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Florida State College at Jacksonville: Academics, Admissions & Tuition

Learn what degree programs Florida State College at Jacksonville offers. Read about its academics, admission requirements and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Florida State College at Jacksonville

Florida State College at Jacksonville is a 4-year, public institution with a campus located in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The college has 4 additional campuses: Kent Campus, North Campus, Open Campus and South Campus. In addition, 6 academic centers are located throughout the Jacksonville area.


Florida State College at Jacksonville offers over 100 academic programs through 11 schools: the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality, the School of Public Safety and Security, the School of Digital Media and Entertainment Technology, the School of Information Technology, the School of Transportation, the School of Aviation, the School of Construction, and the School of Business, Manufacturing and Architecture.

Certificates and associate's degrees are offered, as well as some bachelor's degrees. Accelerated programs are available. Florida State College at Jacksonville also offers 9 certificates and 4 associate's degree online programs. The Honors Academy offers advanced courses, interdisciplinary seminars and conference opportunities to students with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.


Applicants to Florida State College at Jacksonville must submit a paper application along with an application fee of $25. There are separate applications for associate's (lower division) and bachelor's (upper division) degree programs. In order to be eligible for lower division general admission, applicants must have a high school diploma or its acceptable equivalency.

Certain programs are selective and have separate requirements, applications and deadlines for admission, and students seeking to enter bachelor's degree programs must already have an associate's degree and submit official college transcripts. Florida State College at Jacksonville has an open admission policy towards all applicants who meet these admission requirements. Students applying for fall classes must apply by the end of July.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition at Florida State College at Jacksonville varies according to division level and student residency status. For the 2012-2013 school year, lower division tuition was $102.88 per credit for Florida residents and $399.27 per credit for non-residents of Florida; upper division tuition was $114.52 per credit for Florida residents and $600.95 per credit for non-residents. Georgia residents in certain areas are eligible for reduced non-resident tuition rates of $201.67 per credit for lower-division and $224.99 per credit for upper-division programs.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the estimated total cost (tuition, fees, books and expenses) for a full-time student in 2011-2012 was $8,218 for in-state students and $15,002 for out-of-state students.

In order to receive scholarships from Florida State College at Jacksonville, students must fill out a general scholarship application. In 2010-2011, institutional aid was received by 15% of incoming, full-time students; the average award was $1,575.

School Type 4-year, public**
Degrees Offered Associate's and bachelor's**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Trimester*
School Setting Large city**
Student Body 30,863 in fall 2011**
Student Housing No on-campus housing is available**
Schools and Programs 11 schools offering over 100 programs*
Student-Faculty Ratio 29 to 1**
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2010-2011: liberal arts and sciences (4,110) for associate's; business administration (129) for bachelor's**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 32% of students who started in 2005 graduated within 150% of the normal length of their program**
Admission Rate Open admissions**
Entering Class Size 5,243 in fall 2010***
Middle 50% SAT and ACT Score of Admitted Students Fall 2011: 1230-1490 (SAT); 17-20 (ACT)****
Application Due Date Priority deadline of July 27 for classes starting August 27 in 2012*
Tuition (2012-2013) Lower division courses: $102.88 per credit, in-state and $399.27 per credit, out-of-state; upper division courses: $114.52 per credit, in-state and $600.95 per credit, out-of-state*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) For incoming, full-time students in 2010-2011: federal grants (50%), state/local scholarships or grants (38%), institutional scholarships or grants (15%) and federal student loans (30%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 75% of incoming, full-time students in 2010-2011**

Sources: *Florida State College at Jacksonville, **National Center for Education Statistics - College Navigator, ***National Center for Education Statistics - IPEDS Data Center, ****The College Board.

School Contact Information

  • Address: Admissions Office, Florida State College, P.O. Box 2550, Jacksonville, FL 32203
  • Phone: (904) 359-5433 or (877) 633-5950
  • Website: www.fscj.edu

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