Florida SouthWestern State College

Tel: (239)489-9300
15,389 students
Public institution
Edison State College is a comprehensive public college dedicated to educational excellence in programs ranging from continuing education to the baccalaureate degree. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be productive citizens by helping them develop academic and professional proficiencies; to think logically, critically, and analytically; to communicate effectively; to seek and evaluate information; and to act with sound judgment in the interest of our global community.
School Highlights
Florida SouthWestern State College serves 15,389 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Florida SouthWestern State College is one of 4 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
The nearest community college is Heritage Institute-Ft Myers (2.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 322 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
College Florida SouthWestern State College (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 322 staff 34 staff

Student Body

The student population of 15,389 has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has decreased from 65:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 15,389 students 634 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 48:1 36:1
# Full-Time Students 5,116 students 468 students
# Part-Time Students 10,273 students 457 students
Total Dormitory Capacity 404 404
% Asian
2%
2%
% Hispanic
19%
24%
% Black
9%
17%
% White
63%
46%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
9%
% Non Resident races
1%
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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. 0.56 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,728 is less than the state average of $13,466. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $9,544 is less than the state average of $13,466. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,728 $13,466
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,544 $13,466
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85% 91%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Edison's Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus is located on a 80-acre site near State Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus is an excellent addition to the Charlotte area. Edison State also provides Outreach services to students in Hendry and Glades counties. Edison State College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. Currently about 340 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the more than 15,000 credit and nearly 3,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year. The Lee County Campus is located on approximately 140 acres between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive in South Lee County. Courses of study leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or certificate programs, as well as non-credit Continuing Education classes are offered at the Lee County Campus. The campus is made up of one and two story classroom buildings including: library, bookstore, cafeteria, student center, auditorium, and specialized laboratories for science, computer science, nursing, health technologies, and college preparatory classes. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the Gallery of Fine Art are located on Lee County Campus. Student Services include prospective student relations, admission advising, registration assistance, transfer student advising, retention, coordination of financial aid and scholarships, job announcement and placement support, and community college articulation.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,280 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,179 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida 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 0.50. The most diverse community college in Florida is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.