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Seminole State College of Florida

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Seminole State College was formerly known as Seminole Community College


Seminole State College offers associate degrees in science and the arts as well as a bachelor’s degree and a wide variety of certificate programs.

The Associate in Arts degree program at Seminole State is geared toward students who are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university after graduation. In addition to meeting liberal studies requirements, Seminole State’s A.A. curriculum allows students to complete prerequisite course work for more than 60 upper-division majors. Students must receive a “C” or higher in classes that contain writing or mathematics requirements.

Seminole State’s Associate in Science degree programs are intended for students who want to enter the work force immediately after graduation or continue on to a related bachelor’s program. Nearly three dozen A.S. programs are available at Seminole State, in areas like construction, criminal justice, fire science, business and nursing. All Associate in Science degrees lead directly into the University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science program. In addition, many A.S. graduates are able to transfer to any state university through a statewide articulation agreement.

Nearly 60 college-credit and vocational certificate programs are available at Seminole State, including health information management, digital media, computer programming and automotive technology. These programs blend classroom instruction with real-world training to prepare students for immediate employment or advancement in a particular industry.

Seminole State launched its first baccalaureate degree program, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design, in January 2010. Additional bachelor’s programs may be offered in the future.

The Art and Phyllis Grindle Honors Institute offers enrichment opportunities for students who want to enhance their academic experience and learn in a more challenging environment. Available programs include the Honors Diploma, Honors Certificate and Science Merit Diploma.

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Students must submit an online or printed application for admission before they can be accepted to Seminole State College. Students must also complete the Florida Residency Affidavit as part of the application process.

Official copies of students’ ACT/SAT scores must be turned into the Records Office before their advising appointment. If a student has not taken either test, he or she must complete the Computerized Placement Test, which is administered in Seminole State’s Assessment and Testing Center. Official transcripts from students’ high schools and any colleges they have previously attended must be submitted to the Records Office by the deadline posted on the college’s academic calendar.

Seminole State College accepts transfer, transient and international students.

Financial Aid

Seminole State College offers many types of financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

Seminole State’s MyMoney Handbook offers detailed information about financial aid opportunities. The college accepts the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, which rewards high school graduates for exceptional academic achievement. The scholarship is funded by the Florida Lottery.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Seminole State College was established in 1965 in Seminole County, Florida, and has four campuses throughout the region.

Students can get involved in more than 40 clubs and organizations, including the Environmental Club, the Hispanic Student Association, the African American Cultural Forum and the Seminole State Volunteers. Seminole State also sponsors the Student Government Association, which serves as a representative form of government for all college-credit and career-program students.

Seminole State offers a wide variety of fine arts activities, including an on-campus art gallery that showcases the work of students, faculty and local artists. The college also has a theater, which is home to several show productions each year, and an Encore! concert series, which features musical performances by Seminole State’s Gospel Choir and Concert Chorale. All fine arts events are open to the public.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


The Seminole State College Raiders compete in three National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I sports: baseball, softball and women’s golf. They also are members of the Florida Community College Activities Association’s (FCCAA) Mid-Florida Conference.

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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 N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 6 0.03

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 143 0.26
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.01
Forcible Rape 23 0.04
Robbery 159 0.29
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 945 1.74
Larceny 2,143 3.95
Vehicle theft 146 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Sanford, FL 32773-6199
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population23,720 (22,162 urban / 1,558 rural)
Households8,582 (2.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$36,851
Families5,741 (3.07 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work required2
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1207

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3289th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,365 $2,365 $9,466
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $766 $766 $1,990
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $104 $104 $382
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 $4,561 $4,561 $12,886
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $14,199 $14,199 $22,524
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,735 $7,735 $16,060

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $3,131(N/C) $3,131(N/C) $11,456(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,430(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $6,464(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,610 $3,174
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,610 $3,174

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)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

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 1829th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $64,282 ($64,266 male / $59,219 female)
Number of FT Faculty 197 (77 male / 120 female)
Number of PT Faculty 780
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $4,735,167

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