• 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 2,809 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,809 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,175
  • Out-state tuition: $11,869
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 315 teachers has grown by 154% over five years.
South Florida State College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
315 staff
128 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 9:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The South Florida State College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
2,809 students
3,135 students
This chart display the total enrollment of South Florida State College and community college average number of enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
15:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of South Florida State College and community college average student staff ratio of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
932 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
1,877 students
2,273 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of South Florida State College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of South Florida State College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
181 students
308 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
932 students
862 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of South Florida State College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
37 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
1,877 students
3,787 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
190 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
This chart display the dormitory capacity of South Florida State College and the community college average dormitory capacity of FL by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
38%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Florida State College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
9%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in South Florida State College and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
45%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Florida State College and the percentage of White community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in South Florida State College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in South Florida State College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Florida State College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of South Florida State College and the community college average diversity score of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
38%
50%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of South Florida State College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of FL by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.26%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,600
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of South Florida State College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of FL by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,175 is less than the state average of $5,429. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,869 is more than the state average of $11,815. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,175
$5,429
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of South Florida State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$11,869
$11,815
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of South Florida State College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
83%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in South Florida State College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$8,377
$9,750
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 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,001
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in South Florida State College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in FL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
84%
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

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South Florida State College cost?

South Florida State College's tuition is approximately $3,175 for In-State students and $11,869 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 2,809 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,175
  • Out-state tuition: $11,869
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 55%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,429 per year for in-state students and $11,815 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,446 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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