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2016 Fact Sheet


Student Information

2016 Student Enrollment by School/College

School/College Und Grad Law Med Uncl Total
Applied Studies 227 78 0 0 0 305
Arts & Sciences 9,135 1,797 0 0 0 10,932
Business 5,986 623 0 0 0 6,609
Communication & Information 1,673 592 0 0 0 2,265
Criminology 1,694 240 0 0 0 1,934
Education 926 1,027 0 0 0 1,953
Engineering 1,861 283 0 0 0 2,144
Fine Arts 999 297 0 0 0 1,296
Human Sciences 2,625 138 0 0 0 2,763
Law School 0 26 574 0 0 600
Medical School 119 51 0 475 0 645
Motion Picture Arts 105 70 0 0 0 175
Music 671 325 0 0 0 996
Nursing 632 101 0 0 0 733
Social Sciences & Public Policy 4,234 675 0 0 0 4,909
Social Work 259 538 0 0 0 797
Graduate School 0 19 0 0 0 19
Unclassified/Special 1,523 0 0 0 1,269 2,792
Subtotal 32,669 7,454 0 0 0 4,1392
Total 32,669 7,929 574 475 1,269 41,867

Admission Statistics


Fall 2016 Entering Freshmen


Middle 50% Statistics

High School GPA 3.8-4.3
SAT 1160-1290
SAT 3 1740-1930
ACT Composite 26-30

Gender Distribution

Leading Counties, States, and High Schools of Origin

Counties

Leon4,538
Broward3,838
Palm Beach2,943
Miami-Dade2,950
Hillsborough2,269
Orange1,778
Pinellas1,418
Duval1,448
Brevard918
Seminole909

High Schools

Cypress Bay (Weston)80
Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee)68
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale)66
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Parkland)65
Winter Park (Winter Park)62
Riverview (Sarasota)53
Jupiter (Jupiter)51
H. B. Plant (Tampa)50
Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)48

States

Florida34,110
Georgia846
Virginia332
New York385
New Jersey342
North Carolina290
Texas238
Pennsylvania202
Maryland209
Illinois192

Distribution by Level

Full
Time
Part
Time
# of
Students
Average
Age
Freshman 5,512 120 5,632 18.5
Sophomore 6,668 240 6,908 19.4
Junior 8,397 799 9,196 21.0
Senior 8,671 2,262 10,933 22.7
Undergraduates 29,248 3,421 32,669 20.8
Graduates 5,894 2,035 7,929 28.7
Unclassified 353 916 1,269 26.0
Total Students 35,495 6,372 41,867 22.5

Merit, Achievement, & Hispanic Scholars

Merit Achievement Hispanic Total
New Freshmen 22 0 0 22
Other Undergrad. 37 1 1 39
Total 59 1 1 61

Annual Student (IPEDS) FTE


2015-16 Undergraduate FTE 31,625.3
2015-16 Graduate FTE 7,316.0
2015-16 Medical FTE (Headcount) 475.0
Total, 2015-16 IPEDS FTE 39,416.3

Detailed Student Credit Hours & FTE

Ethnicity Distribution


NumberPercent
Hispanic (of all race types)7,41117.7%
American Indian Native Alaskan100 0.2%
Asian1,023 2.4%
Black3,501 8.4%
Hawaiian Pacific Islander55 0.1%
Non Resident Alien (regardless of race)2,372 5.7%
Not Reported693 1.7%
Two or More Races1,283 3.1%
White25,42960.7%
Totals41,473100.0%

Retention and Graduation Rates - Freshmen entering FSU in Summer/Fall 2009

After: 1st
Year
2nd
Year
3rd
Year
4th
Year
5th
Year
6th
Year
Retention - 92.2% 86.4% 84.4% 82.0% 81.0%
Graduation 0.0% 0.4% 6.2% 61.5% 76.6% 79.4%

Campus Size


Main Campus: 476.0 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County.
Panama City Branch: 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County.

The University owns a total of 1,650.1 acres in Leon, Bay, Franklin, Collier, Sarasota, and Gadsden counties. Sites are leased in various counties in Florida, and other locations overseas.

Degree Programs

Doctoral and Professional degrees are approved through the Florida Board of Education. All other degrees are approved through the Board of Trustees of the Florida State University.

As of November 2016, the University offers:

112 degree programs at the Bachelor’s degree level;
128 degree programs at the Master’s degree level;
1 program at the Advanced Master’s degree level;
26 degree programs at the Specialist degree level;
81 degree programs at the Doctoral degree level;
3 degree programs at the Professional degree level.


Accreditation

Florida State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

The most recent accreditation was awarded in December 2014. The university was first accredited in 1915. Additionally, some departments and programs are accredited through discipline-specific accrediting agencies and governing bodies.

