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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,191
$22,328 Out-of-State
$13,842
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
4.8%
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 the photo: Roseate Spoonbills at Sunset at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida

Costs

The median in-state tuition at Florida Gulf Coast University is $4,191, which is $2,800 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $22,328, which is 532% of the cost for in-state students, and is $3,952 more than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

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.

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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.

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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, 0.23% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.13% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (21.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.83%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (1.33%), followed by White Male (0.72%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.23%).

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Graduates

In 2016, 744 more women than men graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University. The majority of students graduating from Florida Gulf Coast University are White. These 2,139 graduates mean that there were 4.01 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 534 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Florida Gulf Coast University is Resort Management with 213 graduates, followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 163 graduates and General Psychology with 159 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Florida Gulf Coast University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Natural Resources & Conservation, with 82 graduates, followed by Communications with 225 graduates and Protective Services with 236 graduates.

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Diversity

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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 $845,477 (1.39%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's 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 $24.5M on benefits.

Florida Gulf Coast University employs 155 Assistant professors, 116 Instructors, and 114 Associate professors. Most academics at Florida Gulf Coast University are Male Assistant professors (82), Male Associate professors (76), and Female Assistant professors (73).

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 217 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 138 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 119 employees.

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