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2018 Fact Sheet


Student Information

2018 Student Enrollment by School/College

School/College Und Grad Law Med Uncl Total
Applied Studies 218 85 0 0 0 303
Arts & Sciences 8,714 1,742 0 0 0 10,456
Business 5,404 688 0 0 0 6,092
Communication & Information 1,545 673 0 0 0 2,218
Criminology & Criminal Justice 1,697 215 0 0 0 1,912
Dedman School of Hospitality 545 0 0 0 0 545
Education 908 889 0 0 0 1,797
Engineering 1,836 261 0 0 0 2,097
Fine Arts 917 295 0 0 0 1,212
Human Sciences 2,068 117 0 0 0 2,185
Moran School of Enterpreneurship 519 0 0 0 0 519
Law 0 727 0 0 0 727
Medicine 823 148 0 476 0 1447
Motion Picture Arts 104 72 0 0 0 176
Music 727 334 0 0 0 1,061
Nursing 773 79 0 0 0 852
Social Sciences & Public Policy 4,064 620 0 0 0 4,684
Social Work 228 625 0 0 0 853
Graduate School 0 12 0 0 0 12
Unclassified/Special 1,333 0 0 0 1,236 2,569
Subtotal 32,423 7,582 0 0 1,236 41,241
Total 32,423 7,582 0 476 1,236 41,717

Admission Statistics


Fall 2018 Entering Freshmen


Middle 50% Statistics

High School GPA 4.0-4.4
SAT 1260-1360
ACT Composite 27-31

Gender Distribution

Leading Counties, States, and High Schools of Origin

Counties

Leon4,518
Broward3,652
Miami-Dade3,037
Palm Beach2,947
Hillsborough2,335
Orange1,931
Pinellas1,323
Duval1,464
St.John884
Seminole848

High Schools

Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee)83
H. B. Plant (Tampa)66
Cypress Bay (Weston)64
St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale)62
Coral Reef (Miami)60
Boca Raton (Boca Raton)59
Winter Park (Winter Park)55
Leon (Tallahassee)54
Lincoln (Tallahassee)51
Newsome (Lithia)47

States

Florida34,030
Georgia922
New York380
New Jersey351
Virginia294
North Carolina316
Texas261
Illinois227
Pennsylvania233
Maryland198

Distribution by Level

Full
Time
Part
Time
# of
Students
Average
Age
Freshman 5,006 100 5,106 18.5
Sophomore 6,778 260 7,038 19.4
Junior 8,494 793 9,278 20.9
Senior 8,914 2,078 10,992 22.5
Undergraduates 29,192 3,231 32,423 20.8
Graduates 5,649 2,409 8,058 29.3
Unclassified 366 870 1,236 26.6
Total Students 35,207 6,510 41,717 22.6

Merit, Achievement, & Hispanic Scholars

Merit Achievement Hispanic Total
New Freshmen 29 0 0 29
Other Undergrad. 39 1 1 41
Total 68 1 1 70

Annual Student (IPEDS) FTE


2017-18 Undergraduate FTE 32,402.1
2017-18 Graduate FTE 7,241.4
2017-18 Medical FTE (Headcount) 476.0
Total, 2017-18 IPEDS FTE 40,119.5

Detailed Student Credit Hours & FTE

Ethnicity Distribution


NumberPercent
American Indian Native Alaskan83 0.2%
Asian1,112 2.7%
Black3,655 8.8%
Hispanic (of all race types)7,89918.9%
Hawaiian Pacific Islander52 0.1%
Non Resident Alien (regardless of race)2,232 5.4%
White25,53258.8%
Two or More Races1,513 3.6%
Not Reported639 1.5%
Totals41,717100.0%

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 - 91.6% 86.0% 83.8% 82.1% 81.4%
Graduation 0.0% 0.6% 6.4% 62.6% 78.1% 80.2%

Campus Size


Main Campus: 485 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County.
Panama City Branch: 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County.

The University owns a total of 1,632.5 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 2018, the University offers:

102 degree programs at the Bachelor’s degree level;
112 degree programs at the Master’s degree level;
1 program at the Advanced Master’s degree level;
11 degree programs at the Specialist degree level;
70 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 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018

School/College Bach Mast Spec Doc Juris Doc MD Total
Applied Studies 94 26 0 0 0 0 120
Arts & Sciences 2,289 367 0 190 0 0 2,846
Business 1,761 318 0 4 0 0 2,083
Communication & Information 552 245 2 6 0 0 805
Criminology & Criminal Justice 514 77 0 9 0 0 600
Education 253 261 51 69 0 0 634
Engineering 364 62 0 30 0 0 456
Fine Arts 249 91 0 14 0 0 354
Hospitality 69 0 0 0 0 0 69
Human Sciences 733 40 0 11 0 0 784
Law 0 19 0 0 197 0 216
Medicine 5 10 0 4 0 109 128
Motion Picture Arts 28 29 0 0 0 0 57
Music 140 81 0 55 0 0 276
Nursing 115 12 0 26 0 0 153
Social Sciences/Public Policy 1,526 264 0 22 0 0 1,812
Social Work 99 215 0 3 0 0 317
The Graduate School 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Total 8,791 2,117 53 448 197 109 11,715
Faculty and Staff Information

Traditional Faculty

Regular Salary Female Male Total
Full-time 868 1,188 2,056
Part-time 32 31 63
OPS 195 183 378
Total 1,095 1,402 2,497

Instructional Staff

Full & Part-time
Regular Salary1,565
OPS293
Graduate Assistants1,855
Total3,713

Filled Faculty Lines

E&G Funded
9 Month Positions1,211.93
9 Month Deans0.00
12 Month Positions535.47
12 Month Deans16.00
Total  Faculty1,762.40

University Employees

Pay Plan Regular Salary
Full-time
Regular Salary
Part-time
OPS Total
Traditional Faculty 2,056 63 378 2,497
Librarians 74 0 0 74
Lab School 116 0 0 116
Admin. & Professional 2,463 35 0 2,498
USPS 1,780 39 0 1,819
Graduate Assistants 0 0 3,145 3,145
Student Assistants 0 0 2,326 2,326
Work Study 0 0 512 512
Other Student Employees 0 0 189 189
Temporary Employees 0 0 1,135 1,135
Total Employees 6,489 137 7,685 14,311

Average 9 Month Faculty Salary


Avg Salary
Professor $135,393
Associate Professor $97,719
Assistant Professor $88,652
Other $75,994
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


2018-19 Federal, State & Private Research Awards:   $226,296,396

The research awards are broken in down in detail in the Florida State Fact Book. The online version is available in pdf format here: 2017-18 Awards

Campuses/Centers/Programs


In Fall 2018, there were 40,331 students enrolled at the university's main campus in Tallahassee; 971 at the university’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida; and 415 at the branch campus in the Republic of Panama.

FSU International Programs has more than 60 years of experience and ranks 11th 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-Books1,929,123
Databases434
Electronic Journals224,836

All Branches

Print Volumes in Libraries 1,753,658
Reference Transactions 46,662

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.