Full Sail University

  • For over twenty-five years, Full Sail Real World Education has been an industry leader in entertainment media and education. Full Sail’s degree programs offer intensive career training in Game Development, Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Recording Arts, and Show Production.
School Highlights
  • Full Sail University serves 19,285 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Full Sail University is one of 14 community colleges within Orange County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Full Sail University is Herzing University-Winter Park (1.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Full Sail University places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 887 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
Full Sail University(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty887 staff37 staff
Full Sail University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Full Sail University has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Full Sail University diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 27% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,285 students1,142 students
Full Sail University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio22:138:1
Full Sail University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students19,285 students487 students
Full Sail University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Full Sail University Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students17,318 students487 students
# Graduate Students1,967 students30 students
Full Sail University Graduation BreakDown FL All Graduation Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Full Sail University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Full Sail University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Full Sail University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Full Sail University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Full Sail University More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Full Sail University Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Full Sail University Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.750.60
Full Sail University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$30,300
Full Sail University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $22,796 is more than the state average of $15,054. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,796$15,054
Full Sail University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%91%
Full Sail University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$32,500$11,875
Full Sail University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$6,334
Full Sail University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Full Sail's Bachelor's and Associate's Degrees for creative minds include Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts, and Show Production & Touring. Regardless of which program at our school you choose, one of Full Sail's fundamental goals is to encourage the union of art and technology. If you're looking to launch a career in music, film, video games, design, or animation, you've come to the right place. Over the past 27 years, Full Sail Real World Education has built a reputation as one of the premier media arts colleges in the world. Throughout the entertainment industry, Full Sail graduates have made their names working on award-winning films and albums, acclaimed video games and design projects, live productions, and more. Thousands of talented artists from around the globe are attracted to Full Sail because of its unique educational environment. Full Sail's student body of over 5,000 comes from 37 countries worldwide. Students from nations as diverse as Japan, India, Mexico, Belgium, Sweden, Iceland, Kenya, Canada, and South Korea have chosen Full Sail to launch their careers in the entertainment media industry. Full Sail's newly redesigned Media Center, where we've assembled the books, magazines, movies, and technology you need to research a project, study for that important test, keep in touch with friends, family, and classmates, connect to the Internet with your laptop, or just relax and take a break on one of our comfy couches.

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Did You Know?
For Orange County, FL private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,109 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Orange County, FL is Herzing University-Winter Park. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.