Florida Gulf Coast University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,191
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$11,621
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.37%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
66.7%
13,735 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
14,977
78.3% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.7%
1,271 Graduates

About

Florida Gulf Coast University is a higher education institution located in Lee County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Florida Gulf Coast University were Speech Communication & Rhetoric (233 degrees awarded), Resort Management (215 degrees), and General Psychology (212 degrees).

In 2019, 3,719 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Gulf Coast University. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,394 degrees), 3.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (746 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $−17,835 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $−17,835 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,621.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,191
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University was $4,191. The cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $−17,835 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$11,621
2019 Value
0.811%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Florida Gulf Coast University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $11,621. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Florida Gulf Coast University grew by 0.811%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,672
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Gulf Coast University was of $9,672 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
37%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at Florida Gulf Coast University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 5.88% with respect to 2018, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
5.37%
2017 Default Rate
141
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Gulf Coast University was 5.37%, which represents 141 out of the 2628 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Florida Gulf Coast University received 13,735 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.58% annual decline. Out of those 13,735 applicants, 9,157 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.7% acceptance rate.

There were 14,977 students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019, and 88% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Gulf Coast University has an overall enrollment yield of 30.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

66.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
9,157
Accepted Out of 13,735

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Gulf Coast University was 66.7% (9,157 admissions from 13,735 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 64.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −6.58%, while admissions declined by −4.06%.

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SAT Scores

88%
Submission Percentage
2,379
Scores Submitted

88% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Gulf Coast University has a total enrollment of 14,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,725 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,252. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Florida Gulf Coast University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62.2% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.9%), followed by White Male (27.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (48.6%), followed by White Male (18.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

78.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,977 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,725 and the part-time enrollment is 3,252. This means that 78.3% of students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

80%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Florida Gulf Coast University was 80%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Florida Gulf Coast University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    9,310
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,319
  3. Black or African American
    1,042

The enrolled student population at Florida Gulf Coast University is 62.2% White, 22.2% Hispanic or Latino, 6.96% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 1.89% Asian, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.14% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 191 students (1.28%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 913 more women than men received degrees from Florida Gulf Coast University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Florida Gulf Coast University is white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (746 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (233 degrees awarded), followed by Resort Management (215 degrees) and General Psychology (212 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Florida Gulf Coast University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees awarded), Communications (262 degrees), and Protective Services (259 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Other managers (206,765 people), Police officers (148,474 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (120,220 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (97,667 people), and Marketing managers (83,388 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees awarded), Communications (262 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (163 degrees), and Legal (82 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Surgeons, Dentists, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees awarded), Communications (262 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (163 degrees), and Legal (82 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Justice, public order, & safety activities (374,192 people), Elementary & secondary schools (291,617 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (194,360 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (161,707 people), and Computer Systems Design (143,309 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (114 degrees awarded), Communications (262 degrees), Protective Services (259 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (163 degrees), and Legal (82 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Florida Gulf Coast University.
Most Common
  1. 233 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 215 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 212 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 233 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,403
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,316
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,403 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University, which is 0.606 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,316).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 156 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.81 times more than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 206 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Gulf Coast University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.64 times more than the 78 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%
100% Completion Time
48%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 22% of students graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 48% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 51% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Gulf Coast University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.944% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,394 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    746 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    272 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Gulf Coast University is white (2,394 degrees awarded). There were 3.21 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (746 degrees).

1.4% of degree recipients (52 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,460 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    934 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    484 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Gulf Coast University is white female (1,460 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (934 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at nearly $76.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.68M (6.11%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University had a total salary expenditure of $259M. Florida Gulf Coast University employs 151 Assistant professors, 134 Instructors, and 130 Associate professors. Most academics at Florida Gulf Coast University are Male Associate professors (89), Female Assistant professors(78), and Female Instructors (77).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 226 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 179 employees, and Management with 142 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$76.6M
2019 Endowment
2.27%
growth from 2018

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at about $76.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Gulf Coast University grew 2.27% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $38.1M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.46M - Federal
  2. $1.13M - State
  3. $601k - Local

As of 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University received $4.46M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.13M from state grants and contracts, and $601k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$112M
2019 Salaries
6.86%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a median of $112M in salaries, which represents 43.2% of their overall expenditure ($259M) and a 6.86% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.971% decline from 2017 and a 5.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$41.5M
Instructional Salaries
507
Number of Employees

In 2019, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a total of $41.5M to 507 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
151 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
226 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University were Assistant professor with 151 employees; Instructor with 134 employees; and Instructor with 130 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 226 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 179 employees; and Management with 142 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Assistant professor
  3. Female Instructor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University was Male Associate professor with 89 employees, Female Assistant professor with 78 employees, and Female Instructor with 77 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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