Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 13,884
Graduate Enrollment: 1,681
Doctoral/Professional Universities
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, large, primarily residential // full-time, selective, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 89.21%

Male/Female: 41% / 59% (2017)

First generation college students: 35.9% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.3% (2017)

Test scores for admission: Required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,104
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1010 - 1180

2022 Median Admit ACT: 22
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 19 - 25

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 61.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 37.6% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 26.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 16.6% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 59.4%
Black: 6.9%
Hispanic: 24.5%
Asian: 1.9%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 3.7%
Non-resident alien: 2.2%
Unknown race: 1.2%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $17,425
In-State tuition: $6,118
Out-of-State tuition: $25,162

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $9,772 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $9,672 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $3,400 (2022)

Average Family Income: $69,353 (2017)
Median Family Income: $43,546 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 29.2%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 32.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $17,622 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $187 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $5,589
$30k-48k $7,214
$48k-75k $9,726
$75k-110k $12,925
$110k+ $14,495

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 36%
6-year graduation rate: 56%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.6% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $17,622 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $7,500 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $11,658 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $12,000 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 64.6% (2015)
@3 year 72.3% (2017)
@5 year 78.2% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 48.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 50.9% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $37,866 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $48,977 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 9
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 155 $23,000 $231 $21,554 ($1,796) $37,681 ($3,140)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Biotechnology. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 15 $67,196 ($5,600)
Master's Degree Applied Mathematics. 4
Bachelor's Degree Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General. 163 $19,500 $192 $29,138 ($2,428)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 37 $15,000 $159 $31,789 ($2,649) $48,144 ($4,012)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 15
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 212 $19,500 $183 $30,172 ($2,514) $43,031 ($3,586)
Bachelor's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 251 $21,660 $212 $33,883 ($2,824) $46,485 ($3,874)
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 8
Master's Degree Public Administration. 20 $56,791 ($4,733) $62,721 ($5,227)
Bachelor's Degree Social Work. 40 $18,837 $186 $34,823 ($2,902) $43,345 ($3,612)
Master's Degree Social Work. 22 $290 $50,088 ($4,174) $50,008 ($4,167)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 11
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 30 $12,754 $122 $33,957 ($2,830)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 50 $21,478 $207 $32,486 ($2,707) $58,501 ($4,875)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Political Science and Government. 1
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 15 $44,240 ($3,687)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 96 $14,910 $159 $48,019 ($4,002) $60,650 ($5,054)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 23 $58,492 ($4,874) $69,342 ($5,779)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 95 $21,239 $204 $49,564 ($4,130) $70,927 ($5,911)
Bachelor's Degree Hospitality Administration/Management. 215 $21,000 $207 $36,578 ($3,048) $44,941 ($3,745)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 57 $21,924 $208 $41,576 ($3,465) $51,265 ($4,272)
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 145 $19,375 $194 $42,485 ($3,540) $53,802 ($4,484)
Bachelor's Degree History. 19 $21,240 $227 $32,568 ($2,714)
Master's Degree History. 2
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 56 $19,215 $196 $32,894 ($2,741) $34,866 ($2,906)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 22 $52,445 ($4,370)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Management and Policy. 36 $21,730 $229 $30,470 ($2,539)
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 233 $19,258 $185 $33,351 ($2,779) $45,772 ($3,814)
Bachelor's Degree Radio, Television, and Digital Communication. 29 $21,946 $207 $28,057 ($2,338) $43,424 ($3,619)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 36 $22,980 $219 $21,512 ($1,793) $36,509 ($3,042)
Bachelor's Degree Music. 6
Bachelor's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 165 $18,772 $186 $32,892 ($2,741) $49,057 ($4,088)
Master's Degree Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General. 6
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 18 $17,500
Bachelor's Degree Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions. 18
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 95 $19,295 $186 $31,621 ($2,635) $42,676 ($3,556)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 4
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 34
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 29
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 84 $19,500 $187 $63,895 ($5,325) $71,282 ($5,940)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 15 $1,074 $175,548 ($14,629) $132,071 ($11,006)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 199 $20,356 $201 $39,524 ($3,294) $54,503 ($4,542)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 43 $85,289 ($7,107)
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 44 $20,755 $200 $39,845 ($3,320) $39,245 ($3,270)
Doctoral Degree Education, General. 8
Master's Degree Curriculum and Instruction. 20 $54,881 ($4,573) $56,291 ($4,691)
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 20 $69,379 ($5,782)
Bachelor's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 21 $22,931 $257 $42,437 ($3,536) $49,745 ($4,145)
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 32 $451 $45,887 ($3,824) $56,597 ($4,716)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 102 $19,489 $191 $45,782 ($3,815) $46,960 ($3,913)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 10
Master's Degree Engineering, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 24 $23,000 $188 $58,925 ($4,910) $71,611 ($5,968)
Bachelor's Degree Civil Engineering. 44 $19,480 $182 $61,032 ($5,086) $71,324 ($5,944)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering. 55 $25,000 $228 $55,535 ($4,628) $96,155 ($8,013)
Bachelor's Degree Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. 21 $19,929 $212 $64,522 ($5,377)
Bachelor's Degree Legal Support Services. 82 $22,777 $212 $35,275 ($2,940) $44,645 ($3,720)
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 62 $16,144 $177 $26,231 ($2,186) $40,276 ($3,356)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 7
Associate's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 284


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $78,624
Full time faculty: 67%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 22.0

School's endowment start of year: $83,087,416 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $88,094,149 (2022)