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Is FGCU a Good School for the Money?

Florida Gulf Coast University Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if FGCU is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Within Florida, FGCU Offers Average Quality for a Good Price.

Top 30% Florida Value
Top 50% Florida Quality

Florida Gulf Coast University is ranked #28 out of #62 in Florida for quality and #11 out of #43 for Florida value.

This makes it average quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  11 out of 43
Great Value
State Value Score  74.42 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the FGCU financial aid page to be sure.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 50% National Quality

Florida Gulf Coast University is ranked #1,101 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Florida Gulf Coast University is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  1101 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  25.20 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Spring Hill College $122,731 B
Southern Adventist University $127,675 C+
Augusta University $137,414 D
Florida Gulf Coast University $144,762 D
North Central University $148,845 D-
Baker University $149,326 D-
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine $168,307 F
Bay Path University $174,648 F
LIU Post $208,702 F

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $144,762 in Total

The FGCU time to graduate is about 4.68 years and will cost an estimated $30,932 per year. This brings the total cost to 144,762.

Average Yearly Cost $30,932
Average Years to Graduate 4.68
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $144,762

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average FGCU student takes 4.68 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your FGCU degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$65,824 In-State With Aid
$159,859 Avg Cost No Aid
4.68 Years to Graduate

The overall price of a college can vary depending on your individual circumstances.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at FGCU.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $159,859 #370 B
All Students $144,762 #1,101 D
Only Students Receiving Aid $130,258 #1,040 D
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $95,425 #9 B+
All Students $80,328 #11 B
Only Students Receiving Aid $65,824 #7 A-

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Florida.

About 75% of FGCU students receive financial aid. Get more details on what FGCU financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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