Beacon College

Overview of Beacon College

The main campus of Beacon is in Leesburg, FL (a small suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Beacon offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school students most commonly major in a field related to family and social work, liberal arts.

Beacon Selectivity

Beacon does not accept everyone who applies.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Beacon had 117 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Beacon makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of Beacon College is to offer academic degree programs to students with learning disabilities."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Beacon

Beacon College
105 E Main St
Leesburg , FL 34748
General Phone: (352) 787-7660

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Beacon Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work11human services
Liberal Arts11liberal arts and sciences
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science

Number of programs and degrees for Beacon in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree33
Bachelor's degree253

Beacon Student Body

In 2007-2008, Beacon had a total enrollment of 117 students (127 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 69%
Women 31%
Full-Time 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 21%
20-21 33%
22-24 27%
25-29 16%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York6%
Rhode Island6%
New Jersey6%

Beacon Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 82 %

Beacon Room and Board (2007)

Beacon offers campus housing for 120 of its 127 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Leesburg, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 16 meals per week.

Beacon Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

Beacon Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,500
Room and board $ 8,000
Room charge $ 5,000
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 4,165

Financial Aid:
Beacon participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3373300)

Beacon Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year1*3$47,457
Associate professoracademic year2*3$48,215
Assistant professoracademic year0*3$39,913
All faculty totalacademic year3$52,6819$45,195

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Beacon Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Family And Social Work
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Beacon Highlights

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What Sets Beacon Apart:

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