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Florida SouthWestern State College Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Florida SouthWestern State College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Florida SouthWestern State College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Florida SouthWestern State College was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

FSW was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

See all of the rankings for Florida SouthWestern State College.

Is It Hard to Get Into FSW?

Acceptance Rate

Since Florida SouthWestern State College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Florida SouthWestern State College admissions.

Florida SouthWestern State College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Florida SouthWestern State College, the student to faculty ratio is 29 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida SouthWestern State College is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida SouthWestern State College

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Below Average Overall Diversity at FSW

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 16,674 undergraduates at FSW with 6,360 being full-time and 10,314 being part-time.

FSW Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for FSW is 31.23 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  31.23 out of 100
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How Much Does Florida SouthWestern State College Cost?

The overall average net price of FSW is $9,027. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of FSW, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FSW, approximately 22% of students took out student loans averaging $3,278 a year. That adds up to $13,112 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FSW is 7.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do FSW Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from FSW with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $34,700 in their early years. This is about 13% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Florida SouthWestern State College make the most money.

Location of Florida SouthWestern State College

Florida SouthWestern State College is a public institution located in Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for FSW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-489-9300

Florida SouthWestern State College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 128 $39,200
Nursing 108 $63,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 70 $41,100
Other Homeland Security 25 $45,400
Allied Health Professions 6 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 NA
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Civil Engineering Technology 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Florida SouthWestern State College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at FSW

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 6,251 students took at least one online class at Florida SouthWestern State College. This is an increase from the 6,001 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,251 2,337
2016-2017 6,001 2,174
2015-2016 5,928 2,284
2014-2015 5,596 2,315
2013-2014 4,836 2,013

Learn more about online learning at Florida SouthWestern State College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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