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2020 Fact Sheet


Student Information

2020 Student Enrollment by School/College

School/College Und Grad Law Med Uncl Total
Applied Studies 222 149 0 0 0 371
Arts & Sciences 8,949 1,815 0 0 0 10,764
Business 5,580 1,236 0 0 0 6,816
Communication & Information 1,626 868 0 0 0 2,494
Criminology & Criminal Justice 1,730 332 0 0 0 2,062
Hospitality 511 31 0 0 0 542
Education 926 1,320 0 0 0 2,246
Engineering 1,886 311 0 0 0 2,197
Enterpreneurship 644 33 0 0 0 677
Fine Arts 943 285 0 0 0 1,228
Human Sciences 1,764 154 0 0 0 1,918
Law 0 411 613 0 0 1,024
Medicine 741 222 0 489 0 1,452
Motion Picture Arts 104 65 0 0 0 169
Music 697 355 0 0 0 1,052
Nursing 660 85 0 0 0 745
Social Sciences & Public Policy 4,035 836 0 0 0 4,871
Social Work 231 984 0 0 0 1,215
Graduate School 0 16 0 0 0 16
Unclassified/Special 1,271 0 0 0 823 2,094
Total 32,520 9,508 613 489 823 43,953

Admission Statistics


Fall 2020 Entering Freshmen


Middle 50% Statistics

High School GPA 4.1-4.5
SAT 1270-1370
ACT Composite 28-31

Gender Distribution

Leading Counties, States, and High Schools of Origin

Counties

Leon4,715
Broward3,671
Miami-Dade3,304
Palm Beach2,913
Hillsborough2,656
Orange2,122
Duval1,552
Pinellas1,393
St. Johns1,065
Seminole918

High Schools

H. B. Plant (Tampa)83
Cypress Bay (Weston)69
Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee)67
Newsome (Lithia)58
Leon (Tallahassee)57
Creekside (St. Johns)55
George Steinbrenner (Lutz)52
Riverview (Riverview)50
Coral Reef (Richmond Heights)49
Boca Raton (Boca Raton)46

States

Florida36,038
Georgia1,051
North Carolina372
New York370
New Jersey352
Texas284
Virginia280
Illinois239
Pennsylvania238
Maryland202

Distribution by Level

Full
Time
Part
Time
# of
Students
Average
Age
Freshman 4,461 157 4,618 18.7
Sophomore 6,864 339 7,203 19.3
Junior 8,485 851 9,336 20.8
Senior 9,305 2,058 11,363 22.3
Undergraduates 29,115 3,405 32,520 20.7
Graduates 6,571 4,039 10,610 29.6
Unclassified 151 672 823 28.4
Total Students 35,837 8,116 43,953 23.0

Merit, Achievement, & Hispanic Scholars

Merit Achievement Hispanic Total
New Freshmen 42 0 0 42
Other Undergrad. 63 0 1 64
Total 105 0 1 106

Annual Student (IPEDS) FTE


2019-20 Undergraduate FTE 32,930.4
2019-20 Graduate FTE 8,071.5
2019-20 Medical FTE (Headcount) 480
Total, 2019-20 IPEDS FTE 41,481.9

Detailed Student Credit Hours & FTE

Ethnicity Distribution


NumberPercent
American Indian69 0.2%
Asian1,296 2.9%
Black4,099 9.3%
Hispanic8,75919.9%
Native Hawaiian39 0.1%
Non-Resident Alien2,023 4.6%
White25,34957.7%
Multi-Race1,756 4.0%
Not Reported563 1.3%
Totals43,953100.0%

Retention and Graduation Rates
Full-Time Freshmen entering in Summer/Fall 2013

After: 1st
Year
2nd
Year
3rd
Year
4th
Year
5th
Year
6th
Year
Retention - 93.0% 88.4% 86.3% 84.8% 84.2%
Graduation 0.0% 0.6% 7.9% 68.3% 81.3% 83.1%

Campus Size


Main Campus: 486.7 acres in Tallahassee, Leon County.
Panama City Branch: 25.6 acres in Panama City, Bay County.
Republic of Panama: Leased land in the Republic of Panama.

