Florida Gulf Coast University

 

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a public university located just south of the Southwest Florida International Airport in unincorporated Lee County, Florida

The university belongs to the 12-campus State University System of Florida. Florida Gulf Coast University competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference in NCAA Division I sports and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate’s, 51 different types of bachelor’s, 29 different master’s, and 6 types ofdoctoral degrees.

US News ranks FGCU as first-tier among Regional Universities in the southern United States. The Lutgert College of business is an AACSB accredited institution, offering undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management and Marketing. In addition, the college offers the following graduate degrees: Accounting and Taxation, Computer Information Systems and Business Administration (both traditional and executive). Princeton Review also cites it as one of the top 301 business schools in the country. Hospitality Management is a popular major on campus, with students getting the opportunity to gain supervised field work experience at one of many resorts in the area. Professional Golf Management is a unique program with limited access, much like the Nursing, Music and Athletic Training programs. FGCU has a unique requirement prior to graduation, University Colloquium, as it was built in an ecologically sensitive area. The aim of this Colloquium is to educate graduates on the importance of ecology and preservation. FGCU recently announced the addition of a real estate undergraduate degree to begin in fall of 2012.

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