Top guide books all recognize Florida Southern’s thriving residential campus life, outstanding academics and engaged learning opportunities, and robust financial assistance.
The mission of Florida Southern College is to prepare students through dynamic engaged learning to make a positive and consequential impact on society. The mission also includes preserving the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright campus and visitor program.
Florida Southern College will achieve national recognition for providing a transformational education for students through its distinctive synthesis of liberal arts and professional programs and focus on student development through co-curricular and service learning programs. It will become a national model for engaged learning in order to achieve the learning outcomes students need to thrive in a global society. As a result of its pragmatic approach to liberal learning, the global perspective of its academic programs, effective engaged learning pedagogy, and distinctive learning outcomes in all disciplines, Florida Southern will ascend to the top 25 colleges/ universities in its Carnegie classification. Maintaining its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Florida Southern will serve as the preeminent mid-sized institution within the denomination, always striving to foster students’ spiritual growth. Also, preserving the campus’ iconic and significant historical Frank Lloyd Wright structures that serve as a “living museum” to accommodate the living-learning programs of the College, and promotion of education programs to perpetuate the legacy of America’s greatest architect, is included in the vision.
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Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in Florida. It was founded in Orlando in 1883 as South Florida Institute.
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Florida Southern values every person at our inimitable institution and is committed to the fair and equitable treatment that everyone deserves.
Florida Southern College is home to the largest single site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world and a National Historic Landmark.
Right now, I'm performing in North Carolina as a dancer-actor in The Lost Colony, the nation's longest-running outdoor symphonic drama. Landing this opportunity has helped me to establish myself as a professional in the field. I honestly wouldn't have been cast in this role without FSC!
— Catherine Cervone