Florida Technical College

12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Tel: (407)447-7300
2,977 students
Private for-profit
Florida Technical College is one big family. The school is full of like-minded individuals working toward the common goal of increased career potential and brighter futures. FTC was founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. We offer both Associate Degree and Diploma Programs in today's fastest growing occupations. Florida Technical College programs are exciting and dynamic, evolving over the years to meet the needs of students and the job marketplace. Centrally located, Orlando campus is within minutes of both downtown Orlando and Winter Park. Restaurants, shopping centers, and ample housing accommodations are within easy access of the campus.
School Highlights
Florida Technical College serves 2,977 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Florida Technical College is one of 14 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
The nearest community college is Full Sail University (6.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 58% over five years.
College Florida Technical College (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 136 staff 34 staff
Number of Programs Offered 38 n/a

Student Body

The student population of 2,977 has grown by 97% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has declined by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,977 students 634 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 22:1 36:1
# Full-Time Students 2,977 students 468 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Hispanic
58%
24%
% Black
17%
17%
% White
21%
46%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
9%
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. 0.59 0.69

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75% 91%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Florida Technical College offers both associate degree programs and diploma programs. And you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months. The keys to our successful educational programs include experienced instructors; modern facilities and equipment; extensive hands-on training; career services and professional preparation seminars; and a supportive classroom learning environment. Florida Technical College is a Junior College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associates of Science degrees and academic diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions also is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Orlando campus is in a new location at 12689 Challenger Parkway in a 28,000 square-foot building containing classrooms, computer labs, learning resource center, administrative offices and a new medical lab. The school is situated on the east side of Orlando, off Alafaya Trail, just minutes from the East-West Expressway.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Full Sail University
    Private for-profit
    19,285 students | 6.30 Mi3300 University Blvd
    Winter Park FL 32792
    (407)679-0100
    6.3019,285
  • 430 students | 7.20 Mi1865 SR 436
    Winter Park FL 32792
    (407)478-0500
    7.20430
  • City College-Altamonte Springs
    Private not-for-profit
    410 students | 9.30 Mi177 Montgomery Road
    Altamonte Springs FL 32714
    (407)831-9816
    9.30410
  • 2,090 students | 10.00 Mi671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando FL 32803
    (407)303-7742
    10.002,090
  • Fortis College-Winter Park
    Private for-profit
    14 students | 10.30 Mi1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
    Winter Park FL 32789
    (407)843-3984
    10.3014
Did You Know?
For Orlando private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,885 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orlando 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Orlando is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.