South Florida State College

600 W College Dr, Avon Park
FL, 33825-9356
Tel: (863)453-6661
2,775 students
Public institution

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South Florida Community College’s 228-acre main Highlands Campus is located in Highlands County, Florida with 3 additional satellite campuses located throughout South Central Florida. At SFCC, we offer a multitude of quality and unique programs.
School Highlights:
South Florida State College serves 2,775 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
South Florida State College is the only community colleges within Highlands County, FL.
The nearest community college is Polk State College (34.2 miles away).

School Overview

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

Student Body

The student population of 2,775 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,775 students
1,287 students
South Florida State College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,023 students
832 students
South Florida State College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 1,752 students
1,021 students
South Florida State College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
South Florida State College sch enrollment South Florida State College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
South Florida State College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
South Florida State College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
South Florida State College Black (2006-2012)
% White
South Florida State College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
South Florida State College More (2010-2012)
South Florida State College sch ethnicity South Florida State 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. 0.53 0.45
South Florida State College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,160 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,854 is more than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,160 $5,890
South Florida State College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,854 $10,050
South Florida State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

South Florida Community College takes a learner-centered approach to provide the highest quality academic programs and services. SFCC students may participate in a variety of college clubs and organizations, cultural events, games, intercollegiate athletics, and other programs. Many of these activities are supported by student activity fees. Students are encouraged to participate in the College's decision-making processes through active involvement in various College committees. SFCC was established in 1965 by the Florida Legislature to serve the educational needs of Highlands and Hardee counties. The College began operation in August 1966 in temporary facilities provided at no cost to the State by public-spirited citizens of the City of Avon Park. The facilities were renovated, air conditioned, and partly furnished through the voluntary contributions of many interested individuals and organizations in both Highlands and Hardee counties and by the municipalities of Avon Park, Bowling Green, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Today, SFCC serves over 19,000 residents of Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties. Students graduating with associate in arts degrees can concentrate in more than 60 fields of study. Students can earn an associate in science, an associate in applied sciences, or college credit or occupational certificates. In 1992, SFCC became one of the first community colleges in Florida to offer bachelor's degree programs through partnerships with public and private universities. It now offers 13 bachelor's degree programs and three master's degree programs through eight colleges and universities. Residents can now receive advising and classroom instruction without having to drive long distances or move away from the tri-county area

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