Southern Technical College (Fort Myers)

1685 Medical Lane
Fort Myers, FL 33907-1108
Tel: (239)939-4766
  • The mission of Southwest Florida College is to provide an education to men and women that will enable them to pursue successful careers and lead enriched lives.
School Highlights
  • Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) serves 1,259 students (70% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
  • Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) is one of 2 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
  • The nearest community college is Florida SouthWestern State College (2.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers)(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty64 staff38 staff
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,259 has declined by 25% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,259 students1,230 students
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio20:138:1
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students883 students537 students
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students376 students693 students
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
20%
24%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
11%
17%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Black (2007-2016)
% White
61%
46%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
6%
2%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) More (2012-2016)
% Non Resident races
-
2%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Non Resident (2008-2013)
% Unknown races
-
7%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Unknown (2007-2012)
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.570.70
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,100$30,800
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $6,233. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $11,756. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,860$6,233
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$13,860$11,756
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%91%
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$22,280$12,750
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,123$6,334
Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • With two campuses, one in Tampa and one in Ft. Myers, Southwest Florida College is a private, non-profit and accredited senior college. Southwest Florida College is a Florida career school that offers a future by helping you acquire the skills you need to be in demand in today's competitive workplace. Whether you want education and training for a new career or additional skills that will enhance your performance in your current career, Southwest Florida College's skilled team of professionals has tailored programs that are suited to meet your needs. The College offers Associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in Accounting Technology, Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Information Technology Management, Criminal Justice, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Management and Marketing, Medical Administration, Medical Assisting, Medical Transcription, Microsoft? Network Engineer and Systems Administrator, Paralegal Studies, Pharmacy Technician, Surgical Technician, Technical Administration, Medical Records & Coding, Early Childhood Education and Network Security & Computer Forensics. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes so that your training fits with your busy schedule. Learn at your convenience and at your own pace. Southwest Florida College (Fort Myers and Tampa) is authorized to award Associate of Science degrees by the Commission for Independent Education Colleges and Universities, Department of Education Tallahassee, FL. Southwest Florida College is accredited as a Senior College by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,233 per year for in-state students and $11,756 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,011 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 87%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.