Degrees Awarded - Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

School/College Bach Mast Spec Doc Juris Doc MD Total
Applied Studies 77 3 0 0 0 0 80
Arts & Sciences 2,257 296 0 177 0 0 2,730
Business 1,619 231 0 12 0 0 1,862
Communication & Information 534 257 1 18 0 0 810
Criminology & Criminal Justice 509 56 0 7 0 0 572
Education 306 312 52 66 0 0 736
Engineering 370 99 0 21 0 0 490
Human Sciences 737 38 0 6 0 0 781
Law 0 13 0 0 190 0 203
Medicine 0 12 0 8 0 120 140
Motion Picture Arts 44 25 0 0 0 0 69
Music 156 120 0 36 0 0 312
Nursing 110 6 0 20 0 0 136
Social Sciences/Public Policy 1,507 265 0 25 0 0 1,797
Social Work 122 220 0 4 0 0 346
The Graduate School 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Fine Arts 277 109 0 6 0 0 392
Total 8,626 2,064 53 406 190 120 11,459
Faculty and Staff Information

Traditional Faculty

Regular Salary Female Male Total
Full-time 789 1,117 1,906
Part-time 25 37 62
OPS 195 188 383
Total 1,009 1,342 2,351

Instructional Staff

Full & Part-time
Regular Salary1,425
OPS320
Graduate Assistants1,855
Total3,600

Filled Faculty Lines

E&G Funded
9 Month Positions1,205.16
9 Month Deans0.00
12 Month Positions587.41
12 Month Deans17.00
Total  Faculty1,809.57

University Employees

Faculty Pay Plan Regular Salary
Full-time
Regular Salary
Part-time
OPS Total
Traditional Faculty 1,906 62 383 2,351
Librarians 64 1 0 65
Lab School 117 0 0 117
Admin. & Professional 2,275 31 0 2,306
USPS 1,886 41 0 1,927
Graduate Assistants 0 0 3,266 3,266
Student Assistants 0 0 2,266 2,266
Work Study 0 0 589 589
Other Student Employees 0 0 169 169
Temporary Employees 0 0 1,195 1,195
Total Employees 6,248 135 7,868 14,251

Average Faculty Salary


Avg Salary
Professor $120,564
Associate Professor $85,163
Assistant Professor $83,892
Other $63,863
All Ranks $95,527
University Information

Operating Budget


Officers of the University


President John Thrasher
Provost & Executive VP - Acad. Affairs Sally McRorie
VP for Faculty Development Janet Kistner
VP for Finance & Administration Kyle Clark
VP for Research Gary K. Ostrander
VP for Student Affairs Mary B. Coburn
VP for University Advancement Thomas W. Jennings
Assoc. VP for Governmental Relations Kathleen Daly
Assist. VP for University Communications Browning Brooks
Chief of Staff David Coburn
General Counsel Carolyn Egan

Federal, State & Private Research Awards


2015-16 Federal, State & Private Research Awards:   $190,074,661

The research awards are broken in down in detail in the Florida State Fact Book. The online version is available in pdf format here: 2013-14 Awards

Campuses/Centers/Programs


In Fall 2016, there were 40,440 students enrolled at the university's main campus in Tallahassee; 954 at the university’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida; and 473 at the branch campus in the Republic of Panama.

FSU International Programs has over 60 years of experience and ranks 12th in the nation in providing students with extraordinary study abroad experiences. Through our more than 60 academic programs, students can choose to study in over 20 locations throughout the world. Program opportunities include spring, summer and fall semesters at our four study centers, summer terms in additional locations, Spring Break programs, First Year Abroad and First Semester Abroad for incoming freshmen, and international internships. The year-round study centers are located in Florence, Italy; London, England; Panama City, The Republic of Panama; and Valencia, Spain. Summer programs are currently being offered in locations including China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Peru, Russia, Switzerland, Tanzania and Thailand. FSU credits are earned for all courses and are transferable within the US university system, in accordance with each student's home university regulations.

The Office of Distance Learning (ODL) provides leadership, policy guidance, faculty support and development, and other resources to promote, implement, facilitate, and assess University initiatives related to teaching enhancement and technology-mediated learning environments that support student academic achievement. ODL faculty and staff members collaborate with distance learning faculty and teaching assistants to promote instructional excellence at The Florida State University through the use of effective educational and communications technologies; evidence-based instructional principles and strategies; and research studies on teaching innovations.

The Florida State University Center for Academic & Professional Development (CAPD) is the continuing education and academic program outreach entity for the campus, the community, and students. Housed in the new Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center, the experienced staff of CAPD support a variety of learning opportunities as they provide services to colleges, departments, and students on campus and online.

Library Holdings


Electronic Resources

E-Books1,124,589
Databases1,064
Electronic Journals119,385

All Branches

Number of Volumes 2,818,724
Research Consultations 79,187

The Libraries collections included above are Robert Manning Strozier Library, Paul A.M. Dirac Science Library, Claude Pepper Library, Harold Goldstein Information Science Library, Warren Allen Music Library, the College of Engineering Library, the College of Law Library, the College of Medicine Library, FSU - Panama City branch campus Academic Resource Center, The Panama Canal Zone Branch Library, and the Library of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.