Colleges & Universities
Cape Canaveral, 445 Challenger Road, Suite 109, 321-453-6253
Melbourne, 1333 Gateway Drive, 321-409-5553.
The Catholic university offers four-year degrees in professional studies, liberal studies and science and information technology.
Eastern Florida State College (Formerlly Brevard Community College)
1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, 321-632-1111
About 12,000 students take courses each term. Campuses are in Cocoa, Titusville, Melbourne and Palm Bay, with a center at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and other off-site facilities. Classes are available via WBCC-TV Channel 68 and the Internet as part of BCC’s Virtual Campus. BCC provides a two-year associate of arts degree with guaranteed transfer to a state university, 27 associate of science degrees and 50 one- or two-year vocational certificates, as well as programs for community education, business training, dual enrollment, early admission and parent education/lab schools. BCC will start offering four-year degrees and become a state college. Initially, the college will offer a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Organizational Management with two concentrations — general management and health care management — in August 2013.
Columbia College Patrick Air Force Base:
1020 Central Ave., Suite C-9, PAFB, 321-783-5506
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business administration, computer information systems, criminal justice administration, general studies and online degrees. Adult evening classes are once a week with eight-week sessions five times a year. Financial aid is available. Open to military and civilian students. Campuses also in Orlando and Jacksonville.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Space Coast Center, 1020 Central Ave, Suite G-8, Patrick Air Force Base 32925, 321-783-5020
The Space Coast Center of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University serves local residents interested in obtaining certificates, associate, bachelor or master degrees in management, safety and related aviation/aerospace fields of study. Students attend class one night a week in condensed nine-week terms. Students also can take Internet classes through the center’s Distance Learning Department.
2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, 321-253-2929
Tuition for undergraduate programs is $260 to $275 a credit hour. Graduate courses are about $400 a credit hour. Financial aid is available. Programs are available in accounting, applied management, business, computer information science, criminal justice, health care administration, medical assistant, medical insurance billing and coding, paralegal and pharmacy technician. Graduate degrees include an MBA with concentrations in accounting, business administration and computer information systems.
Florida Institute of Technology
150 University Blvd., Melbourne, 321-674-8000
Founded in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent technological university in the Southeast and places highly in several regional and national college-ranking surveys. Washington Monthly rates Florida Tech as the top private university in Florida. The university houses the Ortega 0.8-m telescope, the largest research telescope in Florida, and the Funk Center for Textile Arts, the only textile exhibition center in Florida. About 9,000 students are enrolled at the main Melbourne campus and through 10 off-campus graduate centers, including the Kennedy Space Center and Rockledge sites, and online. The university is divided into five colleges: College of Aeronautics, College of Engineering, College of Business, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts and College of Science. More than 70 bachelor’s degrees, 80 master’s degrees and 30 doctoral degrees are available. Through Florida Tech University Online, working professionals can earn degrees through 48 online programs. Students can choose from degree programs offered in eight-week terms and 16-week semesters, or professional development programs offered in similar formats.
900 S. Babcock St., Melbourne, 321-409-4800
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, associate of science degrees are available in medical assisting; computer programming; computer engineering technology; computer graphics; computer network engineering technology; computer-animation design; culinary arts; nursing and occupational therapy assistance; and radiologic technology. Associate of arts degrees are available for criminal justice; paralegal studies, accounting, business and public administration, and health services.
University of Central Florida, Southern Region
1519 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, 321-433-7821
Full-service campuses in Cocoa adjacent to Brevard Community College. Centers also are at Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne and Palm Bay. UCF Cocoa is a public university branch campus offering junior, senior and graduate-level courses. Applicants can be BCC graduates or transfer students who completed freshman and sophomore years at approved colleges or universities. UCF-Brevard offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of programs.
Merritt Island: 150 N. Sykes Creek Parkway, 321-449-4500
Melbourne: 1775 W. Hibiscus Blvd., 321-956-6700
Patrick Air Force Base: 1020 Central Ave., Suite C-15, 321-868-5194
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges, Webster provides graduate degree programs in: business administration, computer science, information technology management, management and leadership, human resources development, human resources management, counseling, public administration, security management, and procurement and acquisitions management. Programs are designed for working professionals with evening and weekend classes offered in accelerated nine-week terms beginning in January, March, May, August and October.