Edison State College

Tel: (239)489-9300
15,800 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:
Edison State College serves 15,800 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Edison State College is one of 4 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
The nearest community college is Heritage Institute-Ft Myers (2.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 339 teachers has grown by 50% over five years.
Edison State 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 Public institution Public
Total Faculty 339 staff
59 staff
Edison State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 15,800 teachers has grown by 38% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has decreased from 57:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.49 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,800 students
1,282 students
Edison State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
22:1
Edison State College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,354 students
810 students
Edison State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 10,446 students
1,017 students
Edison State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Edison State College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
2%
2%
Edison State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
24%
7%
Edison State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Edison State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
55%
57%
Edison State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Edison State College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
5%
3%
Edison State College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Edison State College non_resident (2006-2013)
Edison State 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. 0.49 0.53
Edison State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,281 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,979 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 35% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,281 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,979 $10,294
Edison State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 405 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 80%
89%
Edison State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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 $3,668 per year for in-state students and $10,359 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,237 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 72%. 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 0.53. The most diverse community college in Florida is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.