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2017 Fact Sheet


Student Information

2017 Student Enrollment by School/College

School/College Und Grad Law Med Uncl Total
Applied Studies 224 81 0 0 0 305
Arts & Sciences 8,699 1,797 0 0 0 10,496
Business 5,694 652 0 0 0 6,346
Communication & Information 1,637 605 0 0 0 2,242
Criminology & Criminal Justice 1,700 218 0 0 0 1,918
Dedman School of Hospitality 409 0 0 0 0 409
Education 902 929 0 0 0 1,831
Engineering 1,905 277 0 0 0 2,182
Fine Arts 977 306 0 0 0 1,283
Human Sciences 2,366 122 0 0 0 2,488
Moran School of Enterpreneurship 107 0 0 0 0 107
Law 0 605 0 0 0 605
Medicine 766 94 0 470 0 860
Motion Picture Arts 102 67 0 0 0 169
Music 687 332 0 0 0 1,019
Nursing 686 95 0 0 0 781
Social Sciences & Public Policy 4,237 647 0 0 0 4,884
Social Work 216 547 0 0 0 763
Graduate School 0 19 0 0 0 19
Unclassified/Special 1,498 0 0 0 1,225 2,723
Subtotal 32,812 7,393 0 0 1,225 41,430
Total 32,812 7,393 0 470 1,225 41,900

Admission Statistics


Fall 2017 Entering Freshmen


Middle 50% Statistics

High School GPA 3.9-4.4
SAT 1230-1340
ACT Composite 26-30

Gender Distribution

Leading Counties, States, and High Schools of Origin

Counties

Leon5,367
Broward3,772
Miami-Dade3,024
Palm Beach3,014
Hillsborough2,323
Orange1,865
Pinellas1,343
Duval1,494
St.John891
Seminole873

High Schools

Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee)81
H. B. Plant (Tampa)72
Cypress Bay (Weston)64
Coral Reef (Miami)59
Spanish River (Boca Raton)55
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (Parkland)54
Riverview (Sarasota)53
Linclon (Tallahassee)52
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale)51

States

Florida34,065
Georgia933
New York394
New Jersey354
Virginia314
North Carolina302
Texas263
Illinois230
Pennsylvania222
Maryland201

Distribution by Level

Full
Time
Part
Time
# of
Students
Average
Age
Freshman 5,559 149 5,708 18.6
Sophomore 6,735 270 7,005 19.4
Junior 8,310 832 9,142 21.0
Senior 8,721 2,236 10,957 22.6
Undergraduates 29,325 3,487 32,812 20.8
Graduates 5,715 2,148 7,863 28.9
Unclassified 300 925 1,225 26.5
Total Students 35,340 6,560 41,900 22.4

Merit, Achievement, & Hispanic Scholars

Merit Achievement Hispanic Total
New Freshmen 29 0 0 29
Other Undergrad. 51 1 1 53
Total 80 1 1 82

Annual Student (IPEDS) FTE


2016-17 Undergraduate FTE 32,194.7
2016-17 Graduate FTE 7,395.6
2016-17 Medical FTE (Headcount) 470.0
Total, 2016-17 IPEDS FTE 40,060.3

Detailed Student Credit Hours & FTE

Ethnicity Distribution


NumberPercent
American Indian Native Alaskan84 0.2%
Asian1,051 2.5%
Black3,466 8.3%
Hispanic (of all race types)7,64318.2%
Hawaiian Pacific Islander48 0.1%
Non Resident Alien (regardless of race)2,301 5.5%
White25,16560.1%
Two or More Races1,422 3.4%
Not Reported720 1.7%
Totals41,900100.0%

Retention and Graduation Rates - Freshmen entering FSU in Summer/Fall 2010

After: 1st
Year
2nd
Year
3rd
Year
4th
Year
5th
Year
6th
Year
Retention - 92.7% 86.7% 84.4% 82.3% 81.4%
Graduation 0.0% 0.4% 5.3% 60.7% 77.6% 80.1%

Campus Size


Main Campus: 477.1 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County.
Panama City Branch: 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County.

