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Seminole State College of Florida, located in Sanford, Florida, was founded in 1965 as Seminole Junior College. Within ten years of its founding the school exceeded 7000 enrolled students and proceeded to change its name to Seminole Community College. The school is art of the Florida College System, and like many community colleges within the system, the school began offering a limited number of bachelor degree programs in 2008. As a result of the change, the school once again changed its name to the current to better reflect its new offerings. The school currently serves approximately 30,000 students a year and operates four campuses in Seminole County.
Seminole State offers a variety of programs. These programs may result in a certificate, associate degree or bachelor's degree. Certificate and associate programs are designed to prepare individuals for immediate placement in the workforce by providing the skills and experience necessary to enter at the entry level. Associate programs may also be used to complete the first two years of a four year education, after which transfer into a four institution or program may occur. Bachelor degree programs typically take four years to complete, and the school currently offers only a handful of programs.
Associate and certificate programs include:
Bachelor degree programs:
- Architectural Engineering Technology
- Business Information Management
- Information Systems Technology
- Interior Design
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrolling at Seminole State College of Florida may do so online or by mail. Students must verify residency, complete a placement exam, view the online orientation, consult an advisor, and register through courses through their MySeminoleState student account. Students must also provide all pertinent transcripts prior to registration. Students applying to a bachelor's program will have more stringent reviews and may not be accepted.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and work study. Financial aid is awarded to eligible students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have shown a need for financial assistance through the subsequent Student Aid Report (SAR). Scholarships are awarded for a variety of reasons, and may be awarded regardless of financial need. Students wishing to apply for aid may visit the school's financial aid office and speak with an advisor to obtain assistance in beginning the process. Additional information is also available online the Seminole State's website.
Seminole State College of Florida participates in three sports through National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) and the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) in the Mid-Florida Conference. These athletic programs stress student development over winning, offering discipline, teamwork and the promotion of healthy living to participating students.
Athletic programs include:
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Golf (Women Only)
In addition to intercollegiate sports offering, Seminole State offers intramural sports activities for students to participate in. These programs allow students to form teams, or participate solo in day events. The offerings are designed to offer students a way to participate in healthy activities with one another.
Spring league games:
- Flag Football
- Rock, Paper, Scissors
- 10v10 Kickball
- H-O-R-S-E, Free Throw and 3-Point Shoot
- 2v2 Sand Volleyball
- Table Tennis
- Punt, Pass, Kick
- 6v6 Ultimate Frisbee
Each event has its own dates and times, and may be held on a specific campus. Students may check online to find where and when these events will take place.
Clubs and Organizations
Seminole State College of Florida is home to over forty clubs and organizations. Each club and organization has its own focus, allowing for interested individuals to partake in discussions, events and gatherings with others who have similar interests. Clubs may set goals for a given year, act a social-network; participate in tournaments and competitions, or all of the above.
Some clubs and organizations at Seminole State:
- Brain Bowl
- Student Art Club
- Student Accounting Society
- Film Club
- Invisible Children
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,200. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition range:
- State Residents: $2,400-$2,800
- Out-of-State: $9,500-$11,360
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $100-$120 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $380-$460 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||86%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||73%||$4,940|
|Receiving Student Loans||34%||$5,050|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Seminole State College of Florida may provide services to students like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Students who attend a community college will be able to choose from a variety of programs that will lead to an associate's degree or transfer to a four year institution. The following list shows graduation and transfer-out rates for this school compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
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Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1989)
- Find all the other nursing programs in Florida
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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