Academics

Location
Temple Terrace, FL
Undergrads
507
Tuition
$13,820
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: very good my school offers a wide selection and is used very effectively

5 College Freshman

Academics: While Florida College is a small school they do offer several four year degree programs including Business, Music, Communication, Bible, and several others. The work load is very difficult. The school advisors encourage students to take as many hours as possible in order to maximize your time with the school. The business program is very involved in providing students with both an education and internships.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The classes are difficult. The faculty at FC strives to provide the best education possible, and that means lots of work, work, and more work. Professors at FC don't just want you to pass the test, they want you to learn. They are very involved with the students, providing tutoring, offices hours and extra credit opportunities. Rather than just being a lecturer in the class room, the professors are mentors and friends that are there to serve the student.

The curriculum at FC is very strenuous. It involves the student both in and out of the classroom and demands diligence. Having taking classes at a local college near my home I found Florida College to be more difficult.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I graduated from FCIM, which is the luckiest thing I did in my life. I learned so much knowledge from the school for Oriental medicine, TCM, western medicine, plus a lot of clinical experience. They have the best academic schedule and most excellent experienced teachers, they have been working so hard to let each student learn as much as they could.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I have no complaints, but only complements for all their hard work. They trained the best oriental doctors here to enhance the medical Heath care in the society. I agree it is not easy to learn the TCM , which is 5000 years ancient medicine from China. You must make your effort and follow schools instruction to study hard and you will become success, or you may fall behind and complain this is the school's fault.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 799th
    Smartest Professors
  • 838th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 1062nd
    Most Caring Professors
  • 1094th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Catherine Bishop
Hometown
Biglerville, Pa.
Major
Nursing
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The outstanding characteristic of professors at FC is that they genuinely care about their students. While they truly want their students to succeed academically, the professors also display a sincere interest in connecting with their students on a more personal level. Each professor knows the names of every student in his or her class, and many know the names of students who have never taken any of their classes. Not only are the professors at FC caring, but they are also knowledgeable in their fields of study. They continually study their subject for themselves and share their love of learning with their students. Though the difficulty level varies, depending on the class and the professor, the workload at FC tends to be heavy and challenging. Most professors expect their students to work hard outside of the classroom, as well as attend class. Attendance is required; students are permitted between one and four unexcused absences per course, depending on the number of times the class meets per week. Homework often consists of large amounts of reading and writing, and the majority of students has at least one exam or paper due per week. Some form of planning is necessary in order to stay on top of tests and deadlines. Most students have breaks between classes at various intervals during the day. Taking advantage of these hours to study or catch up on homework cuts down on the amount of time spent cramming late at night and frees the evening and night hours for social activities.

All students are required to take a daily Bible class along with their other courses of study. A general plan of Bible courses is set up to cover the majority of the books of the Bible, starting with "Old and New Testament History and Geography" for freshmen and progressing to "Epistles, Evidences, and Old Testament Poetry" for sophomores. Upper-division students are given choices from a range of courses, such as the Book of Job, Hebrews, Romans, and Revelation. Most students who come to FC plan to stay for two years to obtain their Associate in Arts degree. FC also offers five bachelor degree programs—Biblical studies, business, elementary education, liberal studies, and music—which generally take four years to complete.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
11:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
38
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
17
Total FT Faculty
38
Faculty with Terminal Degree
37%
Average Faculty Salary
$52,939
Full-Time Retention Rate
71%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
57%
Programs/Majors Offered
6
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Associate of Arts
  • Biblical studies
  • Business administration
  • Elementary education
  • Liberal studies
  • Music
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Bible/Biblical Studies: 2%
  • Business Administration and Management: 5%
  • Elementary Education: 4%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences: 39%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Computer literacy
  • English (including composition)
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social sciences
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Double major
  • Independent study
Best Places to Study
  • In the dorms
  • The Pouch
  • The Riverwalk
  • William F. Chatlos Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Don't procrastinate! Study during the day when you have a couple of hours of free time, and save the evenings for socializing.
  • Don't skip class unless you're really sick.
  • Go to as many devotionals and "singings" as possible.
  • Keep a planner or calendar and make time for both studying and socializing.
  • Pay attention in class and take good notes. It cuts down on the amount of work you'll have to do outside of the classroom.
  • Study in places where you'll be less distracted.
  • Visit the rooms of dormmates after curfew.
  • Work hard on your studies and homework at the beginning of the semester. When the end of the semester nears and you're sick of school, you'll have less to worry about.

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