• 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 serves 950 students (74% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 950 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,860
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 120 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
Southern Technical College
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, non-profit
Total Faculty
120 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Southern Technical College has declined by 24% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Southern Technical College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
950 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
707 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
243 students
2,273 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Southern Technical College.
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
29%
30%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Southern Technical College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Black
25%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Southern Technical College and the percentage of Black community college students in FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% White
40%
38%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Southern Technical 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
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Southern Technical College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.69
0.73
This chart display the diversity score of Southern Technical College and the community college average diversity score of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,100
$31,500
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Southern Technical 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 private state tuition of $13,860 is less than the state average of $15,410. The private state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$13,860
$15,410
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Southern Technical College and the private community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of FL by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
95%
88%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Southern Technical 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
$16,333
$10,413
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Southern Technical 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
$5,529
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Southern Technical 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

  • 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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 950 students
  • Private-state tuition: $13,860
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 60%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,404 per year for in-state students and $11,632 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,410 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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