Accreditation & Accolades


Florida Gulf Coast University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500, for questions about the accreditation of Florida Gulf Coast University.

FGCU's Lutgert College of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Florida Gulf Coast University College of Education meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by CAEP.

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FGCU ranked #28 among Top Public Schools, Regional Universities South by U.S. News & World Report (2020).

FGCU was named one of the top universities in the Southeastern region by the Princeton Review (2020).

FGCU was ranked #8 among “Best Online Colleges in Florida” by

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