P.O. Box 2550, Jacksonville, FL 32203
Jacksonville, FL 32203
Accrediting Agency:Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Part of the Florida College System, Florida State College at Jacksonville was established in 1966 and is located in Jacksonville, Fla. Because it offers more four-year bachelor’s degrees than traditional two-year community colleges, the school was designated a “state college” and is one of several in the Florida College System. The institution currently enrolls more than 80,000 students in its programs, which makes it the second largest college/university in Florida. With five campuses in the area, Florida State College at Jacksonville is a strong academic presence in the state. Notable alumni include Janet H. Adkins and Audrey Gibson, both current members of the Florida House of Representatives.
Because residency requirements can inhibit potential students’ ability to attend classes in a traditional format, Florida State College in Jacksonville designed a variety of online associate degrees and certificates to be completed entirely online. Through the flexible format, students can study, receive and submit assignments, and participate in group/instructor discussions on their own schedule. This allows working professionals and busy adults to have the same educational opportunities as traditional students. The materials presented in the degree programs reflect the same academic quality and rigor as their campus-counterparts but do not require residency commitments.
Florida State College at Jacksonville is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received specialized accreditation for their Occupational Therapy Assistant program by the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Admission requirements vary depending on the program, but online students are evaluated by the same standards as traditional students. Freshmen applicants applying for admission to the Associate of Arts program, for example, will be required to have a high school diploma or equivalency degree. They must also have previously demonstrated competency in college credit postsecondary course work. Certain programs require an additional standard of a minimum grade point average (GPA) to be met as well. All candidates, regardless of program, will complete an application and submit it with the appropriate application fee to the university in addition to their supporting or supplemental documents to the office of admissions. More information regarding the admissions and application process can be found here.