South Florida State College

Avon Park, FL 33825

South Florida State College (SFSC) is a four-year state college that is located in Avon Park, Florida. SFSC is a member of the Florida College System that used to be a community college. It became a full-fledged state college in 2012 and started offering more bachelor’s degree options for students. This school currently offers students associate’s degrees in more than 60 different areas of study. It also offers many bachelor’s degree programs as well as several certificate programs that can help students to advance their career opportunities. The school was originally established in 1965 and it continues to serve the community as an important academic institution.

SFSC has a nursing program that offers various different focuses for prospective nursing students. Nursing students can become LPNs or RNs by going through the courses that this college offers. Practical nursing courses will allow students to be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. Students will also be able to pursue associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. Upon successful completion of these programs, registered nursing students will be able to take the NCLEX-RN exam. There is also a transition course for LPNs to become RNs. SFSC gives students a great education that will let them find success as nurses in any setting.


Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Campus SizeSmall
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 6 26
Bachelor's degree 1 3
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 18
Certificate 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1968 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
01/01/2013 - 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 $15
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$105
In State Students$105
Out of State Students$394
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 $4,725 $4,725 $17,730
ADN 70 $7,350 $7,350 $27,580
BSN 125 $13,125 $13,125 $49,250
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, 92% of South 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 59% $4,598
Other Federal Grant 4% $592
State Grant & Scholarships 26% $1,337
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 18% $807
Federal Student Loans 8% $5,499
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price/year
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$4,850
$30,001 to $48,000$5,369
$48,001 to $75,000$7,947
$75,001 to $110,000$8,415
Over $110,000$10,052

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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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Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

Annual awards for Florida residents who are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a nationally accredited Nursing program in Florida. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA; ...

District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

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Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

South Florida State College
600 W College Dr
Avon Park, FL 33825

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