Colleges and Universities AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY 877-283-8648 • AveMaria.edu Ave Maria University is a vibrant university located in beautiful southwest Florida. It is an academic institution that pledges faithfulness to the teachings of the Church and is committed to offering one of the finest classical liberal arts curricula available, as well as opportunities for specialized study in all of the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The university’s superb faculty, challenging curriculum, professional staff, and a student community where it is easy to form lasting friendships, provide graduates with a training that empowers them to step out into the working world as future leaders and wealth-creators, with a solid understanding of contemporary challenges, and a strong confidence in their own intellectual training and foundation.
FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE 239-489-9300 • FSW.edu Formerly Edison State College, Florida Southwestern State College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and Baccalaureate degrees, as well as various certificate programs. The Lee County Campus has twenty-four permanent structures including the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. The Collier County Campus opened in March of 1992. This beautiful campus is located on a 80-acre site near State Road 951 and Rattlesnake Hammock Road, in east Naples. The Charlotte County Campus opened in 1997. Located on a wooded site on Airport Road in Punta Gorda, the campus is an excellent addition to the Charlotte area. Edison also provides services to students in Hendry and Glades counties. Florida Southwestern State College is governed by its District Board of Trustees composed of nine representatives from Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee Counties.
FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 800-590-3428 • FGCU.edu Florida Gulf Coast University, with its innovative programs, technology friendly campus, and outstanding faculty, is one of the most exciting educational environments in America. FGCU, a member of the State University System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of the rapidly growing Southwest Florida population. Classrooms showcase state-of-the-art multimedia instructional systems that feature Internet access, document cameras, and audio/video presentations.
HODGES UNIVERSITY 239-513-1122 • Hodges.edu With Campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Hodges University offers Associate in Science, Bachelor of Science, and master-level degree programs in career-related disciplines. In addition to granting degrees, the college offers continuing education programs which include instruction in English as a second or foreign language and lifelong learning classes for senior citizens. Specifically designed programs and special courses are also available to businesses and professional firms seeking instruction or personalized seminars. They have a Program Participation Agreement with the U.S. Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
RASMUSSEN COLLEGE 239-477-2100 • Rasmussen.edu The Fort Myers, FL college campus is located in Lee County south of Port Charlotte and just north of Naples and Colonial Boulevard off I-75. With a solid reputation as a popular tourist attraction, the area’s employment opportunities continue to rise, giving campus graduates more options for starting their careers. Offering both on campus and online Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees, the Fort Myers campus provides students with in-demand degree options in areas such as; medical, business, design and information systems.
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE 877-820-7306 • SWFC.edu Southwest Florida College is an accredited private institution of higher learning that is listening to employers and providing its students with lifetime career placement assistance in today’s most demanding career fields. The college is centrally located in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Tampa, Port Charlotte, and includes the Institute of Interior Design located within the Miromar Design Center in Estero. Career training is offered in fields such as Health Care, Business, Design, Education, Information Technology and Legal Studies. 42 RELOCATION GUIDE