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Colleges and Universities

Higher and continuing education plays an important role in the advancement of Brevard County, as the area is home to numerous top-notch colleges and universities.

Through its campuses in Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay, as well as its online learning courses, Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) educates more than 35,000 students each year, now offering nine Bachelor’s degrees in addition to two-year associate’s degrees and specialized certificate programs. Additional information is available at EasternFlorida.edu

With DirectConnect, students who graduate from EFSC have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer associate-degree credits to the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) bachelor-degree programs. Locally, this major university operates campuses in Cocoa and Palm Bay.

Florida Institute of Technology: Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university is ranked in the top 200 in the “Times Higher Education” World University Rankings 2014-15 and is designated a Tier One Best National University in “U.S. News & World Report.” The university serves more than 16,000 students and offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available at Fit.edu

Keiser University is a regionally accredited, private, not-for-profit university that offers doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees. Webster University is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering a balance of arts, sciences and professional undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Barry University, Everest University, and Columbia College also operate higher and continuing education campuses in Brevard County. These colleges offer excellent opportunities for professional development.