#4 Best Private Colleges in Florida

Florida Southern College

Lakeland, Florida

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Student Population
Florida Southern College overview
Location Lakeland, Florida
Online flsouthern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation United Methodist
Florida Southern College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Lakeland, Florida, Florida Southern College is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist faith. In the most recent statistical year 10,759 prospective students applied, and 6,550 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 792 enrolled in the school.  3,012 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 374 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $38,180 plus fees of $800. Florida Southern is ranked 372 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2023 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Florida Southern is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1160/1335
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Florida Southern College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$800
Room and Board $12,006
Budget for Other Expenses$2,864
Total One Year Cost$55,100

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$42,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
55% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Florida Southern College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Health Professions 12%
Education 12%
Social Sciences 10%
Communication 8%

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