State Board of Education Recognizes Achievements of Local College
Florida Southwestern College(FSW) (www.FSW.edu) ranked seventh overall, earning the institution a “Gold Tier” rank from the State Board of Education. The metrics used to measure the colleges are Job Placement, Completion Rates, Retention Rates and Completer Entry Level Wages. FSW earned the highest points possible in Job Placement and Completer Entry-Level wages.
Similar to the model established for the state university system, the college system performance funding includes money from each college’s base state budget, which is at risk if the college does not perform to established benchmarks. Earning the top-tier status means FSW will not only earn back the “at risk” portion of the budget, but also earn a proportion of new performance funds.