The Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida (ICUF)
The Independent Colleges and 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.
The Commission for Independent Education (CIE)
The Commission for Independent Education has statutory responsibilities in matters relating to nonpublic, postsecondary, educational institutions. In keeping with the Florida Department of Education's goal of producing a seamless educational system, some of these functions include consumer protection, program improvement, institutional policies and administration, data management, and the licensure of independent schools, colleges and universities.