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Eastern Florida State College Overview

Located in Cocoa, Florida, Eastern Florida State College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Cocoa makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

What Is Eastern Florida State College Known For?

5,098 Undergraduate Awards
  • Students at EFSC have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at EFSC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 29% of the faculty were full-time.

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Eastern Florida State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

EFSC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#524 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at EFSC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#16 Most Popular Liberal Arts General Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Drafting & Design Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Cosmetology Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Most Popular Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards EFSC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#87 Best Business, Management & Marketing Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Eastern Florida State College?

Location of Eastern Florida State College

Contact details for EFSC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1519 Clearlake Rd, Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-632-1111
Website: www.easternflorida.edu

How Do I Get Into EFSC?

You can apply to EFSC online at: https://easternflorida.force.com/ApplicationPortal/ERx_Forms__Portal_Login

As long as you submit the requested materials to Eastern Florida State College when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Eastern Florida State College?

21% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At EFSC, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $4,442 a year. That adds up to $17,768 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at EFSC is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Eastern Florida State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,880 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,352 undergraduate students at EFSC, with 4,880 being full-time and 10,472 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  EFSC

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,880 full-time undergraduates at EFSC, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  EFSC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Eastern Florida State College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of EFSC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 148
Black or African American 475
Hispanic or Latino 774
White 2,965
International Students 126
Other Races/Ethnicities 392

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at Eastern Florida State College. At this time, 17 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 65 countries are represented at EFSC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and France.

Online Learning at Eastern Florida State College

3,203 Took All Classes Online
7,065 Took At Least One Class Online
308.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,065 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at EFSC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 16th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of EFSC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Eastern Florida State College was 308.6%. This is the #195 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at EFSC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of EFSC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 47%
Allied Health Professions 34%
Business Administration & Management 24%
Business Support & Assistant Services 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 29%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 5%
Entrepreneurial Studies 56%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 11%
Health Professions 16%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8%
Liberal Arts General Studies 8%
Mental & Social Health Services 54%
Nursing 20%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at EFSC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at EFSC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Support & Assistant Services #3
Entrepreneurial Studies #3
Mental & Social Health Services #4
Allied Health Professions #7
Accounting #15
Liberal Arts General Studies #19
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #19
Criminal Justice & Corrections #22
Health & Medical Administrative Services #23
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #23
Business Administration & Management #48
Health Professions #53
Business, Management & Marketing #62

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Eastern Florida State College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,306 0 0 2,306
Physical Science Technicians 520 17 0 0 537
Business Administration & Management 54 50 0 290 394
Allied Health Professions 124 51 76 0 251
Human Development & Family Studies 155 0 20 0 175
Criminal Justice & Corrections 113 33 0 0 146
Nursing 0 138 0 0 138
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 86 0 16 0 102
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 64 25 0 0 89
Information Technology 54 26 0 0 80
Computer Software & Applications 55 11 0 0 66
Accounting 60 0 0 0 60
Public Health 0 0 0 59 59
Entrepreneurial Studies 57 0 0 0 57
Information Science 0 0 0 53 53
Fire Protection 51 1 0 0 52
Mechanical Engineering Technology 17 16 16 0 49
Mental & Social Health Services 31 15 0 0 46
Computer Information Systems 16 25 0 0 41
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 25 15 0 0 40
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 24 14 0 38
General Engineering Technology 19 15 0 0 34
Computer Programming 5 21 2 0 28
Cosmetology 12 0 15 0 27
Precision Metal Working 9 0 17 0 26
Business Support & Assistant Services 24 0 0 0 24
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 21 0 0 21
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 8 0 13 0 21
General Visual & Performing Arts 21 0 0 0 21
Dental Support Services 0 8 12 0 20
Legal Support Services 0 15 0 0 15
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 13 0 13
Health Sciences & Services 0 10 0 0 10
Communications Technology 9 0 0 0 9
Graphic Communications 9 0 0 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 9 0 0 0 9
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 9 0 9
Environmental Control Technology 8 0 0 0 8
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 5 0 0 5
Audiovisual Communications 5 0 0 0 5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 0 0 0 3
Geography & Cartography 2 0 0 0 2
Teaching Assistants 0 0 0 0 0
Culinary Arts 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,625 2,848 223 402 5,098

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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