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FGCU Demographics & Diversity

Fort Myers, Florida

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at FGCU are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 34% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Florida Gulf Coast University students
Race Percent of Students
White 66%
Black 7%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 2%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3%
International 2%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 32% more female students than male students enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University with a gender ratio of 57% women to 43% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, FGCU has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Florida Gulf Coast University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 43%
Women 57%
Enrollment by gender for Florida Gulf Coast University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,488
Women 8,543

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

FGCU serves a very low number of students outside of Florida, with 82 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Florida Gulf Coast University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 82%
Out of State 14%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 1%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$62,394 per year

29% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 12.1%
Part time Undergrads 20.9%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=433660 IPEDS survey data for Florida Gulf Coast University.