The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of 28 private, educational institutions. These colleges and universities award 26 percent of Florida’s bachelor degrees and one-third all degrees. ICUF institutions are non-profits, Florida-based and (like Florida’s public universities and community colleges) accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). They serve more than 120,000 students at 180 sites around Florida. They offer bachelor degree opportunities on 18 community college campuses. Their enrollments vary from less than 100 to nearly 25,000 students. Their average class has 19 students.
These institutions are funded through student tuitions that can be paid using: federal loans; federal Pell Grants; Florida Bright Futures Scholarships and other merit scholarships; pre-paid tuition plans; need-based assistance; institution awards; scholarships from the Florida Independent College Fund; and the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG). ICUF institutions award financial aid to 85% of their students. Independent colleges or universities offer access to opportunity.
If the 28 members of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida were one university, it would have: