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 21,666 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 2,135 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Full Sail University(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger ProgramsBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty2,135 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Full Sail University has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Full Sail University diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment21,666 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:114:1
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# Full-Time Students21,666 students862 students
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# Undergraduate Students19,985 students862 students
# Graduate Students1,681 students51 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
30%
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% Black
27%
18%
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% White
39%
38%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
6%
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Diversity Score0.740.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,800$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,796 is more than the state average of $15,410. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,796$15,410
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$27,000$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,250$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Full Sail University is Herzing University-Winter Park (1.5 miles away).
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