Florida College

  • 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 31%.
  • Florida College is one of 5 community colleges within Hillsborough County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Florida College is Everest University-Brandon (4.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Florida College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Florida College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty38 staff37 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 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Florida College diversity score of 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment555 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:138:1
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# Full-Time Students533 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students22 students655 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
-184
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
-
% Asian
-
2%
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% Hispanic
3%
24%
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% Black
5%
17%
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% White
84%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.290.60
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,600$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $15,330 is more than the state average of $6,464. 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 $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$15,330$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$15,330$11,973
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Tuition Notesper semester, full t
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$13,000$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,500$6,334
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Acceptance Rate77%86%
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SAT Total Avg.1,051871
SAT Reading533442
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SAT Math518429
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ACT Total Avg.6767
ACT Composite2222
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ACT English2424
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ACT Math2121
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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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest University-Brandon
    Private, for profit
    2,460 students | 4.30 Mi3924 Coconut Palm Dr
    Tampa FL  33619
    (813)621-0041
    4.302,460
  • Everest University-Tampa
    Private, for profit
    537 students | 7.40 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa FL  33614
    (813)879-6000
    7.40537
  • 27,298 students | 8.20 Mi39 Columbia Drive
    Tampa FL  33606
    (813)253-7000
    8.2027,298
  • 958 students | 8.40 Mi7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100
    Tampa FL  33614
    (888)247-4238
    8.40958
  • 862 students | 19.60 Mi11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N., Suite 100
    Saint Petersburg FL  33716
    (727)577-1497
    19.60862
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