Florida Southern College

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,450

5.32% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,206

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

45.5%

6,192 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

2,977

88.5% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.5%

358 Graduates

About

Florida Southern College is a higher education institution located in Polk County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Southern College were General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (50 degrees), and General Psychology (39 degrees).

In 2016, 666 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Southern College. 63.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (402 degrees), 5.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (78 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $32,450, which is $12,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Southern College is $32,450, which is $12,290 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,206.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 65% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,450

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florida Southern College was $32,450. The cost of tuition at Florida Southern College is $12,290 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$24,206

2016 Value

1.56%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florida Southern College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,206. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florida Southern College grew by 1.56%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,210

Room and Board

$1,222

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Southern College was of $10,210 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,222. The cost of room and board increased by 5.02% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 2.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

65%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Florida Southern College received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2015, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.7%

2015 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Southern College was 4.7%, which represents 34 out of the 724 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Florida Southern College received 6,192 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.0323% annual growth. Out of those 6,192 applicants, 2,820 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 45.5% acceptance rate.

There were 2,977 students enrolled at Florida Southern College in 2016, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Southern College has an overall enrollment yield of 23%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

45.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

2,820

Accepted Out of 6,192

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Southern College was 45.5% (2,820 admissions from 6,192 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 45.3%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 0.0323%, while admissions grew by 0.499%.

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SAT Scores

40%

Submission Percentage

261

Scores Submitted

40% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Southern College in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Southern College has a total enrollment of 2,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,635 students and the part-time enrollment is 342. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 72.3% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Black or African American, 2.42% Asian, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Southern College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (25.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.93%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (47.8%), followed by White Male (13.5%) and Black or African American Female (12.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.5%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Southern College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 2,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Southern College is 2,635 and the part-time enrollment is 342. This means that 88.5% of students enrolled at Florida Southern College are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2016 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florida Southern College was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Florida Southern College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,153

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    338

  3. Black or African American

    189

The enrolled student population at Florida Southern College is 72.3% White, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.35% Black or African American, 2.42% Asian, 1.61% Two or More Races, 0.605% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.101% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 43 students (1.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 178 more women than men received degrees from Florida Southern College. The majority of degree recipients at Florida Southern College are white (402 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (78 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Southern College is General Business Administration & Management (117 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (50 degrees) and General Psychology (39 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Southern College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Communications (64 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Physicians & surgeons (437,678 people), Miscellaneous managers (343,671 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (265,118 people), Postsecondary teachers (216,248 people), and Counselors (186,233 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Communications (64 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Psychology (39 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Financial analysts

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Communications (64 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Psychology (39 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Hospitals (668,235 people), Elementary & secondary schools (585,031 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (496,249 people), Outpatient care centers (203,571 people), and Offices of physicians (201,403 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Southern College are Philosophy and Religious Studies (9 degrees awarded), Communications (64 degrees), Biology (68 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (11 degrees), and Psychology (39 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florida Southern College.

Most Common

  1. 117 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 39 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Southern College was General Business Administration & Management with 117 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 244

  2. 422

In 2016, 244 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College, which is 0.578 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (422).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 85 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.23 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 69 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Southern College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.812 times less than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

65%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 56% of students graduating from Florida Southern College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 65% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Southern College is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.23% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    402 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    67 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Southern College is white (402 degrees awarded). There were 5.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (78 degrees).

11.7% of degree recipients (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    265 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    137 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    45 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Southern College is white female (265 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (137 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at nearly $79.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.76M (3.48%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Florida Southern College had a total expenditure of $70.3M. Of that $70.3M, they spent $25.5M on salaries and $70.3M on benefits.

Florida Southern College employs 60 Assistant professors, 36 Associate professors, and 23 Professors. Most academics at Florida Southern College are Female Assistant professors (36), Male Assistant professors(24), and Male Associate professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College are: Management, with 84 employees, Service, with 73 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$79.2M

2015 Endowment

3.85%

decline from 2014

Florida Southern College has an endowment valued at about $79.2M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Southern College declined 3.85% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.3M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $0 - Federal

  2. $423k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Florida Southern College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $423k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$25.5M

Salary Expenditure

$70.3M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florida Southern College had a total expenditure of $70.3M. Of that $70.3M, they spent $25.5M on salaries and $70.3M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Florida Southern College as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$25.5M

2015 Salaries

4.79%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Florida Southern College paid a median of $25.5M in salaries, which represents 36.2% of their overall expenditure ($70.3M) and a 4.79% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.89% growth from 2013 and a 6.87% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.99M

Instructional Salaries

132

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florida Southern College paid a total of $8.99M to 132 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

60 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

84 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Assistant professor with 60 employees; Associate professor with 36 employees; and Associate professor with 23 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Southern College were Management with 84 employees; Service with 73 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 56 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Southern College was Female Assistant professor with 36 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Associate professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Florida Southern College.

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