Florida Southern College

Private, Four-years School Located in Lakeland, FL

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How much is the FSC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, FSC's tuition & fees is $42,360.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $59,060 when a student lives on-campus.

FSC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$42,360
Books & Supplies Costs$1,250
On-campus Room & Board$12,400
On-campus Expenses$3,050
Off-campus Room & Board$12,400
Off-campus Expenses$3,050
2023-2024 Projection
Tuition & Fees$40,500

How Much Does it Cost to Go to FSC for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $189,808 at FSC. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $257,874. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $133,016.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$44,305$60,358$31,213
Sophomore (2024-25)$46,340$63,019$32,536
Junior (2025-26)$48,468$65,798$33,915
Senior (2026-27)$50,694$68,700$35,352
4 Years Total$189,808$257,874$133,016
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$46,340$63,019$32,536
Sophomore (2025-26)$48,468$65,798$33,915
Junior (2026-27)$50,694$68,700$35,352
Senior (2027-28)$53,023$71,730$36,851
4 Years Total$198,526$269,246$138,653
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$48,468$65,798$33,915
Sophomore (2026-27)$50,694$68,700$35,352
Junior (2027-28)$53,023$71,730$36,851
Senior (2028-29)$55,458$74,895$38,414
4 Years Total$207,643$281,122$144,532
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$50,694$68,700$35,352
Sophomore (2027-28)$53,023$71,730$36,851
Junior (2028-29)$55,458$74,895$38,414
Senior (2029-30)$58,005$78,200$40,044
4 Years Total$217,179$293,524$150,661
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$53,023$71,730$36,851
Sophomore (2028-29)$55,458$74,895$38,414
Junior (2029-30)$58,005$78,200$40,044
Senior (2030-31)$60,669$81,652$41,743
4 Years Total$227,153$306,476$157,052

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, FSC' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Florida, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $19,195.
In-StateOut-of-State
Florida Southern College$42,360
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
Florida Four-years Colleges$17,068
Public Schools$4,190$8,844
Private Schools$19,195

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between FSC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Florida Southern CollegeLakeland, FL$42,360$18,480
The University of FindlayFindlay, OH$39,646$18,456
University of Southern IndianaEvansville, IN$22,573$20,904
Warner Pacific University Professional and Graduate StudiesPortland, OR$12,960$14,040
Methodist UniversityFayetteville, NC$39,664$43,365
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock, PA$14,615$18,216
California State University-Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA$18,698$17,756
Stephens CollegeColumbia, MO$28,200$9,900
Wagner CollegeStaten Island, NY$52,000$24,060
Southern Arkansas University Main CampusMagnolia, AR$15,400$10,440
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN$14,219$15,113

Financial Aid and COA

At Florida Southern College, 2,646 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $27,865.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at FSC is $31,195 for students living on-campus and $31,195 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 791 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $27,730 and the average amount of student loans is $8,296.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$59,060
COA (off-campus)$59,060
Tuition & Fees$42,360
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,700
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,700
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,195
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$31,195
Average Financial Aid$27,865
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,64694%$27,865
Pell Grants75327%$4,819
Federal Student Loan1,52654%$6,719
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid791100%-
Grants or Scholarships791100%$27,730
Federal Grants25933%$5,290
Pell Grants25933%$4,914
Other Federal Grants16421%$595
State/Local Grants45057%$5,680
Institutional Grants78599%$22,940
Student Loan Aid48962%$8,296
Federal Student Loans48361%$5,477
Other Student Loans8210%$17,210

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

FSC's acceptance rate is 60.88%. A total of 10,759 applicants applied to and 6,550 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 792 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 12.09%.
To apply to FSC, 2 items are required - Secondary school GPA and Secondary school record and 4 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank, Completion of college-preparatory program, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants10,7593,340$7,411
Admitted6,5501,959$4,590
Enrolled792251$541
Acceptance Rate60.88%58.65%61.93%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)12.09%12.81%11.79%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to FSC. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,248 and the average ACT score (ACT composite) is 28.
Its SAT score is similar to the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th
SAT Total1,2481,1601,335
National Average1,168
Florida Average1,154
SAT EBRW635590680
SAT Math613570655
ACT Composite282530
National Average24
Florida Average24
ACT Math252327
ACT English272430

Student Population

Florida Southern College has a total of 3,281 students including 2,721 undergraduate and 560 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,198 male students and 2,188 female students attending FSC. The school offers online degree programs and 187 students enrolled online exclusively (5.70% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total3,386 1,1982,188
Undergraduate2,811 1,0061,805
Graduate575 192383

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL
Phone863-680-4111
WEBwww.flsouthern.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered80 Programs
Online Program Offered1 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered14 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate56.61%
Yield11.98%
Student Population3,281
Graduation Rate68%
Retention Rate77%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate14 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties157 (Full-time), 167 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs519 (Full-time), 237 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$77,712
Average Staff Salary$50,694