74 King Street
An institution that values academic rigor, Flagler College offers 32 majors and 44 minors to roughly 2,500 students. The College is consistently featured on U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Recently, Flagler College was ranked for ‘Best Undergraduate Teaching’ and ‘Most Innovative School,’ by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide and named #2 ‘Best Regional Colleges in the South’ in 2022. Flagler College, also noted for its National Historic Landmark status with the campus centerpiece being the former Hotel Ponce de Leon built by railroad pioneer Henry Flagler in 1888, is located in St. Augustine.
of Art and Design
2700 North Tamiami Trail
Since 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design has cultivated the creative spirit in students from around the globe. The private, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven disciplines and the Bachelor of Arts in two. The College’s rigorous curriculum employs the studio model of teaching and immediately engages students through a comprehensive program that is both specific to the major of study and focused on the liberal arts. The Ringling College teaching model ultimately shapes students into highly employable and globally aware artists and designers. For more information visit www.ringling.edu and follow the College on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
Florida Gulf Coast
10501 FGCU Boulevard South
Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) has made an indelible impact on Southwest Florida since opening in 1997. With 64 undergraduate and 33 graduate programs, the university created a pipeline of teachers and nurses, engineers and entrepreneurs, social workers and scientists. Nearly half of its graduates stay in the area and contribute to economic growth and community life. FGCU’s Fort Myers campus and the surrounding area serve as living laboratories where faculty and students conduct innovative research in water quality and incubate new business ideas. Its cultural offerings and 15 successful sports teams enrich life throughout Southwest Florida.
8099 College Parkway • Fort Myers
26300 Airport Road • Punta Gorda
7505 Grand Lely Boulevard • Naples
HENDRY/GLADES Curtis Center
1092 E Cowboy Way • LaBelle
Hodges University is where you can Stay Near and Go Far with certificates, associate, bachelor’s, master’s degrees and quick training programs designed for your career goals and employer needs. From nursing, physical therapy, dental hygiene and EMS to business, accounting, legal studies, psychology and technology, our accelerated programs mean you graduate faster with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, with professors that share their practical, real world expertise. Most of our classes are held in the evenings and weekends, on campus and online. There are no application fees, so get started today. Hodges University is your career accelerator.
State College of Florida,
5840 26th Street West • Bradenton
7131 Professional Parkway • Sarasota
8000 South Tamiami Trail • Venice
Founded in 1957, SCF is the region’s first and largest public college, serving more than 11,000 students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and online. Students can earn two- and four-year degrees, workforce certificates, and non-credit career credentials. Dual enrollment is available for local high school students to earn tuition-free college credits, and SCF also operates charter schools for grades 6-12 in Bradenton and 9-12 in Venice. Serving as an economic engine for the region, SCF keeps a finger on the pulse of employers’ workforce needs and adjusts programs and resources to promote local development.