Updated on May 23, 2024
Edited by Evelyn Keener
Learn more about our editorial process

University Headquarters (HQ) is an industry-leading, independent educational organization that provides independent college rankings using a proprietary formula to create first class unbiased rankings. The team at University HQ strives to provide accurate and trustworthy rankings that highlights the best programs.

Get Matched With Online Colleges

Seminole State College of Florida is a mid-size, public school founded in 1965. The college is located on the borders of Sanford and Lake Mary, which are essentially suburbs of Orlando to the North. The Stanford/Lake Mary campus has over 18,000 students. Seminole has three additional campuses: Oviedo, Heathrow, and Altamonte Springs. Overall, the college has nearly 30,000 students and more than 1,000 international students.

Overview of Seminole State College of Florida

The college features a variety of associate degrees, such as AA, AS, and AAS. The school also offer bachelor’s degrees, certifications, and continuing professional programs. Seminole State College aims to enhance the lives and educational experience of all students in every capacity possible including culturally, economically, and academically. Students will have access to community activities, career learning opportunities, inclusive education, and global perspectives.

Campus life is another critical component to the positive Seminole State experience. Students have access to over 50 organizations and clubs, as well as entertainment, intramural sports, wellness events, arts, music, theater, and more. In fact, student participation is so important to the college leadership that these activities are all free for students. And students can participate in community service and study abroad opportunities to make themselves even more employable upon graduation.

General Information

School Type Public
Campus Setting City: Small
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 27:1
Graduation Rate 41%
Year Founded 1965

Student Enrollment

Total Students18,104


Undergraduate Student

Male 7,966
Female 10,138

Graduate Student

Male NA
Female NA

Explore Map



Male    NA
Female NA


Male    NA
Female NA

Acceptance RateNA

Male    NA
Female NA

Enrollment NA

Male    NA
Female NA
Application Fee $20
High School GPA NA
High School Rank NA
High School Transcripts NA
College Prep Courses NA
Recommendations NA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) NA
Application Deadline December 12
Common Application Accepted NA

Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of a Seminole State education is significantly lower than most state schools with four-year degree programs at $3,131 for in-state tuition and $11,456 for out-of-state tuition. The overall average net price cost per student each year is $8,392. It’s important to note that another $11,000 or more will be required to pay for additional costs such as books, class fees, room and board, and others. This doesn’t include any day trips or travel expenses home or off-campus entertainment costs.

One way students minimize the costs of a degree is to secure financial aid. The college works closely with each student to find such aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and student loans. A full 74% of freshman students utilize these financial assistance opportunities. Many scholarships are available through the school directly or a foundation established for Seminole State students only. Students can also find work-study programs, paid internships, and employment off-campus to pay for their various expenses.

Average net price 2017-2018
Net Price $8,392
Average Total Aid $4,719
Students Receiving Financial Aid 74%
Room & Board $6,464

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $3,131
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $11,456
  • Books and Supplies - $1,430
  • Room & Board - $6,464
  • Other - $3,174


At Seminole State, you can pursue associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as career-advancing certificates and continuing professional education programs. This full-service higher learning institute also provides English language courses, GED preparation, and an adult high school and adult learning programs. Many of these Seminole State bachelor’s degree programs provide seamless transitions from many Florida colleges and others.

These degree programs are designed for students to secure long-term jobs in growing industries. Many of these degrees and programs are the most in-demand in Florida and the nation including health sciences, nursing, information systems technology, engineering technology, interior design, construction, business and information management, project management, social media, sustainability management, health coaching, and many others.

Students can select from in-person classes, online or remote programs, and hybrid options. The college aims to provide small class sizes, flexible course offerings, and easy transfer transitions to help improve the entire college experience. The international certificate and master’s programs also appeal to students and potential employers alike, as well as the many study abroad opportunities. The on-time graduation rate is 41%, which is less than the national average but on par with other similar schools. This figure could likely be improved with a lower student-to-faculty ratio, which is currently 27 to 1.

Student Population Total

Student Population 18,104

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

All Business Majors 135 Total Graduates / 29%
Management Information Systems, General 135 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Programs 132 Total Graduates / 28%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 126 Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 6 Graduates
All Computer Information Science Majors 128 Total Graduates / 27%
Information Technology 128 Graduates
All Engineering Majors 46 Total Graduates / 10%
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 24 Graduates
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician 22 Graduates
Visual and Performing Arts 27 Total Graduates / 6%
Interior Design 27 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 0%

Outcome & Salary

The Seminole State College of Florida Career Development Center was established to prepare program participants for working in the real world. To begin, students will work with these services to determine the right major and degree for each of them based on their career goals. The center provides plenty of opportunities to secure experiential learning and educational development opportunities at any stage of a degree program.

Upon graduation, the center offers job search and career placement assistance tools and resources such as skill development, career coaches, education planning, media resources, leadership development, and more. The school also works closely with potential employers to offer as many job opportunities to graduates as possible and students can participate in professional associations, job shadowing, and access inclusive programs for all students such as those for LGBTQ students, veterans, those with disabilities, and ex-offenders.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $46,400
College Grads Average Salary $53,000
College Grads Mid Career Salary $82,400
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $530,000
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,354,000
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $33,568
10 Year Projected ROI $496,432
20 Year Projected ROI $1,320,432
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

Search All Programs