The Villages, FL Colleges

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The Villages

The Villages is a master-planned age-restricted retirement community located mainly in Sumter County, Florida, United States, but also includes portions of Lake and Marion counties. The community is controlled by several Community Development Districts (CDD's), most of which are controlled by H. Gary Morse, the owner of the development company which created The Villages. The overall development lies in central Florida, approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Ocala and approximately 45 miles (72 km) northwest of Orlando.

The Villages includes the census-designated place (CDP) located in Sumter County, also known as The Villages, which had a population of 8,333 at the 2000 census and increased 517.33% at the 2010 census to 51,442. As of December 2012 - now over 92,000 people call The Villages home and it is stilll growing rapidly with over 200 homes being sold each month. The CDP is the center of The Villages Micropolitan Statistical Area (?SA), which consists of all of Sumter County but does not include the Lake or Marion County portions of The Villages (the Lake County portion is included in the Orlando-Kissimmee, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area; the Marion County portion is included in the Ocala, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area).

The Villages consistently ranks as a very high growth area. A 2008 Census Bureau report ranked The Villages the No. 1 fastest growing micropolitan area in the United States. In 2012, Forbes magazine ranked The Villages as the No. 1 fastest growing small town.

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Schools in and around The Villages, FL

Name
The Salon Professional Academy-The Villages
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Taylor College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $9,540 average out-state tuition; $9,540 average in-state tuition
Beacon College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,650 average out-state tuition; $28,650 average in-state tuition
Lake-Sumter Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $11,740 average out-state tuition; $2,997 average in-state tuition
Lake Technical Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
Marion County Community Technical and Adult Education Center
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public
Rasmussen College-Florida
Four or more years; Private for profit; $12,600 average out-state tuition; $12,600 average in-state tuition

The Villages, FL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017