South Florida State College

600 W College Dr, Avon Park, FL

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South Florida State College, located in Avon Park, Florida, was founded in 1965 and has an annual enrollment of over 16,000 students. The school was originally known as South Florida Community College, but changed its name in 2012 when it followed many other two year institutions in the state and began offering a limited selection of four year programs. The school operates three campuses in the counties of Highland, DeSoto and Hardee and is one of the many schools that comprise the Florida College System.

South Florida State College offers a variety of programs that allow students to choose which path is right for them, though it primarily focuses on community workforce development through career training programs that offer an education in the industries and areas that are in the highest demand in the service area. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate. Individuals may choose to pursue academic transfer by completing a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year program, followed by applying for transfer to a four year institution to complete their bachelor's degree. Students applying to the supervision and management bachelor program will apply separately and completer all four years at SFSC.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
South Florida State College is an open enrollment institution. Any individual who is eighteen years of age or has earned a high school diploma may enroll through the submission of an application and payment of fees. Students should supply transcripts and test scores, as well as participate in new student enrollment and meet with a counselor prior to registration. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships and are awarded based on need as determined by the information provided by the student in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,300. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $15 application fee for students applying to the school. 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: $3,100-$3,800
    • Out-of-State: $12,000-$14,190
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $110-$130 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $390-$470 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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$4,771
Receiving Student Loans9%$2,817

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, South Florida State College may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

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 South Florida State College compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.

 South Florida State CollegeHighlands CountyFlorida
Graduation Rate46.6%-36.8%
Transfer-out Rate9.4%-12.6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Assistant Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 2003)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 2009)

Programs Offered

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,...)

Agriculture Operations

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Construction Trades


Engineering Technology

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to South Florida State College.

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