Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College, also known as FSC, is a private college located in Lakeland, Florida, United States. It was established in the year 1883. FSC's campus comprises of more than 60 buildings which spread across 100 acres of land. The college offers over 50 pre-professional and academic programs of study. The student body consists of students from various states in the U.S. and several countries worldwide. Students are also offered opportunities for studying abroad.

Florida Southern College's athletic teams are nicknamed the Moccasins or Mocs. The college's athletic teams compete in the Sunshine State Conference, which is a NCAA Division II institution. The Moccasins participate in sports such as baseball, baseball, golf, soccer, and swimming, among others.

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Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland , FL 33801-5698
General Phone: (863) 680-4111

Florida Southern College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management180business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing ...
Education and Teaching120education, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Media42journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations, advertising
Therapy and Counseling41psychology
Liberal Arts40Spanish language, English, English composition, English language and literature, humanities, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Science36biology, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine30registered nursing, clinical nurse specialist
Security and Law Enforcement25criminology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy20health and physical education, athletic trainer
Music11music, music theory and composition, music management
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion, religious music
Mathematics10mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Hospitality7hotel management
Design6graphic design
Landscaping and Horticulture5ornamental horticulture, turf management
Fine Arts5fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, theatre design
Agricultural Science and Management2agricultural management

Number of programs and degrees for Florida Southern College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56454
Master's degree345

Florida Southern College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Florida Southern College had a total enrollment of 2,295 students (1,933 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 30%
22-24 15%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 6%
50-64 3%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New Jersey2%
New York1%
Rhode Island1%
New Hampshire1%

Florida Southern College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %

Florida Southern College Room and Board (2007)

Florida Southern College offers campus housing for 1,175 of its 1,933 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Lakeland, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Florida Southern College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470580
SAT Math490580
SAT Writing460570
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite2025

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT60%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Florida Southern College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 22,145
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 22,145
Room and board $ 7,850
Room charge $ 4,350
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,500
Books and supplies $ 1,150
Other expenses $ 1,090

Financial Aid:
Florida Southern College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 148800)

Florida Southern College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track6443

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year24$69,69110$63,565
Associate professoracademic year21$56,66417$58,209
Assistant professoracademic year17$53,78813$51,160
No academic rankacademic year2*3$36,697
All faculty totalacademic year64$60,99943$55,822

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Florida Southern College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference
Track Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports355590

Florida Southern College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Ornamental Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations/Image Management

Music Management and Merchandising
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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What Sets Florida Southern College Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Florida Southern College Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in music
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Florida Southern College % of degrees in music
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Florida Southern College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Florida Southern College % of degrees in business and management
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Florida Southern College % students on athletic fin. aid
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%Florida Southern College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
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checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Has ROTC (army)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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