Southwest Florida College

Tel: (239)939-4766
1,288 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:
Southwest Florida College serves 1,288 students (71% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the community college average of 38:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Southwest Florida College is one of 4 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
The nearest community college is Edison State College (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 78 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
College Southwest Florida 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 Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 78 staff
61 staff
Southwest Florida College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,288 has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,288 students 1,296 students
Southwest Florida College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
Southwest Florida College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 914 students
814 students
Southwest Florida College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 374 students
1,040 students
Southwest Florida College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Southwest Florida College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Southwest Florida College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Southwest Florida College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Southwest Florida College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Southwest Florida College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Southwest Florida College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Southwest Florida College More (2011-2013)
Southwest Florida 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. 0.57 0.68
Southwest Florida College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $5,660
Southwest Florida College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $13,860 $10,250
Southwest Florida College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Southwest Florida College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $7,198 per year for in-state students and $11,659 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 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 0.71, 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.