Southern Technical College (Fort Myers)

  • 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 more than the state average of 31%.
  • Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) is one of 2 community colleges within Lee County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) is Florida SouthWestern State College (2.8 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 64 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Southern Technical College (Fort Myers) diversity score of 0.57 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,259 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:138:1
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# Full-Time Students883 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students376 students655 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southern Technical College (Fort Myers).This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of FL.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
20%
24%
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% Black
11%
17%
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% White
61%
69%
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% Two or more races
6%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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Diversity Score0.570.60
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,100$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $13,860 is more than the state average of $6,464. 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 $11,973. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$13,860$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$13,860$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$22,280$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,123$6,334
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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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Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.