Florida Gulf Coast University serves the Southwest Florida counties of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, and Glades. Its campus is located in Lee County on a 760-acre site, half of which has been designated conservation land. The University offers 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health Professions, and Professional Studies, including two doctoral degree programs in Physical Therapy and Education.
In the fall of 2010, the university enrolled more than 12,000 students, a number that is expected to grow to more than 22,000 by 2015. In 2009, the university built a 2 megawatt, 15-acre solar field that now supplies 18 percent of the energy FGCU?s main campus requires. Among the structures it powers is Academic Building 7, the new health and sciences laboratory and classroom building. The facility earned platinum status, the highest certification awarded in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council.
From the north (via I-75) Take I-75 South to Exit 128, Alico Rd. Go east (left) on Alico Rd. for half a mile. Go south (right) on Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy for two miles. Turn left at the stoplight at the main FGCU entrance. After entering campus, stop at the information booth for a visitor's parking pass and directions to the proper building. From the south (via I-75) Take I-75 North to Exit 123, Corkscrew Road . Go east (right) on Corkscrew Road for half a mile. Turn north (left) on Ben Hill Griffin Pkwy ; go three miles to FGCU entrance. Turn right at the stoplight. After entering campus, stop at the information booth for a visitor's parking pass and directions to the proper building.