Florida Keys Community College
- Florida Keys Community College is a comprehensive community college responding to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County. The college offers quality education and activities that are innovative, accessible and affordable in the areas of university transfer, workforce development, college preparatory, continuing education, distance learning and cultural enrichment. The college provides a student-centered atmosphere conducive to scholarly inquiry, critical thinking, and personal growth.
Florida Keys Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:
- Category Attribute
- Affordability Least expensive tuition
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Florida Keys Community 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||52 staff||37 staff|
|Total Enrollment||1,033 students||1,142 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||20:1||38:1|
|# Full-Time Students||378 students||487 students|
|# Part-Time Students||655 students||655 students|
|Total Dormitory Capacity||-||184|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$35,600||$30,300|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Florida Keys Community College is a comprehensive community college responding to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County. The college offers quality education and activities that are innovative, accessible and affordable in the areas of university transfer, workforce development, college preparatory, continuing education, distance learning and cultural enrichment. The college provides a student-centered atmosphere conducive to scholarly inquiry, critical thinking, and personal growth. Florida Keys Community College serves Monroe County, a 220-mile long region comprised of 1,034 square miles, consisting, in large part, of a string of small islands stretching from the tip of the mainland peninsula to the island city of Key West and beyond. Forty-six of more than 1,500 small islands are connected by a two- lane highway that traverses 43 bridges and numerous narrow stretches of landfill. FKCC is the southernmost college in the continental United States and is located minutes from downtown Key West and 90 miles from Cuba. The main campus in Key West is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean while the Middle and Upper Keys Centers, located in Marathon and Key Largo, are positioned on 4-5 acre properties in joint-use facilities with the local high schools. Florida Keys Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.
- The nearest community college to Florida Keys Community College is College of Business and Technology-Kendall (110.8 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 63 students | 110.80 Mi8765 SW 165 Ave, Suite 114
Miami,  FL  33193
- 132 students | 111.20 Mi19151 South Dixie Hwy # 205
Miami,  FL  33157
- 147 students | 112.60 Mi9020 SW 137th Ave
Miami,  FL  33186
- 965 students | 114.40 Mi13926 SW 47th Street
Miami,  FL  33175
- 158 students | 115.20 Mi10506 N Kendall Drive
Miami,  FL  33176
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