Both Southeastern University and Florida Southern College in Lakeland have record enrollment this fall.
Both have had major construction projects to make room for the additional students.
Southeastern will have more than 3,200 traditional undergraduate students this fall. The university believes there are several factors for the growth, including the recent addition of a football team to help enhance the college environment. It has also added a number of new majors.
"Between bachelor of science in nursing to kinesiology, health science programs as well as graphic design," said university vice president Brian Carroll.
The university just opened a new science building and it is constructing a $22 million building that will include housing for several hundred students and classrooms.
Florida Southern College has a record enrollment of more than 2,200 traditional undergraduate students. Retaining incoming students has been a major factor in FSC's student body growth.
"Our satisfaction surveys from our students showing that they are much more engaged," said vice president John Grundig.