Florida College

119 N Glen Arven Ave
Temple Terrace, FL 33617-5527
Tel: (813)988-5131
  • 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 555 students (96% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Florida College is one of 7 community colleges within Hillsborough County, FL.
  • The nearest community college is Remington College-Tampa Campus (3.50 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 50% 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 Pivate, for profit
Total Faculty 38 staff 31 staff
Florida College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 555 has grown by 10% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 7:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 555 students 944 students
Florida College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 38:1
Florida College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 533 students 487 students
Florida College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 22 students 457 students
Florida College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Florida College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
- 184
Florida College Dormitory Capacity (2014-2015)
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Florida College Asian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Florida College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Florida College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Florida College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Florida College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Florida College Non Resident (2007-2016)
Florida College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.29 0.70
Florida College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $42,600 -
Florida College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,330 is more than the state average of $6,233. The in-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $15,330 is more than the state average of $11,756. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,330 $6,233
Florida College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,330 $11,756
Florida College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 95% 91%
Florida College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $13,000 -
Florida College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $7,500 -
Florida College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 77% 77%
Florida College Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
SAT Total Avg. 1,051 871
SAT Reading 533 442
Florida College SAT Reading (2007-2016)
SAT Math 518 429
Florida College SAT Math (2007-2016)
ACT Total Avg. 67 54
ACT Composite 22 18
Florida College ACT Composite (2007-2016)
ACT English 24 18
Florida College ACT English (2007-2016)
ACT Math 21 18
Florida College ACT Math (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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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Did You Know?
Hillsborough County, FL 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 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Hillsborough County, FL is Everest University-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.