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Florida Southern College School of Business


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Tuition & Fees In-State: $162,000*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $162,000*

Average Salary: $54,328

Graduates With Jobs 90 Days After Graduation: 100%

International: 6%

Minority: 25%

First generation college students: 12%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman or Sophomore Year

Acceptance Rate: 57%

Average SAT: 1,230

Average ACT: 28

Average GPA: 3.73

HS Class Top Ten: 58%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statistics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

For those looking for a tropical getaway and business education, consider Florida Southern College’s School of Business, which sits between Tampa and Orlando. The B-School ranked No. 42 this year in the 2023 rankings – up two places from last year’s No. 44 finish.

The B-School had a slightly more lenient acceptance rate of 57% for their most recent incoming class compared to 56.22% for their last class, and an average SAT score of 1230 – nearly the same as last year’s average score of 1229.

Florida Southern excelled in the employment outcomes category this year. The school reported that an incredible 97% of their 2023 grads had at least one business-focused internship by graduation – way up from the Class of 2022’s 71.50% rate. Full-time employment rose as well – with a solid 100% of the Class of 2023 accepting a full-time position within three months of graduation as compared to the already excellent 98.43% rate for the Class of 2022.


Florida Southern offers the normal bachelor’s in business administration degree. But where the school differs in the curriculum from other B-schools is instead of majors, it offers three “career tracks” of finance, international business, and management.

The school has also introduced some recent changes to appeal to future business leaders. First, the school boasts a “state-of-the-art” building with a Bloomberg trading room. Plus the school offers the professional Bloomberg Certification. Officials from the school claim it is one of the largest collegiate Bloomberg centers.

Even cooler, the school has a 3D modeling work area and has added majors in health care administration and sports business management. The school has also caught on with the times and has been investing in business analytics faculty.


“The final capstone class was very useful and appropriate to put all the previous college learning to use,” one alum told us in the survey. “It allowed everyone to see how legitimate businesses operate and how the decision-making process trickles down the chain and impacts the outside environment.”

Said another: “I completed a capstone course that gave students insight into how companies are broken down into segments to review their strengths and weaknesses. We presented our findings and analysis of a particular company as the final project and made proposals to improve the company’s current position.”

Alumni also rated the quality of teaching in their business courses very highly. On a one-to-10 scale, graduates rated the quality of teaching in business courses an 8.67. 

Overall, Florida Southern provides a solid business school option for Florida residents or those looking to escape to a warm climate, in an interesting area of the state and Southeast.

What Recent Alumni Say:

“I wanted to start my own business right after I graduated and my teachers helped me make that possible. They offered me as much experience they could as an entrepreneur and they connected me with programs that would help me be successful.”

“As a student, I was tasked with developing a marketing plan with others in a group as “mock consultants”, as well as providing strategic insight through surveys and  data research. It was useful to work with an owner of an actual business. It was also beneficial to hear feedback from the companies who provided information on what to do better in the future, as well as what they thought was useful for their company.” 

“The relationships built between the students and professors made our capstone project much more fun and immersive. It felt like we were working with our professor as a team.”

“We were given an already established company that was financially unstable and about to go out of business. We had to create a business plan, marketing strategy, etc to improve their position in the industry. I believe this seminar class, as a whole, was the best preparation for the working world.” 

“I worked with a group of diverse students to design a way that a company could invest in the future. We worked with a trucking company, mainly focusing on renewable energy resources, to appeal to potential investors and customers with regards to an accurate business model that we studied for most of the semester. Using a SWOT analysis, pivot table diagrams to decipher a cost analysis on the products at hand, and Bloomberg machines to find the trend the market was going we were successful in foreseeing a turnaround that would build and prepare the company in the future.”