Edison State College

Edison State College

Edison State College, a part of Florida Community Colleges System, was established as a public community college in 1962. Its main campus is located in Fort Myers, and has branch campuses in Collier and Charlotte counties. The university enrolls more than 15,000 students. The main campus of the college, located on 140 acres of land, offers two-year associates degrees, several career-oriented bachelor's programs, and certificate programs.

Edison offers a golf course operation Program, which is designed to help students become successful golf course supervisors. This program enables students to learn different issues related to golf course management. Michael D. Reynolds, a famous astronomer, and Fuzzy Zoeller of the Professional Golfers Association Tour are notable alumni of the university.

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Edison State College
8099 College Pky SW
Fort Myers , FL 33919-0000
General Phone: (239) 489-9300

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Edison Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts822liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine498EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology74dental assistant, dental hygienist, cardiovascular tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Security and Law Enforcement47criminal justice and administration, forensic science, fire protection tech, security and protective services
Business and Management33business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, MIS, management information systems
Engineering Technician19drafting
Computer Science and Engineering19computer applications programming, computer services management
Law13legal assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture10turf management
Family and Social Work1child care provider
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,26920
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years844
Bachelor's degree51
Award of less than 1 academic year1783

Edison Student Body

In 2007-2008, Edison had a total enrollment of 11,369 students (7,966 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 68%
Black 10%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 25%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Edison Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 44 %

Edison Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Edison Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Edison Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,347
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,829
Books and supplies $ 817

Financial Aid:
Edison participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 147700)

Edison Faculty

Edison has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1927
Non-tenured and not on tenure track24

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year50$54,44866$52,284
All faculty totalacademic year50$54,44866$52,284

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

Edison Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant

Landscaping And Horticulture
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Protective Services, Other

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Edison Highlights

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What Sets Edison Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 6%Edison Number of students
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 8%Edison % of degrees in liberal arts
Female % of student body
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Top 10%Edison Female % of student body
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 11%Edison Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 18%Edison % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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