Florida Gulf Coast University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,191

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$13,842

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

5.56%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

56.1%

15,153 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

14,821

75.9% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

45.6%

1,001 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 Resort Management (213 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (163 degrees), and General Psychology (159 degrees).

In 2016, 3,098 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Florida Gulf Coast University. 62% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,139 degrees), 4.01 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (534 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $-15,969 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $-15,969 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,842.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 43% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,191

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University was $4,191. The cost of tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $-15,969 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$13,842

2016 Value

0.516%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Florida Gulf Coast University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,842. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Florida Gulf Coast University grew by 0.516%.

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Other Student Expenses

$9,424

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Florida Gulf Coast University was of $9,424 in 2016. 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 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

43%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at Florida Gulf Coast University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 6.78% with respect to 2015, when 59% 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.

5.56%

2015 Default Rate

138

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Florida Gulf Coast University was 5.56%, which represents 138 out of the 2483 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 15,153 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 11.4% annual growth. Out of those 15,153 applicants, 8,508 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.1% acceptance rate.

There were 14,821 students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016, and 49% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Florida Gulf Coast University has an overall enrollment yield of 30%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.1%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

8,508

Accepted Out of 15,153

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Florida Gulf Coast University was 56.1% (8,508 admissions from 15,153 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 60.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 11.4%, while admissions grew by 3.2%.

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SAT Scores

49%

Submission Percentage

1,298

Scores Submitted

49% of enrolled first-time students at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Florida Gulf Coast University has a total enrollment of 14,821 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,247 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,574. This means that 75.9% 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 65.9% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.09% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.8%), followed by White Male (29.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (46.8%), followed by White Male (25.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.08%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

75.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,821 students. The full-time enrollment at Florida Gulf Coast University is 11,247 and the part-time enrollment is 3,574. This means that 75.9% of students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2016 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

    9,766

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,829

  3. Black or African American

    1,051

The enrolled student population at Florida Gulf Coast University is 65.9% White, 19.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.09% Black or African American, 2.71% Two or More Races, 1.68% Asian, 0.229% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.128% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 217 students (1.46%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 744 more women than men received degrees from Florida Gulf Coast University. The majority of degree recipients at Florida Gulf Coast University are white (2,139 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (534 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University is Resort Management (213 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (163 degrees) and General Psychology (159 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 (82 degrees awarded), Communications (225 degrees), and Protective Services (236 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 Physicians & surgeons (388,791 people), Miscellaneous managers (296,683 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (168,137 people), Postsecondary teachers (149,199 people), and Police officers (142,067 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (82 degrees awarded), Communications (225 degrees), Protective Services (236 degrees), Legal (67 degrees), and Biology (143 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 Physicians & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (82 degrees awarded), Communications (225 degrees), Protective Services (236 degrees), Legal (67 degrees), and Biology (143 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Hospitals (516,699 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (358,547 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (354,349 people), Elementary & secondary schools (330,664 people), and Offices of physicians (165,167 people).

The most specialized majors at Florida Gulf Coast University are Natural Resources & Conservation (82 degrees awarded), Communications (225 degrees), Protective Services (236 degrees), Legal (67 degrees), and Biology (143 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. 213 degrees awarded

  2. 163 degrees awarded

  3. 159 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Florida Gulf Coast University was Resort Management with 213 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,177

  2. 1,921

In 2016, 1,177 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University, which is 0.613 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,921).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Florida Gulf Coast University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.55 times more than the 74 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 280 degrees were awarded to women at Florida Gulf Coast University in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.46 times more than the 114 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

24%

100% Completion Time

49%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 24% 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, 49% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% 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 Male

Highest Graduation Rate (80%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Florida Gulf Coast University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (80% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.699% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,139 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    534 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    218 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Florida Gulf Coast University is white (2,139 degrees awarded). There were 4.01 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (534 degrees).

0.904% of degree recipients (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,301 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    838 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    353 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Florida Gulf Coast University is white female (1,301 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (838 degrees).

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Operations

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at nearly $60.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $845k (1.39%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Florida Gulf Coast University had a total expenditure of $207M. Of that $207M, they spent $94.7M on salaries and $207M on benefits.

Florida Gulf Coast University employs 154 Assistant professors, 120 Associate professors, and 117 Instructors. Most academics at Florida Gulf Coast University are Male Assistant professors (84), Male Associate professors(77), and Female Instructors (74).

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 229 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 148 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$60.9M

2015 Endowment

3.63%

growth from 2014

Florida Gulf Coast University has an endowment valued at about $60.9M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Florida Gulf Coast University grew 3.63% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $32M 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. $4.4M - Federal

  2. $1.64M - State

  3. $427k - Local

As of 2015, Florida Gulf Coast University received $4.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.64M from state grants and contracts, and $427k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$94.7M

Salary Expenditure

$207M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Florida Gulf Coast University had a total expenditure of $207M. Of that $207M, they spent $94.7M on salaries and $207M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Florida Gulf Coast University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$94.7M

2015 Salaries

7.81%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a median of $94.7M in salaries, which represents 45.7% of their overall expenditure ($207M) and a 7.81% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.34% growth from 2013 and a 0.202% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.5M

Instructional Salaries

456

Number of Employees

In 2015, Florida Gulf Coast University paid a total of $34.5M to 456 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

154 Employees

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

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

229 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University were Assistant professor with 154 employees; Associate professor with 120 employees; and Associate professor with 117 employees.

In 2016, 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 229 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 148 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Instructor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Florida Gulf Coast University was Male Assistant professor with 84 employees, Male Associate professor with 77 employees, and Female Instructor with 74 employees.

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

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