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Florida Southern College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Florida Southern College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Florida Southern College Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Florida Southern College was awarded 7 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Florida Southern landed the #588 spot in College Factual's 2020 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,727 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Florida Southern held the #603 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Florida Southern is also ranked #17 out of 61 schools in Florida.

See all of the rankings for Florida Southern College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Florida Southern?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Florida Southern College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 51%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 47% 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 540 and 640. Math scores were between 530 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 540 to 640 )

SAT Math Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 530 to 610 )
Florida Southern received ACT scores from 52% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 24 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Florida Southern College  ( 24 to 29 )

Learn more about Florida Southern College admissions.

Florida Southern College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Florida Southern College is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Florida Southern College is 98%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  98 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida Southern College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 80% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Florida Southern College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  80 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Florida Southern for first-time, full-time students is 46%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  46 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Florida Southern College.

Average Overall Diversity at Florida Southern

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,615 undergraduates at Florida Southern with 2,356 being full-time and 259 being part-time.

Florida Southern Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

Florida Southern scored 54.32 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  54.32 out of 100
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How Much Does Florida Southern College Cost?

The overall average net price of Florida Southern is $24,679. 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 +
$20,607 $21,699 $24,281 $25,856 $26,320

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

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 Florida Southern, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $6,733 a year. That adds up to $26,932 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Southern is 4.6%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Florida Southern with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $41,400 in their early years. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


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

Location of Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lakeland, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Florida Southern College

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

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Florida Southern College. Of these students, 633 received undergraduate degrees and 167 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 114 $35,200
Nursing 72 $59,500
General Psychology 56 $24,400
Public Relations & Advertising 41 $36,000
General Biology 40 $26,100
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $40,800
Accounting 24 NA
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 19 NA
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 19 NA
Criminology 16 $26,200

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

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, 793 students took at least one online class at Florida Southern College. This is an increase from the 768 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 793 142
2016-2017 768 110
2015-2016 960 161
2014-2015 844 140
2013-2014 317 54

Learn more about online learning at Florida Southern College.

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