For more than 50 years
building a brighter Florida


The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of 30 private, not-for-profit, higher education institutions. All are based in Florida and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). We serve 156,000 students. We offer programs on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more than 500 fully online degree programs. This website provides a wide array of information, including legislative updates, breaking news, publications, institutional highlights, college planning, and independent higher education’s unique contributions.