The University owns a total of 1,624.1 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 2017, the University offers:

104 degree programs at the Bachelor’s degree level;
110 degree programs at the Master’s degree level;
1 program at the Advanced Master’s degree level;
13 degree programs at the Specialist degree level;
71 degree programs at the Doctoral degree level;
2 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 (SACS) to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

The most recent SACS 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 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017

School/College Bach Mast Spec Doc Juris Doc MD Total
Applied Studies 76 29 0 0 0 0 105
Arts & Sciences 2,203 292 0 181 0 0 2,676
Business 1,707 268 0 9 0 0 1,984
Communication & Information 552 224 2 12 0 0 790
Criminology & Criminal Justice 479 83 0 3 0 0 565
Education 301 283 56 50 0 0 690
Engineering 363 69 0 27 0 0 459
Fine Arts 277 101 0 4 0 0 382
Hospitality 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
Human Sciences 734 33 0 16 0 0 783
Law 0 17 0 0 213 0 230
Medicine 0 13 0 5 0 116 134
Motion Picture Arts 26 24 0 0 0 0 50
Music 158 94 0 46 0 0 298
Nursing 104 13 0 19 0 0 136
Social Sciences/Public Policy 1,513 261 0 39 0 0 1,813
Social Work 104 270 0 3 0 0 377
The Graduate School 0 2 0 3 0 0 5
Total 8,611 2,076 58 417 213 116 11,491
Faculty and Staff Information

Traditional Faculty

Regular Salary Female Male Total
Full-time 793 1,132 1,925
Part-time 32 37 69
OPS 187 179 366
Total 1,012 1,348 2,360

Instructional Staff

Full & Part-time
Regular Salary1,441
OPS269
Graduate Assistants1,896
Total3,606

Filled Faculty Lines

E&G Funded
9 Month Positions1,200.84
9 Month Deans1.00
12 Month Positions530.71
12 Month Deans15.00
Total  Faculty1,747.55

University Employees

Pay Plan Regular Salary
Full-time
Regular Salary
Part-time
OPS Total
Traditional Faculty 1,925 69 366 2,360
Librarians 67 0 0 67
Lab School 118 0 0 118
Admin. & Professional 2,389 33 0 2,422
USPS 1,808 44 0 1,852
Graduate Assistants 0 0 3,255 3,255
Student Assistants 0 0 2,188 2,188
Work Study 0 0 478 478
Other Student Employees 0 0 177 177
Temporary Employees 0 0 1,162 1,1625
Total Employees 6,307 146 7,626 14,079

Average 9 Month Faculty Salary


Avg Salary
Professor $132,108
Associate Professor $95,341
Assistant Professor $86,977
Other $71,888
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 Amy Hecht
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


2016-17 Federal, State & Private Research Awards:   $210,376,625

The research awards are broken in down in detail in the Florida State Fact Book. The online version is available in pdf format here: 2016-17 Awards

Campuses/Centers/Programs


In Fall 2017, there were 40,544 students enrolled at the university's main campus in Tallahassee; 940 at the university’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida; and 416 at the branch campus in the Republic of Panama.

FSU International Programs has more than 60 years of experience and ranks 12th in the nation in providing students with extraordinary study abroad experiences. We offer more than 60 diverse study abroad opportunities, including year-round programs at our four permanent study centers in London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Republic of Panama; and Valencia, Spain and summer-specific programs in more than 20 locations around the world. Students can study or intern abroad for any fall, spring, spring break, or summer semester during their time at FSU. We also offer the unique First Year Abroad program, allowing freshmen to spend their entire first year abroad. Our programs can meet major and minor requirements, allowing students to earn FSU credit and continue on their degree path while making the most of small class sizes, individualized attention, and the opportunity to use a wide range of diverse cities as their textbooks. All classes are taught by FSU-accredited faculty in English, with the exception of foreign language courses. Choose to have an experience of a lifetime.

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 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-Books1,609,376
Databases1,144
Electronic Journals125,007

All Branches

Print Volumes in Libraries 2,330,541
Reference Transactions 59,012

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.