• Florida College is a private, residential college that emphasiszes strong academics within a spiritual environment. Located in Temple Terrace, FL, the school was founded in 1946 and has been encouraging and educating class after class ever since that time.

School Highlights

Florida College serves 538 students (97% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 538 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,330
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Florida College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Florida College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
122 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Florida College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five years.
The Florida College diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
538 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
521 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
17 students
2,273 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
608 students
100 students
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
9%
30%
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% Black
5%
18%
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% White
78%
38%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.38
0.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,600
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,330 is less than the state average of $15,410. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$15,330
$15,410
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Tuition Notes
per semester, full t
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
99%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,000
$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
75%
84%
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SAT Total Avg.
1,051
871
SAT Reading
533
442
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SAT Math
518
429
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SAT Writing
504
504
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ACT Total Avg.
67
54
ACT Composite
22
18
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ACT English
24
18
This chart display the ACT English score of Florida College and the community college average ACT English score of FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
ACT Math
21
18
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ACT Writing
7
7
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Florida College was conceived in 1942, its charter drafted in 1944, and its first students enrolled in 1946. From its beginning the College has remained independent of church affiliation and has operated without financial support either from churches or from the government. The campus overlooks the scenic Hillsborough River just northeast of Tampa, Florida, within the suburban community of Temple Terrace. This location provides convenient access to the Tampa International Airport and two major interstate highways (75 and 4), as well as to the cultural advantages of a major metropolis. In 1954 the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted Florida College full accreditation for the Associate of Arts degree. In 1996 the Association granted accreditation for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. More recently, the College has expanded its bachelor's degree programs to include a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and an interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Florida College offers student athletes ample opportunities to shine. Men may compete on the intercollegiate level in basketball, soccer and cross country and women compete in volleyball, soccer and cross country. If you're not on a team but you still love to play, become a competitor on the intramural fields, where societies vie for victory in flag football, basketball, softball, and volleyball. Either way, Falcon spirit and Florida sun give FC students a refreshing change of pace and a healthy sense of competition.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 538 students
  • Private-state tuition: $15,330
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 4:1
  • Minority enrollment: 22%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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