C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
Edison State College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division II
Athletic Conference
Address
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Website

Edison State College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$7,624/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,729/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,255/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,377/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,510/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
28:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.171 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.156 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.156 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,391Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
57%
Varsity Athletes
1%
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Campus Life

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  • It's all right for getting your basic studies done
    53%
  • Very friendly and outgoing
    16%
  • Prospering
    14%
  • Always willing to help and reach out
    8%
  • Family atmosphere
    6%
  • Friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful campus
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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My experience at Edison State College (now known as Florida Southwestern State University) has been phenomenal! The Student life is great, Edison does a great job with making you feel at home no matter what day it is. The first week is known as "Welcoming Week" and is full of great opportunities to become more familiar with your school and receive cool, free stuff! I would recommend this school to everyone, especially those with a low income!
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While Edison, now rebranded as Florida Southwestern State College, isn't as big of a college as other state colleges, it provides a no-frills education which helps many achieve their dream career. This small college makes up for its size with its vibrant student body. This tight-knit college community encompasses what the college experience should be and the faculty members are always friendly and ready to ensure you succeed.
I have attended this state college since I was in high school as a dual enrollment student and I have seen this institution grow so much. I began doing my general education courses and then gained acceptance into their dental hygiene program which was very different from the general education atmosphere. In the dental hygiene program, the students and teachers were much more dedicated and prepared, you received a lot of feedback from the instructors in order to improve your performance and ultimately graduate as an outstanding clinician. Outside of this department, the school has also been successful in doing their best to make sure there are plenty of extra curricular activities and events to motivate their students towards academic success, building relationships, and anything else that might help them boil a better future. It's not exactly the college experience you see in the movies but it's definitely an option for those who are just beginning their college experience or don't have the ability to relocate in order to attend college.