This ranking follows a previous one published by Schools.com that also rated University of Florida as the state's top college option.

A recent study by WalletHub revealed the top 10 best Florida colleges and universities to attend in 2018.

The study's purpose was to help college-bound seniors choose the best schools within their states, the study said.

This ranking follows a previous one published by Schools.com that also rated UF as the state's top college option.

The top 10 schools on the Schools.com rankings were: 1. University of Florida; 2. University of South Florida-Main Campus; 3. Florida International University; 4. The University of West Florida; 5. University of Central Florida; 6. New College of Florida; 7. Florida Atlantic University; 8. University of North Florida; 9. Florida State University; 10. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg.

The Top 10 Colleges and Universities in Florida, according to WalletHub, were:

1. University of Florida

2. University of Miami

3. Ave Maria University

4. University of South Florida

5. Florida State University

6. Florida Southern College

7. University of Central Florida

8. Florida Institute of Technology

9. Nova Southeastern University

10. Florida International University

WalletHub's analysts compared nearly 1,000 higher-education institutions in the U.S., based on 26 key measures grouped into six categories. Those categories include student selectivity, cost and financing and career outcomes. 

The University of Florida scored an overall rank of 42 out of the 300 top universities nationwide. The University of Miami earned the 83rd spot and Ave Maria University came in 87th.