Florida State University, FL

Public4-Year • Large • Primarily NonresidentialDoctoral UniversityVery Selective • High Transfer-InMain Campus
222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-2525

Florida State University Rankings

1 ← Poor Great → 100


Academics at Florida State University

GradHighest Degree

Share of Graduates by Field of Study

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender Studies<1%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences8%
Business, Management, Marketing21%
Communication, Journalism4%
Computer and Information Sciences4%
English Language and Literature5%
Foreign Languages, Linguistics1%
Health Professions and Related Programs3%
Human, Family and Consumer Sciences4%
Law Enforcement, Firefighting6%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, Humanities3%
Mathematics and Statistics1%
Multi-disciplinary Studies<1%
Natural Resources and Conservation2%
Parks, Recreation, Fitness Studies1%
Philosophy and Religious Studies<1%
Physical Sciences1%
Public Administration and Social Service1%
Social Sciences16%
Visual and Performing Arts4%


Getting into Florida State University

37%Admission Rate
630Median SAT Math
645Median SAT Reading
28Median ACT Composite

Typical Test Scores

SAT Math (25–75%)590–670
200 800
SAT Reading (25–75%)610–680
200 800
ACT Composite (25–75%)26–30
1 36


Cost of Attending Florida State University

$6KIn-State Tuition
$19KOut-of-State Tuition
$22KAverage Total Cost
$11KAverage Net Cost

Average Net Price by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolFLUS


Typical Debt after Florida State University

38%Receive Federal Loans
$17KMedian Federal Debt
63%Repayment Rate
$197Median Payment

Received Financial Aid

Family IncomeSchoolFLUS
$0–$30K 35%68%57%
$30K–$48K 17%15%16%
$48K–$75K 14%10%12%
$75K–$110K 12%6%9%
>$110K 21%7%11%

Student Debt

The median debt for family income between $0–$30K$16K$11K$11K
The median debt for family income between $30K–$75K$17K$12K$12K
The median debt for students with family income >$75K$17K$11K$12K
The median debt for Pell students$17K$11K$12K
The median debt for no-Pell students$16K$10K$11K
Cumulative loan debt at the 90th percentile$32K$22K$25K
Cumulative loan debt at the 75th percentile$28K$16K$18K
Cumulative loan debt at the 25th percentile$8K$5K$6K
Cumulative loan debt at the 10th percentile$4K$3K$3K

Repayment Rates

1-year after entering repayment 57%36%43%
3-years after entering repayment 63%40%46%
5-years after entering repayment 70%43%50%
7-years after entering repayment 76%48%55%


Completion Rates at Florida State University

93%Retention Rate
6%Transfer Rate
8%Withdrawal Rate
81%Graduation Rate

Graduation Rates by Time Taken

Time TakenSchoolFLUS
Within 4 Years 66%44%38%
Within 6 Years 81%60%55%
Within 8 Years 81%62%56%

Graduation Rates by Ethnicity

Ethnicity and NativitySchoolFLUS
Asian 86%59%53%
Black 82%45%39%
Caucasian 84%54%52%
Hispanic or Latino 83%54%47%
Native American or Alaskan Native 71%46%40%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 67%46%43%
Non-US citizens/residents 76%47%50%
Two or more races 75%51%44%
Other race 73%46%44%


Outcomes after Florida State University

93%Employment Rate
$36KMedian Salary
$24K25 Pctl Salary
$50K75 Pctl Salary

Employment over Time

Employed 6 years after enrollment 93%82%85%
Employed 7 years after enrollment 92%81%84%
Employed 8 years after enrollment 92%81%84%
Employed 9 years after enrollment 91%79%83%
Employed 10 years after enrollment 91%80%83%

Distribution of Earnings after Graduation

10th percentile of earnings$10K$6K$7K
25th percentile of earnings$24K$15K$17K
50th percentile of earnings$36K$26K$29K
75th percentile of earnings$50K$39K$43K
90th percentile of earnings$63K$52K$57K

Median Earnings over Time

Earnings 6 years after enrollment$36K$26K$29K
Earnings 8 years after enrollment$42K$29K$32K
Earnings 10 years after enrollment$46K$31K$35K


Students at Florida State University

73%Full-time Undergrads
20Avg Entry Age
8,533Graduate Students

Enrollment by Gender

Female degree-seeking undergraduates 56%62%64%
Male degree-seeking undergraduates 44%38%35%

Enrollment by Race and Nativity

Race and NativitySchoolFLUS
Asian 2%2%4%
Black 9%24%18%
Caucasian 60%33%49%
Hispanic or Latino 21%32%18%
Native American or Alaskan Native <1%<1%1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander <1%<1%<1%
Non-US citizens/residents 2%3%2%
Two or more races 4%2%3%
Other race 1%3%4%

Enrollment by Family Income

Family IncomeSchoolFLUS
$0–$30K 30%56%43%
$30K–$48K 18%19%18%
$48K–$75K 15%13%16%
$75K–$110K 13%10%14%
>$110K 24%11%15%

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