DeLand, Florida Colleges and Universities

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With just over 28,000 residents, DeLand, Florida is a relatively small city located in the heart of Volusia County. However, as part of the Deltona-Daytona-Beach-Ormond metropolitan area it belongs to a much large community with a population of nearly 500,000.

Florida’s oldest private higher education institution, Stetson University, is located in the city of DeLand, in Central Florida across the I-4 corridor. Stetson’s primary undergraduate campus is in Deland but the university has a few other satellite campuses. Among Southern Masters-granting colleges and universities the U.S. News & World Report ranked Stetson University third in the nation. Washington Monthly ranked Stetson 13th in the nation for service (a unique and honorable recognition).

Other schools near DeLand include Daytona State College, Bethune-Cookman University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Seminole State College of Florida, located about 20 miles the the east in Daytona Beach. Also based in Deland is Florida Technical College, a for profit two-year college, which also has campuses in Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Lakeland and Kissimmee.

To learn more about four-year colleges in the city of DeLand you can review the school profiles listed below.


Stetson University
421 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, FL 32723
main phone: (386) 822-7000
admission phone: (800) 688-0101
admission fax: (386) 822-7112
Stetson University has a total enrollment of 2,600+ students and provides bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in various disciplines. It also offers a small selection of professional certificates. Fields of study at Stetson include area and ethnic studies, biomedical services, biochemistry, molecular biology, accounting, business, economics, computer science, curriculum and instruction, general education, teacher education, foreign languages, mental health counseling, legal research, law, international law, humanities, environmental science, kinesiology, sport and fitness management, physical sciences, psychology, social sciences, arts and performing arts.


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