FGCU Fast Facts

Since 1997, FGCU Has Grown From Idea to Impact

Our students have contributed to the Southwest Florida community through millions of hours of service-learning. They’ve interned at countless local businesses and started their own. They’ve brought a community together through the arts, athletics and advocacy.

When they leave Florida Gulf Coast University, nearly half our graduates stay in the region and continue to serve the community as teachers and nurses, scientists and social workers, engineers and entrepreneurs. Through thousands of Eagle alumni and through the university’s rising profile in fields such as water research, FGCU’s impact continues to expand exponentially.

Our Degree Programs

FGCU has awarded 46,629 degrees since in 1997, and we’re still developing new programs.








Academic Certificates


Ensuring Student Success  

Undergraduate research opportunities, smaller classes and experiential learning are critical to an FGCU education and set us apart from other schools. 


76 percent

of classes taught by full-time faculty

20 to 1

student-to-faculty ratio

66 percent

of students receive financial aid

80 percent

of all first-year students live on campus

Living-Learning Communities (LLC)

Students who share special interests can live in designated residence halls: Entrepreneurship; Honors College; Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (WiSTEM); Leadership Through Service 

Value for Your Investment

FGCU holds the second-highest graduate employment rate among all Florida state universities.

  • Tuition has remained the same since 2013-14.
  • 59% of students graduate with no debt.

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Our Student Profile


Fall 2022 enrollment

86 percent



Students live in campus housing


Average GPA of incoming first-year students


 Average SAT score of incoming first-year students

Campus Features

With restored or preserved nature making up half of our 800 acres, the FGCU campus is a living laboratory for learning, especially as it pertains to sustainability, one of our guiding principles.

  • 300 residential and migratory birds and endangered species
  • Natural trails winding through pine flatwoods, cypress swamps and other ecosystems
  • 15-acre solar energy field
  • Food Forest designed and maintained by students as a permaculture botanical garden 

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Campus Virtual Tour


FGCU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and 18 other professional accrediting agencies.


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Eagle Alumni

  • 43,192 graduates
  • FGCU Alumni live in and contribute to the local community, with 32% living in Lee County and 13% in Collier County.
  • Alumni Association Chapters: The 20 chapters of the Alumni Association strengthen bonds between FGCU and graduates and among Eagles within communities throughout the United States.

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Community Education Programs

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Figures in Faculty, Staff, and Research Funding

587 Faculty
914 Staff
$26.18 million awarded 2021-2022
$301 million awarded since FGCU opened in 1997

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