Skip to Main Content

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Your safety is our priority. Face coverings and social distancing are required in all FSW buildings. Learn More

  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A+
8099 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Athletic Division
NJCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
From Florida SouthWestern State College

We know you have a lot of options. Before you choose, let us tell you why Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) is the best choice.

1. FSW has the most affordable tuition and fees in Southwest Florida, with 70% of our students graduating debt-free using financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
2. FSW has four campus locations in Southwest Florida -- Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Naples, and LaBelle – and we offer traditional, online, live online, blended, and live flex instructional methods day or night to fit your schedule.
3. FSW offers study abroad, honors, and fine arts programs, as well as an on-campus residence hall, and a variety of student clubs and activities.
4. FSW has proven success with 100% licensure rates in 5 programs, 100% job placement rates in 6 programs, and we were named the safest college in Florida in 2019.
5. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our YouTube page below and listen to FSW students share their experience and success.

Florida SouthWestern 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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$6,487/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,524/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
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.169 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    62%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,072Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
10,484
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
58%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Hard Working
    50%
  • Outgoing
    25%
  • outgoing and introverted but very friendly.
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
53%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.15 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 93 responses
  • It's all right for getting your basic studies done
    49%
  • Very friendly and outgoing
    14%
  • Prospering
    13%
  • Friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful campus
    10%
  • Always willing to help and reach out
    6%
  • Family atmosphere
    5%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $34,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    32%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    89%
    National
    83%

    More opinions are needed to display this poll.  Take our survey

    Florida SouthWestern State College Reviews

    1,482 reviews
    All Categories
    I love FSW! Just like most, I was reluctant to stay close to home to finding my first two years and earn my AA. I can honestly say, that going to FSW has been one of the best choices I could have made! It is a smaller school, which means you have a chance to actually connect with peers and professors! The professors and staff genuinely care and want you to succeed. There is also a decent amount of clubs and activities to be involved it if you seek them out. FSW is one of the places where if you don’t look for the good you won’t find it. After attending FSW I am not only leaving with a great education, life long friends, and connections but feel ready to succeed in my next two years at University and beyond. Thank you FSW. Go Bucs!
    Start Your Review of Florida SouthWestern State College
    Rate It!
    Extremely caring and helpful professors. The right amount of individuality and diverseness. School is not too big or small! Location is great, near the beach and sunny! Professors and administration is always available.
    My online learning experience with Florida Southwestern State College was very good! Each class I have ever taken, I passed with flying colors. Most of the professors would publish the modules ahead so the students can go at their own pace, which is something i found very useful and helpful. I would keep taking online courses from FSW. Amazing.