Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Florida Southern College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Florida Southern College was awarded 29 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Florida Southern as #1,009 out of 2,576 colleges and universities in the country on its 2022 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 87 colleges in Florida, Florida Southern is ranked at #38.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Florida Southern?

Acceptance Rate

Florida Southern College has an acceptance rate of 51%, 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 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 )

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Florida Southern College Faculty

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

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% 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  82 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.

Florida Southern College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,755 undergraduates at Florida Southern with 2,537 being full-time and 218 being part-time.

How Much Does Florida Southern College Cost?

The overall average net price of Florida Southern is $25,646. 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 +
$23,286 $21,816 $24,097 $26,155 $27,732

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 85% of students took out student loans averaging $7,308 a year. That adds up to $29,232 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Florida Southern is 5.8%. 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?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Florida Southern make about $41,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 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 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
Website: www.flsouthern.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FloridaSouthern
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fscadmissions

Florida Southern College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 47 majors graduated from Florida Southern College. Of these students, 674 received undergraduate degrees and 135 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 117 $35,200
Nursing 57 $59,500
Public Relations & Advertising 49 $36,000
General Psychology 46 $24,400
General Biology 35 $26,100
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 33 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 30 $40,800
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 25 NA
Accounting 21 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 21 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

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 2018-2019, 1,136 students took at least one online class at Florida Southern College. This is an increase from the 793 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,136 194
2017-2018 793 142
2016-2017 768 110
2015-2016 960 161
2013-2014 317 54

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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