St. Johns River State College was founded in Palatka, Florida in 1958 to serve the Putnam, Clay and St. Johns counties. SJRSC has currently has campuses in Palatka, St. Augustine and Orange Park and services over 100,000 students. Previously known as St. Johns River Community College, the name was changed in 2011 when the school began offering bachelor's degrees. The school is one of the many colleges that comprise the Florida College System, which includes a number of, two year and hybrid colleges throughout the state.
St. Johns River State College offers associate's degree and technical certificates for a variety of programs. Additionally SJRSC offers bachelor's degrees in early childhood development and organizational management. SJRSC also runs the Florida School of the Arts which offers programs in the visual and performing arts.
The school provides transfer opportunities by allowing students to complete the first two years of a four year education, followed by applying to four year institutions to transfer credits, complete the final two years and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer to public schools in Florida is made easier through agreements in place between the Florida College System and the State University System of Florida that guarantee admission if certain academic prerequisites are met. Students planning to transfer to private or out of state schools must meet the individual admissions requirements of those schools and as such should meet with counselor to put together the best curriculum.
Career training and technical programs provide students with the skills and abilities necessary to enter the workforce in high demand fields as professionals.Students will be exposed to both classroom and, if necessary, simulated practice environments to perfect the methods and techniques used in their chosen field. Programs take between one and two years to complete, conferring a certificate or degree that demonstrates competency and allows one to seek employment at the entry level. Such programs are typically reflective of community needs and offered as part of the college's dedication to local workforce development.
Courses available include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Applying to St. Johns River State College requires students to identify their field of study, submit an application along with a thirty dollar fee, meet with a counselor to outline a plan of study, and register for classes online. SJRSC admits a limited number of students into its programs every year, and space is limited per program. SAT or ACT scores will be used for placement, if no score is available then a placement test will be required.
Financial aid and scholarships are available to students, and require that individuals fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Once the FAFSA is submitted, the resulting student aid report (SAR) will be used by the school to determine the applicants need and aid program eligibility. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year.
St. Johns River State College has athletics programs for baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball and their teams are known as the Vikings.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $30 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: $2,100-$2,500
- Out-of-State: $8,400-$10,080
- Charges for part-time students are:
- In-State: $110-$130 per unit
- Out-of-State: $390-$470 per 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||73%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||65%||$4,934|
|Receiving Student Loans||19%||$5,204|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, St. Johns River State College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Work study style employment
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 SJRCC compared to community colleges in Florida, which can be useful for determining which community college to attend.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 2012)
- Compare all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) 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.
Get more information about the programs offered by St. Johns River State College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to St. Johns River State College.
- College of Central Florida in Ocala, FL (45 miles away)
- Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, FL (45 miles away)
- Florida State College at Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL (47 miles away)
- Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, FL (49 miles away)
- Lake - Sumter Community College in Leesburg, FL (57 miles away)