Florida SouthWestern State College Overview
Florida SouthWestern State College is a public institution situated in Fort Myers, Florida. The suburban atmosphere of Fort Myers 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 Florida SouthWestern State College Known For?
- The highest award offered at FSW is the bachelor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 24% of the faculty were full-time.
Florida SouthWestern 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.
FSW has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FSW.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards FSW has earned from around the web.
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|#38||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
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|#56||Best Health Professions Associate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#93||Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools||Nursing Degree Search|
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Where Is Florida SouthWestern State College?
Contact details for FSW are given below.
|Address:||8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919|
How Do I Get Into FSW?
You can apply to FSW online at: apply.fsw.edu/
Can I Afford Florida SouthWestern State College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At FSW, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $3,439 a year. That adds up to $13,756 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at FSW is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.
Florida SouthWestern State College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 6,032 full-time undergraduates at FSW, 36% are male and 64% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida SouthWestern State College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||652|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,067|
Over 35 countries are represented at FSW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Jamaica, and Venezuela.
Online Learning at Florida SouthWestern State College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at FSW has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 20th most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of FSW
The following table shows how FSW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Allied Health Professions||#1||#16|
|Other Homeland Security||#7||#7|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#7||#92|
|Business Administration & Management||#10||#164|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#16||#112|
Online Growth Rankings of FSW
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida SouthWestern State College was 23.0%. This is the #995 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FSW regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of FSW majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business Administration & Management||9%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||10%|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||12%|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||1%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||1%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at FSW 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 FSW.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Other Homeland Security||#10|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#457|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#457|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#482|
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%.
Florida SouthWestern State College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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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