Florida SouthWestern State College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$2,436
2022 Average Net Price
$7,792
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.67%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
14,326
38.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
41%
679 Graduates

About

Florida SouthWestern State College is a higher education institution located in Lee County, FL. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Florida SouthWestern State College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,657 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (275 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees).

In 2022, 2,916 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida SouthWestern State College. 65% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,306 degrees), 1.37 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $−9,528 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $2,436, which is $−9,528 less than the national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,792.

In 2022, 95% of undergraduate students attending Florida SouthWestern State College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 12% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$2,436
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College was $2,436. The cost of tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College is $−9,528 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges ($11,964).

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Average Net Price

$7,792
2022 Value
5.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Florida SouthWestern State College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,792. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Florida SouthWestern State College grew by 5.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,214
Room and Board
$1,950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida SouthWestern State College was of $10,214 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
12%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Florida SouthWestern State College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 28.4% with respect to 2021, when 74% 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.
3.67%
2019 Default Rate
69
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Florida SouthWestern State College was 3.67%, which represents 69 out of the 1881 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Florida SouthWestern State College had a total enrollment of 14,326 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 5,516 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,810. This means that 38.5% 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 36% White, 35.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 2.15% Asian, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (23%), followed by White Female (21.4%) and White Male (14.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,326 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida SouthWestern State College is 5,516 and the part-time enrollment is 8,810. This means that 38.5% of students enrolled at Florida SouthWestern State College are enrolled full-time compared with 43.2% at similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    5,158 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    5,068 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,786 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Florida SouthWestern State College is 36% White, 35.4% Hispanic or Latino, 12.5% Black or African American, 2.6% Two or More Races, 2.15% Asian, 0.321% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.188% 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 42.6% White, 27.7% 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, 1,221 students (8.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 874 more women than men received degrees from Florida SouthWestern State College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida SouthWestern State College is white (1,306 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,657 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (275 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (1,657 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), and Protective Services (160 degrees).

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 (1,412,220 people), Medical & health services managers (161,863 people), Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives (141,998 people), Police officers (137,215 people), and Pharmacists (135,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,657 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), and Health (702 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,657 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), and Health (702 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (1,539,436 people), Elementary & secondary schools (379,605 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (344,499 people), Outpatient care centers (260,875 people), and Offices of physicians (213,381 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida SouthWestern State College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,657 degrees awarded), Science Technologies (15 degrees), Protective Services (160 degrees), Communication Technologies (13 degrees), and Health (702 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 1,657 degrees awarded
  2. 275 degrees awarded
  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Florida SouthWestern State College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,657 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,021
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,895
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,021 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College, which is 0.539 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,895).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 575 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.531 times less than the 1082 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1082 degrees were awarded to men at Florida SouthWestern State College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.88 times more than the 575 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Florida SouthWestern State College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.39% of graduates (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,306 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    950 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    288 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida SouthWestern State College is white (1,306 degrees awarded). There were 1.37 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (950 degrees).

5.04% of degree recipients (147 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    828 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    632 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    478 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Florida SouthWestern State College is white female (828 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (632 degrees).

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Operations

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at nearly $49.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 179k (0.361%) compared to the 0.527% average return (72.1k on 13.7M) across all Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Florida SouthWestern State College had a total salary expenditure of 127M. Florida SouthWestern State College employs 194 No academic ranks. Most academics at Florida SouthWestern State College are Female No academic rank (104), and Male No academic rank (90).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College are: Management, with 67 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

Endowment

$49.7M
2022 Endowment
0.334%
growth from 2021

Florida SouthWestern State College has an endowment valued at about $49.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida SouthWestern State College grew 0.334% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $36M 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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Salary Expenditure

$48.7M
2022 Salaries
1%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a median of $48.7M in salaries, which represents 38.4% of their overall expenditure ($127M) and a 1% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges is 13M (33.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.4M
Instructional Salaries
194
Number of Employees

In 2022, Florida SouthWestern State College paid a total of $11.4M to 194 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $3.45M (26.6%) for similar Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

No academic rank
Most Common Instructor
194 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
67 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College was No academic rank with 194 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College were Management with 67 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 53 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female No academic rank
  2. Male No academic rank

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida SouthWestern State College was Female No academic rank with 104 employees, and Male No academic rank with 90 employees.

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

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