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Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL

Florida Gulf Coast University says, 'The 36-credit-hour FGCU General Education Program (GEP) supports the Florida Gulf Coast University Mission and Guiding Principles by promoting academic excellence, preparing students for their majors, and cultivating habits of lifelong learning. The GEP curriculum assists students in exercising fundamental skills in written communication, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking, as well as in developing intercultural knowledge.' [Source]

Website: http://www.fgcu.edu/

B

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13,877
Undergraduate
Enrollment
22%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$6,118
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$25,162
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

NO

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

YES

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.

Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
General Education Assessment

Florida Gulf Coast University uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

Curriculum last evaluated: 7/16/2019