The College of the Florida Keys

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  • Florida Keys Community College is a comprehensive community college responding to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County. The college offers quality education and activities that are innovative, accessible and affordable in the areas of university transfer, workforce development, college preparatory, continuing education, distance learning and cultural enrichment. The college provides a student-centered atmosphere conducive to scholarly inquiry, critical thinking, and personal growth.

School Highlights

The College of the Florida Keys serves 874 students (42% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

The College of the Florida Keys ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 122 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
The College of the Florida Keys(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty122 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of The College of the Florida Keys has declined by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The The College of the Florida Keys diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment874 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:114:1
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# Full-Time Students365 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students509 students2,273 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
100100
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
28%
30%
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% Black
10%
18%
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% White
53%
38%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.630.73
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College Completion Rate
32%
55%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,276 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,726 is less than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,276$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,726$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,375$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Florida Keys Community College is a comprehensive community college responding to the diverse and changing needs of Monroe County. The college offers quality education and activities that are innovative, accessible and affordable in the areas of university transfer, workforce development, college preparatory, continuing education, distance learning and cultural enrichment. The college provides a student-centered atmosphere conducive to scholarly inquiry, critical thinking, and personal growth. Florida Keys Community College serves Monroe County, a 220-mile long region comprised of 1,034 square miles, consisting, in large part, of a string of small islands stretching from the tip of the mainland peninsula to the island city of Key West and beyond. Forty-six of more than 1,500 small islands are connected by a two- lane highway that traverses 43 bridges and numerous narrow stretches of landfill. FKCC is the southernmost college in the continental United States and is located minutes from downtown Key West and 90 miles from Cuba. The main campus in Key West is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean while the Middle and Upper Keys Centers, located in Marathon and Key Largo, are positioned on 4-5 acre properties in joint-use facilities with the local high schools. Florida Keys Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to The College of the Florida Keys is Fortis College-Cutler Bay (110.7 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis College-Cutler Bay
    Private for-profit
    338 students | 110.70 Mi19600 South Dixie Highway
    Cutler Bay, FL 33157
    (786) 345-5300
    110.70338
  • 65 students | 111.20 Mi19151 South Dixie Hwy # 205
    Cutler Bay, FL 33157
    (786) 693-4488
    111.2065
  • 206 students | 115.20 Mi10506 N Kendall Drive
    Miami, FL 33176
    (305) 595-9500
    115.20206
  • City College-Miami
    Private not-for-profit
    95 students | 117.30 Mi9300 S Dadeland Blvd., Suite 200
    Miami, FL 33156
    (305) 666-9242
    117.3095
  • 345 students | 118.30 Mi1321 SW 107 Avenue, Suite 201B
    Miami, FL 33174
    (786) 534-0501
    118.30345
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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.