Florida Southern College

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801-5698
Tel: (863)680-4111
Private not-for-profit | 2,451 students
Florida Southern College is committed to educational excellence and is a selective, comprehensive, private, United Methodistcollege with a strong liberal arts core and signature programs. The College enrolls a talented student body and includes anaccomplished faculty who are dedicated to teaching excellence. Outstanding opportunities for interdisciplinary learning,student-faculty collaborative research and performance, service learning, study abroad, and honors study are distinctivefeatures of the academic program at Florida Southern. The college offers exceptional student life programs, including achampionship athletic program.

School Overview:

Florida Southern College
CountyPolk County, FL
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
142 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,451 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,115 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
336 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
2,253 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
198 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted56%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)500-590450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)480-600460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)500-580440-570
ACT English (25-75%)21-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)21-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)22-2620-25

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1885, Florida Southern has a superb liberal arts core, as well as outstandingpre-professional programs (including business, communications, pre-medical, pre-law, nursing, education, sciences, as well asothers). The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and welcomes students from all faith backgrounds andcultures.
  • FCS offers 38 undergraduate majors; more than 40 minors; four graduate programs in businessadministration, education, teaching, and nursing; and evening programs for working adults. The student-faculty ratio is 13 to1, with an average class size of 20. Florida Southern is home to 1,800 full-time students from 40 states and 46 foreigncountries; 96 graduate students; and 218 part-time students.
  • The campus is located in Lakeland, Florida. Florida Southern is located on a 100-acre campus, with 60structures including a recently renovated science building, modern auditorium that seats 1,800, student-recital auditoriumthat seats 200, 11 computer labs, communication building with computer labs and television studio, modern residence halls,state-of-the-art wellness center, world-class Olympic swimming pool, traditional dining hall, gymnasium, tennis courts,softball, soccer stadium venues, and intramural facilities for soccer, basketball, tennis, and a wide variety of otheractivities.
  • Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association ofColleges and Schools to award bachelors and masters degrees. It is also accredited by the University Senate of the UnitedMethodist Church and has a State of Florida approved program at the undergraduate level for the certification of teachers.The baccalaureate in nursing at Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, andthe B.S. degree in athletic training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.
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