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Florida Southern College Data & Information Overview

73 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
61% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Florida Southern College Ranked?

#1,017 Best Colleges in Nation
#30 Best Colleges in FL
General Economics Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Florida Southern College was awarded 73 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general economics.

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Overall Quality

Florida Southern is ranked #1,017 out of 2,217 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2024 Best Colleges list.

Florida Southern also holds the #30 spot on the Best Colleges in Florida ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Florida Southern?

61% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
27% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Florida Southern College has an acceptance rate of 61%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Florida Southern.

Average Test Scores

About 27% of students accepted to Florida Southern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 590 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 655.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 590 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 570 to 655 )
Florida Southern received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 30.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 25 to 30 )

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Florida Southern College Faculty

14 to 1 Student to Faculty
99% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Florida Southern College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida Southern College is 99%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  99 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Southern College

79% Freshmen Retention
61% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Florida Southern College has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Florida Southern the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 61%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  61 out of 100

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Florida Southern College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,579 Full-Time Undergraduates
25.3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
63.1% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,834 undergraduates at Florida Southern with 2,579 being full-time and 255 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida Southern College Cost?

$26,517 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
$30,964 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Florida Southern is $26,517. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Florida Southern

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$22,019 $22,837 $25,918 $26,523 $29,626

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 Florida Southern, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Florida Southern, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $7,741 a year. That adds up to $30,964 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Southern is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Florida Southern Graduates Make?

$47,123 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Florida Southern make around $47,123 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Florida Southern students since it is 11% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Florida Southern College make the most money.

Location of Florida Southern College

Florida State
2,579 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Florida Southern College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Lakeland, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for Florida Southern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Phone: 863-680-4111

Florida Southern College Majors

47 Majors With Completions
777 Undergraduate Degrees
126 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Florida Southern College. Of these students, 777 received undergraduate degrees and 126 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 140 $39,221
Nursing 60 $58,540
General Psychology 58 $29,572
General Biology 41 $27,262
Public Relations & Advertising 37 $33,714
Accounting 37 $42,840
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 31 $23,917
Health & Physical Education 29 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 26 NA
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 19 NA

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

Online Learning at Florida Southern

35% Take At Least One Class Online
5% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 1,174 students took at least one online class at Florida Southern College. This is a decrease from the 1,270 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 1,174 174
2019-2020 1,270 269
2018-2019 1,136 194
2017-2018 793 142
2016-2017 768 110

Learn more about online learning at Florida Southern College.

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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.


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