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Florida SouthWestern State College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Florida SouthWestern State College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors FSW offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much 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 SouthWestern State College Ranked?

2023 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 139 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, FSW is ranked #865 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

FSW is also ranked #27 out of 77 schools in Florida.

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 26 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 24%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  24 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Florida SouthWestern State College

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Florida SouthWestern State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,141 undergraduates at FSW with 6,032 being full-time and 9,109 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida SouthWestern State College Cost?

The overall average net price of FSW is $7,950. 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 FSW

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,425 $7,530 $10,857 $13,328 $14,045

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 20% of students took out student loans averaging $3,439 a year. That adds up to $13,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FSW is 8.7%. 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 $38,853 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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
Nursing 162 $69,179
Business Administration & Management 139 $42,230
Teacher Education Grade Specific 59 $40,657
Other Homeland Security 24 $44,407
Allied Health Professions 14 NA
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 NA
Information Technology 0 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 $41,274
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 2019-2020, 11,097 students took at least one online class at Florida SouthWestern State College. This is an increase from the 6,431 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 11,097 4,514
2018-2019 6,431 2,438
2017-2018 6,251 2,337
2016-2017 6,001 2,174
2015-2016 5,928 2,284

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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