Florida Technical College

12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Tel: (407)447-7300
3,993 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 3,993 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 37:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Florida Technical College is one of 13 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
The nearest community college is Full Sail University (6.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 137 teachers has grown by 67% over five years.
College Florida Technical College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 137 staff
61 staff
Florida Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)
Number of Programs Offered 30 7

Student Body

The student population of 3,993 has grown by 202% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 3,993 students 1,315 students
Florida Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1
Florida Technical College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,993 students
815 students
Florida Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
Florida Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Florida Technical College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Florida Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Florida Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Florida Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Florida Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Florida Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
Florida Technical 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. 0.62 0.70
Florida Technical College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
Florida Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
    20,260 students | 6.30 Mi3300 University Blvd
    Winter Park, FL 32792
  • 430 students | 7.20 Mi1865 SR 436
    Winter Park, FL 32792
  • 367 students | 8.20 Mi3710 Maguire Blvd
    Orlando, FL 32803
  • City College-Altamonte Springs
    Private not-for-profit
    425 students | 9.30 Mi177 Montgomery Road
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
  • 2,293 students | 10.00 Mi671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando, FL 32803
Did You Know?
For Orlando private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,009 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 0.74, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. 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.