Home to some of the most prestigious and time-honored public colleges and universities in the state, Daytona Beach is a prime place to enroll to further your advanced education. With a history that goes back over a century, beginning with Stetson University's founding roots in 1883, the area has long been a hub for higher education. Whether you're looking to enroll, want to further your career, or just looking to visit some of Daytona's top campuses, here are the schools to look out for. Daytona State College
Over the past six decades, Daytona State College has evolved to offer a comprehensive four-year program, with associate's degrees in art and science, and bachelor's degrees in applied science, education, engineering technology, business management, nursing, and information technology. Daytona State College's athletic teams compete in the Mid-Florida Conference of the Florida State College Activities Association, which is part of Region 8 of the NJCAA. Bethune-Cookman University
With a history that dates back to Mary McLeod Bethune's founding of the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School in 1904, this storied four-year institution received full accreditation as a junior college in 1931 and went on to achieve university status in 2007. The university offers 39 bachelor's degrees and six master's degrees spanning everything from the liberal arts to religion, to science, engineering, and mathematics. The school's marching band, the "Marching Wildcats" are over 300 members strong and were featured on the Netflix series Marching Orders. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Beginning in 1925 with the Embry-Riddle Company, this private university in Daytona Beach, FL focuses on aerospace and aviation programs and is the largest accredited institution specializing in the field. Visiting students can learn more about the school's programs, which include bachelor's in aeronautical science, aeronautics, and aerospace and occupational safety, among others. The school also offers master's and PH.D.'s in various fields including aerospace engineering, aviation, and engineering management. The school's professors are leaders in the aviation industry. Daytona College
Located in Ormand Beach, Florida, north of Daytona Beach, this private college offers educational programs in healthcare, and wellness and beauty. Classes range from fields such as home health aide, cosmetology, medical assisting, and natural health, to nursing degree programs, therapeutic massage classes, and practical nursing. Students can enroll online or visit the campus to learn more about registering. Daytona College also offers a variety of online programs for students interested in remote learning. Stetson University
Founded in 1883, this time-honored university, located just 20 miles from Daytona Beach, began as the DeLand Academy. Over the decades it has grown into a multi-faceted institution with undergraduate and graduate programs that cover everything from anthropology to applied mathematics, to art, business management, law, the digital arts, economics, education, music, philosophy, and beyond. The school also boasts 18 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Atlantic Sun Conference, and Pioneer Football League. Seminole State College of Florida
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the Best Regional Colleges in the South, this full-service college offers associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees that include a range of studies. With programs in engineering technology, health sciences, nursing, interior design, social media, e-marketing, computer programming, and emergency medical services, there's no limit to what you can study at this prestigious college. The school is located less than an hour from Daytona Beach. Looking to visit one of these campuses and learn more about what these colleges have to offer? The Shores Resort & Spa puts you close to these and other institutions in the area. Contact us now to book your stay and find out more about what's nearby.Plan your visit.