Florida Southern College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Below AverageCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Florida Southern College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,870 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1883 and is one of the 6 colleges located in Lakeland, Florida.

Florida Southern College is affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
59
Fair
Florida Southern College will give you the option to receive a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Florida Southern College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 59 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Nursing, Education, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
80%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a positive sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Florida Southern College student retention rate is high at 80% (well above Florida average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
13 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Florida Southern College is below average: 59%. About 37% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Florida Southern College is pretty good, 13:1. Read more information on instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$31,600
High
Average tuition price is extremely high, $30,900 a year. The additional fees at Florida Southern College (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $700; this makes it a total of $31,600 annually.

Read the details about Florida Southern College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
45%
Doable
As reported in recent data, 6,190 applications were submitted and 2,806 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

Florida Southern College will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits earned prior to admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Florida Southern College in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,000
Medium
Florida Southern College provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Florida Southern College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C-
Unsafe
Florida Southern College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 2,000 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, nearly $6,000 per academic year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Florida Southern College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Florida Southern College seems to be a relatively unsafe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Florida Southern College Location and Maps



Post Address: Florida Southern College, 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698, USA
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