Florida Gulf Coast University

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School Overview

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a public coeducational university located in Fort Myers, Florida, in Lee County. FGCU is one of nine research universities in Florida and is a member of the State University System of Florida, a system of twelve public universities in Florida. Florida Gulf Coast University is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers students the option of earning an associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in one of several fields of study including, but not limited to, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Business Management, Finance, Management, Computer Information Systems, Taxation and Hospitality Management. FGCU has a relatively high acceptance rate. Entering freshman have an average ACT of 22, an average SAT of 1032 and a high school GPA of 3.35.

General Information

Admission Office

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

(239) 590-7878

(888) 889-1095

Fax: (239) 590-7894



Contact: Marc Laviolette

Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

10501 FGCU Boulevard South

Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565

(239) 590-1000

www.fgcu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,848

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,882

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,645

Graduate enrollment: 1,366

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $30

Online application fee: $30
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 65%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $3,657 $3,979 $4,437 $4,991 +12.49%
Books and Supplies $950 $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,151 $8,659 $7,642 $8,150 +6.65%
Other $2,840 $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,151 $8,659 $8,728 $8,894 +1.90%
Other $2,840 $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $15,598 $17,238 $16,679 $17,741 +6.37%
In-state Off Campus $15,598 $17,238 $17,765 $18,485 +4.05%
In-state with Family $4,607 $5,179 $5,637 $6,191 +9.83%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $7,475
In-state Student Fees $1,737
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $30,189
Out-of-state Student Fees $2,514

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,579 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,477 81% $6,156,836 $4,168
• Federal grants 301 16% $1,256,999 $4,176
• Pell grants 301 16% $1,041,519 $3,460
• Other Federal grants 258 14% $215,480 $835
Local and state government scholarships or grants 1,342 73% $3,625,140 $2,701
Institutional scholarships or grants 310 17% $1,274,697 $4,112
Student loans 532 29% $3,024,256 $5,685
• Federal student loans 532 29% $3,024,256 $5,685
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 1419 351 261 44
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 53
Biology/biological Sciences, General 46
Biotechnology 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 423 96
Accounting 52 36
Business Administration and Management, General 145 57
Finance, General 54
Management Information Systems, General 16 3
Marketing/marketing Management, General 73
Resort Management 83
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 94
Mass Communication/media Studies 94
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 9
Computer and Information Sciences, General 9
Education 175 122 28
Counselor Education/school Counseling and Guidance Services 20
Curriculum and Instruction 27
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6
Education, General 5 28
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 27
Elementary Education and Teaching 124 6
Reading Teacher Education 23
Secondary Education and Teaching 14
Special Education and Teaching, General 26 19
Engineering 34
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 5
Civil Engineering, General 22
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 7
English Language and Literature/letters 41 8
English Language and Literature, General 41 8
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Spanish Language and Literature 2
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 108 66 16
Athletic Training/trainer 7
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology/technologist 2 16
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 26
Occupational Therapy/therapist 16
Physical Therapy/therapist 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 73 30
History 29 4
History, General 29 4
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 149 23
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 93 3
Criminalistics and Criminal Science 56 20
Human Services, General 20 26
Public Administration 11
Social Work 20 15
Legal Studies, General 53
Legal Assistant/paralegal 53
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 43 261
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 43 261
Mathematics and Statistics 9
Mathematics, General 9
Natural Resources and Conservation 33 6
Environmental Science 6
Environmental Studies 26
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 7
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 31
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 31
Physical Sciences 3
Chemistry, General 3
Psychology 46
Psychology, General 46
Social Sciences 42
Anthropology 5
Political Science and Government, General 26
Sociology 11
Visual and Performing Arts 22
Art/art Studies, General 13
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 3
Music Performance, General 6
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Resort Management B

Communications & Journalism

Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Special Education B

Engineering

Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Environmental Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Community Health/Preventative Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Health System Administration B
Nursing (RN) B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B
Water/Wetlands/Marine Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Criminalistics/Criminal Science B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Florida Gulf Coast University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(239) 590-1000
Website:www.fgcu.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:www.fgcu.edu/Admissions/Prospective/happly.html
Address:10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,821
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):44%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,519 (57% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$6,118
Out-of-state Tuition:$25,162
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:72%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,135

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Florida Gulf Coast University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services63
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2
Education2651
Engineering4
English Language and Literature/Letters11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs553
History11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service22
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Natural Resources and Conservation22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions112
Social Sciences14
Visual and Performing Arts3
Grand total9151201

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Education1
Health Professions and Related Programs111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Grand total134

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Florida Gulf Coast University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$6,118
Out-of-state$25,162
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$8,961
Out-of-state$31,216

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,88472%
Grant or scholarship aid1,51258%$4,135
Student loan aid1,08742%$8,779

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,60455%$4,735
Federal student loans5,85343%$7,868

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Florida Gulf Coast University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Florida Gulf Coast University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants15,1536,2458,908
Percent admitted100%56%56%
Percent admitted who enrolled17%18%16%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Florida Gulf Coast University Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,821
Undergraduate enrollment13,733
Graduate enrollment1,088

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Florida Gulf Coast University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs
    • Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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