State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

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School Overview

Founded in 1957, State College of Florida (SCF), Manatee-Sarasota, is public four-year college based in Bradenton, Florida with additional campus locations in Venice and Lakewood Ranch. SCF belongs to the twenty-eight member compendium of public Florida schools known as the Florida College System. The college offers associate and bachelor degrees and is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. SCF offers non-degree adult education through its Corporate and Community Development program. With at total annual enrollment of just over 30,000 students, SCF is one of the largest colleges in Florida and is ranked as one of the top producers of associate degrees in the nation. SCF is the primary higher education institution in the counties of Manatee and Sarasota and about half of all college bound high school students in the region end up attending the State College of Florida.

General Information

Admission Office

Box 1849

Bradenton, FL 34206-1849

(941) 752-5031

Fax: (941) 727-6380

Contact: Marilynn Lewy

Main Address

PO Box 1849

Bradenton, FL 34206

(941) 752-5000

Total undergrads: 10,306

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,870

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,157


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Limited enrollment in health programs.

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $2,091 $2,347 $2,640 $2,847 +7.84%
Books and Supplies $1,243 $1,278 $1,500 $1,650 +10.00%
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 $3,334 $3,625 $4,140 $4,497 +8.62%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,207 76%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,174 74% $5,129,158 $4,369
• Federal grants 711 45% $2,798,656 $3,936
• Pell grants 709 45% $2,797,156 $3,945
• Other federal grants 2 0% $1,500 $750
Local and state government scholarships or grants 898 57% $1,978,060 $2,203
Institutional scholarships or grants 157 10% $352,442 $2,245
Student loan financial aid 309 19% $1,877,116 $6,075
• Federal student loans 309 19% $1,870,571 $6,054
• Other student loans 2 0% $6,545 $3,273

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1459 101
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 24 2
Accounting and Related Services, Other 2
Business Administration and Management, General 23
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
Executive Assistant/executive Secretary
Hospitality Administration/management, General 1
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/marketing Management, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 16
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 11
Computer/information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 5
Construction Trades, General
Building/construction Site Management/manager
Education 89
Education, Other 89
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Engineering Technology, General 5
Architectural Engineering Technology/technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/technician 1
Civil Engineering Technology/technician
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/technician 1
Drafting and Design Technology/technician, General 3
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/technician
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 172
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 5
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic)
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 8
Occupational Therapist Assistant 21
Physical Therapy Technician/assistant 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 118
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 21
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration 15
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 6
Legal Studies, General 15 10
Legal Assistant/paralegal 15 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1175
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 1175
Visual and Performing Arts 17
Cinematography and Film/video Production 2
Commercial and Advertising Art 15
Work and Family Studies 14
Child Care Provider/assistant 14
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African Studies A
African-American Studies A
American Studies A
Latin American Studies A
Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Arts – General A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fashion Design A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Jazz Studies A
Music – General A
Music Theory/Composition A
Theater Literature/History/Criticism A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology A
Biology A
Marine/Aquatic Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Broadcast Journalism A
Communications/Rhetoric A
Digital Communications/Multimedia A
Journalism A
Mass Communications/Media Studies A
Public Relations A
Radio/Television A

Communications Technologies

Radio/Television Broadcasting A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Information Sciences/Systems A


Biology Teacher Education A
Chemistry Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Foreign Language Teacher Education A
Health Teacher Education A
Kindergarten/Preschool Education A,C
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Physics Teacher Education A
Science Teacher Education A
Secondary Education A
Social Studies Teacher Education A
Trade/Industrial Education A


Civil Engineering A
Computer Engineering – General A
Engineering – General A
Engineering Science A

Engineering Technologies

Automotive Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Foreign Language & Literature

French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science A
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services A
Dental Hygiene A
Health System Administration A
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nuclear Medical Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Respiratory Therapy A
Veterinarian Assistance A


History – General A

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration A

Personal & Culinary Services

Personal & Culinary Services – General A

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy A
Religion/Religious Studies A

Physical Sciences

Atmospheric Sciences A
Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A
Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C

Social Sciences

Economics A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(941) 752-5000
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:5840 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,480
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:21 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:5,868 (56% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,074
Out-of-state Tuition:$11,606
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,579

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services431
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services361
Construction Trades1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields471
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service121
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total16347

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Health Professions and Related Programs2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Grand total7

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,880

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid92576%
Grant or scholarship aid79365%$5,579
Student loan aid22318%$4,035

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,90447%$4,506
Federal student loans2,15021%$4,683

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment10,480
Undergraduate enrollment10,480
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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