8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
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  • Edison State College is a comprehensive public college dedicated to educational excellence in programs ranging from continuing education to the baccalaureate degree. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be productive citizens by helping them develop academic and professional proficiencies; to think logically, critically, and analytically; to communicate effectively; to seek and evaluate information; and to act with sound judgment in the interest of our global community.

School Highlights

Florida SouthWestern State College serves 16,674 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,674 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,341
  • Out-state tuition: $13,039
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 824 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
Florida SouthWestern State 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
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
824 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Florida SouthWestern State College has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Florida SouthWestern State College diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,674 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,360 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,314 students
2,273 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Florida SouthWestern State College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
402 students
100 students
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
33%
30%
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% Black
12%
18%
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% White
42%
38%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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% Unknown races
6%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.70
0.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,200
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,341 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $13,039 is more than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,341
$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$13,039
$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
74%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,000
$10,413
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Florida SouthWestern State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,833
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Florida SouthWestern State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Edison's Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. The beautiful campus is located on a 80-acre site near State Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus is an excellent addition to the Charlotte area. Edison State also provides Outreach services to students in Hendry and Glades counties. Edison State College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties. The members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor of Florida. Currently about 340 professional and support staff members provide the full-time instructional and support services for the more than 15,000 credit and nearly 3,000 non-credit students who participate in Edison courses and programs each year. The Lee County Campus is located on approximately 140 acres between College Parkway and Cypress Lake Drive in South Lee County. Courses of study leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or certificate programs, as well as non-credit Continuing Education classes are offered at the Lee County Campus. The campus is made up of one and two story classroom buildings including: library, bookstore, cafeteria, student center, auditorium, and specialized laboratories for science, computer science, nursing, health technologies, and college preparatory classes. The Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall and the Gallery of Fine Art are located on Lee County Campus. Student Services include prospective student relations, admission advising, registration assistance, transfer student advising, retention, coordination of financial aid and scholarships, job announcement and placement support, and community college articulation.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 16,674 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,341
  • Out-state tuition: $13,039
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,404 per year for in-state students and $11,632 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,410 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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