FGCU 25th Anniversary

FGCU at 25: From idea to impact

Education inspires growth, creates prosperity, strengthens community. With that idea, we launched a new university 25 years ago for Southwest Florida. Created a pipeline of teachers and nurses. Social workers and scientists. Engineers and entrepreneurs.

For 25 years, our students have served the community. Interned at local businesses and started their own. Brought a community together with the arts, athletics and advocacy.

Together, we built a stronger Southwest Florida. From idea to impact in just 25 years. Imagine what we can do in the next 25.

Explore FGCU's most interesting moments by year

FGCU has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area’s economy and a cultural hub for the community. Our students enjoy one of the highest graduate employment rates among the state’s universities. Learn more about the mliestones and accolades our university has celebrated during the past 25 years.