The oldest private college in Florida, Florida Southern College was founded in Orlando in 1883 as South Florida Institute.
Florida Southern College was chosen as a "College of Distinction" in the field of Education for our innovative programs and engaged learning approach to education.
From business to the sciences to the humanities, Florida Southern College thrives on research.
Although the College is a teaching institution, its emphasis on engaged learning across departments encourages students to inquire, research, reflect, and think critically about their subjects.
Our resources connect you with career exploration tools, internships, service/volunteer experiences, networking tips, graduate school info, and job-search skills—everything you need to realize your career goals.
The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards
Office of Student Travel: Experience a different culture or country, as a key component to your education, for academic credit.Simmons Multicultural Center: Provide students with volunteer opportunities in the community.
As a residential college, Florida Southern provides a wide array of services to all students living on campus, including telephone, cable, computing, maintenance, mail services and dining. Housing is offered year round, although on a limited basis in designated areas during the academic semesters.
Roux Library provides access to hundreds of thousands of resources in diverse formats, and your librarians help you make effective use of those resources.
Rinker Technology Center: The Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Technology Center offers students a place to complete coursework, collaborate for school projects, or to just to relax and watch TV (Over 30 computers available in the lab, both PCs and Macs, printers, and three scanner stations).
The Student Health Center is committed to meeting the changing health and wellness needs of the collegiate community. The following services are provided to full-time day students at no charge:
Central to the total Florida Southern experience, our rich traditions are among the most cherished memories for Florida Southern College students and graduates.
The Nina B. Hollis Wellness Center is Florida Southern's home to fitness, wellness, and recreation.
Our premier facility, state-of-the-art equipment, highly qualified staff, and exceptional programs provide excellent opportunities for FSC students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Center for Student Involvement
The Center for Student Involvement seeks to complement the academic mission of Florida Southern College. By supporting the ideas of the Cornerstone, we provide structured, community-building opportunities for students to be involved in campus life outside the classroom.
With more than 80 student clubs and organizations, life outside the classroom can be just as engaging—take up chess, work for the student newspaper, volunteer, or be part of student government. And if there isn't a club that matches your interests, go ahead and start your own!
Florida Southern College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.