Florida Gulf Coast University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,191

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$13,456

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

3.96%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

64.3%

13,832 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

14,965

76.4% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

48.1%

1,201 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 (254 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (204 degrees), and Resort Management (201 degrees).

In 2017, 3,173 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Gulf Coast University. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,162 degrees), 3.74 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (578 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $-16,542 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $-16,542 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,456.

In 2017, 52% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 42% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,191

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University was $4,191. The cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $-16,542 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$13,456

2017 Value

2.79%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Florida Gulf Coast University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,456. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Florida Gulf Coast University grew by 2.79%.

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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 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 2.63% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

52%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

42%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

52% of undergraduate students at Florida Gulf Coast University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 5.45% with respect to 2016, when 55% 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.

3.96%

2016 Default Rate

101

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Gulf Coast University was 3.96%, which represents 101 out of the 2552 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 13,832 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 8.72% annual decline. Out of those 13,832 applicants, 8,889 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.3% acceptance rate.

There were 14,965 students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017, and 54% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Gulf Coast University has an overall enrollment yield of 29.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

8,889

Accepted Out of 13,832

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Gulf Coast University was 64.3% (8,889 admissions from 13,832 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 56.1%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -8.72%, while admissions grew by 4.48%.

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SAT Scores

54%

Submission Percentage

1,407

Scores Submitted

54% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Gulf Coast University has a total enrollment of 14,965 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,431 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,534. This means that 76.4% 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 64.3% White, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 2.87% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.9%), followed by White Male (28.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.3%), followed by White Male (23.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.17%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

76.4%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,965 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,431 and the part-time enrollment is 3,534. This means that 76.4% of students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

    9,624

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,019

  3. Black or African American

    1,068

The enrolled student population at Florida Gulf Coast University is 64.3% White, 20.2% Hispanic or Latino, 7.14% Black or African American, 2.87% Two or More Races, 1.75% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.154% 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 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% 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, 220 students (1.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 637 more women than men received degrees from Florida Gulf Coast University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida Gulf Coast University are white (2,162 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (578 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric (254 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (204 degrees) and Resort Management (201 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 (83 degrees awarded), Communications (268 degrees), and Protective Services (210 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 (197,215 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (181,928 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (167,359 people), Police officers (134,364 people), and Customer service representatives (79,402 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees awarded), Communications (268 degrees), Protective Services (210 degrees), Legal (84 degrees), and History (35 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 (83 degrees awarded), Communications (268 degrees), Protective Services (210 degrees), Legal (84 degrees), and History (35 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 (359,101 people), Elementary & secondary schools (348,190 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (220,782 people), Legal services (157,927 people), and Computer Systems Design (124,864 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (83 degrees awarded), Communications (268 degrees), Protective Services (210 degrees), Legal (84 degrees), and History (35 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. 254 degrees awarded

  2. 204 degrees awarded

  3. 201 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 254 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,268

  2. 1,905

In 2017, 1,268 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University, which is 0.666 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,905).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.71 times more than the 90 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 235 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Gulf Coast University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.87 times more than the 126 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

22%

100% Completion Time

43%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 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, 43% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Gulf Coast University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.666% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,162 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    578 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    205 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Gulf Coast University is white (2,162 degrees awarded). There were 3.74 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (578 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,283 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    879 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    356 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Gulf Coast University is white female (1,283 degrees awarded). There were 1.46 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (879 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at nearly $71.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Florida Gulf Coast University had a total salary expenditure of $234M. Florida Gulf Coast University employs 148 Assistant professors, 127 Associate professors, and 119 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Gulf Coast University are Male Associate professors (85), Male Assistant professors(77), and Female Instructors (75).

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 225 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 138 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$71.1M

2017 Endowment

10.5%

growth from 2016

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at about $71.1M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Gulf Coast University grew 10.5% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $37.9M 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. $4.14M - Federal

  2. $1.72M - State

  3. $404k - Local

As of 2017, Florida Gulf Coast University received $4.14M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.72M from state grants and contracts, and $404k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$105M

2017 Salaries

5.38%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a median of $105M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($234M) and a 5.38% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.7% growth from 2015 and a 7.81% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$36M

Instructional Salaries

465

Number of Employees

In 2017, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a total of $36M to 465 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

148 Employees

Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

225 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University were Assistant professor with 148 employees; Associate professor with 127 employees; and Associate professor with 119 employees.

In 2017, 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 225 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 138 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Assistant professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University was Male Associate professor with 85 employees, Male Assistant professor with 77 employees, and Female Instructor with 75 employees.

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

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