Southern Technical College (Fort Myers)

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907-1108
Tel: (239)939-4766
1,259 students
Private for-profit
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
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) serves 1,259 students (70% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) is one of 4 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
The nearest community college is Florida SouthWestern State College (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
College Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Private for-profit Private for-profit
Total Faculty 64 staff 34 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,259 has declined by 53% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 34:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,259 students 634 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 20:1 36:1
# Full-Time Students 883 students 468 students
# Part-Time Students 376 students 457 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
% Hispanic
20%
24%
% Black
11%
17%
% White
61%
46%
% Two or more races
6%
2%
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. 0.57 0.69

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $13,466. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $13,466. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $13,466
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $13,466
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 91%
Source: 2014 (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 $3,280 per year for in-state students and $10,202 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,179 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 78%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Florida is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.