South Florida State College

  • South Florida Community College?s 228-acre main Highlands Campus is located in Highlands County, Florida with 3 additional satellite campuses located throughout South Central Florida. At SFCC, we offer a multitude of quality and unique programs.
School Highlights
  • South Florida State College serves 2,780 students (34% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • South Florida State College is the only community colleges within Highlands County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to South Florida State College is Polk State College (34.2 miles away).

Top Placements

South Florida State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 95 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South Florida State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty95 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of South Florida State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The South Florida State College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,780 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:138:1
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# Full-Time Students958 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students1,822 students655 students
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
29%
24%
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% Black
10%
17%
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% White
56%
69%
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% Two or more races
1%
2%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
-
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Diversity Score0.590.60
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College Completion Rate
38%
57%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,600$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $3,175 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $11,869 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,175$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,869$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,050$11,875
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in South Florida State College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,915$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • South Florida Community College takes a learner-centered approach to provide the highest quality academic programs and services. SFCC students may participate in a variety of college clubs and organizations, cultural events, games, intercollegiate athletics, and other programs. Many of these activities are supported by student activity fees. Students are encouraged to participate in the College's decision-making processes through active involvement in various College committees. SFCC was established in 1965 by the Florida Legislature to serve the educational needs of Highlands and Hardee counties. The College began operation in August 1966 in temporary facilities provided at no cost to the State by public-spirited citizens of the City of Avon Park. The facilities were renovated, air conditioned, and partly furnished through the voluntary contributions of many interested individuals and organizations in both Highlands and Hardee counties and by the municipalities of Avon Park, Bowling Green, Lake Placid, and Sebring. Today, SFCC serves over 19,000 residents of Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto counties. Students graduating with associate in arts degrees can concentrate in more than 60 fields of study. Students can earn an associate in science, an associate in applied sciences, or college credit or occupational certificates. In 1992, SFCC became one of the first community colleges in Florida to offer bachelor's degree programs through partnerships with public and private universities. It now offers 13 bachelor's degree programs and three master's degree programs through eight colleges and universities. Residents can now receive advising and classroom instruction without having to drive long distances or move away from the tri-county area

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to South Florida State College is Polk State College (34.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 16,000 students | 34.20 Mi999 Avenue H NE
    Winter Haven FL  33881
    (863)297-1000
    34.2016,000
  • Everest University-Lakeland
    Private, for profit
    367 students | 42.90 Mi995 E Memorial Blvd Suite110
    Lakeland FL  33801
    (863)686-1444
    42.90367
  • Everest University-Brandon
    Private, for profit
    2,460 students | 58.80 Mi3924 Coconut Palm Dr
    Tampa FL  33619
    (813)621-0041
    58.802,460
  • 143 students | 59.60 Mi616 67th Street Circle East
    Bradenton FL  34208
    (941)744-1244
    59.60143
  • 22,535 students | 60.00 Mi9200 Soutpark Center Loop
    Orlando FL  32819
    (407)851-2525
    60.0022,535
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