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IPEDS ID: 134097
OPE ID: 00148900
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Florida State University
222 S. Copeland Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1037
General information:  (850) 644-2525
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Other degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  40,909 (32,528 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1,752687
Research and public service393215
Total graduate assistants-2,994
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,390$9,412$9,626$9,9123.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,390$9,412$9,626$9,6260.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$18,756$20,372$20,920$21,5433.0%
Off Campus$18,756$20,372$20,920$21,2571.6%
Off Campus with Family$10,366$10,960$11,294$11,6313.0%
On Campus$33,200$35,498$36,088$36,7091.7%
Off Campus$33,200$35,498$36,088$36,4230.9%
Off Campus with Family$24,810$26,086$26,462$26,7971.3%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
In-state tuition$9,684
In-state fees$1,859
Out-of-state tuition$24,116
Out-of-state fees$1,859
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid15,37495%————
Grant or scholarship aid5,27493%$23,797,193$4,512
Federal grants1,52827%$6,817,634$4,462
Pell grants1,52827%$6,522,402$4,269
Other federal grants3206%$295,232$923
State/local government grant or scholarships4,95887%$11,966,055$2,413
Institutional grants or scholarships2,17638%$5,013,504$2,304
Student loan aid2,13938%$14,648,164$6,848
Federal student loans2,12137%$13,522,659$6,376
Other student loans1092%$1,125,505$10,326
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid125,36480%$115,087,913$4,537
Pell grants9,70031%$39,973,492$4,121
Federal student loans14,71746%$122,510,313$8,324
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$12,464$15,031$15,511
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$6,125$10,676$11,542
$30,001 – $48,000$8,546$12,940$12,964
$48,001 – $75,000$12,342$15,493$15,576
$75,001 – $110,000$14,396$16,973$17,573
$110,001 and more$15,094$17,661$18,190
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment40,909
Undergraduate enrollment32,528
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,348
Graduate enrollment8,381
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 89%
Part-time: 11%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 45%
Female: 55%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 66%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 93%
25 and over: 7%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 89%
Out-of-state: 8%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 75%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 9%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants29,57912,13117,448
Percent admitted57%56%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled36%37%36%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading560640
SAT Math550640
SAT Writing560640
ACT Composite2529
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 92%
Part-time students: 69%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 77%
Transfer-out rate: 7%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 49%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 75%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 73%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 68%
Asian: 76%
Black or African American: 74%
Hispanic/Latino: 76%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 89%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 72%
Non-resident alien: 83%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning--535-
Category total--535-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies-8---
American/United States Studies/Civilization-12--
Asian Studies/Civilization-67--
French Studies-0---
Italian Studies--3--
Latin American and Caribbean Studies-1---
Near and Middle Eastern Studies-15---
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies-13--
Category total-3215--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-364108-
Biomedical Sciences, General--134-
Computational Biology-2---
Molecular Biophysics---2-
Category total-4002517-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science-32---
Business Administration and Management, General-18015--
Business/Commerce, General-82149d8-
Finance, General-38325--
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-218---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-0---
Management Information Systems, General-4121d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-30820--
Real Estate-20---
Category total-1,517293d8-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-272864-
Category total-272864-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-78d408-
Information Technology-132---
Category total-210d408-
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching---0-
Art Teacher Education-1103-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--29929
Curriculum and Instruction--57--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-3133-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Vision Impairments Including Blindness-1911--
Educational Evaluation and Research--10-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--24416
Educational Statistics and Research Methods--40-
Educational/Instructional Technology--416-
Elementary Education and Teaching-70100-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-22720
Foreign Language Teacher Education--12--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--396-
Mathematics Teacher Education-0201
Music Teacher Education-322713-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-000-
Reading Teacher Education--122
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education--010
Secondary Education and Teaching-03--
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education--421
Social Science Teacher Education-381-0
Special Education and Teaching, General-3112d1-
Category total-244298d5249
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--21-
Chemical Engineering-1011-
Civil Engineering, General-103222-
Computer Engineering, General-14---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering-47183-
Industrial Engineering-1545-
Mechanical Engineering-6883-
Category total-2575515-
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--6--
English Language and Literature, General-4741815-
Category total-4742415-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General-13314--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General-1-6-
Human Development and Family Studies, General-2504--
Category total-384186-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature-21--
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-2561-
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other-11---
French Language and Literature-1134-
German Language and Literature-83--
Italian Language and Literature-4---
Latin Language and Literature-40--
Russian Language and Literature-5---
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General--2--
Spanish Language and Literature-1893-
Category total-88248-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist--15--
Athletic Training/Trainer-14---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-8362d5-
Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist-3---
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling---8-
Music Therapy/Therapist-1514--
Nursing Practice---15-
Public Health, General--23--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1194--
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling/Counselor--301
Category total-320138d1401
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology--1--
History, General-111146-
Category total-111156-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science-15d---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-419d73d5-
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism-21---
Category total-455d73d5-
Legal Professions and Studies
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law--4--
Programs for Foreign Lawyers--6--
Category total--10239-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-46111-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies133----
Category total13346111-
Library Science
Library and Information Science--199d32d
Category total--199d32d
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-533813-
Statistics, General-12103-
Category total-654816-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Computational Science-376-
Category total-376-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-51---
Category total-51---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-260120-
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-3---
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-68624-
Category total-331744-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies-18139-
Category total-511511-
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-30202-
Chemical Physics---0-
Chemistry, General-28724-
Chemistry, Other-35---
Geology/Earth Science, General-644-
Materials Science--3--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical--125-
Physical Sciences, Other---1-
Physics, General-214523-
Physics, Other-1---
Category total-1219159-
Educational Psychology--870
Psychology, General-5043916-
Category total-50447230
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--7012-
Social Work-1082401-
Category total-10831013-
Social Sciences
Demography and Population Studies--7--
Economics, General-179274-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography--8--
International Relations and Affairs-38352--
Political Science and Government, General-321438-
Social Sciences, General-266d0--
Category total-1,464d15626-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation-44201-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-3427--
Dance, General-2510--
Dance, Other--2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-62302-
Fine and Studio Arts Management--18--
Fine/Studio Arts, General-1048--
Graphic Design-24---
Interior Design-459--
Music Performance, General-264823-
Music Theory and Composition-474-
Music, General-622--
Musicology and Ethnomusicology--136-
Playwriting and Screenwriting--5--
Voice and Opera--2--
Category total-43020136-
Grand total1337,9382,31673652
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined110210
Beach Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1915 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education
Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels7/31/2005 - 4/15/2013No Longer Recognized
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1968 -  Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1977 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/1/1954 -  Accredited
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs12/8/1995 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1975 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/21/2004 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health(!)6/14/2014 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1992 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1930 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1982 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession145
Drug law violations123150135
Liquor law violations124241135
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession021
Drug law violations678880
Liquor law violations261713
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter010
Sex offenses - Forcible423
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault1083
Motor vehicle theft101019
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter010
Sex offenses - Forcible311
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault301
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate6.9%5.2%
Number in default458340
Number in repayment6,5436,475
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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