Florida SouthWestern State College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,436
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,033
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
10.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
16,674
38.1% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
32%
479 Graduates

About

Florida SouthWestern State College is a higher education institution located in Lee County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida SouthWestern State College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (128 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (108 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (70 degrees).

In 2019, 3,039 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida SouthWestern State College. 63.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,487 degrees), 1.65 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $−10,053 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $−10,053 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,033.

In 2019, 38% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,436
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College was $2,436. The cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $−10,053 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,489).

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Average Net Price

$7,033
2019 Value
8.42%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Florida SouthWestern State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,033. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Florida SouthWestern State College grew by 8.42%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,464
Room and Board
$1,650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida SouthWestern State College was of $9,464 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,650. The cost of room and board increased by 2.07% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

38%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

38% of undergraduate students at Florida SouthWestern State College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 2.56% with respect to 2018, when 39% 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.
10.1%
2017 Default Rate
216
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Florida SouthWestern State College was 10.1%, which represents 216 out of the 2143 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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Enrollment

Florida SouthWestern State College has a total enrollment of 16,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 6,360 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,314. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida SouthWestern State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 41.9% White, 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 2.31% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (25.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (21.6%) and White Male (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 16,674 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 6,360 and the part-time enrollment is 10,314. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A 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 SouthWestern State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (63%), Florida SouthWestern State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,992
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,537
  3. Black or African American
    1,974

The enrolled student population at Florida SouthWestern State College is 41.9% White, 33.2% Hispanic or Latino, 11.8% Black or African American, 2.31% Two or More Races, 2.03% Asian, 0.408% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.204% 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 Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.8% 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, 942 students (5.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 829 more women than men received degrees from Florida SouthWestern State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida SouthWestern State College is white (1,487 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (128 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (108 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (70 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida SouthWestern State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,986 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (12 degrees), and Protective Services (100 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 SouthWestern State College are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,517,592 people), Registered nurses (1,420,634 people), Secondary school teachers (492,307 people), Education administrators (270,212 people), and Special education teachers (217,867 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,986 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (100 degrees), Health (579 degrees), and Education (84 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Dentists, Surgeons, Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,986 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (100 degrees), Health (579 degrees), and Education (84 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 SouthWestern State College are Elementary & secondary schools (2,910,729 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,567,189 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,490 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (348,828 people), and Outpatient care centers (273,148 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,986 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (12 degrees), Protective Services (100 degrees), Health (579 degrees), and Education (84 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 SouthWestern State College.
Most Common
  1. 128 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 108 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 70 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 128 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,105
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,934
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,105 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College, which is 0.571 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,934).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 694 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.537 times less than the 1292 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 1292 degrees were awarded to women at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.86 times more than the 694 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida SouthWestern State College is Female and Asian (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 2.09% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,487 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    901 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    300 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida SouthWestern State College is white (1,487 degrees awarded). There were 1.65 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (901 degrees).

4.41% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    911 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    592 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    576 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida SouthWestern State College is white female (911 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (592 degrees).

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Operations

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $635k (3.34%), compared to the 3.05% average return ($330k on $10.8M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Florida SouthWestern State College had a total salary expenditure of $115M. Florida SouthWestern State College employs 195 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Florida SouthWestern State College are Female No academic ranks (104), Male No academic ranks(91), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 64 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 62 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19M
2019 Endowment
2.09%
decline from 2018

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at about $19M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida SouthWestern State College declined 2.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.19M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $783k - Federal
  2. $3.32M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Florida SouthWestern State College received $783k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.32M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.7M
2019 Salaries
5.61%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a median of $48.7M in salaries, which represents 42.3% of their overall expenditure ($115M) and a 5.61% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.934% decline from 2017 and a 8.4% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 9.89M (32.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11M
Instructional Salaries
195
Number of Employees

In 2019, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a total of $11M to 195 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $2.99M (30.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
195 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
64 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College were No academic rank with 195 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College were Office and Administrative Support with 64 employees; Business and Financial Operations with 62 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College was Female No academic rank with 104 employees, Male No academic rank with 91 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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