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Florida Southern College

Founded in 1883, Florida Southern has a superb liberal arts and sciences core, as well as outstanding professional programs in business, nursing, and education and pre-professional programs in dentistry, law, medicine, physical therapy, theology, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

Read the 2012 edition of The Princeton Review's prestigious college guide, “The Best 376 Colleges,” to learn what FSC students have to say about their college experience. Only 15% of all undergraduate institutions in the nation meet this publication’s rigorous standards for excellent academics and campus life. U.S. News & World Report ranks Florida Southern in the Top 10 among “The Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the South.” The same publication ranks us #4 in its "Best Value" rankings, which relate a school's academic quality with the cost of attendance.

We have received the William Burke Award for Excellence, the #1 collegiate award given by the National Society of Experiential Education.


Florida Southern College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelors and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Southern College.

Florida Southern College also fully approved by the State of Florida to offer undergraduate degrees leading to teacher certification in Elementary Education, Physical Education, Music Education, Art Education and secondary education. The program also has State of Florida ESOL Endorsement for Elementary Education and Secondary English Education. The School of Education has aligned its programs to meet Florida's SubjectArea Competencies as well as the Florida Educators' Accomplished Practices (FEAP).

Our Bachelor of Nursing and Master in Science in Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,and our bachelors degree in athletic training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise is currently working towards accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). In addition, Florida Southern's music programs are also accreditied by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).