Post-secondary education in the Treasure Coast counties is supported by the Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, serving 17,248 students. Many students also go to Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. The closest universities are Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and the private Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach. The University of Central Florida is within a two-hour drive of the northern half of the Treasure Coast cities. The University of Florida has a specialized Medical Entomology Laboratory Campus in Vero Beach, devoted to graduate and research studies in biology.