Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,977
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 15:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 2,085 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
No
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

46%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Florida Southern College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 6,192 applications and only 2,820 students were granted admission. Florida Southern College is at the #44 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 60% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 40% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1040 to 1230
ACT24 to 29

Application Fee

$30
Undergrad students
$30
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Florida Southern College's tuition was $32,450 for all students regardless of residency (21.1% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$24,206
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$32,450
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$32,450
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of Florida Southern College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,494 (which is 2.1% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Florida Southern College in 2016-2017, was 602, which is 87% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,437 (which is 7.8% below the national average.)

$4,494
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,437
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Florida Southern College has enrolled a total of 2,977 students (2,635 students full-time and 342 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,977 students, 77 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 34% men and 66% women and 2,598 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 379 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 161 students for distance studies.

2,977
Total Enrollment
77
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 72%

Hispanic: 11%

Black/African American: 6%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Asian: 2%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Florida Southern College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 27% 69 45
Health Professions And Related Programs 17% 43
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 9% 22
Education 8% 19 0
Social Sciences 7% 18
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 8
Psychology 3% 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 2% 6
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences 1% 2
Philosophy And Religious Studies 1% 2

Graduation & Dropout Rates

59%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Florida Southern College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

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Still enrolled
7%
Dropout rate
34%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$35,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Florida Southern College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $35,100. Last year, out of the total 655 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 609 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 928 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 835 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $35,100 $39,300
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 655 928

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Florida Southern College.

Southeastern University
1.6 mile away
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25.4 mile away
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26.7 mile away
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28.4 mile away
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32.2 mile away
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