Florida SouthWestern State College

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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 16,556 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Florida SouthWestern State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 322 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Florida SouthWestern State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty322 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Florida SouthWestern State College has grown by 7% over five years.
The Florida SouthWestern State College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 22% over five years.
Total Enrollment16,556 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio51:134:1
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# Full-Time Students6,072 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students10,484 students1,934 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
402174
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
30%
28%
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% Black
11%
19%
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% White
46%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score0.680.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,200$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,341 is less than the state average of $4,475. 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 $11,066. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,341$4,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,039$11,066
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,750$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Florida SouthWestern State College is Southern Technical College (2.8 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,475 per year for in-state students and $11,066 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,335 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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