Florida College

Tel: (813)988-5131
558 students
Public institution
Florida College is a private, residential college that emphasiszes strong academics within a spiritual environment. Located in Temple Terrace, FL, the school was founded in 1946 and has been encouraging and educating class after class ever since that time.
School Highlights
Florida College serves 558 students (96% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Florida College is one of 8 community colleges within Hillsborough County, FL.
The nearest community college is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 41 teachers has declined by 39% over five years.
College Florida College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 41 staff
61 staff
Florida College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 558 has grown by 10% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.37 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 117% over five years.
Total Enrollment 558 students 1,315 students
Florida College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 533 students
815 students
Florida College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 25 students
1,061 students
Florida College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Florida College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Florida College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Florida College Asian (2007-2013)
% Hispanic
Florida College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Florida College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Florida College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Florida College More (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
Florida College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Florida College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.37 0.70
Florida College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,490 is more than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,490 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,490 $5,590
Florida College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,490 $10,086
Florida College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 59%
Florida College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,051
Florida College SAT Total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 533
Florida College SAT Reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 518
Florida College SAT Math (2006-2013)
ACT Total Avg. 67
Florida College ACT Total (2006-2013)
ACT Composite 22
Florida College ACT Composite (2006-2013)
ACT English 24
Florida College ACT English (2006-2013)
ACT Math 21
Florida College ACT Math (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Florida College was conceived in 1942, its charter drafted in 1944, and its first students enrolled in 1946. From its beginning the College has remained independent of church affiliation and has operated without financial support either from churches or from the government. The campus overlooks the scenic Hillsborough River just northeast of Tampa, Florida, within the suburban community of Temple Terrace. This location provides convenient access to the Tampa International Airport and two major interstate highways (75 and 4), as well as to the cultural advantages of a major metropolis. In 1954 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Florida College full accreditation for the Associate of Arts degree. In 1996 the Association granted accreditation for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. More recently, the College has expanded its bachelor's degree programs to include a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Florida College offers student athletes ample opportunities to shine. Men may compete on the intercollegiate level in basketball, soccer and cross country and women compete in volleyball, soccer and cross country. If you're not on a team but you still love to play, become a competitor on the intramural fields, where societies vie for victory in flag football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Either way, Falcon spirit and Florida sun give FC students a refreshing change of pace and a healthy sense of competition.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 294 students | 2.80 Mi5701 E. Hillsborough Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33610
  • Remington College-Tampa Campus
    Private not-for-profit
    190 students | 3.50 Mi6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Ste 400
    Tampa, FL 33619
  • Fortis College-Tampa
    Private for-profit
    11 students | 4.00 Mi3910 US Hwy 301 N Suite 200
    Tampa, FL 33619
  • Everest University-Brandon
    Private for-profit
    4,876 students | 4.30 Mi3924 Coconut Palm Dr
    Tampa, FL 33619
  • Everest University-Tampa
    Private for-profit
    844 students | 7.40 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa, FL 33614
Did You Know?
For Hillsborough County, FL private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,896 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Hillsborough County, FL community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Hillsborough County, FL is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.