Florida SouthWestern State College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,436
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$8,529
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
7.22%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
15,731
36.2% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
34.8%
574 Graduates

About

Florida SouthWestern State College is a higher education institution located in Lee County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida SouthWestern State College were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (115 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (82 degrees), and Elementary Education & Teaching (60 degrees).

In 2017, 3,217 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida SouthWestern State College. 60.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,812 degrees), 2.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (824 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $-10,454 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $-10,454 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,529.

In 2017, 37% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 29% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$2,436
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College was $2,436. The cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $-10,454 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($12,890).

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Average Net Price

$8,529
2017 Value
12.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Florida SouthWestern State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,529. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Florida SouthWestern State College grew by 12.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,509
Room and Board
$1,650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida SouthWestern State College was of $9,509 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,650. The cost of room and board decreased by 2.76% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
29%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

37% of undergraduate students at Florida SouthWestern State College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 17.8% with respect to 2016, when 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
7.22%
2016 Default Rate
147
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Florida SouthWestern State College was 7.22%, which represents 147 out of the 2037 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Florida SouthWestern State College has a total enrollment of 15,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 5,688 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,043. This means that 36.2% of students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida SouthWestern State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.3% White, 30.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (27.4%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (18.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

36.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,731 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 5,688 and the part-time enrollment is 10,043. This means that 36.2% of students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College are enrolled full-time compared with 45.4% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florida SouthWestern State College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges (64%), Florida SouthWestern State College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,287
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,770
  3. Black or African American
    1,678

The enrolled student population at Florida SouthWestern State College is 46.3% White, 30.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 2.39% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.356% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.191% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 46.1% White, 24.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 14% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 910 students (5.78%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 651 more women than men received degrees from Florida SouthWestern State College. The majority of degree recipients at Florida SouthWestern State College are white (1,812 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (824 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (115 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (82 degrees) and Elementary Education & Teaching (60 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida SouthWestern State College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,068 degrees awarded), Protective Services (116 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (133 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Registered nurses (1,316,814 people), Software developers (425,909 people), Other managers (218,893 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (166,596 people), and Medical & health services managers (146,235 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,068 degrees awarded), Protective Services (116 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (133 degrees), Health (611 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Surgeons, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,068 degrees awarded), Protective Services (116 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (133 degrees), Health (611 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,501,301 people), Computer Systems Design (514,222 people), Elementary & secondary schools (416,464 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (344,623 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,742 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,068 degrees awarded), Protective Services (116 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (133 degrees), Health (611 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florida SouthWestern State College.
Most Common
  1. 115 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 82 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 60 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 115 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,283
  2. 1,934

In 2017, 1,283 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College, which is 0.663 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,934).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 773 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.597 times less than the 1295 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 1295 degrees were awarded to women at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.68 times more than the 773 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (58.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida SouthWestern State College is Female and Asian (58.3% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.05% of graduates (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,812 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    824 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    273 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida SouthWestern State College is white (1,812 degrees awarded). There were 2.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (824 degrees).

3.57% of degree recipients (115 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,056 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    756 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    523 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida SouthWestern State College is white female (1,056 degrees awarded). There were 1.4 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (756 degrees).

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Operations

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at nearly $19.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $145k (0.756%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($144k on $10M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Florida SouthWestern State College had a total salary expenditure of $105M. Florida SouthWestern State College employs 178 No academic ranks, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Florida SouthWestern State College are Female No academic ranks (98), Male No academic ranks(80), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 82 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 51 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$19.2M
2017 Endowment
0.295%
growth from 2016

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at about $19.2M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida SouthWestern State College grew 0.295% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $9.18M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $979k - Federal
  2. $2.33M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Florida SouthWestern State College received $979k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2.33M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$46.6M
2017 Salaries
8.4%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a median of $46.6M in salaries, which represents 44.5% of their overall expenditure ($105M) and a 8.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.43% decline from 2015 and a 3.29% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 6.2M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
178
Number of Employees

In 2017, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a total of $10.3M to 178 employees working as instructors, which represents 22.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $916k (25.3%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associates.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
178 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
82 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College were No academic rank with 178 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College were Office and Administrative Support with 82 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 50 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College was Female No academic rank with 98 employees, Male No academic rank with 80 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Florida SouthWestern State College.

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