Florida Southern College

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School Overview

Florida Southern College (locally referred to as FSC, Florida Southern or just Southern) is a privately owned and operated four-year coeducational college in Lakeland, Florida. The college’s main campus is considered by many as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation and is well-known for being one of the largest collections of buildings designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In 2012, the college’s campus was ranked the number one most beautiful campus in the United States. Florida Southern has also been ranked by The Princeton Review as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges and has been recognized by several publications as one of the “Best Value Colleges” in the nation.

General Information

Admission Office

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive

Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

(863) 680-4131

(800) 274-4131

Fax: (863) 680-4120

Contact: Bill Langston

Director of Admission
Main Address

111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive

Lakeland, FL 33801-5698

(863) 680-4131


Total undergrads: 1,739

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 497

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,736

Graduate enrollment: 135


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 67%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 75%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $21,190 $22,145 $22,795 $24,662 +8.19%
Books and Supplies $1,150 $1,150 $1,150 $1,150 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,500 $7,850 $8,242 $8,310 +0.83%
Other $1,050 $1,090 $1,000 $1,000 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $6,500 $7,500 $8,242 $8,310 +0.83%
Other $1,050 $1,050 $1,183 $1,180 -0.25%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $30,890 $32,235 $33,187 $35,122 +5.83%
In-state Off Campus $29,890 $31,845 $33,370 $35,302 +5.79%
In-state with Family $22,340 $23,295 $23,945 $25,812 +7.80%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $12,300
In-state Student Fees $200
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $12,300
Out-of-state Student Fees $200

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 487 98%
Grant or scholarship aid 481 97% $9,022,802 $18,758
• Federal grants 122 25% $536,718 $4,399
• Pell grants 122 25% $418,282 $3,429
• Other Federal grants 104 21% $118,436 $1,139
Local and state government scholarships or grants 342 69% $1,911,065 $5,588
Institutional scholarships or grants 481 97% $6,575,019 $13,669
Student loans 264 53% $2,126,664 $8,056
• Federal student loans 264 53% $2,126,664 $8,056
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 483 59
Agriculture, General 12
Agricultural Business and Management, General 1
Horticultural Science 2
ornamental Horticulture 5
Turf and Turfgrass Management 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 27
Biochemistry 1
Biology/biological Sciences, General 26
Environmental Biology
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 118 16
Accounting 19 3
Business Administration and Management, General 23 8
Finance, General 28
Hotel/motel Administration/management 1
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 8
International Business/trade/commerce 14 5
Management Information Systems, General 3
Marketing/marketing Management, General 20
Operations Management and Supervision 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 44
Advertising 14
Broadcast Journalism 7
Journalism 7
Public Relations/image Management 16
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science
Education 55 21
Art Teacher Education 1
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1
Education, General 10 21
Elementary Education and Teaching 31
Music Teacher Education 8
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
English Language and Literature/letters 12
Creative Writing 6
English Language and Literature, General 6
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Spanish Language and Literature 4
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 60 22
Athletic Training/trainer 3
Clinical Nurse Specialist 9
Nursing Education 13
Nursing Practice
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 57
History 7
History, General 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/humanistic Studies
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics, General 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 5
Mathematics and Computer Science 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 23
Health and Physical Education/fitness, General 8
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 3
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 12
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry, General 3
Psychology 22
Psychology, General 22
Social Sciences 56
Criminology 22
Economics, General 4
Political Science and Government, General 9
Social Sciences, General 3
Sociology 18
Visual and Performing Arts 31
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 7
Fine/studio Arts, General 6
Graphic Design 7
Music Management 3
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General 3
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 4
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Horticulture Science B
Horticulture, Ornamental B
Turf Management B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Chem/Phys/Molecular Biology B
Environmental Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Journalism B
Public Relations B


Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B
English: dramatic art B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Criminology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels 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.

Florida Southern College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (863) 680-4111
Website: www.flsouthern.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: floridasouthern.my-online-application.com
Address: 111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,154
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,361 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $36,348
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,348
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $23,138

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

Florida Southern College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Southern College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 32
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 631
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 34
History 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 1
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 11
Grand total 5691

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Southern College 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 2018-2019
In-state $36,348
Out-of-state $36,348
Books and supplies $1,250

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $17,029
Out-of-state $17,029

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 718 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 718 100% $23,138
Student loan aid 610 85% $7,308

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,451 96% $22,838
Federal student loans 1,670 65% $6,863

Admissions & Enrollment

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

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 7,254 2,360 4,894
Percent admitted 100% 50% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 10% 10%

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

Florida Southern College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 3,154
Undergraduate enrollment 2,723
Graduate enrollment 431

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

Florida Southern College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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