12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Florida Technical College is one big family. The school is full of like-minded individuals working toward the common goal of increased career potential and brighter futures. FTC was founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in specialized business fields. We offer both Associate Degree and Diploma Programs in today's fastest growing occupations. Florida Technical College programs are exciting and dynamic, evolving over the years to meet the needs of students and the job marketplace. Centrally located, Orlando campus is within minutes of both downtown Orlando and Winter Park. Restaurants, shopping centers, and ample housing accommodations are within easy access of the campus.

School Highlights

Florida Technical College serves 4,094 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,094 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 254 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Florida Technical 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
Private for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
254 staff
128 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
38
10

Student Body

The student population of Florida Technical College has grown by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Florida Technical College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,094 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,094 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
2,273 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
61%
30%
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% Black
21%
18%
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% White
14%
38%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
n/a
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Florida Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.56
0.73
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College Completion Rate
50%
57%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of Florida Technical College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-Time students of FL by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$28,200
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,266
$10,735
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Florida Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,222
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Florida Technical College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
74%
This chart display the percent admitted of Florida Technical College and the community college average percent admitted of FL by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
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

  • Florida Technical College offers both associate degree programs and diploma programs. And you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months. The keys to our successful educational programs include experienced instructors; modern facilities and equipment; extensive hands-on training; career services and professional preparation seminars; and a supportive classroom learning environment. Florida Technical College is a Junior College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associates of Science degrees and academic diplomas. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions also is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Orlando campus is in a new location at 12689 Challenger Parkway in a 28,000 square-foot building containing classrooms, computer labs, learning resource center, administrative offices and a new medical lab. The school is situated on the east side of Orlando, off Alafaya Trail, just minutes from the East-West Expressway.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,094 students
  • Student:teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Minority enrollment: 86%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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