Florida Southern College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,700
3.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$27,324
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.823%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
56.6%
11,120 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,281
90.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
68.1%
438 Graduates

About

Florida Southern College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Florida Southern College were General Business Administration & Management (120 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (50 degrees), and General Psychology (48 degrees).

In 2022, 857 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Southern College. 65.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (598 degrees), 6.04 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (99 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $39,700, which is $15,704 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $39,700, which is $15,704 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,324.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Florida Southern College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 54% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$39,700
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Florida Southern College was $39,700. The cost of tuition at Florida Southern College is $15,704 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$27,324
2022 Value
5.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Florida Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,324. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Florida Southern College grew by 5.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,006
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Southern College was of $12,006 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
54%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Florida Southern College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.09% with respect to 2021, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0.823%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Southern College was 0.823%, which represents 6 out of the 729 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Florida Southern College received 11,120 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 3.36% annual growth. Out of those 11,120 applicants, 6,295 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.6% acceptance rate.

There were 3,281 students enrolled at Florida Southern College in 2022. 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 12%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
6,295
Accepted Out of 11,120

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Southern College was 56.6% (6,295 admissions from 11,120 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 60.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 3.36%, while admissions declined by −3.89%..

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SAT Scores

40%
Submission Percentage (2022)
304
Scores Submitted (2022)

40% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Southern College in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Southern College had a total enrollment of 3,281 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,983 students and the part-time enrollment is 298. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.2% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (43.7%), followed by White Male (25.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.62%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.7%), followed by White Male (24%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.99%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Southern College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,281 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,983 and the part-time enrollment is 298. This means that 90.9% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florida Southern College was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Florida Southern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,239 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    474 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    234 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College is 68.2% White, 14.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.13% Black or African American, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.44% Asian, 0.488% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.122% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 21 students (0.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 269 more women than men received degrees from Florida Southern College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida Southern College is white (598 degrees awarded). There were 6.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (99 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (120 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (50 degrees) and General Psychology (48 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Southern College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (117 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), and History (11 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Accountants & auditors (1,104,440 people), Other managers (999,664 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (602,067 people), Financial managers (584,077 people), and Chief executives & legislators (509,662 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College in 2022 are Biology (117 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Biology (117 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Elementary & secondary schools (977,201 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (856,979 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (854,774 people), Computer Systems Design (721,470 people), and Banking & related activities (598,031 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Biology (117 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (8 degrees), History (11 degrees), Social Sciences (60 degrees), and Business (227 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florida Southern College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 120 degrees awarded
  2. 50 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 120 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

294
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
563
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 294 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College, which is 0.522 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (563).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.19 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 74 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.841 times less than the 88 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
68%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 62% of students graduating from Florida Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 68% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 68% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Florida Southern College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.37% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    598 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    99 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Southern College is white (598 degrees awarded). There were 6.04 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (99 degrees).

1.4% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    386 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    212 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    74 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida Southern College is white female (386 degrees awarded). There were 1.82 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (212 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $107M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−1.64%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Florida Southern College had a total salary expenditure of 101M. Florida Southern College employs 59 Assistant professors, 58 Associate professors and 25 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Southern College are Female Assistant professor (33), Female Associate professor (31), and Male Associate professor (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College are: Service, with 80 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 79 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

Endowment

$107M
2022 Endowment
4.49%
decline from 2021

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at about $107M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Southern College declined 4.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $60.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$36.1M
2022 Salaries
4.78%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Florida Southern College paid a median of $36.1M in salaries, which represents 35.6% of their overall expenditure ($101M) and a 4.78% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.4M
Instructional Salaries
163
Number of Employees

In 2022, Florida Southern College paid a total of $13.4M to 163 employees working as instructors, which represents 37% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
80 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Assistant professor with 59 employees, Associate professor with 58 employees, and Instructor with 25 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Service with 80 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 79 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Southern College was Female Assistant professor with 33 employees, Female Associate professor with 31 employees, and Male Associate professor with 27 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Florida Southern College.

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