Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)


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Florida State University is ranked 28 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 85 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 41%
Applicants who took ACT 59%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+8%
600-69946%
600+54%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69948%
600+55%

ACT Score

30-3611%
24-2969%
24+80%

Students applied29,828
Students admitted16,674
Admission rate56%

Students per faculty25

4-year graduation rate62%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$4,640
Fees$1,867
Room and board$10,304
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$17,811

Cost after need-based aid$9,894
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,519

Average debt at graduation$22,912

Out of State

Tuition$19,084
Fees$2,589
Room and board$10,304
Estimated book expense$1,000
Total cost$32,977

Cost after need-based aid$25,060
Cost after non-need-based aid$29,685

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$44,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met61%
Average need-based aid$7,917
Average non-need-based aid$3,292

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment32,706

Full-Time

Men12,778
Women16,407

Part-Time

Men1,932
Women1,589

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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