The University owns a total of 1,696.8 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 Governors. All other degrees are approved through the Board of Trustees of the Florida State University.

As of June 2020, the University offers:

99 degree programs at the Bachelor’s degree level;
104 degree programs at the Master’s degree level;
6 degree programs at the Specialist degree level;
64 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 (SACSCOC) to award Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees.

The most recent SACSCOC 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 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

School/College Bach Mast Spec Doct JD MD Total
Applied Studies 78 29 0 0 0 0 107
Arts & Sciences 2,365 341 0 185 0 0 2,891
Business 1,586 356 0 9 0 0 1,951
Communication & Information 554 252 3 15 0 0 824
Criminology & Criminal Justice 496 89 0 7 0 0 592
Education 260 323 47 63 0 0 693
Engineering 372 72 0 34 0 0 478
Entrepreneurship 257 0 0 0 0 0 257
Fine Arts 233 84 0 7 0 0 324
Hospitality 227 0 0 0 0 0 227
Human Sciences 556 20 0 15 0 0 591
Law 0 80 0 0 192 0 272
Medicine 81 48 0 5 0 115 249
Motion Picture Arts 30 31 0 0 0 0 61
Music 140 111 0 34 0 0 285
Nursing 104 0 0 23 0 0 127
Social Sciences/Public Policy 1,423 238 0 37 0 0 1,698
Social Work 104 251 0 3 0 0 358
The Graduate School 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Total 8,866 2,325 50 439 192 115 11,987
Faculty and Staff Information

Traditional Faculty

Regular Salary Female Male Total
Full-time 915 1,175 2,090
Part-time 27 32 59
OPS 210 186 396
Total 1,152 1,393 2,545

Instructional Staff

Full & Part-time
Regular Salary1,607
OPS309
Graduate Assistants1,906
Total3,822

Filled Appointments (Medicine Excluded)

9 Month Positions1,329.8
9 Month Deans2.0
12 Month Positions580.3
12 Month Deans14.0
Total  Faculty1,926.1

University Employees

Pay Plan Regular Salary
Full-time
Regular Salary
Part-time
OPS Total
Traditional Faculty 2,090 59 396 2,545
Librarians 72 1 0 73
Lab School 124 0 0 124
Admin. & Professional 2,646 34 0 2,680
USPS 1,653 32 0 1,685
Graduate Assistants 0 0 3,151 3,151
Student Assistants 0 0 1,776 1,776
Work Study 0 0 401 401
Other Student Employees 0 0 185 185
Temporary Employees 0 0 950 950
Total Employees 6,585 126 6,859 13,570

Average 9 Month Faculty Salary


Avg Salary
Professor $140,045
Associate Professor $100,632
Assistant Professor $91,882
Other $74,166
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 Andy Jhanji
Assoc. VP for Governmental Relations Kathleen Daly
Assist. VP for University Communications Browning Brooks
Chief of Staff Elizabeth Hirst
General Counsel Carolyn Egan

Federal, State & Private Research Awards

2019-20 Federal, State & Private Research Awards: $250,056,596

Campuses/Centers/Programs


In Fall 2020, there were 42,587 students enrolled at the university's main campus in Tallahassee; 1,002 at the university’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida; and 364 at the branch campus in the Republic of Panama.

FSU International Programs has over 60 years of experience and ranks 11th in the nation in providing students with extraordinary study abroad experiences. We offer a variety of 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 various 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, giving freshmen the opportunity 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 chance to use a wide range of diverse cities as their textbooks. All classes are taught by FSU faculty in English, with the exception of foreign language courses.

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-Books1,825,069
Databases409
Electronic Journals334,556

All Branches

Print Volumes in Libraries 2,145,937
Reference Transactions 20,249

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.