Florida Southern begins 120th academic year
LAKELAND, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2004) - Florida Southern College will welcome an estimated 572 freshmen to campus beginning Thursday, August 26, as orientation activities begin at the Lakeland campus. Classes for all students begin on Tuesday, August 31. After check-in, freshman enrollment is anticipated to be higher than last year's fall total of 439 students. Overall enrollment of full-time students is projected to be around 1810 students, compared to 1767 last year.
Thirty-four percent of the freshman class comes from outside the state of Florida (including international) with sixty-six percent from Florida, 25% of that total from Polk County.
The 120th academic year of the college marks the first in the presidency of Dr. Anne B. Kerr, Florida Southern's 17th president.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 24 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.