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Florida College System named best in nation for higher education

Seminole State College is the ninth largest college in the Florida College System.

Low tuition, high graduation rates and low debt at graduation have earned the Florida College System (FCS) the ranking as best in the nation for higher education in the latest U.S. News and World Report higher education rankings.

Seminole State College of Florida is the ninth largest college in the 28-member Florida College System and the 15th largest producer of Associate in Arts (A.A.) degrees among 1,200 community colleges in the U.S.

“As Chancellor of Florida’s 28 colleges, I am proud of the recognition received from U.S. News and World Report for our colleges for consistently offering an affordable education and recognizing our top graduation rates,” said FCS Chancellor Madeline Pumariega. “These rankings highlight the success of the Florida College System, which provides access to all Floridians seeking higher education as a pathway to the workforce,”

Seminole State serves nearly 30,000 students and offers six bachelor's degrees; two-year college-credit degrees (A.A., A.S., A.A.S.), specialized career certificates; continuing professional education and adult education.

Each year Seminole State awards a wide variety of scholarships and more than $60 million in financial aid. In addition to financial assistance, the College provides a broad range of services and initiatives to help students successfully complete their program of study, enjoy a rich college experience and obtain employment or continue their education after graduation.

About Seminole State College of Florida: Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded nearly 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolestate and follow us on Twitter: @seminolestate.

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