Florida Southern College

Lakeland, FL 33801
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Florida Southern College is one of the sixty-six private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Florida. The campus is located in an urban area, in Lakeland.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 3,055 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 722 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 578 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 80%). Every year 63% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Florida Southern's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $34,074, and fees were $700. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $34,074 and $700 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students3,055
Student to Faculty Ratio15:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate80%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 2 46
Master's degree 5 37
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1935 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/08/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1070 to 1250
ACT24 to 29
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

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$970/credit
In State Students$970/credit
Out of State Students$970/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$618/credit
In State Students$618/credit
Out of State Students$618/credit

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 $43,650 $43,650 $43,650
ADN 70 $67,900 $67,900 $67,900
BSN 125 $121,250 $121,250 $121,250
FNP 50 $30,900 $30,900 $30,900
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, 100% of Florida Southern 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 27% $4,324
Other Federal Grant 14% $363
State Grant & Scholarships 59% $4,712
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 98% $17,408
Federal Student Loans 87% $5,297
Private Loans 9% $14,022


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$20,607
$30,001 to $48,000$21,699
$48,001 to $75,000$24,281
$75,001 to $110,000$25,856
Over $110,000$26,320

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
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.
Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801

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