Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida whose Methodist Church affiliation has shaped its history and traditions. Located in suburban Lakeland, Florida, Florida Southern has been cited in the 2010 Edition of the Princeton Review as one of the Best 371 Colleges in the U.S. today.
For over 126 years since its founding in 1883, the college has built a reputation for being an exceptional learning institution offering students undergraduate degree programs with a strong liberal arts and sciences core and exceptional professional programs in business, nursing and education. Its pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, physical therapy, theology, pharmacy and veterinary medicine are also well-known and much sought after by students who want to get ahead in their chosen careers.
At present, there are 1,800 undergraduate students and 135 graduate students enrolled at the college. Assisting these students in their search for higher learning are 107 fully committed full-time faculty members, 88% of whom hold the highest degree possible in their fields of expertise. With a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1 and the average size of a class no more than 20, students enrolled at the college are assured that their individual learning needs will be attended to by their teachers.
Cost of attendance at Florida Southern is US$31,037 per year for full-time, residential students and US$22,795 per year for full-time commuting students. Financial aid is extended to students to allow them to get the most of their educational investment.
On-campus housing is available to students who prefer to live within the college grounds rather than commute to school.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Florida Southern College.