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Presidents

  • Wilson G. Bradshaw, Ph.D. (2007-Present )
  • William C. Merwin, Ph.D. (1999-2007 )
  • Roy E. McTarnaghan, Ph.D. (1993-1999 )

Accreditation

  • Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

Degree Programs

  • 51 undergraduate degree programs
  • 28 graduate degree programs
  • 1 specialist program
  • 2 doctoral degree programs

Colleges

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions and Social Work
  • Lutgert College of Business
  • The UA Whitaker College of Engineering

Students

  • Total number of students enrolled: 14,099 — 12,793 undergraduate, 989 graduate, 317 non-degree
  • 49% are from Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties), and 92.5% are from Florida
  • 6% are from other states, 1.5% international
  • Average SAT score for new students is 1560
  • Average grade point average (GPA) for all current FGCU students is 3.02
  • 4,215 students reside in on-campus housing (including West Lake Village)

Athletics

  • FGCU Athletics belongs to NCAA Division I Atlantic Sun Conference
  • First #15 seed ever to advance to NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Sweet 16
  • Current sports in:
    • Men’s teams: Baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis
    • Women’s teams: Basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving (competing in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association), tennis, volleyball, sand volleyball

Campus

  • 760 acres
  • 400 acres are restored and preserved wetlands and uplands
  • 15-acre solar field
  • 89 completed buildings on campus

FGCU Off-site Properties

  • Atrium Executive Center, Fort Myers (classrooms, conference space)
  • Gulf Coast Center at Buckingham (505 acres, 60+ buildings, softball field, pool, challenge course)
  • Charlotte County WGCU TV/Radio (transmitter)
  • Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center, Naples (11,667 square feet, classrooms, labs, conference space)
  • Herald Court Centre, Punta Gorda (classrooms, meeting space)
  • Naples Center, Naples (classrooms, conference rooms)
  • Vester Marine and Environmental Science Field Station, Bonita Springs (14,652 square feet, labs, apartments, docks)
  • West Lake Village (student housing)

Renaissance Academy

  • Hundreds of non-credit courses offered throughout the year at delivery sites throughout Southwest Florida

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 17 Fraternities and sororities
  • 28 Sports clubs
  • 172 Student organizations

Service to Community

  • 189,450 student service learning hours accrued in the community between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013
  • 1.4 million student service learning hours accrued in the community since FGCU’s opening in 1997

Alumni

  • 17,585 alumni receiving one or more FGCU degrees as of spring 2013
  • Percentage of all alumni live in:
    • 38% Lee County
    • 15% Collier County
    • 4% Charlotte County
    • 2.5% Sarasota County
    • 3.4% Broward County
  • States with most alumni:
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • North Carolina
    • New York
    • Texas

Faculty and Staff

  • Total number of faculty is 490
  • Total number of staff is 677

Research and Sponsored Programs

  • Award amount for Research and Sponsored Programs was $13.5 million for 2012-13
  • Since FGCU’s opening in 1997, total award amount has been nearly $174.6 million