For More Than 50 Years Building a Brighter Florida The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF) is a diverse association of 31 private, not-for-profit, higher education institutions. All are based in Florida and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). We serve more than 150,000 degree – seeking students. We offer programs on main campuses, at more than 100 satellite sites and through more than 425 fully online degree and certificate programs. These colleges and universities award 25 percent of Florida’s bachelor degrees and one-third of all degrees. There enrollments vary from approximately 200 to nearly 26,000 students. their average class has 19 students. These institutions are funded through student tuition 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).Over 90 percent of full-time undergraduate students at ICUF institutions receive financial aid. Independent colleges or universities offer access to opportunity.
Dr. Ed H. Moore, ICUF President