South Florida State College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,135
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$4,228
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
9.66%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
2,710
39% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
58.5%
182 Graduates

About

South Florida State College is a higher education institution located in Highlands County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at South Florida State College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (32 degrees awarded), Elementary Education & Teaching (15 degrees), and Registered Nursing (15 degrees).

In 2020, 611 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at South Florida State College. 58.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 41.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (279 degrees), 1.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at South Florida State College is $3,135, which is $−8,694 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at South Florida State College is $3,135, which is $−8,694 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $4,228.

In 2020, 50% of undergraduate students attending South Florida State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$3,135
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at South Florida State College was $3,135. The cost of tuition at South Florida State College is $−8,694 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,829).

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Average Net Price

$4,228
2020 Value
6.69%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 South Florida State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $4,228. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of South Florida State College grew by 6.69%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,920
Room and Board
$1,220
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at South Florida State College was of $5,920 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,220. The cost of room and board did not change 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

50%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

50% of undergraduate students at South Florida State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 1.96% with respect to 2019, when 51% 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.
9.66%
2018 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at South Florida State College was 9.66%, which represents 14 out of the 145 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

South Florida State College has a total enrollment of 2,710 students. The full-time enrollment at South Florida State College is 1,056 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,654. This means that 39% of students enrolled at South Florida State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at South Florida State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.6% White, 38.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.56% Black or African American, 2.1% Two or More Races, 1.96% Asian, 0.295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at South Florida State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.1%) and White Male (18.9%). 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

39%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at South Florida State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,710 students. The full-time enrollment at South Florida State College is 1,056 and the part-time enrollment is 1,654. This means that 39% of students enrolled at South Florida State College are enrolled full-time compared with 44.3% 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 South Florida State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (66%), South Florida 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
    1,181
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,046
  3. Black or African American
    259

The enrolled student population at South Florida State College is 43.6% White, 38.6% Hispanic or Latino, 9.56% Black or African American, 2.1% Two or More Races, 1.96% Asian, 0.295% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.221% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 44.2% White, 26% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.5% 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, 70 students (2.58%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 101 more women than men received degrees from South Florida State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at South Florida State College is white (279 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at South Florida State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (32 degrees awarded), followed by Elementary Education & Teaching (15 degrees) and Registered Nursing (15 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at South Florida State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (267 degrees), and Agriculture (10 degrees).

Workforce

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 South Florida State College are Police officers (127,082 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (92,379 people), Other managers (90,340 people), Construction managers (40,879 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (40,238 people).

The most specialized majors at South Florida State College are Protective Services (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (267 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (13 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 South Florida State College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at South Florida State College are Protective Services (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (267 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (13 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at South Florida State College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (306,385 people), Elementary & secondary schools (179,343 people), Construction (117,548 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (81,323 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (59,968 people).

The most specialized majors at South Florida State College are Protective Services (74 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (267 degrees), Agriculture (10 degrees), Construction (9 degrees), and Mechanical Technologies (13 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 South Florida State College.
Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 15 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at South Florida State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 32 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
356
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 255 degrees were awarded to men at South Florida State College, which is 0.716 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (356).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 87 degrees were awarded to men at South Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.483 times less than the 180 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 180 degrees were awarded to women at South Florida State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.07 times more than the 87 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Hispanic or Latino Male
Highest Graduation Rate (72.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at South Florida State College is Male and Hispanic or Latino (72.7% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, 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, 0.549% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    279 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    63 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at South Florida State College is white (279 degrees awarded). There were 1.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (226 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    152 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    150 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    127 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at South Florida State College is white female (152 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (150 degrees).

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Operations

South Florida State College has an endowment valued at nearly $13M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $116k (0.89%), compared to the 2.62% average return ($302k on $11.5M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2020, South Florida State College had a total salary expenditure of $36.7M. South Florida State College employs 66 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at South Florida State College are Female Instructors (45), Male Instructors(21), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Florida State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 63 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 27 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$13M
2020 Endowment
18.7%
growth from 2019

South Florida State College has an endowment valued at about $13M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of South Florida State College grew 18.7% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $1.51M 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: Associates Dominant Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $658k - Federal
  2. $619k - State
  3. $100k - Local

As of 2020, South Florida State College received $658k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $619k from state grants and contracts, and $100k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$15.2M
2020 Salaries
0.187%
growth from 2019

In 2020, South Florida State College paid a median of $15.2M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($36.7M) and a 0.187% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.577% decline from 2018 and a 6.15% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 10.7M (32% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$3.73M
Instructional Salaries
66
Number of Employees

In 2020, South Florida State College paid a total of $3.73M to 66 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.2M (29.9%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
66 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at South Florida State College were Instructor with 66 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at South Florida State College were Office and Administrative Support with 63 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 27 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 22 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at South Florida State College was Female Instructor with 45 employees, and Male Instructor with 21 employees.

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

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