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Clearwater, FL 33759
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Florida Career College-Clearwater

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Florida Career College, founded in 1992, is a vocational school with seven locations in southern and central Florida. Campuses in Hialeah, Pembroke Pines, Lauderdale Lake, and West Palm Beach are all in close proximity to the larger campus in Miami. The two campuses near Tampa, in Brandon and Clearwater, were acquired from the EduTech Centers in 2006.

Florida Career College also offers an extensive online learning program.

The college offers bachelor’s degrees in Health Information Management, Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Accounting at all of its campuses except Clearwater. The Clearwater campus has no bachelor’s degrees, but does offer programs in Associate Health Insurance Billing and Coding, Professional Therapeutic Massage, and Medical Assistant.

Programs of study at Florida Career College include Communication, Computer Networking, Graphic Design, Health and Human Services, Information Technology, Management and Administration, Medical Assisting and Nursing, Medical and Dental Administration, Multimedia and Web Design, Photography and Photo Journalism, Science Technologies, and Visual Arts. In today’s high-tech world, some of the more popular diplomas at Florida Career College are Web Site Designer, Webmaster, and Computer Graphics and Animation.

Florida Career College also has allied health certifications in National Certified Medical Assistant, National Certified Medical Office Assistant, National Certified Phlebotomy Technician, National Certified ECG Technician, and National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist.

The college is accredited by the Florida Commission for Independent Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.


Florida Career College has an open admissions policy, and any student with a high school diploma or GED equivalent is welcome to enroll.

International students are required to show proof that enough finances are available to pay for tuition and other school expenses. They may also need to show proof of English proficiency.

Financial Aid

Many different forms of financial aid are available to students who need help to pay their way through school. Federal Stafford Loans and Federal PLUS Loans are the two most common types of aid used by Florida Career College students. In addition, students can also take advantage of a number of scholarships available.

Students interested in obtaining financial aid should begin by filling out a Free Application for Financial Aid form, which can be done online.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2272nd for the average student loan amount.
Secrets to getting the best scholarships and financial aid in Florida.


Florida Career College is a commuter campus, with no students living at any of the seven locations. Evening classes are available for students who work during the day. The school does not have classes on Friday.

Florida Career College also has an extensive online learning program. Many students enjoy the advantage of taking courses on their own time as they work or raise a family.

All campuses of Florida Career College have a resource center and a career center. In addition, all campuses are conveniently located near major highways and shopping areas.

The campuses at Brandon and Clearwater are both close to the natural and cultural treasures of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, the five campuses in southern Florida are all in cities located in the sunny strip of land between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean. The lively scene of downtown Miami, beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale and South Beach, and the natural wonders of the Florida Everglades are never far away.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Information Summary

Ranks 141st in Florida and 3567th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.57
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 569 0.52
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 10 0.01
Forcible Rape 40 0.04
Robbery 182 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 719 0.66
Larceny 3,252 2.98
Vehicle theft 158 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Clearwater, FL 33759
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population20,071 (20,071 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,471 (2.25 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,805
Families4,799 (2.89 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Private For-profit
Undergraduate PopulationHigher full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery small two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1213

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance Learning
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1958th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2013-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $16,560 $16,560 $16,560
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $184 $184 $184
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $18,864 $18,864 $18,864
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $45,612 $45,612 $45,612
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $30,564 $30,564 $30,564

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $15,220 $16,744 $15,220 $16,744 $15,220 $16,744
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2013-09-19
Books & Supplies $2,000 $2,080
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $13,500 $15,048
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $7,875 $10,287
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $7,875 $10,287

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 4720th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2013-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $33,448 ($36,165 male / $31,637 female)
Number of FT Faculty 5 (2 male / 3 female)
Number of PT Faculty 10
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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