Southwest Florida College

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907-1108
Tel: (239)939-4766
1,304 students
Private for-profit

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The mission of Southwest Florida College is to provide an education to men and women that will enable them to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.
School Highlights:
Southwest Florida College serves 1,304 students (77% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Southwest Florida College is one of 4 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
The nearest community college is Edison State College (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Southwest Florida College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 1,304 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,304 students
1,303 students
Southwest Florida College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,001 students
836 students
Southwest Florida College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 303 students
1,046 students
Southwest Florida College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Southwest Florida College sch enrollment Southwest Florida College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Southwest Florida College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Southwest Florida College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Southwest Florida College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Southwest Florida College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Southwest Florida College More (2011-2012)
Southwest Florida College sch ethnicity Southwest Florida College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Southwest Florida College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $5,940
Southwest Florida College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $10,072
Southwest Florida College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

With two campuses, one in Tampa and one in Ft. Myers, Southwest Florida College is a private, non-profit and accredited senior college. Southwest Florida College is a Florida career school that offers a future by helping you acquire the skills you need to be in demand in today's competitive workplace. Whether you want education and training for a new career or additional skills that will enhance your performance in your current career, Southwest Florida College's skilled team of professionals has tailored programs that are suited to meet your needs. The College offers Associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in Accounting Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Information Technology Management, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Management and Marketing, Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Transcription, Microsoft® Network Engineer and Systems Administrator, Paralegal Studies, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technician, Technical Administration, Medical Records & Coding, Early Childhood Education and Network Security & Computer Forensics. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes so that your training fits with your busy schedule. Learn at your convenience and at your own pace. Southwest Florida College (Fort Myers and Tampa) is authorized to award Associate of Science degrees by the Commission for Independent Education Colleges and Universities, Department of Education Tallahassee, FL. Southwest Florida College is accredited as a Senior College by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,523 per year for in-state students and $11,805 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,942 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 79%. 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 0.63, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. The most diverse community college in Florida is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.