Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL 33965

Florida Gulf Coast University is one of the 40 public 4-year colleges in Florida. Its campus is medium in size and located in a suburb in Fort Myers. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.

In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,626 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,075 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 79%).

Every year 48% of students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.

Florida Gulf Coast University's in-state tuition for 2017-2018 academic year was $4,191, and fees were $1,927. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $22,328 and $2,834 respectively.


Campus LocaleLarge Suburb
Campus SizeMedium
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate79%

Nursing Programs Offered

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 12 60
Postbaccalaureate certificate 0 0
Master's degree 9 10
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 94.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1999 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/09/2004 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/14/2006 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1060 to 1210
ACT21 to 25
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$204/credit
In State Students$204/credit
Out of State Students$839/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$372/credit
In State Students$372/credit
Out of State Students$1,301/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $9,180 $9,180 $37,755
ADN 70 $14,280 $14,280 $58,730
BSN 125 $25,500 $25,500 $104,875
FNP 50 $18,600 $18,600 $65,050
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Florida Gulf Coast University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,386
Other Federal Grant 3% $835
State Grant & Scholarships 28% $2,316
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 25% $2,805
Federal Student Loans 41% $7,311
Private Loans 4% $14,294


Average Net Price/year
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$11,681
$30,001 to $48,000$12,989
$48,001 to $75,000$15,639
$75,001 to $110,000$17,941
Over $110,000$18,672

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

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District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

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Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing.

Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 Fgcu Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL 33965

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