Full Sail University

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Founded in Dayton, Ohio in 1979, Full Sail University is a private, for-profit university that relocated to Florida in 1980 and to its current location in Winter Park in 1989. While nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), Full Sail is not regionally accredited. Full Sail offers associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various career-oriented disciplines including design, film production, video production, computer animation, audio and other entertainment and media-related fields of study. In all, Full Sail offers students a selection of over 35 degrees and 2 graduate certificate programs. The school started offering online degree programs in 2007 and currently has about 17,000 students. TA Associates, a private equity firm, is one of the owners of Full Sail University.

General Information

3300 University Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792-7429

Main Number:(407) 679-0100
Web Address:www.fullsail.com
Type of Institution:Private for-profit, 4-year or higher
Awards Offered:1-year certificate
Associate’s degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master’s degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
On-campus housing:No
Student Population:10,350 (9,068 undergraduate)
Ratio of students to faculty:15 to 1

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $29,421 $30,296 $27,985 $21,560 -22.96%
Books and Supplies $196 $200 $200 $200 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $29,617 $30,496 $28,185 $21,760 -22.80%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $17,683
In-state Student Fees $2,584
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $17,683
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,584

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,155 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,358 41% $9,629,121 $4,084
• Federal grants 1,694 30% $6,003,140 $3,544
• Pell grants 1,654 29% $5,177,648 $3,130
• Other federal grants 749 13% $825,492 $1,102
Local and state government scholarships or grants 277 5% $466,614 $1,685
Institutional scholarships or grants 962 17% $3,159,367 $3,284
Student loan financial aid 3,864 67% $85,493,551 $22,126
• Federal student loans 3,741 65% $33,125,322 $8,855
• Other student loans 1,971 34% $52,368,229 $26,569

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1902 644 910 477
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 166 372
Business/commerce, General 166 306
E-commerce/electronic Commerce 47
Operations Management and Supervision 19
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 331 678
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 267
Recording Arts Technology/technician 64 678
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 454
Computer Graphics 245
Computer Programming/programmer, General 194
Web/multimedia Management and Webmaster 15
Education 249
Educational/instructional Technology 249
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 477
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 477
Visual and Performing Arts 951 23 232
Cinematography and Film/video Production 535
Design and Visual Communications, General 23
Graphic Design 68
Music Management 416
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 164
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

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