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IPEDS ID: 433660
OPE ID: 03255300
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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 Fgcu Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965-6565
General information:  (239) 590-1000
Website:  www.fgcu.edu
Type:  4-year, Public
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  14,965 (13,854 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  22 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & 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
7%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2017Full timePart time
Total faculty465265
Instructional465265
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-17
Instructional-12
Research-5
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
In-state$6,118$6,118$6,118$6,1180.0%
Out-of-state$25,162$25,162$25,162$25,1620.0%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,200$1,200$1,2000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,424$9,424$9,672$9,6720.0%
Other$3,400$3,400$3,400$3,4000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,424$9,424$9,672$9,6720.0%
Other$3,400$3,400$3,400$3,4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,400$3,400$3,400$3,4000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
In-state
On Campus$20,142$20,142$20,390$20,3900.0%
Off Campus$20,142$20,142$20,390$20,3900.0%
Off Campus with Family$10,718$10,718$10,718$10,7180.0%
Out-of-state
On Campus$39,186$39,186$39,434$39,4340.0%
Off Campus$39,186$39,186$39,434$39,4340.0%
Off Campus with Family$29,762$29,762$29,762$29,7620.0%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2017-2018
In-state tuition$6,974
In-state fees$1,987
Out-of-state tuition$28,170
Out-of-state fees$1,987
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2016-2017
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,82872%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,43656%$6,785,824$4,726
Federal grants74729%$3,333,500$4,463
Pell grants74629%$3,271,744$4,386
Other federal grants743%$61,756$835
State/local government grant or scholarships70728%$1,637,248$2,316
Institutional grants or scholarships64725%$1,815,076$2,805
Student loan aid1,07642%$9,214,220$8,563
Federal student loans1,05541%$7,713,354$7,311
Other student loans1054%$1,500,866$14,294
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,08652%$34,944,376$4,931
Pell grants4,06530%$16,627,240$4,090
Federal student loans5,74242%$45,981,058$8,008
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
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.
2014-20152015-20162016-2017
Average net price$13,771$13,842$13,456
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 Income2014-20152015-20162016-2017
$0 – $30,000$13,217$11,264$11,681
$30,001 – $48,000$14,384$12,174$12,989
$48,001 – $75,000$17,166$15,014$15,639
$75,001 – $110,000$18,623$17,026$17,941
$110,001 and more$18,649$18,016$18,672
  • 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.
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Fall 2017
Total enrollment14,965
Undergraduate enrollment13,854
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,022
Graduate enrollment1,111
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 79%
Part-time: 21%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 64%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 89%
25 and over: 11%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 81%
Out-of-state: 16%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2016.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 41%
Part-time: 59%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 44%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 51%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 22%
Enrolled in some distance education: 23%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 55%
Undergraduate application fee (2017-2018): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2017
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants13,8325,6418,191
Percent admitted64%64%64%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%32%28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2017 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,40754%
ACT1,73266%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing540610
SAT Math520600
ACT Composite2125
ACT English2126
ACT Math2025
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
Student retention:
Full-time students: 79%
Part-time students: 78%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Returned in Fall 2017
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, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2017.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 43%
8-year: 47%
[Began in Fall 2011]
4-year: 22%
6-year: 48%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2009 or Fall 2011
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 45%
Female: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 50%
Black or African American: 45%
Hispanic/Latino: 45%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 49%
Two or more races: 43%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 38%
Non-resident alien: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 5%
Enrolled at different institution: 18%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 8%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 47%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 30%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 33%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 17%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 4%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 21%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 38%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 67%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 66%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 28%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2009-10
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 49%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 39%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 62%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 27%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 1%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 45%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-4---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-128---
Biotechnology-6---
Category total-138---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-7418--
Business Administration and Management, General-20140d--
Finance, General-52---
Management Information Systems, General-352--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-100---
Resort Management-194---
Category total-65660d--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-14---
Mass Communication/Media Studies-0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-252---
Category total-266---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-0---
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other-0---
Category total-0---
Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services--24--
Curriculum and Instruction--17d--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-12---
Education, General-45-100
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--27--
Elementary Education and Teaching-78---
Music Teacher Education-11---
Reading Teacher Education--4--
Secondary Education and Teaching-13---
Special Education and Teaching, General-214--
Category total-18076d100
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-38---
Civil Engineering, General-39---
Computer Software Engineering-33---
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering-23---
Category total-133---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-4110--
Category total-4110--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature-0---
Category total-0---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer-19---
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist-15--2
Community Health and Preventive Medicine-48---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General-77d16d-2d
Occupational Therapy/Therapist--34--
Physical Therapy/Therapist---32-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-7219-0
Category total-231d69d324d
History
History, General-269--
Category total-269--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies-121d4--
Criminalistics and Criminal Science-514--
Category total-172d8--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-79d---
Category total-79d---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies3610---
Category total3610---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General--7--
Mathematics, General-14---
Category total-147--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General-13---
Category total-13---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--12--
Environmental Studies-430--
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management-28---
Category total-7112--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-30---
Category total-30---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-8---
Category total-8---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-7---
Category total-7---
Psychology
Psychology, General-159---
Category total-159---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration--18d-0
Social Work-4517--
Category total-4535d-0
Social Sciences
Anthropology-9---
Economics, General-23---
Political Science and Government, General-37--5
Sociology-16---
Category total-85--5
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-30---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-4---
Music Performance, General-11---
Category total-45---
Grand total3612,399286429
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2016-2017
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 198
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 13
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 3
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $4,446
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $5,871
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,366
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,250
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 29%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I without footballMenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1815
Beach Volleyball13
Golf148
Soccer2730
Softball23
Swimming and Diving38
Tennis99
Track and Field, X-Country117
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1999 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OTM) - Programs leading to a Master's Degree3/1/2000 - 12/2/2016Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/2/2001 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
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 levels10/14/2006 - 11/5/2012Accredited
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(!)7/1/2014 -  Accredited
Internship/Residency
Agency / Program / DepartmentPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs5/25/2016 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations203938
Liquor law violations502
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations384
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape304
Fondling060
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery111
Aggravated assault020
Burglary031
Motor vehicle theft110
Arson100
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape303
Fondling060
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery100
Aggravated assault010
Burglary031
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 Year201520142013
Default rate5.5%4.8%6.4%
Number in default138112142
Number in repayment2,4832,3092,210
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)