Mid Florida Tech is a two-year public school located in Orlando, Florida. The vocational school, founded in 1963, is part of Orange County Public Schools’ Career and Technical Education department.
Mid Florida Tech offers more than 53 certificates of completion as well as adult education classes, including: Adult Basic Education, GED preparation, and Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Classes are held on and off campus. The largest program at the school, Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology, consists of 1,800 contact hours and takes 15 months to complete on average. All programs at MFT are advised by business and industry committees.
Mid Florida Tech has 2,011 students (all undergraduates) and 225 faculty members, giving the university a 10 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 74 teach full-time and 151 teach part-time. About 64 percent of undergraduate students study full-time and 36 percent study part-time. The student body contains 12 percent female students and 88 percent male students. About 76 percent of all students are White with the remaining students being African-American (20 percent) and Asian (4 percent). About 43 percent of students are ages 24 and under with 56 percent of students being ages 25 and above. The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 84 percent and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 62 percent. The overall graduation rate is 46 percent and the overall graduation rate by gender is 45 percent for males and 48 percent for females.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, and placement services for completers.
Tuition is program specific and based on residency. For example, tuition for the Career Certificate - Career Education Program is $2.22 per credit hour for residents and $8.88 per credit hour for non-residents, not including added fees. The largest, Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician program costs $5,619 with an added estimate of $324 in books and supplies. Prepaid tuition payments and tuition guarantee plans are offered. Financial aid is available in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To become eligible for financial aid, students must complete a FAFSA form and meet qualifications. Approximately 67 percent of students attending Mid Florida Tech receive some sort of financial aid. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $25,755 per year with $7,830 in additional living expenses.
Mid Florida Tech has an open admissions policy. The undergraduate application fee costs $35. After selecting a program and applying online, counselors guide students through the decision-making process, including completing career objectives and learning goals. Requirements for admission include:
- Be 16 years of age or older and withdrawn from high school
- Submit a completed application for admission
- Provide proof of residency or immigration status
- Complete a basic skills test if interested in a job preparatory, academic or Adult ESOL class. Continuing workforce education (skill upgrade) does not require the applicant to take a basic skills test.
Mid Florida Tech has been accredited by The Council on Occupational Education since November 1974. The school is also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Middle and Secondary Schools and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:1,126
Calendar System:Varies by program
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