Daytona, Florida Colleges and Universities

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Daytona Beach, Florida is a city of about 63,000 residents that is located 50 miles northeast of Orlando. It is situated at the center of the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach metro area which has a total population to nearly a half a million people.

There are several four-year colleges and universities located in Daytona Beach, as well as a number of popular vocational schools. Four-year degree granting colleges include Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, University of Central Florida (Daytona Beach Campus) and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Vocational and technical schools include Keiser College, The Airline Academy (an airline and pilot school), WyoTech (formerly AMI) and Phoenix East Aviation (auto, marine and motorcycle repair school).

With nearly 60,000 students (50,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate), the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the largest university in Daytona Beach metro area, one of the largest higher education institutions in the state and the second-largest university in the country based on student enrollment. It is a public research university and a member of the State University System of Florida. UCF offers an extensive selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in various fields of study and career-oriented disciplines. UCF also offers one of the few medical schools in the state.

With just under 20,000 students (8,000 full-time and 11,000 part-time) Daytona State College (DSC) is the second-largest higher education institution in Daytona Beach and one of the largest state colleges in Florida. The college offers a comprehensive selection of associate degrees and career-oriented certifications. It recently started offering four-year bachelor degree programs.

One of the most well-known institutions in Dayton Beach is Embry�Riddle Aeronautical University one of the few reputable aeronautical institutions of higher learning in Florida and the United States. Embry-Riddle offers bachelor and master degree programs in various disciplines within the field of aeronautical science and engineering. The university also recently added a business college in 2008.

Bethune-Cookman University is a historically black university and one of the few institutions among the National Register of Historic Places. With just under 3,600 students the university is a mid-size private institution and offers a complete selection of programs in arts & humanities, business, education, nursing, graduate studies, engineering and science. Bethune-Cookman is the fourth-largest university in the Dayton Beach metro region, slightly smaller than Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Below you can explore brief profiles for the four-year colleges and universities located in and around Daytona Beach Florida.

Bethune-Cookman University
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3099
main phone: (386) 481-2000
admission phone: (800) 448-0228
admission fax: (386) 481-2601
Bethune-Cookman University has a total enrollment of 3,600+ students and provides Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and programs.

Daytona State College
1200 International Speedway Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2811
Phone: (386) 506-3000
Fax: (386) 506-4489
Dayton State College has an annual enrollment of about 13,000 students and offers certificates and associate and bachelor degree programs in various fields of study and career-oriente disciplines including business, health services, and personal and culinary services.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900
main phone: (386) 226-6910
admission phone: (800) 522-6787
admission fax: (386) 226-6984
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a total enrollment of 16,300+ students and provides Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees and programs.


Seminole State College of Florida
100 Weldon Boulevard
Sanford, FL 32773-6199
Phone: (407) 708-2580
Fax: (407) 708-2395
Seminole State College of Florida is located in Sanford, Florida about 20 miles south of Daytona Beach offer I-4. The college has a total enrollment of roughly 13,000 students and offer undergraduate degrees in several fields of study including architecture, business, computer science, construction, education, engineering, health services, homeland security, liberal arts, mechanics and visual arts.


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