Eastern Florida State College

Cocoa, FL 32922
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Eastern Florida State College (EFSC), formerly known as Brevard Community College, is a public state college that is located in Cocoa, Florida. This school is a member institution of the Florida College System and was originally established in 1960. Over 25,000 students are enrolled in courses at this college and it offers a great higher learning experience. Among all of the members of the Florida College System, EFSC has one of the best graduation rates. The school is focused on providing a fantastic learning environment for its students while giving them every chance to succeed. It offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs for students to choose from.

EFSC has a very respected nursing program that has been creating excellent nurses for many years. The educational process is focused on preparing nursing students to become lifelong learners. EFSC teaches that nursing is an ever-evolving career and that nurses need to be able to adapt to continue to provide the best care. Nursing students that take part in this program can expect to learn all of the necessary skills to succeed in a nursing career while also learning the most up to date theories and techniques. Upon completing the program successfully, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN examination for licensure. This program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing. 

The school provides CNA, LPN, ADN (and a transition program designed for Practical Nurses, Paramedics and registered/certified Respiratory Therapists ).


Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Number of Students15,769
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 27 95
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 20
Certificate 15 105
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 76.8%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.8%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1965 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$104/credit
In State Students$104/credit
Out of State Students$406/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,680 $4,680 $18,270
ADN 70 $7,280 $7,280 $28,420
BSN 125 $13,000 $13,000 $50,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 68% of Eastern Florida State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 47% $4,784
Other Federal Grant 4% $400
State Grant & Scholarships 22% $1,590
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 12% $1,399
Federal Student Loans 18% $4,777
Private Loans -- $6,750


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$5,656
$30,001 to $48,000$5,864
$48,001 to $75,000$7,696
$75,001 to $110,000$9,854
Over $110,000$10,069

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Rd
Cocoa, FL 32922

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