Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University is a public 4-year university situated in Fort Myers. The campus occupies 760 acres in Southwest Florida. This co-educational college was established in 1991, and awards doctoral, masters, bachelors and associate degrees. The university has more than 500 faculty members, and serves more than 9,500 students.

FGCU's mascot is Azul the Eagle, and the official color of the university is emerald green and cobalt blue. Athletic teams at the university include men's cross country, baseball, golf, basketball, tennis, soccer, and women's cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis and swimming.

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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers , FL 33965-6565
General Phone: (239) 590-1000

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Florida Gulf Coast University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts488Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, anthropology, political science, sociology, history
Business and Management353business management, accounting, finance, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching242curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine115registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement100criminal justice and safety, criminal science
Family and Social Work59public administration, social work
Hospitality50resort management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy39exercise science, athletic trainer, occupational therapy
Medical Support and Technology35health service and sciences
Science32biology, biotechnology, chemistry
Law32legal assistant
Therapy and Counseling30psychology, physical therapy
Medical Administration28community health
Media25mass communication
Conservation and Resource Management20environmental studies, environmental science, wetlands management
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science
Religion and Philosophy4philosophy
Art Studies2art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Florida Gulf Coast University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,21438
Master's degree26818
Associate's degree1841

Florida Gulf Coast University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Florida Gulf Coast University had a total enrollment of 9,339 students (7,773 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 5%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 30%
20-21 25%
22-24 20%
25-29 10%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)4%
New York1%
New Jersey1%

Florida Gulf Coast University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 70 %

Florida Gulf Coast University Room and Board (2007)

Florida Gulf Coast University offers campus housing for 2,351 of its 7,773 (full-time) students.

(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.

Florida Gulf Coast University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal470550
SAT Math470570
ACT Verbal1923
ACT Math1924
ACT Composite2023

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT90%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT63%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Florida Gulf Coast University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,979
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,247
Room and board $ 8,659
Room charge $ 4,312
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,138
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,400

Financial Aid:
Florida Gulf Coast University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3255300)

Florida Gulf Coast University Faculty

Florida Gulf Coast University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track163149

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$112,9659$105,789
Associate professorcalendar year7$99,4354$89,794
Assistant professorcalendar year5$76,3169$74,710
Instructorcalendar year6$56,10912$70,870
All faculty totalcalendar year26$89,15434$83,356

*: 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 year27$90,63413$82,201
Associate professoracademic year42$70,05637$66,016
Assistant professoracademic year52$58,28638$53,528
Instructoracademic year23$41,70332$40,441
All faculty totalacademic year144$65,136120$56,995

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

Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Atlantic Sun Conference
Baseball Atlantic Sun Conference
Track Atlantic Sun Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports174461

Florida Gulf Coast University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Resort Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Occupational Therapy/Therapist

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Criminalistics and Criminal Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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