State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota

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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.

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