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Florida State University, College of Education

Florida State University, College of Education

Florida State University, College of Education


About FSU

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking.

FSU's welcoming campus is located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, in a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity, along with championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Fast facts

  • Founded in 1851; the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida
  • Carnegie Commission classification: "Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity"
  • 41,900 students from every Florida county and 132 countries
  • Accepted freshman profile for 2018:
    • Fall: 4.3 average GPA; 30 average ACT composite score; 1340 average SAT score
    • Summer: 4.0 average GPA; 27 average ACT composite score; 1250 average SAT score
  • 94% retention rate for freshmen; 68.4% graduation rate within four years
  • 22:1 faculty/student ratio
  • 384 buildings on 1,633 acres; the main campus in Tallahassee is 485 acres
  • 2,360 traditional faculty; has included 6 Nobel Laureates
  • 14,079 total employees
  • Operating budget of $1,712,841,231
  • $210 million in contracts and grants brought in by faculty in 2016-17
  • 301-degree programs: bachelor's, master's, doctoral, specialist, professional

About the College of Education

Established in 1905, the Florida State University College of Education is the oldest College of Education in Florida, has provided education to the best and the brightest for well over a century. Our history is entwined with that of Tallahassee and we are proud of our heritage and the contributions our distinguished alumni have made all over the world.

As storied as our past is, we remain focused on our vision for the future. Every day, faculty and students work toward breaking new ground in the field of education. From implementing innovative teaching methods to affecting educational policy and legislation, our faculty and their research are forging the future of education.

We are proud to have students from over 50 countries who call the FSU College of Education "home." Students from all corners of the globe seek out the FSU College of Education to participate in advanced research, work side-by-side with professors who are pioneers in the field of education, and to earn a degree that fully prepares them to go back out into the world and educate the leaders of tomorrow. In addition to giving you a world-class education, we will also make you part of a close-knit family – with students who share your passion to make an impact – students who will share experiences with you and become lifelong friends and peers.


The innovation and progressive environment at the College of Education are exemplified in the technology and facilities available to our students. Most notable is the Stone Building, which houses classrooms and lab areas outfitted with the latest technology and multimedia devices to enhance teaching and learning. Learn more and take a virtual tour:


Our beautiful and charming capital city is abundant with opportunities for College of Education students – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities.

Learn more:


  • Tallahassee

    W College Ave,600, 32306, Tallahassee