Public 4 Year

Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, Florida

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Florida SouthWestern State College overview
Location Fort Myers, Florida
Online edison.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Florida SouthWestern State College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Florida SouthWestern State College, established in 1962, is a public institution located in Fort Myers, Florida, with additional campuses spread across Southwest Florida, including in Naples and Punta Gorda. Known for its diverse academic offerings, Florida SouthWestern State College provides a range of associate and bachelor's degree programs, with nursing, business, and criminal justice being among the most popular majors. Despite a relatively open admissions policy, the college maintains a commitment to academic rigor and supports a variety of learning pathways. It fosters an environment conducive to scholarly pursuits while offering convenience through its proximity to both the Gulf Coast and larger urban areas such as Cape Coral and Naples. The college's main campus boasts a contemporary architectural layout, with facilities that support both educational activities and student housing, offering on-campus living options to its student body. Florida SouthWestern State College does not possess a widely recognized athletic program, focusing instead on an educational mission that is steeped in local community engagement and the development of professional skills for a diverse student population.

Florida SouthWestern State College has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  5,516 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 8,810 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $2,436 plus fees of $965.


Admission Requirements

Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend

Florida Resident Tuition

In State Costs for Florida SouthWestern State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,087
Other Fees$965
Room and Board $10,044
Budget for Other Expenses$3,271
Total One Year Cost$18,803

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for Florida SouthWestern State College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$2,087
Other Fees$965
Room and Board $10,044
Budget for Other Expenses$3,271
Total One Year Cost$26,117

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida SouthWestern State College students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 56%
Health Professions 26%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 5%
Business 5%
Education 4%

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