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 Florida Gulf Coast University

Florida Gulf Coast University - Fort Myers, FL

10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565

General information:(239)590-1000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Post-master's certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:Rural: Fringe
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:12,651(11,296 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:22 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $4,437 $4,991 $5,532 -10%
Out-of-state $19,696 $21,318 $23,166 -8%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,642 $8,150 $8,250 -1%
Other $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,728 $8,894 $9,201 -3%
Other $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,400 $3,400 $3,400 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $16,679 $17,741 $18,382 -6%
Off Campus $17,765 $18,485 $19,333 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,037 $9,591 $10,132 -10%
Out-of-state
On Campus $31,938 $34,068 $36,016 -6%
Off Campus $33,024 $34,812 $36,967 -6%
Off Campus with Family $24,296 $25,918 $27,766 -7%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $3,742
In-state fees $1,790
Out-of-state tuition $20,536
Out-of-state fees $2,630
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,458
In-state fee $1,831
Out-of-state tuition $26,083
Out-of-state fees $2,812
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,889 86% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,784 81% $8,129,663 $4,557
Federal grants 681 31% $3,380,504 $4,964
Pell grants 680 31% $2,941,947 $4,326
Other federal grants 562 26% $438,557 $780
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,490 68% $3,647,712 $2,448
Institutional grants or scholarships 352 16% $1,101,447 $3,129
Student loan aid 754 34% $5,172,882 $6,861
Federal student loans 753 34% $5,049,208 $6,705
Other student loans 13 1% $123,674 $9,513
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,849 64% $31,597,842 $4,613
Pell grants 3,107 29% $13,115,554 $4,221
Federal student loans 4,115 39% $34,034,884 $8,271

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,876 $10,570 $11,029
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $6,763 $9,114 $7,610
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,015 $10,870 $8,984
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,684 $14,013 $12,817
$75,001 - $110,000 $15,408 $15,104 $15,746
$110,001 and more $15,408 $15,128 $15,942

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 12,651
Undergraduate enrollment 11,296
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,091
Graduate enrollment 1,355
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$30

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$30

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,199 3,898 5,301
Percent admitted 58% 58% 58%
Percent admitted who enrolled 58% 29% 27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 2188 85%
ACT 1737 67%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 470 550
SAT Math 470 550
SAT Writing 450 540
ACT Composite 20 23
ACT English 19 24
ACT Math 19 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 67 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAAMenWomen
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1414
Beach Volleyball -12
Golf 107
Soccer 3127
Softball -21
Swimming and Diving -34
Tennis 99
Track and Field, X-Country 1110
Volleyball -17

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges01/01/1999 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

03/01/2000 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

05/02/2001 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/09/2004 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/09/2004 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

10/14/2006 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

10/26/2012 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations77 4
Liquor law violations6197
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 152
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 326
Motor vehicle theft 100
Arson 010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 302
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 010
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7%
Number in default70
Number in repayment992

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 03255300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Postbaccalaureate certificate Post-master's certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General64-----
Biotechnology3-----
Category total67-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting328----
Business Administration and Management, General682----
Finance, General1-----
Management Information Systems, General17-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General4-----
Resort Management94-----
Category total478110----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies1-----
Category total148-----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General5-----
Category total5-----
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-15----
Curriculum and Instruction-39----
Early Childhood Education and Teaching9-----
Education, General9-115--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-17----
Elementary Education and Teaching1103----
Reading Teacher Education-30----
Secondary Education and Teaching20-----
Special Education and Teaching, General2011----
Category total168115115--
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering4-----
Civil Engineering, General45-----
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering18-----
Category total67-----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General28----
Category total368----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature6-----
Category total6-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer14-----
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist4-10---
Community Health and Preventive Medicine32-----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General32112---
Occupational Therapy/Therapist-27----
Physical Therapy/Therapist-1---19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse4825----
Category total1306412--19
History Colleges
History, General242----
Category total242----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies76----
Criminalistics and Criminal Science420----
Category total14626----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal53-----
Category total53-----
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies11---258-
Category total11---258-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General8-----
Category total8-----
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science-7----
Environmental Studies45-----
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management12-----
Category total577----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science30-----
Category total30-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1-----
Category total7-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General6-----
Category total6-----
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1-----
Category total91-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-32----
Social Work1621----
Category total1653----
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology7-----
Economics, General2-----
Political Science and Government, General29-----
Sociology11-----
Category total52-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General21-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General5-----
Music Performance, General16-----
Category total42-----
Grand total3238523525819