Florida State University of Panama is a satellite branch of the main institution in Tallahasse, Florida. It is located in Panama City, Florida (not in the country of Panama as the name suggests). The campus was opened in 1982, and provides bachelor’s and master’s degrees. There are currently around 1,500 students enrolled at FSUPC at a student to faculty ratio of 25:1.
FSUPC provides both undergraduate and graduate degrees; bachelor’s degrees are provided to students of business, communication, computer science, criminology, education, engineering (computer, electrical and civil), nursing, psychology, social science and social work. Graduate degrees are offered in the areas of business administration, corporate and public communication, computer science (with an emphasis in software engineering), criminology, education, engineering (electrical and civil), information studies, nursing, psychology and social work.
FSU Panama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. SACS provides accreditation to institutions within an eleven-state area, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Some accreditation is also extended to parts of Latin America. (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 • (404)679-4500 • Fax: (404)679-4558).