Florida SouthWestern State College

Fort Myers, FL, USA
3.30 Average Rating

Florida SouthWestern State College is a 2-year community college in southwest Florida with outreach programs and satellite campuses throughout the state. FSW is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Business, Science, Education, and Health Professions granting associate degrees and certificates. For students interested in the fine and performing arts, FSW is home to the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery and Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. For a break from the rigors of academia, the FSW campus features a space to reflect at the Mary Jo Sanders Garden of Inspiration.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision August 17, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
92%
Out-Of-State Students
4%
23%
Submitting ACT
17%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
15,731
Total Number of Undergrads
15,731
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
21%
20-39 Students
74%
40-99 Students
4%
Student:Faculty Ratio
29:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$8,664
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$3,401
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$12,979
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,000
Books and Supplies
$1650

Aid & Grants

0
100
48%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,462
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,841
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,500

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
48%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,517
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$4,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$85
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
30
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
2%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Buccaneer
School Colors
Purple/Teal
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Fort Myers
Naples
Punta Gorda
Tampa
Orlando
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$38,200
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What Students Are Saying

3.30 Average Rating
Edison is a friendly environment with a diverse group of people. While attending I felt welcomed by both the student and staff population. It is a really good place to start if you've struggled with understanding material in high school because of all the resources offered to help you succeed.
Daniela from Lehigh Acres, FL
I have a great time. This is the place for me. I wouldn't leave here for anything.
Jesula from Fort Myers, FL
Edison (now FSW) is a really awesome school! I was an early admissions student from the high school on campus and I loved it! It's a great place for a nursing, education, or law degree, but if you want to pursue something else, I recommend coming here for your general degree (AA) then transferring (much cheaper doing that, too!).
Nicole from Cape Coral, FL
Student oriented, challenging, and fun.
Misty from Stuart, FL
An aesthetically beautiful campus with myriad outdoor locations where students can can and do express themselves artistically. Our professors vary from whimsically creative to liberally traditional. No students are chastised here for any expressed individuality; instead, students are praised and celebrated for their outstanding uniqueness.
Sarah from Lehigh Acres, FL

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