A Community for Learning
Tallahassee is home to more than seven higher learning institutions such as Florida A&M University and Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and the Lively Technical Center--one of ten centers for electronic excellence in the state offering entry-level training in disciplines such as electronics, drafting, aircraft maintenance and computer service. Keiser University provides accelerated degree programs in areas such as computers, business, allied health and culinary arts. In partnership with Tallahassee Community College (TCC), St. Augustine-based Flagler College offers four-year degrees in elementary education and business administration on TCC’s campus.
Leon County students continue to score higher than students statewide do and nationally on both the verbal and mathematical sections of the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The average SAT score of Leon County students is 1,052 compared to the Florida average of 997 and national average of 1,020. Leon County Schools rank among the top districts in the state for student success as measured by the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test). Of the 67 school districts in Florida, Leon County ranks among the top 7 districts in every subject at every grade level (in all but four areas, ranks in top 5 districts). 84% of Leon County students continue post-secondary pursuits.