- 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.
Florida SouthWestern State College serves 15,141 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 15,141 students
- In-state tuition: $3,341
- Out-state tuition: $13,039
- Student:teacher ratio: 18:1
- Minority enrollment: 53%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Florida SouthWestern State College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:
The teacher population of 824 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
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The student population of Florida SouthWestern State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Florida SouthWestern State College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $3,341 is more than the state average of $3,280. 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 $10,578. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Florida SouthWestern State College cost?
Florida SouthWestern State College's tuition is approximately $3,341 for In-State students and $13,039 for Out-State students.
What is Florida SouthWestern State College's ranking?
Florida SouthWestern State College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
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