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.

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Highlights

School Information

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

Students & Programs

Student Population: 10,096
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 30 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,057 (50% 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: 73%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,858

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota Programs

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

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 531
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 681
Construction Trades 1
Education 121
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 671
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 72
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 221
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 25367

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 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 Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,074
Out-of-state $11,606
Books and supplies $1,500

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 889 73%
Grant or scholarship aid 807 66% $5,858
Student loan aid 148 12% $3,766

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,137 40% $5,384
Federal student loans 1,200 12% $4,193

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.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
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 2020

Total Enrollment 10,096
Undergraduate enrollment 10,096
Graduate enrollment 0

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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