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Florida SouthWestern State College is a public institution located in Fort Myers, Florida. Fort Myers is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

431 Undergraduate Degrees
$23,720 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)

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Florida SouthWestern State College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at FSW.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Most Popular Nursing Associate Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards FSW has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#43 Best Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#43 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Schools College Factual
#50 Best Registered Nursing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#51 Best Nursing Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#202 Best Value Colleges for Registered Nursing College Factual
#213 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual

Where Is Florida SouthWestern State College?


Contact details for FSW are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: 239-489-9300

How Do I Get Into FSW?

You can apply to FSW online at:

Florida SouthWestern State College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Florida SouthWestern State College?

$23,720 Net Price
20% Take Out Loans
8.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of FSW is $23,720. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At FSW, approximately 20% of students took out student loans averaging $3,439 a year. That adds up to $13,756 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at FSW is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Florida SouthWestern State College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,032 Full-Time Undergraduates
64% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,141 undergraduate students at FSW, with 6,032 being full-time and 9,109 being part-time.


Gender Diversity

Of the 6,032 full-time undergraduates at FSW, 36% are male and 64% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Florida SouthWestern State College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 142
Black or African American 652
Hispanic or Latino 2,067
White 2,435
International Students 143
Other Races/Ethnicities 593

Over 35 countries are represented at FSW. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Jamaica, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at Florida SouthWestern State College

4,514 Took All Classes Online
11,097 Took At Least One Class Online
23.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 11,097 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at FSW has changed over the last few years.


Online Affordability Rankings of FSW

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Florida SouthWestern State College was $3,401 for in-state students. Out-of-state students paid $12,979. The following table shows how FSW is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Registered Nursing #28 #144
Nursing #31 #159

Online Growth Rankings of FSW

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Florida SouthWestern State College was 23.0%. This is the #666 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at FSW regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Florida SouthWestern State College Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 269 162 431
TOTAL 269 162 431


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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