from Florida's 51 elementary education schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida that has a elementary education program is University of Miami. University of Miami, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Miami. 18 students graduated with a degree in elementary education from University of Miami in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Miami was $37,836 per year.

University of Central Florida, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Florida that has a elementary education program. It is located in Orlando. In 2010, University of Central Florida graduated 590 students from its elementary education program. Students at University of Central Florida paid $5,021 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Florida with a elementary education program is University of South Florida-Main Campus, which is located in Tampa. In 2010, it was ranked 28th nationwide. In 2010, 332 students graduated from University of South Florida-Main Campus elementary education program. Students at University of South Florida-Main Campus paid $5,198 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Florida's elementary education schools ranges from $37,836 per year to $2,568 per year. But, the average tuition is $12,177 per year. The Florida elementary education schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Rollins College - located in Winter Park, students are charged $37,640 per year
  3. Stetson University - located in De Land, students are charged $33,424 per year

The elementary education schools in Florida that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Northwest Florida State College - located in Niceville, students are charged $2,568 per year
  2. Edison State College - located in Fort Myers, students are charged $2,682 per year
  3. St Petersburg College - located in Clearwater, students are charged $2,822 per year

An elementary education degree from a Florida school... what next?

Most people who graduate from elementary education school in Florida go on to work as an elementary educator. 73,150 elementary educators were working in Florida in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Florida elementary educators:

  1. Hernando County - 11,920 elementary educators
  2. Lake County - 9,660 elementary educators
  3. Palm Beach County - 6,010 elementary educators

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of elementary educators is expected to grow by 16% by 2018. There are projected to be 86,390 elementary educators working in the Florida then.


On average, elementary educators earn $49,820 per year. In 2010, however, some Florida elementary educators earned as little as less than $26,160 per year or as much as more than $82,540 per year. The following counties in Florida have the highest average salaries for elementary educators:

  1. Gadsden County - $56,820 per year
  2. Indian River County - $56,440 per year
  3. Hernando County - $53,230 per year

An elementary educator in the following counties in Florida make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Lee County - $33,590 per year
  2. Polk County - $41,320 per year
  3. DeSoto County - $43,380 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Florida statistics regarding a career in elementary education and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as ESL or early childhood education.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in Florida
  • Master's Degree in Elementary Education in Florida

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,691 miles from location University of Central Florida Orlando FL 79.9378 42% 53,401
5,765 miles from location University of Florida Gainesville FL 51.5494 57% 50,691
5,762 miles from location University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa FL 72.4067 33% 40,022
5,885 miles from location Florida State University Tallahassee FL 44.3212 42% 39,785
5,626 miles from location Florida International University Miami FL 68.8147 46% 39,610
5,780 miles from location St Petersburg College Clearwater FL 18.6493 n/a 29,282
5,619 miles from location Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale FL 56.4155 31% 29,153
5,612 miles from location Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton FL 62.724 39% 27,637
5,685 miles from location Daytona State College Daytona Beach FL 17.1637 n/a 17,352
5,615 miles from location Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale FL 40.4804 100% 16,882
5,716 miles from location University of North Florida Jacksonville FL 64.438 34% 16,477
5,723 miles from location Edison State College Fort Myers FL 14.6361 n/a 16,034
5,619 miles from location University of Miami Miami FL 80.2467 21% 15,629
5,754 miles from location Saint Leo University Saint Leo FL 24.1963 31% 14,339
5,884 miles from location Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee FL 28.1175 53% 12,274
6,059 miles from location The University of West Florida Pensacola FL 28.0496 38% 11,143
5,716 miles from location Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers FL 59.7095 37% 11,092
5,615 miles from location Barry University Miami FL 20.8596 24% 8,846
6,015 miles from location Northwest Florida State College Niceville FL 17.1141 n/a 7,556
5,765 miles from location The University of Tampa Tampa FL 60.8242 23% 6,291
5,774 miles from location University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus Saint Petersburg FL 61.7936 56% 3,895
5,699 miles from location Stetson University De Land FL 29.1467 20% 3,790
5,684 miles from location Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach FL 47.2707 29% 3,614
5,724 miles from location Jacksonville University Jacksonville FL 21.703 18% 3,554
5,700 miles from location Rollins College Winter Park FL 67.1097 25% 3,294
5,611 miles from location Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach West Palm Beach FL 59.622 44% 3,260
5,732 miles from location Southeastern University Lakeland FL 20.2948 n/a 2,950
5,705 miles from location Flagler College Saint Augustine FL 59.9923 49% 2,716
5,619 miles from location Saint Thomas University Opa Locka FL 48.5748 36% 2,476
5,723 miles from location Southwest Florida College Fort Myers FL 17.3818 n/a 2,432
5,733 miles from location Florida Southern College Lakeland FL 59.8689 33% 2,426
5,942 miles from location Chipola College Marianna FL 23.4792 n/a 2,341
5,614 miles from location Lynn University Boca Raton FL 18.2065 23% 2,224
5,621 miles from location University of Phoenix-South Florida Campus Fort Lauderdale FL 8.98568 n/a 2,116
5,620 miles from location Florida Memorial University Opa Locka FL 20.5697 25% 1,923
5,768 miles from location University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota FL 0.898931 n/a 1,803
5,703 miles from location University of Phoenix-Central Florida Campus Maitland FL 7.58641 n/a 1,463
5,730 miles from location University of South Florida-Polytechnic Lakeland FL 0.720431 n/a 1,304
5,723 miles from location University of Phoenix-North Florida Campus Jacksonville FL 9.4393 n/a 1,164
0 miles from location Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus Miami FL 26.749 86% 1,081
5,711 miles from location Warner University Lake Wales FL 24.7058 52% 1,078
5,729 miles from location Edward Waters College Jacksonville FL 37.8029 61% 831
5,759 miles from location University of Phoenix-West Florida Campus Tampa FL 7.43942 n/a 772
5,958 miles from location The Baptist College of Florida Graceville FL 22.191 68% 589
5,779 miles from location Clearwater Christian College Clearwater FL 23.1467 64% 574
5,888 miles from location Flagler College-Tallahassee Tallahassee FL 0.96384 n/a 481
5,760 miles from location Florida College Tampa FL 58.2123 100% 467
5,627 miles from location Trinity International University Fort Lauderdale FL 1.34345 n/a 376
5,735 miles from location Trinity Baptist College Jacksonville FL 54.5556 100% 262
5,779 miles from location Trinity College of Florida New Port Richey FL 15.489 52% 211
5,618 miles from location Hobe Sound Bible College Hobe Sound FL 26.7435 n/a 119

Curious what studying Elementary Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Florida

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 73,150 $49,820 16.3%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 10,920 $49,220 -0.1%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School + 10,460 $52,940 24.5%
Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School + 4,410 $88,670 -47.0%

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