Higher Education in Delray Beach and Boca Raton

FAU's main campus features a new stadium.

FAU’s main campus features a new stadium.

The Boca Raton/Delray Beach area has a wide range of higher education opportunities for those who want to stay home or prefer to work while getting a degree.

Whether it’s an associates, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree, the area pretty much has it all – excellent colleges with a wide range of opportunities. So, take a look and see what works for you.


There are four colleges and universities located in Boca Raton. Additionally, more than 20 colleges and universities are located within 25 miles of the Delray Beach/Boca Raton area. Here’s a quick overview:

Florida Atlantic University

The fifth-oldest university in the state, Florida Atlantic University’s main campus is located in Boca Raton. The university offers more than 140 programs of study through ten colleges, including the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and The Graduate College. Florida Atlantic University awards degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and specialist levels. Popular majors include liberal arts and sciences, business administration and accounting, education, psychology, nursing and biological sciences. The Boca Raton campus is one of the university’s seven campuses in Florida.

Contact Information

  • Address: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida 33431
  • Phone Number: (561) 297-3000
  • Web Site: www.fau.edu

Lynn University

Lynn University is comprised of seven schools and colleges, including the Burton D. Morgan School of Aeronautics, College of Hospitality Management and College of Liberal Education. It is located in Boca Raton. Students may pursue day and evening undergraduate programs, online programs, graduate programs and certificate programs. Fields of study include business administration, psychology, film, graphic design, education, criminal justice and communication. Lynn University’s 16:1 student-faculty ratio offers enrollees small class sizes and individualized attention.

Contact Information

  • Address: 3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida      33431
  • Phone Number: (561) 237-7000
  • Web Site: www.lynn.edu

Palm Beach State College

Palm Beach State, with campuses in Lake Worth, Boca Raton, Belle Glade, and Palm Beach Gardens, was founded in 1933 as Florida’s first public junior college. It is the sixth largest of the 28 colleges comprising the Florida College system and began offering its first bachelor’s degree in 2009. Famous alumni include Burt Reynolds, Deidre Hall and Monte Markham.

It offers a wide range of degrees in supervision & management, information management, nursing, and many others.

Contact Information

  • Address: 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33461
  • Phone Number: 561 868-3350
  • Web Site: www.palmbeachstate.com



Everglades University

Everglades University operates three campuses in Florida; its main campus is located in Boca Raton, and its branch campuses are based in Sarasota and Orlando, FL. The university awards the Bachelor of Science in areas such as construction management, alternative medicine, aviation technology and business administration. It also offers master’s degree programs for aviation science and business administration. The programs at Everglades University are designed for adult learners and thus offer small class sizes and flexible learning options. Students may take courses online or attend one of the university’s campuses throughout Florida.

Contact Information

  • Address: 5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton,      Florida 33431
  • Phone Number: (561) 912-1211
  • Web Site: www.evergladesuniversity.edu

For your convenience, here’s a quick look at other colleges and universities in the area with additional information:


Student   Population

Institution   Type

Florida Atlantic University 26,839 4-year, Public
Palm Beach State College 25,122 4-year, Public
Keiser University – Ft. Lauderdale 13,392 4-year, Private for-profit
Palm Beach Atlantic University –   West Palm Beach 3,226 4-year, Private not-for-profit
The Art Institute of Fort   Lauderdale Inc. 3,054 4-year, Private for-profit
University of Phoenix – South   Florida Campus 2,560 4-year, Private for-profit
Lynn University 2,410 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Keiser Career College – Greenacres 1,360 2-year, Private for-profit
Atlantic Technical Center 1,092 2-year, Public
Everglades University 1,077 4-year, Private not-for-profit
McFatter Technical Center 893 2-year, Public
Sanford-Brown Institute 866 2-year, Private for-profit
Northwood University – Florida   Education Center 773 4-year, Private not-for-profit
ATI Career Training Center 772 2-year, Private for-profit
South University – West Palm Beach 771 4-year, Private for-profit
ITT Technical Institute – Fort   Lauderdale 732 4-year, Private for-profit
Medvance Institute – West Palm 659 2-year, Private for-profit
Everest University – Pompano Beach 582 4-year, Private for-profit
City College 470 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Digital Media Arts College 406 4-year, Private for-profit