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2021 Fact Sheet


Student Information

2021 Student Enrollment by School/College

School/College Undergraduate Graduate Professional Total
Applied Studies 196 187 30 383
Arts & Sciences 9,460 1,817 0 11,277
Business 6,001 1,072 0 7,073
Communication & Information 1,595 928 0 2,523
Criminology & Criminal Justice 1,717 346 0 2,063
Hospitality (Dedman) 547 37 0 584
Education 1,008 1,506 0 2,514
Engineering 2,017 389 0 2,406
Entrepreneurship (Moran) 552 27 0 579
Fine Arts 877 300 0 1,177
Health and Human Sciences 1,666 180 0 1,846
Law 0 574 574 1,148
Medicine 634 233 485 1,352
Motion Picture Arts 106 64 0 170
Music 690 350 0 1,040
Nursing 691 0 108 799
Social Sciences & Public Policy 4,250 929 0 5,179
Social Work 185 1,037 0 1,222
Undecided/Special 1,294 0 0 1,294
Total Degree Seeking 33,486 9,946 1,197 44,629
Non-Degree Seeking 864
Total 45,493

Admission Statistics


Fall 2021 Entering Freshmen


Middle 50% Statistics

High School GPA 4.1-4.5
SAT 1230-1360
ACT Composite 27-31

Gender Distribution

Leading Counties, States, and High Schools of Origin

Counties

Leon4,639
Broward3,653
Miami-Dade3,572
Palm Beach2,934
Hillsborough2,710
Orange2,240
Duval1,588
Pinellas1,478
St. Johns1,100
Seminole938

High Schools

Cypress Bay (Weston)91
Lawton Chiles (Tallahassee)89
H. B. Plant (Tampa)88
Coral Reef (Richmond Heights)76
Riverview (Riverview)63
Newsome (Lithia)61
Palm Harbor (Palm Harbor)61
Ponte Vedra (Point Vedra Beach)61
Boca Raton (Boca Raton)59
Jupiter (Jupiter)59
Leon (Tallahassee)59

States

Florida36,813
Georgia1,123
New York431
North Carolina396
New Jersey375
Texas341
Virginia322
Pennsylvania300
Illinois280
Maryland234

Distribution by Level

Full
Time
Part
Time
# of
Students
Average
Age
Freshman 5,614 181 5,795 18.5
Sophomore 6,060 333 6,393 19.3
Junior 8,980 867 9,847 20.7
Senior 9,457 1,994 11,451 22.1
Undergraduates 30,111 3,375 33,486 20.5
Graduates 6,620 4,523 11,143 30.0
Unclassified 266 598 864 27.7
Total Students 36,997 8,496 45,493 23.0

Merit Scholars

Total
Freshmen 59
Other Undergraduate 83
Total 142

Annual Student FTE (IPEDS)

2020-21 Undergraduate FTE 32,584.3
2020-21 Graduate FTE 9,133.2
2020-21 Medical FTE (Headcount) 485
2020-21 TOTAL IPEDS FTE 42,626.1

Detailed Student Credit Hours & FTE

Ethnicity Distribution


NumberPercent
American Indian72 0.2%
Asian1,463 3.2%
Black4,187 9.2%
Hispanic9,42920.7%
Native Hawaiian45 0.1%
Non-Resident Alien2,165 4.8%
White25,62656.3%
Multi-Race1,912 4.2%
Not Reported594 1.3%
Totals43,953100.0%

Retention and Graduation Rates
Full-Time Freshmen entering in Summer/Fall 2014

After: 1st
Year
2nd
Year
3rd
Year
4th
Year
5th
Year
6th
Year
Retention - 93.4% 89.2% 87.1% 85.7% 85.1%
Graduation 0.0% 0.7% 8.3% 71.6% 82.8% 84.2%

Campus Size


Main Campus: 487.0 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 1,716.8 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 December 2021, the University offers:

103 degree programs at the Bachelor’s degree level;
107 degree programs at the Master’s degree level;
6 degree programs at the Specialist degree level;
63 degree programs at the Doctoral degree level;
4 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, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, 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 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)

