The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring both the equality of the university's academic programs and enhancing student learning through continuous improvement.
Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gulf Coast University. However, inquiries concerning FGCU with regard to admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed to FGCU directly and not to the Commission on Colleges (COC). The Commission should be contacted only in the instance there is evidence of significant non-compliance with a COC requirement or standard.
In addition, the university strives to achieve specialized accreditation for all its eligible programs. Currently, the following programs/units have earned specialized accreditation from professional accrediting agencies (non-state government agencies):
1 B.S. in Bioengineering
1 B.S.C.E. in Civil Engineering
1 B.S. Env.E. in Environmental Engineering
Lutgert College of Business - AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The College of Education - National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education
Master of Public Administration - National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
Master of Science in Nursing Anesthesia - Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational programs
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy - American Occupational Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy - Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, American Physical Therapy Association
M.A. or M.Ed. in Counseling (Concentrations in Mental Health and School Counseling) - Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs/American Counseling Association
B.S.N. and M.S.N. (in Nursing) - Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
B.S.W. (in Social Work) - Council on Social Work Education
M.S.W. (in Social Work) - Council on Social Work Education
Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science - National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
B.S. in Professional Golf Management - Professional Golf Association of America
B.S. in Athletic Training - Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
B.S. in Resort and Hospitality Management – Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
In addition, the university is actively seeking accreditation for the Bower School of Music.
1 The B.S. Bioengineering, B.S. Civil Engineering, and B.S. Environmental engineering programs at FGCU are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.