Florida Southern College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,180
3.58% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$27,091
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.32%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
50.4%
9,116 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,413
86.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
68.3%
393 Graduates

About

Florida Southern College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Southern College were General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (57 degrees), and General Psychology (46 degrees).

In 2020, 810 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Southern College. 66.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (582 degrees), 6.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $38,180, which is $15,650 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $38,180, which is $15,650 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $27,091.

In 2020, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 58% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,180
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Florida Southern College was $38,180. The cost of tuition at Florida Southern College is $15,650 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$27,091
2020 Value
6.97%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Florida Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $27,091. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Florida Southern College grew by 6.97%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,860
Room and Board
$1,250
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Southern College was of $11,860 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,250. The cost of room and board increased by 1.8% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Florida Southern College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 96% 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.
4.32%
2018 Default Rate
31
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Southern College was 4.32%, which represents 31 out of the 717 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Florida Southern College received 9,116 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 13.5% annual growth. Out of those 9,116 applicants, 4,592 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 50.4% acceptance rate.

There were 3,413 students enrolled at Florida Southern College in 2020, and 60% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 14.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

50.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
4,592
Accepted Out of 9,116

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Southern College was 50.4% (4,592 admissions from 9,116 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 52.1%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 13.5%, while admissions grew by 9.65%.

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SAT Scores

60%
Submission Percentage
405
Scores Submitted

60% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Southern College in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Southern College has a total enrollment of 3,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,962 students and the part-time enrollment is 451. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.53% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 1.05% Two or More Races, 0.732% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (45.4%), followed by White Male (25.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.41%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.8%), followed by White Male (20.4%) and Black or African American Female (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,413 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,962 and the part-time enrollment is 451. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%
2020 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 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Florida Southern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,351
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    472
  3. Black or African American
    291

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College is 68.9% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.53% Black or African American, 3.08% Asian, 1.05% Two or More Races, 0.732% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.146% 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 52.6% White, 16.6% 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, 36 students (1.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 268 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 (582 degrees awarded). There were 6.06 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (57 degrees) and General Psychology (46 degrees).

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 (104 degrees awarded), Communications (68 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,592,534 people), Secondary school teachers (582,026 people), Physicians (407,526 people), Other managers (343,257 people), and Education administrators (319,364 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Communications (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Education (95 degrees).

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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 Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Communications (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Education (95 degrees).

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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 (3,030,678 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (682,187 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (575,305 people), Computer Systems Design (240,978 people), and Offices of physicians (240,931 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Biology (104 degrees awarded), Communications (68 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (66 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (6 degrees), and Education (95 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 117 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 46 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 117 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

271
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
539
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 271 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College, which is 0.503 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (539).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.784 times less than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 74 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.28 times more than the 58 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 57% of students graduating from Florida Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Southern College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.02% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    582 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    96 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    44 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Southern College is white (582 degrees awarded). There were 6.06 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (96 degrees).

0.617% of degree recipients (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    387 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    195 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    60 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida Southern College is white female (387 degrees awarded). There were 1.98 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (195 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $94.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.21M (4.45%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Florida Southern College had a total salary expenditure of $93.5M. Florida Southern College employs 63 Assistant professors, 55 Associate professors, and 19 Professors. Most academics at Florida Southern College are Female Assistant professors (35), Male Associate professors(28), and Male Assistant professors (28).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 69 employees, Service, with 69 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$94.6M
2020 Endowment
0.214%
decline from 2019

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at about $94.6M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Southern College declined 0.214% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $55M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Florida Southern College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$35.7M
2020 Salaries
3.26%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Florida Southern College paid a median of $35.7M in salaries, which represents 38.2% of their overall expenditure ($93.5M) and a 3.26% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.7% growth from 2018 and a 9.11% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M
Instructional Salaries
152
Number of Employees

In 2020, Florida Southern College paid a total of $11.8M to 152 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
63 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Assistant professor with 63 employees; Associate professor with 55 employees; and Associate professor with 19 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 69 employees; Service with 69 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 54 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Southern College was Female Assistant professor with 35 employees, Male Associate professor with 28 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 28 employees.

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

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