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Leon County Local Education Sites

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking.

FSU's welcoming campus is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, in a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity, along with championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The University offers 54 bachelor's degrees, 29 master's degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas.

FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.

Since 1966, Tallahassee Community College has offered high-quality post-secondary education for the citizens of Leon, Gadsden and Wakulla counties, as well as for students from throughout the state, nation and abroad. We are consistently ranked as one of the top community colleges in the nation. Our vision is to be recognized as your college of choice.

TCC offers 70 different degree and certificate programs that encompass a variety of fields from business Management to engineering, from nursing to law enforcement. Our Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree for transfer to a state university also offers multiple tracks for those who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree or higher. Explore all your options and talk with your advisor to see which is right for you.

Located in Tallahassee, Lively occupies two sites, including the main campus and the campus at the Tallahassee Regional Airport. Lively also offers dual enrollment programs at Rickards High School, Godby High School, Chiles High School, and Wakulla High School. Part-time career enhancement courses for city, county, and state governmental agencies, as well as private businesses, are often held at the hosts’ own facilities.

Lively welcomes the opportunity to serve teens and adults. The faculty and staff are dedicated to serving their students and bring a diverse complement of educational degrees and work experiences to their students. This broad range of expertise insures Lively’s ability to provide students with the career knowledge, on-the-job skills, positive work attitudes, and employability skills that lead to a successful career.