Success Starts with the Right Education
In a fast-moving global economy, the knowledge and skills people learn must be relevant, purposeful and quickly adaptable.
That's why people are coming to Florida State College at Jacksonville in record numbers - more than 80,000 students in 2007-08. More than ever, leaders in business, education and government are recognizing the tremendous value of community colleges and the difference our programs make in people's lives.
We are growing our reputation as the largest, most dynamic and most influential higher education institution on the First Coast.
Our workforce development program is the largest in Florida, helping thousands of students prepare for high-demand careers each year. We also have built the state's largest online learning program, military education program and information technology curriculum.
The size and quality of our education programs produce significant economic impact for the region. Employers depend on us to deliver the highly skilled employees they need to compete and grow in the future.
The impact of our College extends beyond student success and economic growth - to the arts and culture in our community. Through the Artist Series, honored by the State of Florida as a "Major Cultural Institution," we bring top-rated Broadway productions, concerts and cultural performances to Jacksonville each year.
Total student headcount: 80,000
Median age in college credit programs: 27 years old
Median age in continuing education programs: 39 years old
The majority of students pursue associate degrees or other career-training credentials. The balance of the student population is enrolled in high school completion or basic education programs, special academic programs, or professional development classes. Our diverse student body closely mirrors the diversity of Northeast Florida. Our English language programs attract students from about 120 countries around the world - a marvelous complement to the rich diversity of our campus experience.
Faculty and Employees
2008-09: 1,753 (projected, subject to change)
Full-time Faculty Degrees:
Doctorate: 20 percent
Master's: 70 percent
Bachelor's/Other: 10 percent
Total Employees: 2,300