South Florida Community College

South Florida Community College

South Florida Community College, also known as SFCC, is a public college located in Avon Park, Florida, United States. It was established in the year 1965. The campus of SFCC spreads across an area of more than 225 acres. The college offers associates degrees in over 60 fields of study. Selected bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees are also awarded. SFCC also offers adult education and distance education courses.

SFCC aims at maintaining an active athletic life. Their athletics department fields several men's and women's sports teams. They are nicknamed the Panthers. They compete in several intercollegiate sports. The panthers participate in sports such as baseball, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting South Florida Community College

South Florida Community College
600 W College Dr
Avon Park , FL 33825-9356
General Phone: (863) 453-6661

South Florida Community College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts203liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement145corrections, criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine87EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, various nursing
Mechanics and Repair22computer repair, HVAC, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Medical Support and Technology16dental assistant, dental hygienist
Transportation12truck and bus driver
Construction Trades11carpentry, electrician, lineworker, property management, plumbing
Beauty and Cosmetology11cosmetology
Family and Social Work9foodservice management, housing and human environments, child care provider
Computer Science and Engineering7computer applications programming, computer services management
Engineering Technician6architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting, civil drafting
Office and Administration4office management, executive secretary
Business and Management3business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, MIS
Medical Administration2medical secretary
Hospitality0hospitality management
Education and Teaching0teacher education
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree25121
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years9917
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years146
Award of less than 1 academic year17410

South Florida Community College Student Body

In 2007-2008, South Florida Community College had a total enrollment of 2,787 students (1,974 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 9%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 20%
18-19 29%
20-21 15%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

South Florida Community College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 62 %
Part-Time 44 %

South Florida Community College Room and Board (2007)

South Florida Community College offers campus housing for 100 of its 1,974 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

South Florida Community College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,301
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,609
Room and board $ 1,841
Room charge $ 2,250
Books and supplies $ 895
Other expenses $ 3,291

Financial Aid:
South Florida Community College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 152200)

South Florida Community College Faculty

South Florida Community College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1113
Non-tenured and not on tenure track20

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year9$55,1419$60,055
All faculty totalcalendar year9$55,1419$60,055

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year22$50,42022$51,372
All faculty totalacademic year22$50,42022$51,372

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

South Florida Community College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports02828

South Florida Community College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Education And Teaching
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Housing and Human Environments, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Heating/AC/Ventilation/Refrig Maint Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Office Management and Supervision

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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South Florida Community College Highlights

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What Sets South Florida Community College Apart:

% of degrees in security and law enforcement
(vs. all colleges)
Top 2%$pretty_college $award_cats{$char}
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%South Florida Community College % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%South Florida Community College Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 14%South Florida Community College Dorm rooms per full-time student
Male % of student body
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 18%South Florida Community College Male % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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