South Florida State College

Tel: (863)453-6661
2,699 students
Public institution
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 2,699 students (36% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
South Florida State College is the only community colleges within Highlands County, FL.
The nearest community college is Polk State College (34.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College South Florida State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 92 staff
61 staff
South Florida State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 2,699 has declined by 7% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.61 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,699 students 1,315 students
South Florida State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 970 students
815 students
South Florida State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 1,729 students
1,061 students
South Florida State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
South Florida State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
South Florida State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
South Florida State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
South Florida State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
South Florida State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
South Florida State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
South Florida State College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
South Florida State College Non Resident (2006-2013)
South Florida 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. 0.61 0.70
South Florida State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,175 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,869 is more than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,175 $5,590
South Florida State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,869 $10,086
South Florida State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $7,195 per year for in-state students and $11,656 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,553 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 70%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Florida is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Orlando. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.