Florida Technical College

12900 Challenger Parkway
Orlando, FL 32826
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  • 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 3,950 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 136 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Florida Technical 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 ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty136 staff55 staff
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Number of Programs Offered3810

Student Body

The student population of Florida Technical College has grown by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The Florida Technical College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,950 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:134:1
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# Full-Time Students3,950 students789 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
54%
28%
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% Black
22%
19%
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% White
15%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.640.73
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College Completion Rate
50%
58%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$28,200$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid84%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,266$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,222$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%74%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Florida Technical College is Full Sail University (6.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Full Sail University
    Private for-profit
    20,170 students | 6.60 Mi3300 University Blvd
    Winter Park, FL 32792
    (407) 679-0100
    6.6020,170
  • 889 students | 7.00 Mi989 North Semoran Boulevard
    Orlando, FL 32807
    (407) 956-5501
    7.00889
  • 612 students | 7.70 Mi1865 SR 436
    Winter Park, FL 32792
    (407) 478-0500
    7.70612
  • AdventHealth University
    Private not-for-profit
    1,705 students | 10.50 Mi671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando, FL 32803
    (407) 303-7742
    10.501,705
  • Fortis College-Winter Park
    Private, for profit
    14 students | 10.70 Mi1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
    Winter Park, FL 32789
    (407) 843-3984
    10.7014
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