- 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.
Florida College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Florida College||(FL) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||Four or more years|
|Institution Control||Public||Private, non-profit|
|Total Faculty||38 staff||37 staff|
|Total Enrollment||555 students||1,142 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||15:1||38:1|
|# Full-Time Students||533 students||487 students|
|# Part-Time Students||22 students||655 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||184|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$42,600||$30,300|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 2,460 students | 4.30 Mi3924 Coconut Palm Dr
Tampa,  FL  33619
- 537 students | 7.40 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa,  FL  33614
- 27,298 students | 8.20 Mi39 Columbia Drive
Tampa,  FL  33606
- 958 students | 8.40 Mi7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100
Tampa,  FL  33614
- 862 students | 19.60 Mi11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N., Suite 100
Saint Petersburg,  FL  33716
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.