St. Johns River State College

St. Johns River State CollegeSince 1958, St. Johns River State College has built a solid reputation as a full-service education provider with campuses in Palatka, St. Augustine and Orange Park. SJR State offers two bachelor's degrees, the two-year A.A. (transfer) degree, more than 30 college-credit technical degrees and certificates, and an array of cultural and athletic events.

The Palatka campus is located just off of Hwy 19 and is home to the nursing program, four athletic programs and the Florida School of the Arts (

SJR State is truly the community’s college, enriching a diverse population of students ranging in age from 16 to 60. Many Putnam County residents enroll part-time to upgrade their skills or to cross-train into other areas.

SJR State is part of the Florida College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Visit them in person or online at



First Coast Technical CollegeFirst Coast Technical College has served Northeast Florida's tri-county area of St. Johns, Putnam and Clay counties since 1965. As a public charter school offering secondary and postsecondary career and technical education, as well as adult basic education and GED preparation, FCTC is recognized for its extensive history of reducing barriers so students can achieve their goals in advancing their careers.

Over the past 50 years, FCTC has tailored its educational programs to suit the needs of the unique learner within the context of fulfilling the labor needs of local business and industries in our region.

Each FCTC campus provides a wide variety of services and facilities designed with students in mind. The Putnam County Center is located at 146 Comfort Road, Palatka, and houses Health, Adult Education and Cosmetology programs. The Putnam Barge Port facility, located at 102 Port Road, houses Welding and Adult Education Programs. 

Stop by one of their campuses, call and speak to a Student Advisor at 904-547-3282, or visit them online at



Saint Leo UniversityThe Saint Leo University’s, Northeast Florida  Center opened in 1994 through an educational  partnership with Saint Johns River State College.  The Center offers bachelor degrees in Business  Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary and  Middle Grades Education, Psychology, Health  Care Administration, Computer Information  Systems and more. We're what you need for  where you're going.

Expand your options with a degree from Saint  Leo University! Whether you’re finishing that  degree you started years ago or beginning a new  program to help boost your career, Saint Leo is  here for you. Our affordable degree programs are offered at times and places convenient for you. The Center is located on the campuses of St. Johns River State College in Palatka, Orange Park and St. Augustine.

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