School/College Bach Mast Spec Doct JD MD Total
Applied Studies 65 44 0 0 0 0 109
Arts & Sciences 2,245 294 0 181 0 0 2,720
Business 1,633 356 0 3 0 0 1,962
Communication & Information 493 298 3 11 0 0 805
Criminology & Criminal Justice 514 78 0 3 0 0 595
Education 247 332 50 63 0 0 692
Engineering 331 68 0 23 0 0 422
Entrepreneurship 226 6 0 0 0 0 232
Fine Arts 263 87 0 8 0 0 358
Hospitality 232 0 0 0 0 0 232
Health & Human Sciences 575 35 0 13 0 0 623
Law 0 129 0 0 218 0 347
Medicine 137 62 0 7 0 119 325
Motion Picture Arts 28 31 0 0 0 0 59
Music 130 80 0 52 0 0 262
Nursing 107 0 0 19 0 0 126
Social Sciences/Public Policy 1,504 230 0 24 0 0 1,758
Social Work 97 307 0 3 0 0 407
Total 8,827 2,407 53 410 218 119 12,034
Faculty and Staff Information

Traditional Faculty

Regular Salary Female Male Total
Full-time 914 1,168 2,082
Part-time 28 35 63
OPS 248 201 449
Total 1,190 1,404 2,594

Instructional Staff

Full & Part-time
Regular Salary1,619
OPS318
Graduate Assistants1,921
Total3,858

Filled Appointments (Medicine Excluded)

9 Month Positions1,317.8
9 Month Deans0.0
12 Month Positions608.2
12 Month Deans17.0
Total  Faculty1,942.9

University Employees

Pay Plan Regular Salary
Full-time
Regular Salary
Part-time
OPS Total
Traditional Faculty 2,082 63 449 2,594
Librarians 73 0 0 73
Lab School 124 0 0 124
Admin. & Professional 2,692 30 0 2,722
USPS 1,498 21 0 1,519
Graduate Assistants 0 0 3,224 3,224
Student Assistants 0 0 2,280 2,280
Work Study 0 0 422 422
Other Employees 0 0 151 151
Temporary Employees 0 0 1,117 1,117
Total Employees 6,469 114 7,643 14,226

Average 9 Month Faculty Salary


Avg Salary
Professor $140,670
Associate Professor $103,149
Assistant Professor $92,776
Other $78,314
University Information

Operating Budget


Officers of the University


President Richard McCullough
Provost & Executive VP - Acad. Affairs Sally McRorie
VP for Faculty Development Janet Kistner
VP for Finance & Administration Kyle Clark
VP for Research Laurel Fulkerson
VP for Student Affairs Amy Hecht
Interim VP for University Advancement Andy Jhanji
Assoc. VP for University Relations Elizabeth Hirst
Assist. VP for University Communications Dennis Schnittker
Chief of Staff Marissa Langston
General Counsel Carolyn Egan

Federal, State & Private Research Awards

2019-20 Federal, State & Private Research Awards: $274,976,727

Campuses/Centers/Programs


In Fall 2021, there were 43,999 students enrolled at the university's main campus in Tallahassee; 1,145 at the university’s branch campus in Panama City, Florida; and 349 at the branch campus in the Republic of Panama.

For more than 60 years, FSU International Programs has offered a variety of internship & study abroad opportunities that give students the opportunity to earn FSU credit, benefit from small classes, and get immersed in new cultures as they use their host country as a classroom. The University has year-round study centers in London, England; Florence, Italy; Panama City, Panama; and Valencia, Spain. Prestigious FSU faculty members also lead summer programs in locations across the globe. FSU was selected for the top award in international education by the Association for Public and Land Grant Universities and ranks in the top 10 in the country for the number of students who study abroad. Thanks to the unique First Year Abroad program, FSU also ranks first among public universities for “long-term duration” of study abroad experiences.

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-Books2,361,474
Databases632
Electronic Journals378,681

All Branches

Print Volumes in Libraries 2,240,685
Reference Transactions 17,067

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.